Friday, August 28, 2009

High Glass Entertainment

Today, Nyobi came wandering down the hallway with a new find.  A glass of water from my room clapsed between her hands, she took one or two steps then stopped.  She giggled, then shook the glass suddenly up and down.  It didn't slip out of her hands.  Instead the small ammount of water in the glass splashed up and fell back into the glass (mostly).  The sprinkles on her face made her crinkle up her eyes and nose,  the noise made her giggle again.

She managed to giggle shake wander into the living room before she noticed me.  She suddenly gets big eyes, looks at the glass and then at me.  In an attempt to take off, she gives the glass a giant shake, splashing all the water out, all over the library book, table, herself, carpet and my foot. She was having a ball with a simple device we take for granted.

Of course,  I did confiscate the High Ball Glass.  It was real glass, and not something an one year old should play with.  And I set the library book to dry.  No great harm was done, but perhaps I should not leave glasses within Nyobis reach anymore.  Coffee would be much tougher to clean up.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Right now...

Right now,  I feel like crying.  My body woke me up at 3:30, and by 4:30 all the usual relaxation techniques failed.  An hour later, I finally managed to start to feel sleepy.  By 6:15, I thought about crawling back into bed for an hour or so before the alarm went off.  Nyobi went off instead.  I can not blame her.  She was soaked through her pants on all sides.

After a typical display of the usual morning schenanigans, I got the joy of rescuing Nyobi from the futon.  Somehow she managed to wedge only one leg through the arm.  It had sunk all the way up to the hip.  As I wiggled and snoogled, and she screamed, I seriously thought I would end up calling the fire department.  I wonder how many people call with complaints of children stuck in futons a year?  

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sometimes life is reduced to lists.

For instance, this is a list of things I have taken out of the toilet since Nyobi learned to walk. 

2 full rolls of toilet paper.
Nyobis lovey (at least 3 times in the last week alone)
3 Nukies (this is why you boil disinfect).
Plunger at least 5 times.
24 Toilet brushes (or rather one toilet brush 24 times)
4 shirts
2 paint brushes.
1 dress
1 pair of size 4 panties.
8 towels or wash cloths
1 tooth brush (trashed)
2 fish (plastic)
148 small hands (immediately washed, and all belonging to the same child)
1 match box car
1 diaper (hey, at least she is getting the idea)
1 cat (plastic)
1 cat (not plastic)

I am so glad that Nyobi has not learned how to flush.