I pretty much got away scot-free with my two oldest. Except for Twinkle Toes’ mullet-cutting episode of 2008 (she cut, I freaked) and the red and blue crayon grout-drawing on my ceramic tile in the kitchen done by Techno himself (trust me it was no Monet) I never really had too many wild kid stories to share.
My friend’s son was dubbed the “Wrecking Ball” (her own moniker for him) when he was about two. I confess try as I might it was hard to relate to that about four years ago, sailing along in my Toddler-less world with two pretty self-sufficient older kids.
Until. Little Bee.
“Wrecking Ball” may have a soul mate and I fear it’s MY two-year old.
On a daily basis she provides us with one mischievous feat after the next. It’s like she can sniff out the weakness in any situation and use it to her advantage.
Got a coffee mug up high enough? Think again. By week’s end the carpet-cleaning professional was in my house after I tried to take care of the offending splatter myself (and broke my friend’s irreplaceable, trusty circa 1980 carpet cleaning machine in the process. Thank you for saving me, Ebay!)
Need to test out if the spindles on your decking are “to code?” Don’t worry she will try to stick her head through them and give you a heart attack.
Scissors left out by mistake? No problem, she will find them, run away with them and laugh in your face while doing it.
The one day I did not take the time to put her shorts back on after changing her diaper pre-nap, she made sure to “help” me get the process started after she woke up by attempting to change her diaper herself and make pretty pictures with it.
And my most favorite scenario of recent memory…sitting in the salon waiting to get Twinkle’s hair cut last week and listening to some sassy language blurt out of Bee’s mouth. Praying that the two elderly ladies waiting patiently beside us were not going to hear a four-letter word from my curly-haired darling.
I affectionately call her my fortieth birthday present (well, really I was 39 but I’m not splitting hairs over it) And oddly enough, I feel like some days I am way too old for this. Other days it keeps me young.
By and large I choose to stick with the keeping me young deal. Bring it on, little pip squeak! I shudder to think how old I would be now if we didn’t have her.
I threw myself a minor pity party a couple of weeks ago when for the second time in a row I was not carded when I purchased my beloved red wine.
Then BAM! This past weekend “May I see your ID please?” rung sweetly in my ears.
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5 thoughts on “Do These Look Like the Eyes of a Wrecking Ball?”
I needed to read this today. I have a wrecking ball of my own, and some days I feel like I can’t do this anymore. Today was one of those days. You just cheered me up.
Thank you xx
Leila thanks so much for sharing. That is the best part of sharing my writing…realizing there is some positive effect on another once in awhile. You made MY day. Keep up the good efforts and carry on!
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Oh my, I totally can relate to this. Although all of my 4 have at one time or another been like your cutie miss twinkle. I think she and my 18 month old would get along splendidly!
She is so cute. It is nice that you got your rest with the first two kids!!!
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I guess I hadn’t looked at it that way! But I guess you’re right! Thanks for stopping by, Joyce.