So, I woke up today, hoping to put yesterday behind me. But before 9:00 a.m. :
--Emmett managed to break into the refrigerator, steal the milk and dump it over the coffee table in the living room
--Jackson helped himself to a yogurt, ate a few bites, dumped the rest on the window ledge and drove trains through it
--In the kids' bathroom I discovered this:At which point, we hightailed it over to my sister's to spend the morning outdoors on their new--and very cool--swing set/activity gym they got for the backyard. A wee bit of sanity restored. But I'm going to say it . . . I'm a bit discouraged today. What is wrong with these boys?!?!? Is this just what boys do or are mine abnormal? My girls NEVER did stuff like this. Honestly, they were complete and utter angels when I start to think about everything these little boys have come up with. And people have mentioned removing from the vicinity the things causing problems (like all writing utensils), but they're using stuff we NEED like toothpaste, or yogurt, or oatmeal to wreck havoc in the home. So, I'm kind of frustrated.
But, on an entirely different note, check out what my mother-in-law found in her yard:
With a little bit of research we discovered it is a polyphemus moth, and most likely a female one. Did you know most moths don't have mouths? They only live about a week, just long enough to reproduce, and then they die. Those might be eggs in the bottom of the container. We'll see if they hatch. So, that's our current excitement at home. Other than the excitement that the boys have been generating, that is. (Updated--okay, I may be mistaken, it's probably a male--based on the antennae, and I'm guessing that most likely, ummm, those aren't "eggs" . . .) ;o)
Anyway. I'm off--I'm sure whilst I sat here reminiscing the good times of the last few days more memories have been made somewhere else in the house . . .