Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hey You--The Little One

Munchkin and Squirt get the brunt of our name switchery. Every time hubby calls a child the wrong name, I smile and say, "Hey you?" Squirt doesn't seem to mind--you know, seeing how she's only 9 weeks old. Munchkin doesn't mind either. But that's only because if you look at her and say someone else's name, she will assume you are talking to that other person...And continue along her path of destruction.
You can't help but adore this child. At times, she is a tornado of chaos furious enough to make you want to rip out your hair. She goes from one thing to another faster than you can blink. You have just finished cleaning up one mess, turn around and there are three more. Her favorite is the salt shaker. Every minute of every day, there is at least a little bit of salt on the floor, and the holes of the shaker are plugged from her constant licking. It is a frustrating game she plays.

Then she speaks. Oh how her little voice can just make your heart melt.
She wakes at the crack of dawn, before her baby sister, and strolls into my room.

"Mom, it's morning! Look, it's a beautiful day! Wake up!"

If you should ever yell at her, she responds with, "Mom, are you mad?"
Once you let her out of time out, she comes at you all smiles, "Mom, are you happy!?" or "Mom are you not mad?!"

But my favorite is, "How I look?"
Anytime she puts on a hat, a dress, shoes, a sticker...anything, really...she comes and says, "How I look?" And then she laughs. Makes you forget all the messes and destruction.

...Most of the time.


The Strickland Gang said...

Gotta love these mess makers! Aren't they adorable?! I have just realized that we will never have a totally clean house ever again or at least not for now with four kiddos! But they are so worth it...most days!

Shaunee said...

I can't believe how big she's getting. What a cute girl!

The Sweet Escape said...

So very cute! It's great to see how much you enjoy all the fun (and not so fun) times with your kids!