Just how much trouble can she find?


This is all within a couple days of each other.

How am I doing at this SAHM gig?

Incident #1 (notice they are numbered…much like an outline, if there is a 1, there will be a 2, and of course a 3, which is definitely the worst…or the best, depending on your opinion).
#1 was washing her hands. Yeah, the water was running for a while, but it was a break…and she wasn’t whining. When I finally went in, this is what I found:

Any guesses at how much soap she used? Half a container. Let’s just say her hands were pretty dang clean.

Incident #2:
#1 was coloring some fridge magnets on her desk. Once again, that all too familiar quiet was noticed and I looked over and saw this:

I guess I should be happy that she started by coloring the magnets; but then she became the canvas as well as her desk. And, yes, I took a picture of her artwork. The marker wasn’t toxic (at least, I don’t think it was).
Incident #3:
This was by far the worst offense this week. She was supposed to be taking a nap. Usually, if she isn’t taking a nap, she is yelling to come out of her room.This time, she was quiet. When she finally started yelling for me, I went into her room and found this pile in her bed:

Yes folks, those are books. But not just any books, those are library books. Two of them. If you are lucky enough to not have had to replace library books, not only will you pay top dollar for them, but you will also pay $10 a piece for service charges.

You are looking at $55 worth of destruction!

Hopefully, that’s enough trouble for the rest of the week!


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  1. Oh my, $55 in library books? I get pretty fired up when my son destroys my own property let alone some one else's! Love the coloring incident!

  2. Oh no! $55!! That would just about kill me! Gotta love our crazy kids. And her arms look about standard for my 2 year old, who's older brothers always tell him afterwards "Your arms and legs look awesome!"

  3. Yikes! Those are some expensive library books. Ahhh, the joys of a two year old! lol

  4. Oh yikes! We have had to buy library books and it is never a pleasant experience. I pray that she is less destructive in the future……

  5. My mouth dropped open when I read they were library books. Not good, not good at all, lol.

  6. The three most important words that everyone need to learn when parenting are:


  7. omg the library books!! oh honey!

    i think that needs to come out of someones allowance ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Oh, my! I'm speechless…lol! That is crazy how much you'll have to pay…yikes!! And the soap? She'll be clean for days, ha! And I love her marker arms ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks like quite the week, sweetie–I think you definitely deserve a margarita now!

    This reminds me of last week when Isabella decided to color our foyer walls…with red crayon. Gotta love this age ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. The noise is annoying but the silence is FRIGHTENING!!!

  10. Oh, man! Yes, that was quite a week, and you have quite a little girl on your hands!

  11. OMG that is too funny! (everything except the $55 library charge)
    Haylee seems to be getting into a lot more trouble since I have been at home!
    Gotta love them!

  12. Yea…that is pretty funny…and not funny at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚ hugs to Mommy

  13. Oh honey…

    Can I just say I find it a little ironic that first you posted the soap and THEN the marker 'art'?

  14. Oh my goodness girl!! You've had quite the week haven't you?! Glad you can grab your camera for some cheap "therapy!"

  15. I dont even know what to say…wow! I was wondering what Emily was talking about the ohter night on facebook about Izzy and library books…now I see! Ouch..$55…that is nuts!
    The other 2 were pretty funny though ๐Ÿ˜‰ (beci\ause we didnt have to clean it up!) I guess you just to be thankful it wasnt the walls! ha
    How many more days until school starts?!?!?!?!

  16. Your library is insane with fees! Well…now you have funny stories to look back on. They will be funny to you soon.

  17. Sparkette says:

    Oh my heavens you guys have had quite the week! Yikes. I know all to well about the soap…my neighbors daughter is way a clean freak…if I leave my soap out. It's gone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Yep, that's plenty of evidence! You're definitely a SAHM!

  19. $55! Yikes! These are the moments I curse my kids with the mother of all curses…that they will have 10 just like them!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    She is a cutie!

  20. OMG!!! I can't believe the library can charge that! So sorry that it had been a rough week.

  21. Ouch!! Too bad she didn't commit offense number 2 before offense number 1!

  22. Oh my! What a busy little girl Izzy has been! The library book thing is just crazy…can you buy the books at Borders and then just replace the jackets? That might save you a little bit and you could avoid that service fee! I hope she goes easy on you today!

  23. I keep a "round file" on my computer where I store pictures and stories such as these. I've found by the time I stop to take a picture and compose a story for it in my head, I'm not angry–in fact I enjoy most of their little antics and then we have fun cleaning up the mess together. Life is to0 short to waste it on anger. Loved the PSF ๐Ÿ™‚ Hereโ€™s my photo story. happy Friday!

  24. 1. Good think it didn't overflow to the floor!…….

    2. Crayola makes fabulous washable markers!…..she's very artistic……….

    3. Oh man……that's awfully pricy…probably would be cheaper to buy the books to replace them yourself!

    SAHM…..not for the weak……..
    Here's to hoping for a better week next week…….

  25. She looks so harmless in the picture of her coloring. So at peace.

  26. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    She has been one busy girl this week! My boys have torn up books before…but never library books! $55 is a lot of money for two books!

  27. Oh no! Little devil…Good thing she is cute as a button ๐Ÿ™‚
    Note to my-future-mom-self: Don't leave library books in children's room during naptime!

  28. I've had days like that but all in the same day offenses by different children! but you still those them when the day is over.

  29. Oh my goodness!! Yes I too know that waaaaayyyyyy to quiet sound. Sometimes I wonder if I should savor the peace some more, or head to check it out?? But boy, $55!! That stinks!

    Here's to a loud weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. lol…I love it.
    Its the world of exploration…
    Great isn't it?!

  31. Man, the library books. Well, atleast you can be proud you take her to the library. Mine have only been twice ever and it wasn't to check out books. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hate it when the silences happen…it is always trouble in my house too.

  32. Oh NO! I was kinda hoping that #2 happened before #1 since she was in a washing mood and all.

    She's a mischievous little one, isn't she?

  33. Oh my stinkin' heck. The first two offenses were quite mild, but OH NO! $55? Yikes! Did Miss Isabelle get a mini-lesson in proper care/feeding of library books?


  34. Sheesh…she's sure keeping you on your toes, huh? $55?! And yeah…I also know that "it's WAY too quiet" feeling way too well.

  35. That is one crazy week.

    What a little monkey.

    Here's hoping the trend doesn't continue.

  36. Oh my goodness…. I am sorry. Parenting is full of such joys..lol

    Well at least you are keeping a record and can show the girls what you went through when they tell you about their parenting trials.

    Good luck….I know that you have heard this many times… but I'll say it again… they really will be grown before you know it….yes they will… and for now get a big bottle of Tylenol

    Love, Lura

  37. Thanks for the tip on the library book fiasco. Makes me even happier to know that I buy most of E's books @ the used book store or even better @ garage sales.

    $55 ouch!!

  38. Wow, the library books is definitely the worst. The other two didn't cost that much! Yikes!

  39. Oh my goodness…$55!!! I guess that why I don't want to borrow books! The soad thin gis funny. I think any kid would do this!

  40. sierra.rix says:

    Um…Yeah – we have had the same type incidents – INCIDENTS (in REd) is more accurate.

    Tip re the books – buy your own copies of the deconstructed ones and present them to the Library. Borders charges less.

  41. Man, she's giving you a run for your money!

    My cousins usually use way too much soap too, but not that much. Isabelle has them beat on that one!

    Those are some expensive books. Maybe the next time just read to when you or your husband is around or just don't leave her alone with them.

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