Monday, November 16, 2009

Don't Leave Katie Alone. Ever.

Mischievous. It's such a cute word, like you're talking about a little imp. Oh, my Katie, she is so MISCHIEVOUS lately!

Yes, it's adorable. Just (insert your own expletive) adorable.

Every morning I put on Max and Ruby, which used to guarantee the girls would sit glued to the television, and race upstairs to get dressed. Literally ALL I'm doing is putting my clothes on. I shower before I get the girls out of their cribs, I put my makeup on downstairs. I pretty much let my hair air dry and just use the straightening iron on it very quickly so I don't look completely insane. I take five minutes to get dressed (and trust me, it shows....). And in those five minutes Katie has found the time to be so so so MISCHIEVOUS.

For awhile now she has been very into the freezer. We have a fridge with the freezer on the bottom and it was far too tempting for her to stay out of. She would get ice cubes, which was not too bad. Then I found her sitting with a box of fish sticks. Not great. Once she took the can of frozen grease drippings and was trying to scrape some out with her fingernails... ok, gross. Then she found the ice cream and it was all over. Every morning (and honestly, any moment she could sneak out there) she would grab the ice cream and sit on the floor eating it out of the container with her grubby little fingers. And when I'd walk in and catch her she'd say "Ice cream! YUM YUM!" Well it is (as opposed to GREASE), but still... stay out of the freezer!

She drew all over my dining room tablecloth with ball point pen. She loves ball point pen. She also likes to draw on her feet. And on Charlotte.

She went into my breakfront and found a candy dish - with candy in it from last Christmas - and graciously shared all the year old Andes Candies with Charlotte. Mmm, a nice big chocolatey mess.

She figured out how to hit the 'copy' button on our printer and made about 100 copies of a letter I'd left on the scanner.

She climbed up on a chair to reach our thermostat and turned our heat up to 74 degrees.

Today though, today was her masterpiece in mischievousness.

Today she climbed up on the dining room table and got my makeup bag.



I guess I need to take them upstairs with me when I get dressed.

(Just have to mention again... TOY DRIVE TIME! There will be frequent annoying reminders. :)

20 comments:

Meet the Brummett's said...

Oh my word! I have a child just like your Katie and it is just non-stop. Thank God her sister is calmer, other wise I might be in the loony bin. Thanks for sharing with us though, love reading your blog and the girls are as cute as ever!

Joyce said...

welcome to the world of toddlers......quick hint...hide the scissors or charlotte will have a pretty haircut!

DianeTaylor said...

Hi ther e- long time follower of your blog, first time commenter :):) I have been loving all your wonderful stories of Katie and Charlotte (my fav name for a girl). This post made me spit out my oatmeal, omg too funny! God Bless all of you during this crazy holiday season.
with love - the Taylors from Baltimore MD

Pyjammy Pam said...

heee heee hee heee hee! katie is so funny. hee hee! i see she's going for the avant garde look in makeup artistry today. yes. v chic.

Mountain Girl said...

You have a very creative little girl! I did laugh when I was reading her little adventures! I think maybe you need to tether Katie to you when you think you might be leaving the kids area! :-)

Anonymous said...

I just cracked up laughing. She is so cute but I'm sure you have your hands full! :)- knittygrl from The Nest

Liz said...

I saw your post about the makeup on FB but didn't realize all the other mischief was going on! LOL! I'm only laughing b/c it's not me yet. :)

Emily said...

Oh my! Katie keeps you on your toes. Her mischief sounds so stinking cute sitting here on my pregnant arse enjoying the view - ask me in two years ;)

Rocketgurl said...

LOL!! I'm at work and nearly burst out laughing of Katie's makeup pic.. LOL.. Oh, my!! What a sight!

Amanda said...

Love it!!!!

Erin said...

I've been a follower of yours for a LONG time and honestly, I don't remember if I've ever posted or not... but this was too good!

I only see one problem with ALL OF THIS! Andies mints... year old? SERIOUSLY, I didn't know they lasted that long... they only last about a day around here.

I so enjoy your stories about your lovely children!

Suzie said...

I follow your blog and love hearing the stories of the girls and Jack (you can't forget him!!!). I nanny for a girl about the same age as Charlotte and Katie and was cracking up during this entry. I cannot even imagine what I would do if I found Allison eating grease... I am learning if the house is quiet, then they have to be up to something. I think Katie has some talent there...

Suzie from Sacramento

Anonymous said...

This literally made me LOL. I can not believe it when I look at that little innocent face. Sapphire Princess from the nest

Mrs.Salsaburger said...

Awesome post. Just awesome.

Katie Hilfiker said...

That is hysterical! What adorable kiddos you have!

Anonymous said...

It is rather interesting for me to read this post. Thank you for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

Wendy said...

OMG! hahahahaha....Mischievious indeed!

Cari (NJ Nestie CNJ110505) said...

Love reading your blog Megan. My boys (ages 2.5 & 16 mos.) get into just about the same "adventures" your girls get into. The grease in the freezer - I'm waiting for that to happen one day b/c we too have a bottom door freezer and that's where we keep our grease, right next to the ice cream! I wanted you to know that Jack and your family will be a topic of conversation at our house on Christmas this year. My husband and his siblings decided against exchanging Christmas gifts with our nieces/nephews and instead to give that money to charity & to talk about the "giving spirit" on Christmas. I choose your charity - Jack's toy drive (just placed my order), as our Christmas present. I tell my husband all the time about your girls and I feel like you are part of our circle of friends. May you find peace, hope and love this holiday season!

Star said...

Sometimes your blog makes me cry. But sometimes you make me laugh for hours. Thanks for the laugh!

Rebecca Nixie said...

Too funny!!! She is a little imp!! Time to take them with you everywhere!!