It's all fun and games until Craft Hiroshima hits.....

Here is a post of all the legitimate reasons I couldn't get anything of substance achieved today on the business or even household front. The kids have had me running inference all day amid their antics. Actually I should specify the main culprit has been Sarah; don't let this cute face fool you.

At 19 months she has bucket loads of personality and intelligence and just this week has started to self initiate toilet training. Piggy back her new found toilet training skills coupled with the hot weather and what results is a child who does not wish to wear a stitch of clothing, not even a nappy. The kid has oomph and personality and knows how to to keep you on your feet, like she did yesterday.

This morning  she was crafting with her brother, and whilst I was busy she painted herself a second skin in craft glue. Which gave her the appearance of her skin peeling off eighty percent of her body which was upsetting her so I had to attend to her displeasure over this fact. I step away to take care of of glue ridden cloth and then proceed to find she has pulled all the assorted craft supplies was using off the table.

Imagine this googly eyes, sequins, foam, paper, pipe cleaners, stickers, glittery bits and all other crafty imaginables over my dining room. There was not an inch of space of my dining room nor my naked daughter that was not covered in all manner of said craft supplies.

Forty minutes later the dining room still resembled a crafty war zone after extensive tidy up, and I'm trying to prepare some morning tea. Because I know if I don't feed the troops I'm going to lose them.  So I strike a deal with Cohen to tidy up and pick at his morning tea as he is working. Fools should never strike deals, whilst doing this Little V emptied the contents of her morning tea bowl over the lounge room floor and I then found her on all fours eating her morning tea off the floor with the dog.

You would think things stopped there but after a call out from Cohen to assist him with a sticky situation. Which found Sarah enough time whilst I was busy to proceed to get into the pantry (a first mind you) and open up the container of dog food and was announcing "Jada more", whilst about to put a small handful in her own mouth.

The insanity hasn't ended there, it's been a if it rains it pours day....NON-STOP. So I called it early this morning and gave myself a leave pass from my "TO DO LIST". Today has made me want to take my hat off to working at home parents......life certainly must be a comedy for others out there juggling the two?

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My Vintage Childhood: It's all fun and games until Craft Hiroshima hits.....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's all fun and games until Craft Hiroshima hits.....

Here is a post of all the legitimate reasons I couldn't get anything of substance achieved today on the business or even household front. The kids have had me running inference all day amid their antics. Actually I should specify the main culprit has been Sarah; don't let this cute face fool you.

At 19 months she has bucket loads of personality and intelligence and just this week has started to self initiate toilet training. Piggy back her new found toilet training skills coupled with the hot weather and what results is a child who does not wish to wear a stitch of clothing, not even a nappy. The kid has oomph and personality and knows how to to keep you on your feet, like she did yesterday.

This morning  she was crafting with her brother, and whilst I was busy she painted herself a second skin in craft glue. Which gave her the appearance of her skin peeling off eighty percent of her body which was upsetting her so I had to attend to her displeasure over this fact. I step away to take care of of glue ridden cloth and then proceed to find she has pulled all the assorted craft supplies was using off the table.

Imagine this googly eyes, sequins, foam, paper, pipe cleaners, stickers, glittery bits and all other crafty imaginables over my dining room. There was not an inch of space of my dining room nor my naked daughter that was not covered in all manner of said craft supplies.

Forty minutes later the dining room still resembled a crafty war zone after extensive tidy up, and I'm trying to prepare some morning tea. Because I know if I don't feed the troops I'm going to lose them.  So I strike a deal with Cohen to tidy up and pick at his morning tea as he is working. Fools should never strike deals, whilst doing this Little V emptied the contents of her morning tea bowl over the lounge room floor and I then found her on all fours eating her morning tea off the floor with the dog.

You would think things stopped there but after a call out from Cohen to assist him with a sticky situation. Which found Sarah enough time whilst I was busy to proceed to get into the pantry (a first mind you) and open up the container of dog food and was announcing "Jada more", whilst about to put a small handful in her own mouth.

The insanity hasn't ended there, it's been a if it rains it pours day....NON-STOP. So I called it early this morning and gave myself a leave pass from my "TO DO LIST". Today has made me want to take my hat off to working at home parents......life certainly must be a comedy for others out there juggling the two?

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At October 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM , Blogger Kitty said...

Oh gaaaaawd I fell for you!! Good thing I didn't try to ring you today!! it's much much easier for me now that VB is older and has more childcare hours, but when she was younger (toddler) I just didn't do anything except sit on the computer when she was awake, I used to take her to garage sales with me from 6 months old (I'm lucky she's excellent in the car) and do all my ebay work during her nap times and on her 2 days/wk at childcare.xx.

 
At October 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM , Blogger Me said...

LOL you poor thing !!! After reading a post like this I thank my lucky stars that I only have a 20yo who is pretty self sufficient and I go to work all day. Then when I get home, after a run, sit on the couch and crotchet while A does dinner (and ifm really lucky) and the dishes.
Hope you have a better day today !!!!
Me

 

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