Monday, March 30, 2009

defeated.

Lest you think everything is cute chatter and adoreable walking around here, I thought I'd let you in on the mayhem that also rules our home.

Scott went to Zacatecas, Mexico for a week to optimize their roads with a BYU group. Betsy was more clingy than usual with him gone, and would flip out while I tried to shower. Eventually, I started bringing in all sorts of toys and non-toys that I thought would entertain her.

This worked for about seven minutes. Then she'd pry open the shower curtain. After I put a kabosh on that by standing on said shower curtain, she eventually found something else to entertain her. Victory! I shaved my leg, literally bathing in my success.

I could her her dropping things, a common Betsy pastime, and even took the time to put conditioner in my hair. But when I turned around to wash out the conditioner, I realized my utter defeat: she'd been quietly dropping in legos, cups, Q-tips, lotions, washcloths, and my pajams in the tub.

7 comments:

Liz and Grant said...

I was worried you were going to say the toilet! so with that scenario the tub is a 10x better outcome:) Hooray for Scott coming home!

Shara said...

Little Miss Betsy certainly knows how to make a mess!! Hope that things will calm down when Scott get's back!!! :D

Amanda said...

LOL! Isn't is great the things that they come up with? I usually put my girls in the shower with me and let them play in the tub. Now that they're a little older, they love to use the bathtub finger paints while I'm at the other end doing my thing.

Carina said...

He he he he...that is so awesome. Joshua does the same kind of thing--the whole dropping things where he shouldn't, being all quiet while he's making a mess, etc--and I guess I chalked it up to his being such a boy. Now, I guess I've been proven wrong... She's quite the adorable little tyke, though! =)

Grace said...

sounds like she wanted to join you :) I thought you were going to say she put the things in the toilet as well. glad you survived that week with scott gone.

Kimmel Tippets said...

HA HA!!! That is awesome! I am so sorry you had to deal with that but I think it's a right of passage for every mother to struggle to get a shower in at some point in their life! That is also why I now take showers at night while Mazie is sleeping so I don't have to worry about her getting into things she shouldn't!

onewatt said...

Awesome.