Monday, January 15, 2007

Slaughter House 23

PGirl Junior called for me to come upstairs last night. Now, I'd been mentally preparing myself to watch two hours of the season premiere of "24" and was prepared for all manner of torture, explosions and other senseless violence (Jack delivered, too, by biting a man's throat out. Yes. He.Bit.It.Out. Lost Boy indeed!). Anyway, nothing could have prepared me for what I saw when I entered her room.

The ladybug bean bag's contents were off-limits to my daughter and son. They had been for some time. PGirl has encountered the bean bag injured before, but never so grievously. This was likely going to result in a funeral for our comfy furniture friend.

Our daughter had obviously called me up, because the original PGirl would have had a considerably more animated and angry response than me. I took it in stride. But then I actually looked at the culprit.

I had to stifle a laugh. PGirl came upstairs to look. I excused myself to use the potty, looking for relief from the oncoming storm. My wife was surprisingly calm, raising her voice over the vacuum cleaner motor to tell the kids to stop tracking bean bag guts around the house.

PGirl Jr. wasn't very remorseful. Please note the lint brush in her hands. I'm pretty sure she was more concerned with cleaning her clothes than with hiding the crime. My little attempted murderess would likely follow Martha Stewart's prison example.

In unrelated news, the kids are home with me today and I actually planned an activity with them. We made some chocolate chip cookies today. Enjoy the pics...


3carnations said...

Maybe I'm way off here, but I have never seen anyone line a table with newspaper for a child's baking project! That almost seems more complicated than just cleaning up the mess afterwards :)

We've never had a beanbag mess, but shortly before my son got his "big boy bed", he climbed out of his crib for the first time, and emptied the contents of his closet and dresser. He did it so quietly, it just sounded like regular "I'm not napping so I am moving around in my crib" noises through the monitor. I went in to get him after "nap", and nearly his entire floor was covered with clothes, and he had some cars taken off his shelf and lined them up in a perfect row next to the mess.

The funny part is, after we got him in his big boy bed, the first time he napped in that, he got up and moved the bed, but after that he has never gotten out of it during nap time again.

-R- said...

Your kids are so cute! I love that picture of PGirl Junior with the lint brush. She looks guilty in that picture to me!

Stinkypaw said...

Love the look of PGirl Jr, sad puppy eyes "Would I do that?" kind of look - Too cute!

Enjoy the cookies, which I'm sure are delicious, and your day with them!

PreppyGirl said...

3C - by the way, it is a PLASTIC table cloth under that newspaper so I'm not sure why he did that either. I think in his mind scooping up newspaper and throwing it away is easier than actually taking a sponge and wiping it down. Boys.

The funniest part was the lint brush - like did she think that was going to clean up 10,000 styrofoam beans? At least she tried I guess. She was feeling pretty badly in that picture.

PreppyGirl said...

PS - I didn't want it to seem like I was ungrateful that you were trying not to make a mess with the cookies. Thanks baby - save a cookie for me!

Galoot said...

3C - I was more worried about myself than the kids!

R - Oh yeah. She did it!

StinkyP - Sometimes she poses for pictures, this one was a real reaction I believe.

PGirl - I actually prepared so well for the kids making the mess (splitting up the work, getting all the tools together) that clean up was a snap.