Friday, October 9, 2009

they're just things....


It seems these days everything I have ends up broken, ripped,colored on,or lost.Let me explain what happened yesterday. I was in the other room and Lilly was peacefully coloring. She later came in to my room and said, "mom come look at the couch." I instantly knew I didn't want to go look at the couch to see what kind of fun surprise was waiting for me! I asked her,"why?" She just said ,"come and see what Ella did." So I went down the hall and towards the couch and there waiting for me was what an 18 month old would call a masterpiece, on my couch cushions.

Now I will admit, that I got upset when walker took scissors to the interior of my brand new car......
And I got upset when they colored a mural on my freshly painted room downstairs......
I did get upset when I found Sharpie on my leather couches down stairs.....
And I got really upset when Walker drew squiggles all over his new,white bunk beds......
And lets not forget the time Lilly gave her cousin a full out hair cut....yes, I got mad!

So to say the least, I really didn't get upset. Maybe I'm used to my demolition team doing these things. Maybe I have just stopped caring that EVERYTHING I have turns out to be well.....CRAP!! What upset me the most is I think Lilly encouraged her baby sister and watched, as she drew red chicken scratches on the cushion. And when she was out of room, that's when Lilly decided it was time to go tell mom!!! I just tell myself these "things" are just things and it doenst really matter. But it does matter. I'm the one who bought it, so it should be me who ruins it, right? I'm just trying to teach my children how to respect the things they have and to take care of them. I'm failing! To say the least I did a pretty good job at getting the stain out. Some may not even notice. So if anyone needs some help getting stains out, you know who to call!!!