Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Randomness Of The Day

I just spent my morning scalding my hands on waffle steam as I tried to get a two week batch done during what has become known as The Great Waffle Debacle. You know how sometimes, randomly, your waffle maker's (if you have a really cheap $7 one) nonstick surface becomes a stick surface... and no matter what you do... your waffles split when you try to get them out (hence the steam burns) and you spend the next hour oiling your irons and opening your waffle maker a tiny crack and trying to shimmy the top down with a butter knife? Yeah well that is what happened to me this morning. I'd be damned if I was going to have to toss two weeks worth of waffle batter... so struggle through I did. Baby kept herself occupied by "washing" the dishes... thanks for the help. And asking me for "peme in my mouth" (turns out Mr F shoots whipped cream in the girls mouth)... and I obliged. Hey... anything to keep her occupied for a second.


Also, for no real reason, I've been meaning to share that Baby has been in that common 2 year old phase of needing to bring a whole bunch of random shit with her wherever we go. When we walk to get Kid from school the stroller basket is chock full of all sorts of household items. She'll actually keep running back in the house saying "my cup, my book, my spoon, my spatula, my this" as she grabs whatever randomness (luckily for her we keep a lot of randomness right by the door) she can find. You can actually see her scan a room like The Terminator looking for whatever would be the most embarrassing and cumbersome thing to make me carry out in public. Well, today I told her I wanted to go to the fabric store (usually she yells NO at me when I suggest any type of errand... but she was doing dishes and so was in a relatively good mood) and she said "And my napkin?" "Yes." "And my egg thing (egg slicer)?" "Sure." And thus began our negotiations. I'll be the frazzled lady at the store with the kid in the cart holding an egg slicer. Bring your eggs. And if you are ever wondering how someone's car can get filled with shit... look for a carseat. That might be your answer. Hopefully next time I make egg salad I'll remember to check the car for that damned slicer.

This is Baby getting ready for the car (behind her is her stash):

basket of tampons and extra Old Spice deodorant, box of panty liners, napkin, egg slicer, whisk, and wipes tub full of markers. Some people would say "Set some limits... tell her no". Have you seen this child. She's freaking adorable. You tell her no. Just kidding... really... with Baby I chose my battles. If I want to go to the fabric store... carting around a tub of her shit is a cross I'm willing to bear. Plus... she often says "Pease".

14 comments:

Nutmeg said...

Yes... yes. Even if we are just going upstairs from downstairs E. says "Bring firetruck with you" (and by "you", he means "me").. not to ignore the fact that there are several firetrucks (dump trucks, bulldozers, trains etc. ) upstairs already.

Christy said...

You won't believe it, but my 2, almost 3 year old, is the SAME EXACT way!!! A few weeks ago, a bag of diaper wipes was her lovey. I am telling you she would scream like she was feeling the fire of a thousand suns if I suggested we leave them at home. Today, we had to tote a huge ass quilt into Walmart just so she wouldn't cry.

Haley said...

If only you could channel her desire to carry stuff -- she could hold your purse, or, you know, be a drug mule and make some extra cash.

No... too far? :)

Staci said...

LOL! Too funny! She is just SO cute! It's hard to resist those big loving eyes. :)


My boys never hauled a bunch of stuff around, usually just one thing.
BUT, to keep with your TAMPON theme...
One day they did scream out infront of the tampon display, "OH MOMMY! Found your dynamite!!!" Yeah, they were a bit older & it was NOT cute or funny! I blame AFV for that one. Grrr.

Out of Hand said...

I have a son that loads his pockets with rocks and wood chips from the playground and a daughter that smuggles whatever she can in the zipper conpartments of her backpack or coin pocket of her pants. It all ends up clunking around in the dryer. Only for them to plead with me to rexcue it or find it or repair it or replace it.

Julie said...

My son is 5 and still does this...it cracks me up! Alot of times he grabs his necktie too and wears it out?! I pick my battles wisely...but my van does look like a bomb went off in the dollar store...oh well!

julie said...

I am laughing my ass off right now. God, you crack me up!

You can actually see her scan a room like The Terminator looking for whatever would be the most embarrassing and cumbersome thing to make me carry out in public. LOL!

Erin said...

I am laughing right now because I know EXACTLY what you mean. My car is full of crap right now that my daughter drags in and leaves there....and I am too lazy to bring it out. Lots of random stuff. That is too funny.

Shannon - www.thedailybalance.com said...

I am laughing so hard right now. I can just imagine it! At least it's really amusing for everyone else ;)

inkelywinkely said...

Oh, God, I know EXACTLY what you mean!

Those tiny little backpacks? Yeah, that is his. I let him fill it to the brim and he can bring whatever, as long as he doesn't take it out and leave it everywhere...and it has come in handy more than once. LOL... Ever seen a child in a lawyers office? Not good. But, if he has toys, books, the food, the kitchen utensils...LOL.

He will stay quiet. :)

Anyway, I get it.

foodiegettingfit said...

At least you'll always be covered with the portable tampons :D

Jess said...

At least her shoes fit. :) When my sister was that age, the only shoes she'd wear were pink high heels that were 5 sizes too big. She looked like a demented Daisy Duck.

Preppy Mama said...

Oh too precious! I don't think I could say no to that face!!

Mrs Furious said...

Foodiegettingfit,
it is like she was psychic... I actually NEEDED those tampons when we were out! I'll never gripe again ;)

Jess,
That is hilarious!


I'll be back. I'm glad you all got a laugh. The ladies at the fabric store didn't not seem as amused ;)
Just spent 3 hours gardening and not want to die...

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