A few FUN things we’ve found our little flock doing in the last 3 ½ months:
Using 4 foot halogen light bulbs (fallen from the garage rafters due to a frisky raccoon) as light-saber swords in the driveway
Having a barefoot tea party….on TOP of the van
Sitting inside the dog kennel with 8 tiny chickens (their current home until they are bigger and the coop is finished)
Microwaving non-microwave bowls...just a small fire, very containec, nothing serious.
Pooping in last year’s Christmas tree stand still sitting in the side yard (yes, the tree was no longer inside)
Sucking pickle juice from the jar with long twisty straws
Cutting hair with children’s safety scissors…yup, they cut hair, moms! It’s the truth despite what the packaging says!
Coloring the couch with ball point pens (I’m sure this one could have been worse, but it’s still not coming off…suggestions?)
Applying green eye shadow to each other’s belly buttons…and the cream carpet in the bedroom
Rubbing sand into the already course thick brown hair of our little brownies (try getting that out!)
Making “baby burritos” by rolling up in the large living room rug (it’s like 5’ x 8’ – you can’t even tell there is a kid in there!)
Turning on the jets in the master bathtub until there are bubbles overflowing out all over the floor
Body painting with yogurt (again, this could have been much worse, I do realize that)
Sneaking onto the counter and licking the frosting off all the cupcakes waiting to be put in their container when cooled
And so many more that are escaping my jelly-like memory at the moment…
I’m sure there will be many addendums to this post…probably starting tomorrow shortly after they all wake up :) Each day is an adventure around here and with four kids 5 and under the movement never stops.
I do realize all this makes me sound like the incompetent mother…please do not turn us in to CPS…our children are safe and well and none the worse for wear, but they are very quick to discover new and audacious ways to experience life…and although it is messy sometimes, it is wonderful discovering right along with them.
And for those of you wondering why I rarely return phone calls or take far too many days to get back to you on email…well, now you have it!
What types of shenanigans have you found your little ones in lately?