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I have three fabulous children and a terrific husband. I was recently laid off and have decided to try the stay-at-home gig. We'll see how it goes!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Advanced Baby

My little baby is advanced.  I know everyone says it, but it's true in my case.  My daughter is obsessed with the wipes container in the diaper bag.  No, that's not what makes her advanced.  What makes her advanced is her dogged determination to get to the wipes.  All day long I try to figure out how to keep her away from the diaper bag.  I know I can put it in a closet or something, but then I'll just forget it and not having a diaper and gold fish handy always turns out bad.  So, I like to keep the diaper bag where I can see it as a reminder to take it along.  Unfortunately, she can get to the diaper bag if it's high up, she finds it if it's under a coat or hidden behind her car seat, she can even unzip the thing.  The craziest part is she knows she's not supposed to get into it.  I've watched her.  She's like a dog sniffing at the Thanksgiving turkey.  She slowly approaches the bag, pretends to be interested in some other toy while she scans the room for onlookers, and when she's sure no one is looking she stealthily reaches in and takes out the wipes.  Normally I just say, "No" in my stern mom voice, she drops the wipes, shakes her head like she's been hit by an anvil and pretends she has no idea what I'm talking about.  Now that's advanced.  She's already figured out how to play innocent.  Yesterday, however, when I caught her pulling a string of wipes from the container, after I had zipped the diaper bag and hidden it under our coats, she just smiled at me with her mouth full of white fluffiness.  Now that's super advanced! She's figured out that there is no point in playing innocent when her mouth is full of evidence and has gone to the "innocent by reason of cuteness" defense.  Man, she's going to be trouble.

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