Tuesday, March 2, 2010

After nearly 2 years, I'm still new at this!!

A week or so ago, I was trying to get out the door to get to the Children's Museum right when it opened. Walter had his coat and shoes on, which always makes him hang on the door and whine about "Ouside?" (outside) until we go, and I had a few more things to pack into the bag. So I was grateful when he found himself a little something to do, and to keep himself quiet. I checked on him and saw him bent over my purse and made some quick mental calculations as to how much damage he could possibly do with my purse. Deciding it wasn't much, I hustled back into the kitchen to get some snacks packed, etc. Life was good there for a minute, as packing snacks with a quiet, happy toddler is a lot faster than packing snacks with a toddler who is standing on your feet and shrieking about "ouside!" (which is the next step after hanging on the door). Then I heard from the living room, "Waltuh no! No!" causing me to chuckle to myself. It's just so funny when he does his impression of me. Then reality hit me, and I had a little heart stopping moment of fear. Walter says that when he has a) just heard me say that to him, often after pouring water out of the bathtub and onto the floor, and recently b) when he thinks he's done something that I WILL say that to, when I see it. Running into the living room, this is what I saw:

As you can see, he had already pulled quite a few things out of my bag, which would have been fairly easy to stuff back in. Apparently, my "quick mental calculations" forgot about the can of powdered milk I had already packed in my bag for his bottle later on.


Janae said...

I have a 2 year old too. And boy are they exhausting! Whew.

Nate and Jessica said...

oh man, so did you take off and clean later or clean first? i love that he said that!

megandjon said...

um...i brushed off his clothes and left the mess for later, and then Jon did it for me!! yay!! i didn't mean for Jon too, but he and Walter make kind of a game out of vaccuuming, so, it worked out. for me, anyway!

Mrs.Smith said...

2 is an amazing age, isn't it?! my friend's blog, has a lot of these kinds of posts, too.
Good luck surviving all that creativity!

(Thinking to myself... Do I warn her that 3yo is MUCH harder to deal with? That the mindset of "I know what I want and I want it NOW" changes to "I know what YOU want and I DON'T CARE! mwahahaha!"

No, I'd better not mention it. After all, nobody warned me. One thing at a time.)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Haha, its amazing how quick they are to get into stuff!
I just wanted to say thanks for commenting on my MMB post. I was so worried it would be taken the wrong way and I'd have an angry mob wanting to throw rocks at my head!

Becca said...

Walter is sooooo dang adorable! I haven't seen you guys since he was a baby. SOOO CUTE!! :)

Love you.

Anonymous said...

Of course, he was just performing a scientific experiment. One of many, many to come.

Emily said...

I just had myself a good laugh that he says, "Walter! NO!" when he knows that he's done something naughty. (and that that's your cue to rush into the room knowing you aren't going to find anything good.) At that age Scout's signal was an ominous silence. Now, I'm greeted with an innocent rundown of what she has been doing without me asking -I then look for what she has really been doing. Rob's sister would know to run into the room if she heard "ta-da!". Kids are great.