Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bad Toddler

Charlotte has been all kinds of bad this morning. She's slapped me in the face twice, spit banana on the floor, followed by French Toast, followed by tossing her juice box over the shoulder onto the floor. After a series of quiet times in her room we progressed to the master bedroom to put away clothes, she on the side of the bed with our book stand. I haven't worried too much about her with books because she does not tear pages - until now.

I hear a long riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip - the cover of husband's favorite book has been destroyed. He comes out of the bathroom as I stare glumly at his torn book - a collectible, rather hard to find novel and he say's, "don't worry, it's just a book, I will teach her to respect books, besides she's irreplaceable".

7 comments:

The Iron Edge said...

wow. so great that your husband was calm about it. not sure mine would have been. man, gotta love this age!! :)

Grit said...

wow, that was a lot calmer than i would've been, although i am not sure how i would've reacted.

...hmmm, i did just have a mammoth yell when i found shark and tiger swinging metal bars at each other, so maybe that's what i'd do. yell. i guess that is not good practice. (but sometimes it's the only way to be heard above the screaming.)

Rumour Miller said...

Always an adventure and always a challenge! Sounds like my house these days...

amanda said...

Can't say I would have been that calm either, but a truer comment has never been made. ;)

crazywildberry said...

Wow. I am speechless, Rachel. I know your hubby is calm and cool, but this just astounds me! Like I said, I am speechless. Totally put me in my place. I would have probably yelled. Makes me rethink my reactions with the children. Thanks for posting this.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I really admire his calmness!

Suburban Turmoil said...

Such a sweet husband. I'm not sure mine would have had the same reaction! :D