Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Angel, Hannah - February 19, 2006

Pete was gone during the kids bedtime tonight. Hannah was downstairs, unsupervised while I nursed Eli to sleep. She's pretty trustworthy for a 3 year old, but she *is* a three year old :) She was happily painting w/ watercolors when I went upstairs... I knew she was up to something because it was just TOOOOOOOO quiet down there. I came downstairs, and it was apparent that I'd caught her red-handed by the look on her face. She immediately told me "I ate some candy". There were half a dozen Hershey's Kisses wrappers in the trash and most of a blowpop. She'd gotten out her trusty chair and climbed to get her Valentine candy. Okay, that's not too bad. I start to clean up her paint, and notice she spilled the tiny bit of water I'd left for the watercolors... no big deal, easily cleaned up. THEN I notice there is a whole banana in the trash... and FIVE oranges. [side note, I've often turned into a raving lunatic over lesser offenses... but I remained calm]. As I'm taking my newly bought fruit out of the trash, I notice that it's been painted :) I almost cracked up, but decided calm was better. I washed up my fruit, and let Hannah know that I was upset that she threw away the fruit (that I bought for HER to snack on). I could tell she was terrified that I might start yelling at any second, but I didn't. I *did* take her chairs and put them in the closet for now... Is this stuff going to keep happening almost daily??? On Friday she put a whole roll of toilet paper in the toilet while trying to "clean" it for me...