Monday, January 11, 2010

One year older, and wiser, too.

Now that the holidays are officially over, I have a few things to share:

1. The child that, three years ago, threw-up after drinking a whole can of lemonade now throws-up after drinking two Capri Suns and one red cream soda.

2. Four tearful fits before 10:00 am on New Year's Day is a child's way of saying, "Please don't let me go to another New Year's Eve party, ever."

3. Santa is no longer allowed to give our children presents after the stunt he pulled with the fingernail polish station.

4. Baby can now unscrew lids off of containers.

5. Vinegar and Windex and angry texts to husband get fingernail polish out of the carpet.

6. When eating out with husband's business associates, it is good to know that "gnocchi" is not pronounced like it is spelled. And, the biking competition Lotoja is not pronounced "Latoya."

7. There is nothing easy about an "Easy Bake Oven." It is the most stressful thing ever invented.

8. Toy accessories (clips, bows, guns, mini hair-dryers, crowns, necklaces, and shoes) will always find their way into our garbage cans.

What did you learn this holiday season?


Pam C. said...

I learned a happier lesson, but I'm saving it for a future blog post.

In sympathy I will say that the very first time we left our oldest to be the official babysitter when she was 12, I came home to find that the youngest, then nearly two, had dumped an entire bottle of nail polish on the dining room floor and was using my rolling pin to spread it around. However, at least it was laminate flooring. Glad you were able to get it out of the carpet. We still have a nail polish ban in effect, but it manages to show up from time to time nevertheless.

myimaginaryblog said...

We learned that if your brother-in-law's headache on New Year's Eve is bad enough and your sister doesn't want to drive home alone after midnight and your other sister is feeling tired anyway, you CAN fool the little kids into thinking it's midnight at 10 PM by setting the clocks ahead, IF a) the one sister with the most inquisitive kids calls her husband who stayed home to have him set the home clocks ahead also, and sneaks out to her van to reset that clock, and b) I let my older and very inquisitive kids in on the secret and make them promise not to ruin it.

five-one-and-a-half said...

so you don't pronounce it GA-know-CHEE?

Karin said...

"someone" spilled black fingernail polish in one of the bedrooms. The whole bottle. I didn't have the mental/emotional reserves to deal with it at the time. It was there for almost ... too long. You can still see it.

*MARY* said...

The holidays aren't oficially over for token asian friends like us. What are your Chinese New Year plans? Whatever they are, you should invite me.