Friday, June 27, 2008

Why I'm In Trouble

The other day, I was watching a 2-1/2 year old (Sir A), and I had our 19 month old, Sir E, and our 14 year old, Sir C. It was one of those days where I wish that I had a blue genie to come and take care of all the world's problems. Well, not really, but I bet you know what I mean!

Here's what happened. Sir A was sitting in the booster chair on a big chair, in the kitchen, eating his breakfast. His mom had just gotten it for him after she brought him, and then she went to run errands. Now normally, I would block the entrance to the kitchen so that Sir E couldn't go in there while Sir A was eating. I have NO clue why I didn't block the entrance to the kitchen this time. I think you might be able to figure out where this is leading...

Sir E walked into the kitchen, and decided that he want to know what Sir A was eating, so he grabbed the VERY full bowl of cereal and pulled it down off of the tray. Sir A got upset, because A: his cereal was now dripping down his legs and all over the floor, and B: because his cereal was no longer on his tray because Sir E pulled it off!!! When I tried to get the cereal bowl out of Sir E's little hand, he just FLUNG the rest of what was in the bowl, all over the REST of the kitchen floor! I was DEFinitely NOT in my right mind at that point, because if I had been, I would have grabbed the camera so that I could chronicle this moment that I figured I would be laughing about later. I definitely was not laughing when it happened!

Well, yesterday we had a redeeming moment. One of my best girlfriends brought over a cool two-seater red Radio Flyer wagon that her kids have outgrown. We promptly decided that we must try it out. So we put Sir E in the wagon, without even bothering to put his shoes on him, and Sir C pulled him around our little apartment courtyard. (Sir C has been such a sweet big brother, and such a good helper to me and The Archer.) It was between 10:30 and 11:00 in the morning, so the sunshine gave us such a gorgeous brightness to all the colors around us, so that we could take some amazing pictures. Here are some of the pictures that I took.

One more thing that I would like to share. The Archer's co-workers threw an "adoption shower" for us last week, and we got seriously BLESSED!!! One of the things that Sir E got was this T-shirt, which is so poignantly perfect!!!
Doesn't it say it all? Well, at least he takes a good morning nap. We're still working on good afternoon naps. Getting caught should be at the TOP of the list! :-) He's learning though.


ElegantSnobbery said...

What a gorgeous family you have! Good luck with everything!


The Downtown Boutique said...

Thank you Marisa. That's very kind of you to say. God has truly blessed us!