12.02.2008

Mischievous Ways

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She is so busy. Too busy. Most days I can barely keep up with her.

Did I tell you how she broke my crockpot the other day? Yep, she ripped it out of my cupboard, shattering the ceramic against the tile floor. It was in pieces.

She climbs and climbs and climbs. Throws her food. Colors on walls. Dives fully clothed into Blondie's bath water. Pulls hair. Hits. What's next? Biting? Please tell me it's not biting! My youngest brother was a biter, and yes, we all lived in fear of his jaws for many years.

I could tell you all day about her mischievous ways, but what I'd really like to tell you is that when the day is done and she is all tuckered out, (there used to be a ; here) she begs for her milk, blankie, and her binky, then she rests her sweet head on my chest for some serious snuggle time.

I can't tell you how easy it is to forget about all the chasing, time-outs, yelling (her), and mess. I can't tell you because you probably already know that it is the very best feeling in the world to just have her lie there. calm. still. drifting.

I'm in absolute love with this pest.

I am so paranoid that I used that semi-colon wrong. Did I? Am? Monica? Melanie?
I hate semi-colons.
Feel free to correct it for me my lovely English Major's.

12 comments:

sheena said...

wait, are you describing my sue?? yes you are. but before she dives headfirst into the tub she throws anything within reach into the water....shoes, makeup, my earring.

and she too, and the end of the night gives the BEST hugs and kisses....I think they are BFFs.

I have no knowledge of proper semi colon use.

banananutmeg said...

Thanks for posting. I know the feeling and absolutely CAN NOT keep up with Q right now. Where is she? WHY is it quiet? I check the default places first (emptying my bathroom cupboard, dipping my toothbrush into the toilet, pulling all the wipes from the case one by one...) but this time she has her blankie and is curled up in the baby doll cradle in Reese's room singing herself to sleep. So sweet. Love it.

d said...

I can't tell you how relieved I am to hear that Ro has got some competition. How long does this last? I am afraid to leave him alone with other small (or larger) children. today he assaulted our Japanese neighbor's grandson for approaching the swing.

M said...

I believe in the situation you used the semi-colon, you should use a comma.

eRiCa said...

sounds like my little midget as well. Don't you just love being a mom? :)

as;for;the;semi-colon;....

I say it's your blog so use it where ever you want...seriously I don't wrory if I'm using my punctuations correctly or not. If someone doesn't like it then click on :)

Anonymous said...

I love the post, semi-colon paranoia or no. However, if it bothers you to not know, I would agree with M -- a comma should go in its stead.

mjs ashworth said...

At least she's cute! That makes up for more than half of the trouble!!

Love the picture! Some days I wish I could take a bath in my clothes, it would save a lot of time...

Mandy, Kelly, Jackson and Grace said...

Wait ... she sounds super familiar! Oh, that's why ... you've basically described Grace. I'm not sure how it's possible, but they are just so much alike. I've said it from the moment she was born. However, you did forget about the newest fun, which is striping off all your clothes (diaper and all). She does this around the house, but especially in her crib. When I go to check on her all I see is a bare bum in the air. Like you said though, you get the best cuddles and loves from them too. I guess we take what we can get.
*Sadly, Grace was a biter, but sadly and luckily ... she only really liked to bite Jackson. Don't know if that helps you at all! :)

The Wifey said...

Ahhh I know how you feel!

Semicolon;

I would say since that paragraph is a series of events then yes a comma would be better. It's not two sentences connected together. Know what I mean?

Sarah Peterson said...

sounds like mischief comes along with most toddlers from reading the above comments! I was just telling my husband the other night how it was so crazy that our little 2 year old Olivia can be SOO bad and such a pest, and I sometimes want to lock her up and leave..after just a few hours with her. But then after her long 3 hour nap, I can't wait for her to wake up- or when I am gone away without her for a few hours I long to be with her again and miss her so much. Good thing God gave us the love to love our little monsters!

Garrison Propaganda said...

hehehe. curse our mothers for not warning us about the mischievous second child (aka super stinker) we all have seem to created. really, does anyone have a good second? but, im bound to the idea if the second was first, the first would not be until much later. two keeps us on our toes. thats why i keep praying three will NOT be a blessing in disguise, but plain sight. its not too much to ask--especially if four, five, or whatever even wants a chance.

Amber said...

oh heavens how I love you. Emi was a climber...she would climb up the bunkbed and onto the shelf over the window that held the stuffed animals I would come into the room see the stuffed critters thrown to their death on the floor and a little half naked child asleep on the edge of her own death. She climbed out our two story window too...it was scary. now she thinks she's invincible. it will be fun to get those girls together next month. the semicolon...as long as there are complete sentences on either side you can use it all you want.

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