Friday, March 25, 2011

Destruction, thy name is Chicklette

It's really amazing how quickly the Chicklette went from tottering a couple of steps at a time to full-out running around the house. In circles. Repeatedly. Until Mommy and Daddy have both broken a sweat trying to catch up. The cats have taken to hanging out on the breakfast bar, because they can barely outrun her (and are, frankly, too fat and lazy to try more than once a day).

And the mess. Oh, the mess. Parenting lesson of the week: even if you've childproofed a room, it doesn't mean that there still aren't dozens -- maybe hundreds -- of "safe" things that can be moved/thrown/otherwise displaced in a matter of seconds.

The capacity for self-destruction is also high. Just this week, we've had a fat lip (falling face-first onto a toy), a smushed pinky (from exploring the dresser drawers), and a head bonk (from walking in one direction whilst looking in the other). I don't know what this says about me, but I find these types of mishaps quite amusing (aside from the initial tears). It's like having a very small and cute drunk person wandering around all the time. I'm sort of surprised that I'm as calm about the physical injury side of things as I am, but I guess I always figured that the Chicklette was doomed to inherit clutziness from both sides.

In other news, I found an ossified avocado under my car seat this morning -- it must have rolled out of the daycare bag about a month ago, because it was about half its original size and weight. Complete with a little "ripe now!" sticker on the side. Which made me laugh way more than it probably should have.

So that's the news from here. Hope you all have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Michele said...

Ah Toddler Destruction!!! We have that too! :)

Miss Megan said...

So it's true then - having a toddler IS an exercise plan! =)
I'm laughing way too hard about your avacado too! Those stickers crack me up and in my current sleep deprived state would have found such a thing absolutely hilarious!

'Murgdan' said...

"It's like having a very small and cute drunk person wandering around all the time."

Ahahaha. Yes. And true. And have you seen this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cds7lSHawAw

Hilarious. I'm looking forward to it...with a bit of dread.

Sue said...

Totally like having a little drunk person running around! and, its exhausting! I never thought I'd let my daughter run around the house with random things from the bathroom drawers...boxes of bandaids, etc, end up in the unlikeliest of places! Glad its not just my LO!

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Serendipity said...

I can't wait until my little drunken toddler finally stops looking like I beat him - the poor kid is always bumping himself in the face - I think it's his height, he's so tall that he runs into everything.

iamstacey said...

bwahahaha!! I love it!

Carrie said...

Oh I feel you on the destructive nature of toddlers and how they are also expert at inflicting harm on themselves... you should see my house by the end of the day!

If it makes you feel better, I found a piece of stale Clif Bar that could've cut glass amidst the mess of graham crackers, cheese cubes and other snack items between the babies' car seats. It only gets worse. ;-)

babyinterrupted said...

Hey, are you still out there? Are you okay? I hope so, on both counts. Thinking of you.

the "G" fam said...

Missing you & your posts, hope everything is okay. :)

Megan said...

I hope you are doing ok! I miss your posts and hope all is well.

Melissa G said...

Thinking of you...

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