Monday, October 25, 2010: While I am preparing dinner in the kitchen, Mattie is peacefully entertaining herself in the family room. Um, scratch that. Upon closer observation, it is revealed that La Petite Destruct-o has actually removed about half the wipes from the brand new package, and they are now strewn about the family room. Put the kids to work cleaning every surface imaginable with said wipes, because so help me they will not be wasted! Kids had fun, lemonade out of lemons - check.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010: After wipes fiasco yesterday, I decide that little miss just needs to be included more in what the rest of us are doing. On the agenda for today - making Halloween decorations with Lucy. Mattie is in the high chair, at the table with us, and armed with farm animal markers specifically designed for toddlers. This is going to be fun! Engrossed in a project, I am called to attention by Lucy's scream of horror as she notes that Mattie has cute chunky marker in her mouth. More accurately, she is sucking marker juice out of Patty Cake Purple. Face, lips, and tongue are purple. Markers are washable, and pretty sure they're not poisonous; all is well in the world. Crayons fair no better, and little bits get stuck in teeth.