March 17, 2008

This Morning

I have had a busy-bee kind of morning, mostly involving repeatedly rolling to shorts-height the ever-unrolling pants of a toddler who can't explain why they need to be rolled, only that it is VERY IMPORTANT that she be able to see her knees.

Another demand: she wanted her favorite socks. I gave in, thinking they'd be hidden by the pants anyway. But no.

I spent some time rooting around in the minivan for a lost deposit slip so I could balance the checkbook, and I spent some time reading inserts from the bank which inform us that For Our Convenience they will now be screwing us SEVEN ways from Sunday instead of the former six. We're making changes FOR YOU!

And I worked with Henry on baby table manners. Pinky out, Henry.

34 comments:

Kristin.... said...

I love it. Henry and Austin Powers will become very good friends indeed.

LoriD said...

I'm pretty sure she's channelling her inner Leprechaun. She just needs pointier shoes - you must have some in that cloest, no?

AndreAnna said...

Now if you can only teach Henry how to make crumpets, we'd be good to go!

Jess said...

Obviously she needs the pants rolled up so she can see the socks. She is onto you and your devious plans to hide her socks from view!

Mommy Daisy said...

Oh, the demands of a toddler, who will ever understand them? Still, you have some adorable kids there.

Erica said...

Maddie HATES to wear socks. Once I put them on her, it's approximately .4534 seconds before she has them off.

I just know she's going to be one of those little nudist kids that's always taking off her clothes.

Kristin.... said...

socks are the bane of my existence. My twins REFUSE to keep them on. I am forever rooting around in their cribs, in the van and on the living room floor to find them.

Smiling Mama said...

Swistle, I'm sorry I don't comment more often, but you make me smile every single day!! Thanks!!!

amber said...

Hey, I like those socks. And if she can rock 'em...

Nowheymama said...

Clearly she is ready for it to be spring, as are we all.

Heather said...

Hey you never know, could be her inner fashionista coming out..you could be onto something!

K in the Mirror said...

And I guess it would be far too convenient for you to put shorts on her. I bet that would throw off her feng shui or something and make her just as mad. Toddler minds are so interesting.

Angie said...

My 6 year old insists on his favorite socks quite often. They are red with yellow and royal blue dinosaurs. I think I may have to feed them to the sock monster who keeps eating MY favorite socks.

I love how many companies are changing things FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE which means - YOU do it at home now or YOU mail this instead of us or YOU call us back instead or YOU can have all you had before (which was apparently less convenient) for an increased fee. LOVE IT! REALLY!

KEEP BELIEVING

Maggie said...

Are you saying that her outfit isn't perfect? Because I have on something extremely similar...although I have managed to keep my pants over my knees...I'm not too excited to see those.

samantha jo campen said...

I love it when toddlers make clothing demands. (I say this now, before I have yet to face a battle). My husband, when he was little, couldn't have anything touching his wrists or his ankles, so my MIL had to dress him in pants and shirts that were too short. She said it looked like they didn't love him, since his sister always looked so nice and Bryan looked like he was dressed from the rag bag. I hope Theo doesn't have this gene.

the new girl said...

That's a lot of cuteness right there. Even E's knees are cute and I can see why she wants to look at them.

moo said...

AW! He looks like Dr. Evil in the making (and I will call him mini me ... bwhahahaha)

Sara said...

seven way to sunday instead of the former six!
How do you make me crack up every single day?

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Excellent pinky action!

HJ said...

At least she's not insisting on that ONE rolled pant leg fad.
Because THAT one was madness.

Henry= squeezy-cute!

Mairzy said...

Too bad Elizabeth didn't turn out with any personality or anything. I love the rolled-up pants. :)

d e v a n said...

Too cute! Why hide those awesome socks?? he

Tessie said...

I LOVE ELIZABETH. AD has clothing demands too, and lately she has them for ME. She wants me to wear a certain pair of shoes, or a certain pair of pants, or whatev. So that's fun.

Laura said...

That is the best picture of Elizabeth ever... I don't know what it is about it. I am in a big look at pictures mode these days and that one is great. Is Henry teething? He's got the little chappy,"don't bother me I'm teething" rosiness on his face. I kid you not... I could tell James was getting some big kid molars a few months ago because of the chappiness.

Swistle said...

Laura- YES. He just got a seventh, and I think an eighth is coming.

Swistle said...

Good eye, by the way!

Brillig said...

Because her knees are so very cute! Hahaha. That's so funny.

Jennifer said...

HILARIOUS!! I just found your blog and am looking forward to reading more!

may said...

Adorable! And 7 already?!? Wow! Mine still has the 4 he's had for forever - and no, not the four you'd think. He's got the normal middle bottoms, but on the top he has two teeth right beside the middle teeth slots...Yeah, he looks like a vampire.

I'm not neglecting you on purpose, and no, I'm not the anonymous prego (darnit). I'll write soon. In the meantime, thank you for keeping me entertained. :)

Erin said...

Ha ha! I love Lorid's comment about channelling her inner Leprechaun. FUNNY.

The fingers in the mouth during meal time drives me NUTTY. I want to put one of those cones on my baby's head, like they do for dogs after surgery, so he can't stick his hands in his mouth. I need to RELAX about it already. Sheesh.

Danielle-lee said...

Awww! Don't you love when they decide to dress themselves? It is hideous and cute at the same time!

Astarte said...

I think she's really starting to look like you. Henry looks more like Paul to me. I can't believe the twins are so big!!!!!!! It seems so recent that you were pregnant! with! twins!

Magnolia said...

Gah! I wonder if you have the same bank as I do and they pulled the new policy about not caring whether or not you transfer funds and charging you massive amounts of overdraft fee's.

I wish my TT wore socks..I even hand knit the things for him! I should hand knit them for Elizabeth, give them to someone who appreciates them!

Misguided Mommy said...

he will do splendid at tea some day