Caught red handed...literally!
It has been a looong week. We are in the middle of a pretty major, MUCH needed bathroom remodel. For the sake of our friend and contractor, David, and my own sanity, I have tried to have some where to be during the day with the little monsters....oops, I mean little darlings. Monday and Tuesday were spent at my mom and dad's house. Wednesday morning was spent shopping and going to 2 doctor's appointments and then back home just in time for naps (sadly, not my nap). Thursday, we hung out with Missy and Jonah in the morning and again came home just in time for naps. All of this running around has made for a pretty crazy week and some pretty wound up kids and a VERY messy house. I spent Wednesday and Thursday afternoons tackling laundry and the infamous unmatched sock basket. Eleven people with 2 feet each, let's just say that's A LOT of socks. Soooo today I decided to brave it. I spent the morning at home. I did the unspeakable and plopped Aiden and Jonathan in front of the tv and popped in Wreck it Ralph. (Side note: I love this movie. Super cute! If you haven't seen it, watch it!!) I proceeded to bake cookies (not because I am a super cool baker mom, well at least not today. It was because I had completely forgotten that I was supposed to take a dozen cookies to the school for Noah's Kindergarten Celebration.) After that, I cleaned the kitchen and dining room and mopped the floors. I cleaned all of the bedrooms and living room, dusted and vacuumed. By then the movie was over and it was time for lunch and to get dressed for the previously mentioned Kindergarten Celebration. I managed to get the baby to take a quick nap. That was a calculated risk. If it wasn't long enough, I was risking a supremely crabby baby in a very public place. But the alternative, a baby with absolutely no nap, was a much scarier prospect.
We went to the Kindergarten Celebration for Noah. (which was really cute, by the way!) Jonathan and Aiden were pretty good, relatively speaking. We came home and then it started. That calculated risk that I mentioned. Let's just say, I am questioning if it was worth it. Jonathan was rested enough to be extremely energetic, but he didn't have enough sleep to be, hmmmm well behaved. But, let's be honest, he is only two. Two year old boys aren't exactly known for being well behaved. From the time that we got home from the school, until we finally put him to bed at 8:00, he managed to dump half of a box of rice krispies cereal on the carpet, unmake my bed by jumping on it, dump a basket of laundry out, dump a bin of megablocks all over the living room floor, climb onto the kitchen table and dance on it, and rip every dvd and book off of the shelves...and then he committed an unspeakable crime...He stole Gianna's most treasured possession...her bright red lipstick.
The crime scene...
Caught red handed. He certainly doesn't look very sorry!
After all of this, Brian gave him a bath and put his jammies on. He didn't know that I was watching him. He grabbed my ipod and hid behind the recliner so that he could watch Hulk Versus Superman on youtube. No, I am not kidding. He actually knows how to turn on my ipod and scroll to youtube and find Hulk videos. He is amazing. My prayer for Jonathan is that he learns to use his powers for good!
Here he is hiding behind the recliner with my ipod.
It has taken nine kids, but I think that we may have finally met our match. Brian and I are in trouble!