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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

When it's too quiet in the kitchen

Every experienced parent knows that when it becomes unusually quiet in the house it is almost always because mischief making is in process. This is even more true when more than one child is involved. Because if there's only one, chances are much, much higher that the calm is due to falling asleep. When there are two, you just know that they are getting into trouble.

This type of eerie silence descended upon my home one morning last week. Chloe and Sophie had been their usual noisy selves all morning, but while I was doing laundry I noticed it had all stopped. When I discovered what they were doing, I was pretty much relieved because nothing was broken, the mess wasn't too horrible and at least they got into somewhat healthy food instead of finding the stash of cookies, candy or fruit snacks. Although they did use over half of a bottle of ranch dressing, wasted most of the carrots in the fridge and caused me to have to re-mop what had been a sparkling kitchen a few minutes before.

Every parent also knows to take pictures of such events. So, even though these particular photos don't do justice to the ranchy mess that was my kitchen floor, that is exactly what I did.




14 comments :

  1. TOO TOO CUTE!! Ranch is messy and not fun to clean up - but impressed it was carrots/ranch vs. candy/cookies! :)
    They are to bring us joy - even if it takes time after the incident to find that joy! :)

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  2. Yep, and now your kitchen is sparkling with healthy girls running around in it!! Oh the joys of quiet time!

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  3. Such cute girls... and now I want me some carrots and ranch dip too!

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  4. But they're so cute, even if they're messy!

    The last time I heard quiet like that I found they'd glued their coloring book pages to the book shelves. Sigh.

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  5. They don't grow out of that either - my kids still get into stuff and make lots of messes! At least they are being self-sufficient.

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  6. Oh boy!!

    And, I agree - - VERY cute!

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  7. I love that Sophie seems more content to lick the ranch off of herself than actually eat a carrot!

    Thanks for the reminder about when it's too quiet. . .

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  8. How funny! So interesting that we long for silence when we have noisy kids, but then when it comes, it's often not something we can enjoy.

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  9. Oh, I love those pictures! How adorable! At least they grabbed carrots-the other day I went downstairs to find a picnic of chips, fruit snacks and frozen fruit from the freezer.

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  10. Awesome that they go for the healthy stuff. My girls are bit more sneaky with the sweet tooth stuff. They say, "Don't get mad, get pictures."

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  11. This happened to me too recently. . .unfortunately for me it wasn't CARROTS! Can you send your girls over and teach my boy to eat his veggies?!

    Isaac got out milk and nesquick. He wanted some pink milk. To make that you use one glass of milk (thank goodness there was very little milk in the jug and he didn't spill!) and the ENTIRE can of nesquick! Unfortunately the entire can does not fit in one cup. . . one big stick mess!

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  12. Those pictures are adorable. And Sophie looks so much like Joel!

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  13. Wahh... your kitchen floor is much nicer then mine.
    {harumph}

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  14. hahaha, yeah, good for you to take photos! and I am amazed that cats and children behave absolutely the same... so this means the cat is a good training for the kid ownership :))

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