11/29/07

a new woman?

I know what you're thinking. "Is Elizabeth fit to be a mother?" Yes she's stuck in the grate of my stove. But this was post-removal of the kitchen stools. This child cannot be kept out of ANYTHING, despite all my childproofing efforts. So, those of you who talk to me on a regular basis know how frustrating this dilemma of outsmarting a barely two-year-old has been. But, I feel Whitney deserves some applause for recent improvements to her mischievous behavior. I'm not sure what it is, but she's been a little (and I stress "little") better lately. Hey, I'll take any bit I can get! She's not on the counter quite as much. She hasn't smeared butter on the counter or cupboards in a couple of weeks. I don't have to duck tape every diaper on. She's clothed about half the time, as opposed to a quarter of the time. I now have some use for the seat belt on the shopping cart now that Whitney chooses not to slither out of it and stays put. It's been a while since she took a bath with all her clothes on. Wait ... no. I take that back. She did that last night, but it had been a while before last night. I haven't gotten the Spot Shot out for poop-portraits in a while. I've brought the stools back into the kitchen. So it's been easier to see the sweet, loving little baby girl who is my Whitney. Mad props to Whitney. Love you baby!






8 comments:

Adri said...

Sounds like a ball of fire! Good luck to you!

Jenni said...

Whitney, Whitney, Whitney. I think she counts as three kids. At least she gives you something to laugh about. I love that girl. I am glad to hear that she has been a little easier lately.

spencer said...

The pics of adorable Whitney are PRICELESS!!!! You will be my coach the next few months since Madison is headed down the same "climb on everything" road...How do you ever cook dinner? Madi pushes chairs up to every counter and empties EVERY drawer while I cook!!! Aaaagggghhh!! Gotta love 'em!

MommyCat said...

All I have to say is YOU are one busy Momma and I hope things get easier for you little by little :)

Lauren B. said...

Wow..I thought my Ben was hard, but he hasn't discovered at least some of Whitney's tricks. (at least not yet!)

Good luck! You must be a busy woman!

Michelle said...

Way to point out the positives. I have to do this with my kids or else they would be up for auction on ebay.

The Matthews Family said...

I noticed at the store the other day that she seems a little more 'tamed'...but a good thing too is she might mellow out a little, but she will always have her 'Whitneyness'!!!

Rachel, Adam, and Easton (so far) said...

At least she is super pretty, right?