Sunday, February 15, 2009
Nothing sways me more than happy giggling little girls. I just love them.
Dane is the one of our kids that likes Sesame Street Characters. Though he doesn't watch much TV, I try to show him if it's on. He sits for a minute and hugs his Elmo but is off and racing.
When Chrissy and Mimi were small we had bought a Cookie Monster that laughed. Do you remember those? They were so scared of it they would cry just looking at it. We also had a stuffed Billy The Marlin that Kadie brought home from a baseball game. They cried when they saw that to. Well, our shower pan rotted in our bathroom and ruined the Pergo that we had just put down in the hall going between the bedrooms. This was particularly frustrating as the first time it was layed the workers messed it up and we (Dave) replaced it himself. It hadn't been down a month. Anyway, there was a closet in the hall you had to walk by to get to the girls room and in order to lay the flooring you had to take the door off. This closet had all my cleaning supplies in it. Every time the girls would go by they were pulled into stopping and looking. So, OMG I can't believe I'm going to admit this, I put Billy The Marlin on the bottom shelf and Cookie Monster about half way up. They no longer wanted to stop and look at the open closet, now they ran by with their little eyes closed. When they got up in the morning they would slide by with their backs pushed tight on the opposite wall. I'm sorry, I only did it for a couple of days! It was so funny though. I know we will end up on a TV show someday. It will be called Bad Parenting.