Monday, September 14, 2009


I feel kinda bad for Josh. Being my first child, he gets to experience all of the growing I am doing as a parent. And since I have already gone through his various stages, Eva gets the good end of the deal, since I have learned to mellow out about 2-year-old quirkiness.

Yesterday, I made cupcakes for Eva's early birthday party, and put them on top of the microwave to keep them safe from Joshua's wandering hands, and plopped myself on my bed for some early-afternoon reading.

Twenty minutes went by, and Joshua wandered into my room with a big, cheesy grin on his face. I knew something was up.

"What did you do?" I asked warily.

He smiled bigger.


I started to get crabby.

"WHAT did you DO?"

Again, he grinned.


I took his face between my hands and said, a little too loudly,

"WHAT DID YOU DO????!!!"

He began to cry and managed to eek out,

"I didn't lick anything!"

Oh boy...

Unfortunately, a freshly-baked, naked cupcake can give no tell-tale signs it has been violated. I glanced at the cupcakes, and gave it up for lost. At least he didn't peel the tops off of them like LAST year. In both cases, it was my fault for leaving such a temptation within 500 square miles of Joshua.

So, for those of you, my dear family, who came to our little party, one of you (or maybe ALL of you) may have swapped some spit with Josh, unknowingly. Hehehehe...Hey, at least he isn't sick!


Tara said...

Lol - how naughty! At least he's not obvious...

Katscratchme said...

Just you wait for that day when he can hide his giggly naughtiness... you'll be waiting for the other shoe to drop and it'll make you crazy.

Aren't kids fun?

shydandelion said...

I am just glad I can laugh about it now! It's probably a good thing there is a delay, because if I laughed at his silliness, he would keep doing it. :D

Trillium said...

He's more than 3 years away from "the age of accountability." Meanwhile you are, and will be, having daily opportunities to teach him right from wrong.

I saw tomorrow passing by
On little children's feet ...

I saw tomorrow look at me
Through little children's eyes,
And thought how carefully
we'd teach if we were really

Rebecca said...

Kids get even more exciting when they become teenagers.

The trick is to know that you have taught them right from wrong. Especially when they have obviously done something wrong.

You have to choose the direction your are going to take... Do you discipline them? Do you counsel them? Do you remind them? Do you just look at them with the disaapointment parent look? Or do you just pray for them?

Having the spirit guide you on the right action is always the best answer... :)

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