Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Disaster Averted

I think you'll find (as I am finding) that we are entering a new chapter of childhood with Tessa. The chapter wherein she begins to do and say "the darnedest things." You know, the stuff I tell you about, hoping it is as funny in the re-telling as it was in the moment.

Lets begin with this one...

I was putting on my makeup when I heard...ahem... "noises"... from Meg that alerted me to the need for a diaper change. For the last week or so Tessa has been changing her baby dolls diaper constantly, sometime 2-3 in a row. She uses Meg's diapers and a wipe, she puts the wipe in the diaper, folds it, and leaves them lying around the house (I do not know where she learned that). We follow her around and pick up the unfolded but still clean diaper and use them on the kind of baby who will inevitably dirty them. Actually there have been a few times when Tessa has been struck with a tidy impulse and throws the diapers away, declaring "All better" and dusting off her hands. I then have to pull them out of the trash, as long and they are sitting on top.

Anyway, back to the story. While I'm putting on my makeup Tessa is chit-chatting with Meg, how sweet. Then suddenly I realize she has unbuttoned Meg's onsie, gotten out a fresh diaper and is asking me where the wipes are! How helpful she was being. Inside I yelped - ACK! I helped her find the wipes, then asked if I could help her change Meg's diaper. I'm sure she thought "What a good girl Momma is, how sweet, I'll play along and let her think she is helping..."

9 comments:

Maria said...

Tee hee!

Laura said...

That is too funny! I cannot wait to see those two little cuties in 5 days! Oh, and you, I can't wait to see you too!

Laura said...

And Aaron, of course! :)

jamerlou said...

Woosh. That could've ended poorly. Juliet thinks she wants to live without diapers. Ummmmm.....I'm shootin' her down and keeping those diapers on!

MindySue said...

hee hee. That's awesome. you have to be quick now. Ms. Onyourtoesallthetime or you are going to end up with poop EVERYWHERE. actually, at some point you're going to end up with poop everywhere anyway...so embrace it. it's gonna happen (crescendo of scary music).

Still, how very nice of T to let you help. What a sweetie!!

Ashley said...

Tessa can come over ANYTIME! With how wiggly Parker is, she is sure to make less of a mess than I do! What a cutie to be there for her little sister. Fun times.

Ashley said...

What a good little helper.

Emily said...

That's cute. Rett is smothering "baby Wiwee" with love. She really could die from it, though, as boys are a little rough in the love department at two. Your girls are adorable.

indeazgirl said...

That's so adorable. I wonder how she would have done.....