"I like the way you shirk ...

15 April 2014

... your duties, Mom."

Today I made the difficult executive decision to nap instead of blog during the kids naps. Simace was up late doing a little thing they like to call, "rifle through a million important pieces of mail and um .... taxes". I know we're not alone .... diligents unite. And for the first time in my adult life all of a sudden I've developed the bizarre ability to nap and so ... I've been capitalizing like a fiend.

I assumed all the kids were sleeping like the little cherubs that they are until Julia came and woke me up and wanted to talk baby names. Somehow we got on the topic of cookies (weird ... ) and decided to make a batch when I noticed ...


... and when I asked the little Pabla Picassa how the murals came to be she responded,

Julia: oh! this??
Grace: 
Julia: oh, it's a funny sing
Grace:
Julia: welllll, my shadow did it
Grace:

Okay.


lemons/lemonade
sharpie/sugar


and Simon, your fortifying dinner is served ... just as soon as you address the two diapers your heirs have waiting for you at their post in the great outdoors (slash back porch).

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21 comments:

  1. We just switched my nearly 2 year old to a toddler bed. Well, last night she snuck into the guest bedroom where Grandma was sleeping and stole her make up bag. Guess whose lipstick was all over her bedroom floor when we woke up this morning!? #whileyouweresleeping

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  3. LOL, at least she kept the artistry to her little self and didn't branch out onto the walls. Could have been worse?

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  4. My daughter did that when she was 3:( When I took her picture she asked hopefully "Is this cause it's funny?"

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  5. Hopefully the shadow kept the decorating to herself and not on any walls : )

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  6. Warms the heart, every time, you campers, you.

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  7. Too funny! Her eloquence and vocabulary just make it even more entertaining! Kids ;)

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  8. shadow! i'm calling your bluff julia!

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  9. those pesky little shadows are sneaky little things aren't they. LOL! Gotta love her imagination. It's a good one.

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  10. Read Jasper Jones. I keep expecting to find pb on the walls after reading it

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  11. Hilarious! Don't you love how when you take just a few minutes off, they run wild! I love how she blamed her shadow…sounds like she's been reading Peter Pan. :)

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  12. Today my thoughts were pronounced in Julia speak. "I sought you were going to do it right now..."

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  13. My husband and I have talked about this and decided we are going to be freaked out if/when our future kids have imaginary friends. I've never considered SHADOWS as another horrific thing to worry about (we're big babies). THANKS JULIA.

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  14. My nephew got into the Sharpies, he wanted to be a tiger ( stripes down his arms ) He's also 4 1/2 . So hide the markers for a little bit longer.

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  15. napping during naptime is always the right decision.

    http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2014/04/atticus-outfit-4.html

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  16. Oh gee, wish I could say something hopeful, like "Oh the sharpie art stops by age five," but the truth is, my seven year old is stilling pulling this crap.Of course I'm a pretty horrible mom who gave up years ago, so who knows, maybe you can manage to get this under control sooner. She sure is cute though. Kind of hard to get mad at her, I'm sure.

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  17. Being gluten free I have been trying cookie recipes and until now was not able to find one that tasted normal. Even gluten free those cookies are amazing, so I can't imagine how tasty the are the regular way.

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