Friday, August 03, 2007

Don't let this cute face fool you, because she's definitely up to something
(Or into something)

***Warning: This post is going to cause you to have extreme doubt in my mothering skills. In fact, it has caused me to question said skills myself. It just seems that some days, no matter how hard I try or what I do, they turn out like this. In my defense, however, I have 2 older children who are constantly leaving many of the items that Sophie gets into mischief with in places easily accessible to her. And, on a day like today, when I'm trying to get stuff done, I'd be better off just nixing it all and following the baby around everywhere.***

It is 1pm, Friday, August 3.

Already today, Sophia has:
  • Pulled every dishtowel out of the drawer and distributed them over the entire house.
  • Taken the pots and pans out of the cupboard three different times.
  • Written with crayon on the wall.
  • Unfolded all of my newly folded laundry.
  • Found a half drunk bottle of water and spilled it on the carpet in an attempt to drink it.
  • Gotten into the game cupboard, pulled out several board games and nearly choked on a gamepiece.
  • Drawn on herself with a pen.
  • Taken the lid of the garbage and proceeded to rummage around till she found an empty macaroni and cheese box to carry around.
  • Thrown her entire breakfast on the floor without eating any of it.
  • Broken my sunglasses.
  • Driven her older sisters nuts during movie time by pushing all the buttons on the TV.
  • Climbed on several different pieces of furniture, and fallen off a couple.
  • Taken toothbrushes, makeup and toothpaste out of my bathroom drawer, never to be found again.
  • Taken her diaper off (this is a new trick) during her naptime, and then pooped on her blanket.


Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Taken her diaper off (this is a new trick) during her naptime, and then pooped on her blanket.

    Now, that, above just kills me... ONLY because that is Olivia's new trick, too - - well 2 or 3 months, new. Put pants on the baby, or a onesie that snaps......... Or Duck tape - - we had to do that with Ian when he was 2.

    I have days like this all the time, don't feel bad - - for real - - not even for a second.

    Back to cleaning for me.

  2. OHHHHHH NOOOOO!!! Sweet little Sophia?!

    What an adventure at your house these days!

  3. Our little one year olds must be kindred spirits! I wish there was two of me just to keep up with her. Thanks for checking out my blog. Your girls are adorable as well. Your header is the sweetest. Isn't having girls the best!

  4. Wow. Sounds like a day. And, I want to have a baby because...? Seriously, though, don't be too hard on yourself. Sounds like there's a lot to deal with!

  5. And people can't imagine what SAHMs do all day. Sigh.

    Good luck. Take your vitamins. This too shall pass.

    God bless.

  6. (((((((((((((((((Lara))))))))))))))))

  7. All in a day's work, right, Lara? I don't think anyone here doubts your mothering skills!

    I've been reading but not able to comment much mid-move. I'm glad you had such a great vacation!

    As for the diaper problem, Peter did the same thing. After trying everything we could think of (pants, onesies, duct tape), our solution was to put his diapers on backwards. It worked like a charm!

  8. Sorry, hard not to laugh. I only laugh because I know all too well. Sounds like my two year old. I know that soon enough Ainsley will be at it too!


  9. I'm laughing too, but only because I can relate, lol.

  10. Thank you for making me glad I don't have a baby. :)

  11. So she's doing her job & doing it well you're telling us! :-) :-) :-)

  12. Ok.. I'm just gonna giggle.. cause I have a child JUST LIKE THAT!! He's almost 12 now.. and I promise.. it does get better... but her face is quite innocent...

  13. I recognize that expression. Have seen it many times on my little ones' faces--the self-satisfied look that says "Look at me, I'm up to no good!" She's adorable!

  14. I had to laugh too. Oh the fun stages.

  15. Gabriel's new trick is to stick his hand in his diaper when he does his business. He then shows me in a request to change him, or wipes it on my walls.

    Have fun in NYC-jealous again!

  16. Oh goodness gosh... she's so cute. Sorry she's drivin' you nuts, but you know she's worth it! :)

  17. . . . got to laugh! They always look so innocent don't they. But, you can see the wheels turning -- what can I do now to explore my world and drive mom nuts at the same time. She is adorable and yes, this will pass. The diaper on backwards sounds like a great idea. Have fun with your busy little bee!

  18. I already posted before but I can't help but think that maybe some child-proofing would cut down on a bit of the mischief. :) Just a few well-placed child locks on a couple of cabinets/drawers and perhaps you'd have a few more moments of peace and quiet! Then again, maybe she'd occupy herself by finding even more things to get into.

    All the best. This post still makes me chuckle -- only because I am not currently going through it! :)

  19. Ah ha ha ha! Many of these "activities" are ones my Anna is great at- the unfolding laundry, pushing buttons on the TV (and stereo, remotes, dvd player, vcr... anything with buttons really), climbing furniture (the other night I turned away for about two seconds and found her suddenly standing ON TOP of the dining room table clapping for herself), and carrying around things that belong to us and leaving them in mysterious places (her latest favorite is the swiffer handle she carries everywhere). SO VERY GLAD she had not figured out diaper removal skills. I can do without a poopy blanket, thank you very much. Totally feeling you on this great 1 year old adventure (all this and our house is pretty darn baby-proofed). We have such smart girlies, don't we? He he he.