Mitchell has a different definition of some things than other people. For example, “helping” means digging in the cake batter and smearing it across his legs. But it also means
licking cleaning the beaters, so that’s helpful.
Also, in his world, “drawer” means something to sit on. That’s less than helpful.
Oh, and “dog” means pillow.
So, Mitchell has decided he now drinks out of big boy cups. There are several problems with this, though. First, he doesn’t understand having only one cup at a time. There are cups all over our house. Second, he gets his own ice. Lots and lots of ice. Our freezer is constantly being opened and closed. Third, he still thinks it’s fun to play in water. He starts by trying to grab the ice out of the cup, then, if he happens to spill a little water, he’ll dump the rest out and play in it on the floor. He then goes and gets a towel and cleans the water up. Great, right? Except I now have no clean kitchen towels.
Ok. So. My first answer was to take all the cups out of the drawer and put them out of his reach.
Next step: child lock on the freezer.
Ever think you have a weird child? Well, my weird child likes to be fed teddy grahams with a spoon. Beat that.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, but especially those in my life. I’m so very happy Mitchell is so lucky.
For some reason, this scene yesterday totally exemplified fatherhood to me.
I probably laughed a little harder than I should have, but it was just so perfect. Mitchell went and grabbed his mower when he saw Daddy mowing and then tried to replicate Justin’s movements exactly.
And, of course, no father’s day is complete without three generations trying to put oil in a car.
To an absolutely gorgeous young man. My little sister was very brave abd positive throughout the whole thing. She’s already a fabulous mama and I’m so proud of her.
Step 1: layups
Step 2: study (Mitchell did this later by watching Spurs vs Miami and shooting baskets when the players made a basket.)
Step 3: repeat often (Mitchell does this many, many, many, many times per night.)