Sunday, April 26, 2009

You really do forget

I totally forgot what it was like to have a toddler who's into everything around the house. Peyton is crazy. He's truly into everything. He breaks dishes. He plays in my bathroom sink. He's constantly getting into the refrigerator. I can't do the dishes when he's around. He takes the dirty ones out and runs away them, or he climbs inside and tries to sit on the door. He's a non-stop, spinning whirlwind who laughs at his own naughty antics all along the way.

He gets into my cupboards and dumps out boxes of crackers and cereal. Yet, I don't learn my lesson and put them in a place he can't reach them. ☺ I guess it's my own fault when he does that.

He takes the vent covers off and drops stuff into the ducts. I found alphabet magnets, my mixer dough hook, a book and a bottle in one the other day. He still loves to play in the toilet. He likes to play in the garbage too. I have to keep the can up on my kitchen counter, out of his reach. I learned my lesson there. The hard way.

His new favorite game: tipping the piano bench over so it's upside down. He then likes to push it around to no particular place.

He is such a stinker and trying to stop him only makes him try harder. You would think that with him being the 4th child, I would have all of this mothering stuff down. My house would be child-proofed and nothing would ever get destroyed. Nope. You really do forget. And maybe, you kind of get lazy by the 4th one and figure as long as they're not bleeding or making a lot of noise, if they're happy whatever they're doing is okay.

11 comments:

Christa said...

So, while I was typing this post, Peyton dumped out the last 1/4 of a box of Triscut crackers, pulled out and scattered around the room about 20 kid books, and found a package of applesauce and tried to bite through the foil top of one of the containers. That's just what I've found so far. By the way, it only took me about 5 minutes to type this post.

The Boob Nazi said...

hahahahahaha this sounds like my nephew. He's such a devil! awww

Kristina P. said...

You can't take your eyes off him for a second!

Angelique said...

Christa-

I hear ya sister... Ashlyn is such a stinker too. She makes messes faster than I can get them cleaned up. I'll get the house all cleaned while she sleeps, sit down and enjoy it and then once she's awake, it looks like a tornado ripped through my house. They have way too much energy. Good Luck!!

Jillene said...

It's a good thing that he is so freaking cute huh?! Once glance at that smile and your heart melts!!

Bobie said...

Sounds like a typical 2 year old!! It's true though, by the time you get to the 4th, 5th, 6th and even the 7th.... as long as there is no blood and the house isn't on fire, WHATEVER!! :)

Dan and Dionne said...

Katy is the same way. She is out of control! I would just shut the doors to all of the rooms but she has now figured out how to open doors. I am considering investing in a cage.

Christa said...

Dionne, Peyton just brought me a toilet scrubber. Gross! Let me know if you find a good cage. I need one too.

Rosie and Derek said...

Ha ha, I remember those days well! My house is totally not baby proofed anymore, maybe someday we'll need to do that again.

Hey, are you still on twitter? I just joined under my shop name.

SO said...

I know for me and my fourth child I was SOOO much more laid back and I was realizing that I just needed to enjoy each child wherever they were. I wish I had learned that earlier. And I'm glad my youngest is now 6 and in school half and day and will be in school a full day in August.

Jo said...

He sounds like a VERY busy toddler. Not all kids are that busy, so I am sure he is keeping you hopping. My first was so easy going we didn't even have the cupboards locked. My second taught me better.