Friday, October 10, 2008

Things I Do With The 2nd Child...

I have been amazed at what I allow Lucas to do that would have chilled me to the bone to see Lillian attempt. Here are a few examples:

1. Need a makeshift teether? Here, chew on my keys (while standing in the Wal-mart check out line)

2. No need to vacuum the tile floor- Lucas will gladly eat anything dropped on the floor, especially if he dropped it from a previous meal!

3. Pulling up on bar stools, piano benches, rolling chairs, and anything else that has the potential to topple.

4. I will do anything to buy a few minutes of extra time. So you want to pull out all the clean silverware from the dishwasher and spread them all over my not-so-clean kitchen floor? Sure- just as long as I get to finish checking my email. Destroy the new magazine I haven't even read? Of course, little guy... I should have been reading the magazine while you were pulling out the silverware.

5. And finally... play with pots, pans, spoons, and other such loud noise makers without flinching at all the noise. In the grand scheme of things, that sound means he doing creative play and that thrills this mother's soul.

4 comments:

Melinda said...

That's hilarious! I am pretty sure I grossed out some first time mothers a couple of weeks ago when Beau spilled his hot dog (that I had just pain-stakingly chopped up) on the grass. I quickly picked it up, dusted it off and put it back on his plate to eat...something I NEVER would have done with Jack; but they end up eating grass and dirt anyway, what's the difference?

Mindy said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one! LOL!

Sweet Simplicity said...

This is so funny! That is going to be me one day...do anything you want as long as you leave mommy alone long enough to check in on all her blogs!!

The Davis Kids said...

This is so true! And if you get around to having a 3rd child, there will be times that you think the kid would be better off being raised by a pack of wolves.

But really, it seems that the later children are so much tougher and independent. So its not all bad.

 
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