Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stir crazy

I've been feeling very very cranky the past few days. I was hoping that this last week before Christmas would be relaxing and fun, but instead I've been trapped in the house with first one, then another sick kid. I finished the chores that are do-able while the kids are awake, so I'm also incredibly bored. (Don't tell Jack, but I don't find playing cars quite as fun as he does.) And this is what my house typically looks like by about 2pm these days:




Yes, the smiling toddler does help matters. As does the fact that making this happen


keeps 'em quiet.

STILL AND ALL. Do you see that first picture, with the chairs? I actually did that one; it is the only means I have of keeping Nora off the kitchen table and away from the knife block on the counter. Because that little monkey can climb, and she also knows how to push a chair to where she needs to reach. I give it about a week before she figures out how to lift the chairs up, and a week and one day before she drops a chair onto her head.

But today I've decided to pick Jack up from school with the stroller. It will get me exercise AND out of the house, so it's a win-win. Well, until Nora falls asleep in the stroller on the way home and screws up her nap, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.


Anonymous said...

Santa will come anyway and he'll say, Oh, I'm in the right place."

Heather R said...

Sawyer likes to push the chairs around too....he likes to stand at the kitchen counter while I prepare food, which means I have to keep the kitchen counters clear of hazards. This sucks because it was the one place I could keep hazards before. For about a week I put all of the chairs in the office and gated it off, then when I put them back, he at least wasn't interested in climbing onto the table. Good luck!!

Oh-and my house looks like that too!!

Annie said...

So....that's what my couch looks like too. And not just because the cushions are all over the place, but because IT'S THE SAME COUCH. :-) Even the rug in front is similar. You OBVIOUSLY have very good taste.