Monday, October 1, 2007

You know what I love?

Nick is out of town in Cincinnati for the Bengals vs. New England game. I miss him terribly when he is gone, no matter whether it be business or pleasure, although usually it is business. I have one thing to look forward to (OK actually 2) and that is that Isabella KNOWS that when he is gone she gets to sleep with me. I love it. I love to snuggle her in at night, listen to her sleep talking (yes she really does), and hear her breathing. I know this is something that will surely not last forever. I know she will not be 16 and wanting to sleep in my bed when Nick is out of town, so I am quick to enjoy it now. Abby on the other hand would have nothing to do with sleeping in my bed, she would rather be in her crib than anywhere near someone while she is catching up on her beauty rest. Very independent. OK and the other thing I like is that my house stays so much cleaner when he is OOT. I am not picking up rolled up socks off the floor (which is a pet peeve of mine) I just started washing them like this, because I am NOT going to stick my hand in his sock to un roll it..ewwwww. I am hoping he will take notice to this soon. I am not sure why it is much cleaner, but really it is.

What a bear she has been lately. She and Bella are so different. Bella was a tough baby and is now proving to be a slightly easier little girl. Abby was so easy and is now proving to be difficult. She challenges my every question, my every move, and everything is "mine". Everything is about Abby. This morning I was folding my laundry in my bedroom and Abby was playing babies, or so I thought. I walk into the living room and she had re-decorated my couch in RED permanent sharpie marker. LOVELY. I scrubbed with the cleaner that I got from the furniture store where the couch was purchased, much to my avail no such luck. I mean it did not even fade, it actually bled some of the red in the area I was scrubbing. I have no idea what to do to get this out, but more importantly...what to do with her when she does things like this. I don't even know where she got the marker from? I think she has a secret stash of things she has taken over the last few months IE. 2 remotes, 2 cordless phones, my inhaler tube (don't worry she can't prime without a key piece) she is like the swiper of our family. I saved one phone from near death when I was walking to the car and heard it ringing in our BIG garbage (you know the one you keep outside and can put like 3 trash bags in) yeah, nastay. I called Nick out on that one. I have plates, and forks, and cups missing. I just don't know what to do anymore.

P.S. Maybe I should check that backpack of hers. See below Pic. Dora always has everything she needs in her backpack, maybe Abby is folowing suit by collecting house items.


Melissa said... funny on the "Swiper". lol

As for the couch..try rubbing Alcohol. It worked wonders for our couch when Paige did the same thing.

And I love the cuddles in bed...nothing better.

Have a GREAT day! =)

Jess said...

Hang in there with the "decorating". Hannah once used markers all over one of my guest rooms and another time decorated the bedroom with hot pink nail polish- the walls, the furniture, the bedspread, THE CARPET!, everywhere. I can't tell you how mad I was. I made her write an apology note, and she had to give up something that was her favorite because she ruined my things -she chose to give up her make up and I thought she was never going to get over it. Funny enough, I managed to get the room painted, Bob cleaned the carpet and snipped away with nail scissors what he couldn't get up and I removed a lot of the polish from the dresser she had wildly decorated. Just the other day I found a small pink spot that I had missed and it made me smile.

You may want to look into getting her "The Borrower" series of books by Norton, Marcus and Stantley. They are a series of books about little tiny people who live in houses and "borrow" everyday items- things we can never find like needles, tape, scissors, etc. The books are so fun but they may be a little too old for her right now or good for you reading aloud to her.

Thanks for the gift for Rachael. She was completely overwhelmed!

Lisa said...

What a little booger! I can't BELIEVE she colored on your couch. I don't know if I would have laughed or cried...or maybe both at the same time :)
I always hate when Hubby leaves town too, but there is something nice about just having it be "us girls"....although 2 days is about max!!!

Joani said...

Thanks Jess, I am going to look for that book, even just to read it to her. It sounds cute.