Monday, January 5, 2009

Addie's Masterpiece. . .

Today, I can be put in the category of "Mother That Let's Her Child Play With Things That They Clearly Should NOT".

I was trying to run all my errands while Brynn was in school this morning.

I started off good but was quickly knocked off course. The 1st stop was a dead end that lead me to my 2nd stop which should have been the 1st stop to begin with. It took way longer than it ever should have. My 3rd stop was the downfall. I tried to buy an item with the coupon that I thought I was supposed to be using but the item on the shelf was not the item the coupon was for, in turn I am holding up the only register open, my sister-in-law calls and then shows up, and the people can't figure out how to use the coupon.

I am sure you are wondering when I will get to the point and how the title of this post remotely relates to the story I have telling you...

Addie was beginning, no by this point she was already bored and going crazy. I am trying to keep my cool in all of the chaos and somehow make it to the car because it is now time to go pick Brynn up from school. I put Addie in the carseat. She has managed to get a pen from my purse during the whole ordeal. Instead of being a great, responsible mother that we all know I normally am, I let Addie keep the pen. My reasoning...it will keep her screaming to a minimal on the ride to the school, the school is a short drive, and there is no way she will be able to work the thing.

I know...you are all thinking "Are you crazy?" "Who gives a 16 month old a pen to hold?"

Yeah...I know...BIG BIG mistake!!!

The results when I arrived at the school...

She had it on both her hands too!! At least she managed to keep it off her clothes. I am not sure how but she did.

What could I say...NOTHING...I just laughed at the whole situation...after all it was my fault...

WHO GIVES A 16 MONTH OLD A PEN???

12 comments:

Tracy said...

OMG! That is too funny! I love it! You are Mother of the Year! Thanks cuz I was so tired of holding that spot....
Seriously, I am glad you can laugh it off. You rock!

Rhonda said...

hahahahahahahahahahahaha That is too funny!!! And even funnier that she just colored on her skin!! I used to let Jake eat lotion because he liked it and he was quiet while he was doing it. I know, I know, some of you are wanting to have me arrested. But he just cried soooooo much......

Stacy said...

At least it wasn't like Zoe with a colored Sharpie!!!! Now that takes some scrubbing to get off!

Kelly said...

Oh, I have SO done that too! My theory is that with child #2 you are always just in survival mode!
You should link up this post over at "my charming kids - Not Me Monday" http://www.mycharmingkids.net/

April said...

Too cute! Been there...done that!!
Where did you guys find the snow?? Cute pictures!!

Summer Martin said...

That is still so funny. It was even funnier reading it than you telling me yesterday. And she was so proud of it:)

Summer Laney said...

April the snow is from last year.

Jennifer said...

To funny, but she is still the cutest thing... maybe that means when she gets older she will be wanting to get tattoes..lol... just think how your 3rd child would be you let things go easier with each one..lol

Barbara Hoffman said...

I love it.... too cute,,, just know that at some point most all moms have done the exact same thing...just with a different object... sometimes those 5 minutes of peace are worth it!!! My theory is its okay "you're washable"!

SpartanburgSpark.com said...

Maybe she'll have a great future as a tattoo artist, or one of those fancy face-painters at the County Fair?

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jkstrib said...

I love these pictures! Toooooo funny! She is quite adept at using a pen. Maybe she will be a great writer when she grows up!!!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness! That is hilarious! She is too cute!