Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Big Trouble, Mister

Daniel happened upon quite a few ten spankings today... I know, it's hard to think about punishment and discipline when a child is only 20 months old, but it rendered itself completely necessary today. Not to mention, the Bible says that to spare the rod means to spoil the child. For future reference, son, these are things that made Mommy almost pull her hair out and got you in quite a bit of trouble with her.

  1. Ripping the gate down (which subsequently was actually wired to the wall) and climbing over it to turn off Mommy's embroidery machine in the middle of her embroidering!
  2. Playing with the electric socket UNDER the Christmas tree
  3. Using baskets and boxes to climb upon the foyer table or high enough to touch the flat screen t.v. or just enough to get "Baby Jesus" from Mommy's nativity set from off of the ledge in the kitchen
  4. Tearing 14 pages out of your coloring book, rolling them into little balls, and throwing them all over the house
  5. Pulling every. single. perfectly. stacked. and shelved. book. off of the shelf in your room three different times
  6. Throwing every. single. item. from your plate onto Mommy's freshly swept and steamed kitchen floor
  7. Coloring on the walls
  8. Getting the bells off of the Christmas tree, putting them in your mouth, shaking your head, and running away laughing with a mouth full when Mommy tells you to "Get that out of your mouth, right now!"
  9. Screaming at the top of your lungs when you rip pages out of your new Thomas the Train book on purpose
  10. Sitting on Samuel's head causing him to turn a certain shade of bluish-red when Mommy is cooking on the stove in the kitchen

But, in all honesty, I am in love with this child. He makes everyday more eventful than I could have ever imagined. I seriously couldn't come up with this stuff on my own! Daniel is so amazingly clever, mischievious, and curious, and without him, life would be incredibly dull. I thank God for my rambunctious child; what a gift he is to me!

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