A day when every time you turn around there's a mess to clean up? A day when everything seems topsy-turvy and upside down? I'm sure you can relate! Let me tell you about our day here at the Schasteen house.
First, it began with a new hobby Maddie has taken up.
She has discovered what a great canvas her legs are.
Next, at our Sooner Start visit we discussed the issue of self-feeding. Maddie still refuses to use a spoon. We thought a good motivation might be if I left the table and she could decide to take the spoon on her own. It's a great idea and I have to say it has worked once before when out of necessity I had to leave her alone at the table so I could get ready for an appointment. But today was a topsy-turvy day!
Maddie decided to forgot the spoon and revert back to the use of her good, old-fashioned hand. Not only that, but it would be rude to not share with Gracie, so she flung a good amount down for Gracie. But instead of hitting the floor, she actually hit Gracie. Gracie's ears and back were covered with applesauce!
Next, I noticed these odd little spots all over the floor. I noticed them in the living room...
and in the bedroom...
and in the entry of the bathroom...
and in the bathroom...
What in the world? I had to get down and study these silly spots. After careful examination, I finally figured out what they were. While I was busy putting on my make-up, Maddie was playing in it. It was harmless play, just stacking things up. But I forgot about an eye shadow stick I had. It broke off...and then Maddie stepped on it. It was embedded in her sandal, so every time she stepped she left a little something behind. Any suggestions on how to get a waxy-type eye shadow out of carpet?! (yikes!)
Next, we went out to eat at Johnny Carino's. I have to admit, even after a day like this some messes can be fun and funny! Maddie really enjoyed her fettuccine.
|sorry about the poor picture quality...taken with Kyle's cell phone : )|
Later we get home and Maddie has found a case of 20 water bottles obviously asking for freedom. Maddie obliged.
every, single one of them found their freedom
and freeing put-away water bottles is exhausting work...
The most ironic part of today is the fact that after reading Barbara Curtis' wonderful book, Mommy Teach Me! I discovered Maddie is in a sensitive period for order. Barbara Curtis also suggested letting little ones be a part of your daily chores. So we made a chart and began using it today of all days!!
|Did you know you can write on the dishwasher with dry erase markers?! They work great! I took pictures of our chores, unloading dishwasher, load washing machine, load dryer, and fold clothes. Then I printed them out and glued magnets on the back.|
Maddie did great helping out with the chores. She knows exactly where the silverware goes and was able to put a few dishes away that were within her reach. She's great at loading the washer and dryer, and we have not tackled folding laundry yet! I think that will have to wait until tomorrow after this topsy-turvy day!