Today was one of those days for the record books...or blog.
It was a great day...just crazy, funny and exciting all at once!
--It started off with a green marker.--
Graham has learned to sneak up the stairs without me knowing it. I know I should have a baby gate at the bottom, but it's not that big of a deal. He is almost two and has pretty much mastered the art of climbing. So as I was completing the dishes this morning I heard a very faint, "mommy" off in the distance. I knew that meant he was in his room with the door closed...uh oh.
I quickly dashed up the stairs and into his room to find him standing there with a green marker...opened!!! As I looked around the room I saw his art work everywhere. He drew on the walls, his toys, and of course himself. Now I have never actually said, "Do not color on the walls" So I didn't feel the need to discipline only to show him what he was allowed to draw on. I took him to the other room and got out a piece of paper and colored on it and said, "See buddy, this is what you color on" to which he looked incredibly disappointed. I understood, I mean I think coloring on a wall is more fun than paper, but what can I say...those are the rules. We then proceeded to scrub his arms and face to get the marker off and then we both got a wet cloth and wiped down his room. Thankfully it was washable (big props to the folks who invented that!). So that started off my morning with a good cleaning and a big smile.
Then something else happened...
--It looked like a slug.--
As the morning moved on I proceeded with my routine of cleaning and playing. During one of my laundry runs I walked by the kitchen counter and noticed a slug on the counter. It was a big, gigantic black slug!!! I stood there in horror. What was I to do? All of a sudden the slug jumped. I had no idea slugs could jump. But this one jumped! And when it jumped I noticed this slug had fins. Hmmm...that's not right. As I examined it more closely I realized it was our family fish Rapunzel!!! She had leapt out of her bowl and was laying lifeless on the counter.
Now was the proper time to panic!
After a quick MacGyver move, including a washcloth and a sippy-cup, I succeeded in transporting her back into the bowl. This was accompanied with lots of screams and jumps...I don't like squishy things!
To wrap it all up...
Lilly had a dentist appointment this afternoon. When her cleaning was over she came running into the waiting room screaming, "I have a loose tooth!!!" I cannot believe it! My little girl is big enough to lose a tooth! I guess the toothfairy will be paying a visit to the Holland house in the next few weeks or months. SO EXCITING!!!!
Now that the day is coming to a close I'm flat out exhausted. It was one of those days that I look back on and think I'm so glad I'm a mommy and that I get to experience all of the crazy things that go on in my house.