Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Storm Chaser

I am a storm chaser. No, not the kind you might be thinking of. I don't get into my pickup truck and crazily follow tornadoes across the plains. I chase a tornado of a different kind. This twister lives in my house, and is disguised in the form of a sweet 16 month old girl. Don't let her sunny disposition fool you. This little girl is the rootinest, tootinest, messiest being alive.
Wherever she goes she leaves a path of destruction in her wake. I can't turn my back for a second. A list of her recent crimes include:
  • Overturning a basket of folded clothes
  • Taking EVERY DVD out of the TV stand
  • Pulling all of the books off her book shelves
  • Climbing up on the dining room chair just to pull the table cloth off
  • Relocating all of the shoes that were neatly in a line by the door
  • Pulling items OUT of the garbage can
  • Attempting to drown Nate's Kung Zhu pet in the toilet
  • Tipping over the cat's food bowl
This list could go on and on. I fear we have entered a very busy and messy phase of toddlerhood around  these parts. Let's hope the house...and my patience survive!

18 comments:

  1. Love your title! She is just too stinkin' cute! Despite the havoc :)

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  2. So cute! I'm in no rush to get to this stage!

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  3. you're so cute. i don't even wanna show you my list. chase that storm!

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  4. Oh, how fun! Hopefully you survive this phase!

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  5. She's a doll! And I must confess that I have considered drowning the Zhu pets in the toilet as well. Those things are annoying!

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  6. Oh funny! I did think you mean a real storm chaser, but this was even better!

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  7. OH hon. I FINALLY got K to stop taking things out of the trash can. Good luck with that one.

    I'm sorry but I ADORE your "wanted" poster!!! :D

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  8. This is very funny. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. My middle cold is like that. Leaves a mess everywhere see goes. Good luck with future storms. lol

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  10. LOL!

    Love this post and the pic!
    Hang in there doll! :)

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  11. I'd happily pay the reward to have this girl. Tornado or not she makes my heart go pitter patter. I puffy heart her.

    L.

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  12. It would be pretty difficult to be mad at that face!!! She's a gorgeous little troublemaker!

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  13. Oh yeah, good times. LOL DO you wear a rain suit?

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  14. I had to laugh at this!!! I should add "storm chaser" to my resume too! Love the toddler years!!! : )

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  15. Read this and forgot to comment!! Love this post. I remember when Aidan was at that stage... luckily, Lilah's not quite there, but I'm sure it won't be long!

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What you talkin' bout Willis??