Friday, March 27, 2009

This is What Happens...

...when you spend too much time on the computer.

I know, I know I haven't been posting on here too much lately. I'm sorry, but I was trying to hang out with the kids more this past week since they were home for spring break. I've also had a sudden surge in email with people writing to tell me that they've read my book and love it. That is the awesome kind of mail I love to get! But that, in combination with some articles and such I've needed to write had me chained to my computer on Friday. I had to ignore the kids encourage the kids to play with each other while I plowed through some mail. When I finally looked up from my laptop several hours later, this is what I discovered.


Yeah, I guess they hadn't trashed the room too badly.


Let's take a closer look...


a sippy cup full of cottage cheese, dirty socks and some green Play Doh ground into the carpet.


Another cup with some nasty milk in it.


A glob of Play Doh on the couch because when I tell Brooklyn, "Keep the Play Doh at the kitchen table" she thinks it means, "Squish it into the couch, carpet, TV, her hair, the bathroom floor, her highchair, inside the Cars DVD case, and pretty much anywhere else she goes."


Yet more green Play Doh...


On the table we have dishes left out because my kids think the dish fairy puts them in the dishwasher for them. (By the way, in the red bowl is a piece of coconut cream pie that Austin made from scratch. I think he did something wrong though because it turned out pretty soupy, but I thought it was pretty cool that he took on a project like that. I'm still holding out hope that he'll make a good husband who can cook someday.)


On the kitchen counter, we have a package of waffles left thawing out and getting dry and gross. Clay made himself 4 waffles. You know, because we have a 4 slot toaster, so why not?


And let's not forget the glob of butter smeared on my kitchen floor.


Here we have the empty waffle box. The garbage can is about a foot away, but clearly, Clay was exhausted from smearing the butter around with diaper wipes so he didn't have the energy to open the cabinet door and throw it away.

Check back in later tonight for Sunday Sound Out!

10 comments:

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Only two words...

Oh.No.

Transparent Tulip said...

LOL...makes a mom feel needed.. :)

Michelle said...

And lucky you, you're the one who gets to clean it all.

On the other hand, I'm relieved to find that my wee ones aren't the only children who have a thing about taking off their socks randomly and leaving them somewhere in the house.

BUT I think you should be proud of Brooklyn that she can open the Play-Doh by herself. Neither of the wee ones can open a can, and both of them are older than Brooklyn. And Little Miss is pretty strong. See, a silver lining?

As for the pie? Austin is a way cool kid. I think that's great that he tried that. And have you seen any of the really cool cooking classes they have for kids and teens that really get them all the basics and everything they need to know?

RDKLEIN said...

At this point.. my children will claim that the Cat in the Hat was here. We all laugh- shake our heads and don't blame ourselves for spending too much time on the computer!

Veggiemomof2 said...

Thanks for the reminder why I never let my kids have playdoh. I know I know..mean wicked mommy!

Anonymous said...

Is the sippy cup really full of cottage cheese, or was it full of milk that has been sitting there for a while and curdled?

Not that it happens at my house...

Audrey

Rachel L. said...

3 words - Playdoh is evil! LOL

Goldibug said...

Ohmigosh! I have this problem every time I get on blogger! You think I'd have learned already...

plainprecious said...

Wow your kids are neat freaks compared my my youngest 2. I have cleaned the livingroom playroom and diningroom so many times jsut today that it isnt even funny. I will trade you. My 2 youngest for all of yours

Bethany said...

It's not too bad....but they know how to mess up a house, for sure ;) Did they have to help clean it, too?

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