December 3, 2011

I Do It


Cameron's no dummy. He's learned from the best (ie. his older siblings) that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

I caught him with the orange juice this afternoon.

"If you wanted a drink, all you needed to do was ask me," I told him.

He was too busy stirring the contents of the pitcher with a fork to respond.

When I got closer, I saw that he had misjudged the speed at which the orange juice had come out of the pitcher. It was everywhere, including down the crack between my countertop and refrigerator.

"Lovely," I mumbled as I tried to assess the damage, which turned out to be significant.

While I was behind the refrigerator, cleaning up Mess #1, Cameron shut himself in the pantry. I found him in the dark, eating potato chips.

15 comments

Catherine Dabels said...

You should tie that kid to you with a leash. LIke puppy training. A really short leash.

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

At least he used a cup... I guess... :D

Mom of 12 said...

Maybe you should teach him how to turn on the light...
Sandy

Kristine Gray said...

Cameron is the same age as my twins. I'm seriously thinking of investing in a dog cage. It will be cheaper than all the stuff they destroy.

The Davis Family said...

Yesterday my daughter brought home a picture she'd painted at preschool. She was so proud to tell me she'd hung it on the fridge all by herself. Unfortunately, later that night I found she'd hung the picture by pasting it to the fridge with Elmer's glue. Sigh...

Anonymous said...

Smart strategy!

Michelle said...

My 3 year old is exactly the same, hence the locks on the fridge and pantry now. My breaking point was when I found him in the pantry, standing on a chair, with an empty bag of Oreos. He looked like a bearded baby. :)

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh! He's the kind of kid who can figure things out. He'll be an engineer or an architect. Or he'll be the 'go to' guy in prison. KIDDING!! :)

Christyn@StrivingforSimple.com said...

My Two-year old (i'm sorry...22 month old) is already tearing the house to shreds. Her favorite things to snatch...anything electronic that she can take apart...I keep moving things higher and higher. My only saving grace is that she isn't climbing the bookshelves yet!

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing because the paper towel holder in the background is empty. This is also my life.

Tara said...

I feel your pain.My daughter is so independent- wanting to do EVERYTHING by herself. Its quite frustrating but I guess kind of great at the same time!! She is 4 so its good thats shes attempting to do stuff on her own.
Tara @ http://www.secretsofamomaholic.com/

AlsoMean said...

Uh oh, sounds like your earlier wish to not be bothered with requests for food or drinks 842 times per day has been granted.

Just Plain Tired said...

I've heard that potato chips are the new comfort food to be used as a child when in trouble. ;)

Michelle Potter said...

Sounds like he's very industrious! Good on him! :P

maria said...

I don't know why, but this made me laugh and cry at the same time. Thanks, Jana - I obviously needed this today. :)