May 12, 2008

Why Stop With Dusty When You Can Add Sticky?

Swistle, age 2. Baby powder.



Edward and Elizabeth, age 2. Powdered sugar.

42 comments:

Maggie said...

Oh my gosh, that is TOO FUNNY! And I think that Edward looks just like you when you were little!

Erica said...

My goodness! The look on their faces is precious. They look so ashamed and petulant.

I'm stunned by how much they look like you did at the same age.

caleyadams said...

OH NO! That is too funny! As well as awful. Did you laugh or cry when you came upon this mess?

Also- the resemblance between little Swistle and Elizabeth is UNCANNY.

Kristin.... said...

Oh my goodness. It's in the genes! :)
My mom said my affliction was cotton balls; I used to grab them by the fistfuls. Weird.

Saly said...

Wow, if you wouldn't have said anything I'd have totally pegged you for Elizabeth.

Swistle said...

Caley- I neither laughed nor cried: I grabbed the camera. Then I ran a bath for them. Then I felt like crying: powdered sugar was all up the fronts of the cabinets, and Edward had been whipping around a sugarful washcloth so the air was cloudy. And Henry was crying. Groannnnnnnn.

Jess said...

Wow, do you ever look like your kids. And apparently the resemblance isn't just skin deep. Too bad for you! But also: yay for you!

Omaha Mama said...

I thought that picture of you was one of your kids! Until I realized maybe it looked like an older photo! Family resemblence, yes.

That's cute! Though perhaps not in the moment.

brandy said...

The look on your face is priceless!

Jennifer said...

I'm afraid that anything in powder form is similar to glitter - you're going to be finding traces of it for YEARS. Just think about how you will look back on this one day and laugh. Or not.

Marie Green said...

Wow, you really look like your kids! How funny!

Kelsey said...

Ha! It's probably a good thing our kids don't live close enough to play together. Can you imagine powdered sugar and vaseline??? :-)

I love that you have the photo for comparison.

Karly said...

Totally beside the point, but I have that same floor in my laundry room! Woohoo! We have twin floors! I feel so popular now!

Katie said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I love it!! That is so great!

I took baby powder and completely covered my friend's dollhouse in "snow" when I was in about 5th grade. I never did understand why her parents were so pissed at me.

Erin said...

You successfully cloned yourself.

I hate to think of cleaning up that sugar! You are good to find humor in it. I'm not sure I would until it was too late to take a photo.

Nowheymama said...

You need to get a double frame for these two photos.

Shelly Overlook said...

How funny! I guess the maternal identity of those kids is definitely not in question.

Jill said...

Sunriiiiise, sunset, sunriiiise sunset swiftly go the yeeeeears....

Tessie said...

Is there anything WORSE to clean up than powdered sugar? Except maybe cocoa powder? Or the innards of a beanbag chair? Okay, that was two things right off the top of my head.

Still, do not let it diminish the head pat I intended to give here.

d e v a n said...

They look just like you!

Pickles & Dimes said...

Elizabeth looks JUST like you! Holy cow.

And powdered sugar...ugh. Just...ugh.

Heather said...

How bad is it to vacuum up powdered sugar? I once had a cocoa powder mess and I found it went right through the filter on the dustbuster and just spewed out the back of the thing!

JMC said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That must have been a NIGHTMARE to clean up. Great pictures, though. And the history repeating things are always fun.

Swistle said...

Heather- It's about as bad. The dustbuster wouldn't pick up much of it, and what it DID pick up got clogged in the filter. I got most of it with a wet washcloth. Which of course made it sticky. RRRRRRRG.

Shannon said...

Elizabeth looks JUST like you!!

Powdered Sugar!!!!1! EEEEEEEEEEEE.

Amber said...

I also would have guessed that that was Elizabeth - cute and also cringeworthy as I think about the mess. I totally would have cried.

Alice said...

haaaa. my mom has a few pictures VERY SIMILAR to this, all thanks to me.

and NO KIDDING, they do look sooo much like you!!

fairydogmother said...

HA! My mom has a similar photo of my sister and I at that age as well. We had gotten into the maple syrup from the pantry. And, um, there may be a few other photos in that genre in her collection as well.

Great two-year-old minds think alike! ;)

Your mini Swistles sure look like they were having fun, even while being totally busted. =)

tripleblessings said...

I am smiling, but I bet your parents are laughing fit to bust. Great pictures!

Lizzie said...

Hilarious - that you found that photo of you to compare too! My mother always threw the curse at me: you'll have children that are just like you! You got it, girl. Good thing they're so cute!

the new girl said...

BBWWAAA HAHAHAHAHA!

The title of this post is AWESOME.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Oh God. NOOOOOOOOO!

amber said...

I'm about to state the obvious again, but I think you and Elizabeth look remarkably alike. COOL. She's your mini-me! (Please, please forgive the Austin Powers reference).

Minnesota Matron said...

That is hysterical! The Matron imagines there will be another generation of mess ahead. Maybe this is just the artistic and free-spirit gene in your pool?

anna said...

I just want to say that you & your mother are both GENIUS to think of taking a picture at a moment like that! They are awesome.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

It could be worse! My hubby ground a whole tube of Desitin into the carpet when he was a toddler!

Kelley said...

Boo did the same thing today. But with a pot plant. On the tiles. AND on my bright! shiny! new! Wii Fit. And I had a wee fit I tell you...

But his face was adorable, he was all innocent and 'come and play' so he was saved from being duct taped to the inside of his closet.

Today.

Pixielyn said...

THAT was hilarious!! Were you so mad but laughing? One time my son made an amazing road tunnel and city with cars and wooden blocks right in the middle of my flower bed! He took all "those ugly green thingys out" to make room for his buildings and roads. I had a pile of flowers on the sidewalk all dead in the sun but my son was beaming with pride. I was furious but laughing all at the same time!
Thank you for posting that!!! That was wonderful!

H said...

hahahah sooooo cute!!! My kids did that recently with CREAM CHEESE!!!!!!ack!!!

Jen said...

"Edward had been whipping around a sugarful washcloth"

pardon me while i say a prayer:
oh please oh please never let my child think that this would be fun.

although, now i would be more prepared for it so maybe it would be okay. :)

AndreAnna said...

Must be in the air! My kid just got into the baking soda. Yes, there are picures.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

UTTERLY AND COMPLETELY ADOOORRRAAABLE!!!!