Monday, March 16, 2009

3 Events I Should Have Documented on Film, But Didn't

1. Sierra was styling her hair on Saturday morning. She came out of the bathroom with a thick, plastic comb stuck in her hair. I guess she'd been trying to get her hair curly like Kaia's, she even used the curly spray. I didn't think much of it, until I tried to remove said comb. She had wrapped and twisted her hair around it so many times it was impossible to remove. After five minutes of futile effort, I finally broke the comb. I think I can remember doing such a thing as a little girl.
2. I have drawings of all 16 Latter-Day Prophets on the wall in Tristan's room. A while back I used an oversize stencil to make a "Follow the Prophet" sign. I never liked it much so I asked my friend, Lauren, if I could borrow her "Stampin' Up Paper Piercing Tool". This involves punching hundreds of little holes around the lettering, in an attempt to add excitement and decoration. I was working on this project at the kitchen table when Adam came along and asked, "What are you doing?" in a very calm voice. I went on to explain that I was wasting even more time on this dumb sign and it wasn't looking any better. "Well, do you know that you are punching holes in the table?" he asked again, just as calm. "What!?" I say and move my paper to the side. Sure enough, there is now hundreds of tiny holes spelling out "Follow" on one end of the table. Good thing we got the table for free and it is also covered in a variety of ink and marker scribbles.
3. This morning I gave the kids their choice of cold cereal. Tristan and Sierra went with Honey Nut Cheerios and Kaia chose Chex. Next thing I know, Tristan is trying to move closer to Kaia (he is insisting on making the change from high chair to big kid table, and it obviously isn't going so well) and this is making Kaia furious. Why would it bother Kaia to have Tristan sit close to her, you may be wondering? Could it be that he is messy and would most likely get her messy? No. Could it be that she enjoys and understands the concept of personal space? Definitely not. Her response to this question was that she didn't want Tristan to sit by her because "his cereal smells bad"! I had to step out of the kitchen when I heard that (to laugh, to throw my hands up in frustration, and to re-hang the "Follow The Prophet" sign in Tristan's room). Moments later yelling had turned to screams of hysteria. I started walking back to the kitchen and met Kaia in the hall. She was so upset she wasn't breathing. Somehow during the skirmish Tristan managed to turn her bowl of cereal completely over. Milk was everywhere. Tristan was banished back to the high chair, a fate he did not take easily. But eventually everyone ate breakfast and I was able to get showered and dressed before taking Sierra to school at 11:30 (mostly because Adam arrived home right after the cereal incident).

6 comments:

Maren said...

Mindi, I am so glad to hear that other moms have such experiences. Not that I want you to have them, but it makes me feel better knowing that you do. :) (Especially the whole cereal incident. Only my kids would be fighting because Josh would probably be trying to steal Spencer's cereal.)

Lauren said...

Oh Mindi, thanks for a good laugh. my Fav is how Kaia said his cereal smells. That just cracks me up!

Ryan and Chrystal said...

That's some funny stuff! In the moment it all seems so frustrating, but in hindsight it gives us a good giggle. I hope tomorrow goes better!

ballerina girl said...

Boy, I needed that laugh! I did that dumb comb stuck-in-my-hair trick several times as a child, ouch!

Jessica said...

I love this post. Isn't it amazing what things will and won't bother children? And then that can even change from day to day. They keep life interesting thats for sure.

Darla said...

This was great. So funny. So glad you documented it!! I need to do this more. Thank you. Also, what is Jess's baby's name (so I can see Jack's pics on the blog)?