Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mess of a Girl

Here is just a hint of why my house is never straight.  never.  That, and John has decided that he LOVES to throw toys.  Out of the bath tub, across the room, at Ada, off of his high chair onto the floor.  He thinks it's hilarious.  So does Ada. 

When I asked Ada what all of this was, she said impatiently, "It's called a game!!"  (obviously, how could I even question it?)

And what we have here are books as skates.  Of course.

And there is the ever popular, "take baby John (who is a girl) to the grocery store."

And here is my long, long list of what I hope to accomplish between now and Christmas Eve.

By the way, as I type this, Ada is walking circles around the living room, "Baby John" on her shoulder, as she bounces her and says, "shh, shh, shh...shh, shh, shh" in the same rhythm that I repeated over and over both when she was a baby and when John was a baby.  I confess that I love that Ada is already learning to be a mom.  That's what I hope for her.  That she will be a mom one day, walking circles around a living room, getting that precious baby to sleep, passing it all on to the next generation.  (I also hope for her sake, that I live close enough to her that I can come to the rescue if needed).


Scott said...

It wouldnt be one of your lists without quotation marks. The only thing it's missing is a question mark somewhere.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I don't want to sound pessimistic....but.....

oops. Tomorrow and Friday? With Scott's help? Are you as focused as you'll need to be, Scott? I would just work on those clothes you told me about in your bedroom - and leave the kitchen clean and the living room and dining/playroom picked up - narrow it down.

I love the post, though and seeing Ada playing.

and I loved the girls night out post.

Scott said...

Elizabeth, I've learned not to argue with LB's lists. I just let her write whatever she wants on them and then just do what I can.

There is much less arguing and much more doing stuff on the list this way.