As I was on my hands and knees cleaning up blue toothpaste off the carpet that Hayden had got to, I started to think. A lot of people have been asking me how he has been doing lately and my response is “good, he hasn't done anything too bad for a while,” but I guess that’s not entirely true.
I think what happened is that I have learned to deal with things a lot better. I am coping much better with our little Dennis The Menace.
He still gets into bags of suckers that I could swear I hide really well, he as dumped half a gallon of milk on the floor recently and along with the toothpaste today, I found two bottles of cake sprinkles emptied into my can of baking powder. It's all just stuff, and I have come to the realization that I can yell at him and the other kids and be mad all day, or I can send him to his room take a deep breath and maybe take a picture or two if the camera is handy and clean it up.
All I can say is every Mom with a two year old should really have a good wet-dry Shop Vac. That thing has saved our carpet more than once. It's just too bad we didn't think to use it when he poured green paint on the carpet.
Owed to Lennon
4 years ago