Tuesday, December 16, 2008

the zen of parenting a two year old...

See this bag that Naomi is holding?

Just three seconds before this shot was taken, it was filled with outgrown snow clothes that don't and won't fit anyone in our family. In a frenzy of OCD mixed with a healthy dose of procrastination, I'd spent a little time yesterday afternoon organizing our winter gear so that I could take the stuff we didn't need to the consignment shop.

However, the minute Naomi saw the bag stuffed filled with something that could've been potentially very exciting, she quickly began unpacking.

She then made it a point to clearly ask me where were the toys were in the bag.

"There weren't any toys, Bunny. Just old clothes."

"Oh," she says. "I thought there were toys."

"Now that you've pulled them all out, let's see how fast you can stuff them back into the bag," I try.

"No thanks, Mama. I'm going to go look for some toys."

At least she's polite?


Shannon said...

Oh wow. That sounds familiar.

(I cling to the politeness thing too.)

Becky said...

I love that last shot! And WHERE are all the toys? Jeez Mamma

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh did my child teach he to say that :-)

amy said...

Hey, the toys are in the toybox! Why can't my two year old be more organized?