Hallie most definitely gives me a run for my money. As she gets older I’m finding it harder and harder to keep up with her and mischeviousness! I’m beginning to recognize patterns in behavior. For example, after Hallie makes a mess shes comes and tells me (for that I am grateful) however as I spend the next 15 minutes cleaning up after her, she’s on to destructing something else, which equates to a never ending mess/cleaning up party. I’ve expressed previously her fascination with the diaper, which I’ve yet to understand. But I do know I spend a lot of time cleaning up after her through this process. The other day I was in tears after the third incident within 2 hours where I found her “diaper contents” in places they didn’t belong. The first two times, although upset, I think I handled the situation pretty well. It was the third time that pushed me over the edge, because it was by far the worst one of the day. She had been in timeout in her crib for the last incident, I changed her diaper in between and put her in timeout. I then hear the dread phrase, “messy baby, poopy” I walked in and instantly had tears in my eyes. By the time I gathered myself together she had been sitting in it for over 15 minutes, and as I walked in she gave me the biggest smile ever. And this is what she looked like: (Her face was the cleanest part of her crib unfortunately !) Needless to say, the day was not one of my finest. However, I can forgive and forget, after of course learning a few lessons. 1) Hallie has more bowel movements than any normal child could possibly have, which I’m sure is due to the surgery. 2) As my mom puts it, “Hallie is a budding artist” 3) After all the things we’ve tried, Duct tape might be our saving grace!!
The next morning I woke up ready to have a good day. I get ready first thing, then make my way to the bedroom to clean up and make the bed. Hallie is suspiciously quiet, so I make my way to the living three minutes later, and this is what I found:I found her with my mascara and it was everywhere: her hair, face, couch, carpet, and clothing. You could tell she thought she was putting it on like mom, but doing it while jumping on a pogo stick, simply a mess. And of course I had to laugh because compared to the previous day this day was starting off pretty well!
Look on the bright side, she won't do that forever right? My friend Jacque called me one day hysterical because her 2 year old had just gotton mascara on her brand new carpet. We've got a pattern now, when Katie Jo gets into trouble too big for her, if Jared's not home she calls me to come watch Katie Jo while she cleans it up…I think it helps mom to stay sane!!
Boy oh boy. Duct tape sounds like a pretty good idea to me. It's a good thing she's so darn cute. Right?
That is is crazy….she is so stinken cute even with that on her face!! Someday this will all pay off :)!!
Yep, I think duct tape is the answer! My friend had to always duct tape her daughter's diapers and it worked like a charm. GOOD LUCK! That's not a fun job. Annie's right, it is lucky she's so incredibly cute. Man those curls are to die for.
Kara, don't worry…we have poop pictures and mascara pictures of both of our boys to prove you are not alone! We TOTALLY had to use duct tape too, after exhausting all other options. I now have to hide my make-up and lock my bedroom door all day, daily.
I am SO not looking forward to this stage!!! At least you got some cute pictures?!?
Whenever I need a good dose of laughter, I just read your blog! Thanks for the laugh Kara. Or maybe I should be thanking Hallie. 🙂
What did you do to Mom and Dad when you were younger to deserve this?? That's what I want to know!!! haha. 😉 You know I love you Kara.. and to Hallie.. you're a freaky child.. who's amazing adorable!!
okay so I can wait a few years til I even think about having kids.
Kara…wow. That's all I have to say! She really gives you a run for your money! But look at how cute that little face is though! 🙂 You are a strong woman. I admire you for your patience. I definitely would have been in tears long before the third incident. Love you girlie!
Kara! Stacey told me to come visit your blog to look at these pictures! Oh man!!!!! I have had a similar incidents with Brielle a few times. She took off her diaper and there were "diaper contents" everywhere!!!! it was sick! I always have to make sure that she has a onecie on otherwise there is trouble! Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone! It's hard to be patient though sometimes, that is the one thing that I ask Heavenly Father every night. I need to be endowed with patience please!!!! By the way I love your stories! You are awesome Kara! You really have a way with words!