in the last few days i've come to understand that when my almost 3-year old tells me he has "a great idea," i know, i am bound to be cleaning something up within 10 minutes flat.
apparently, the same can be said of my efforts to occupy the toddler.
case in point: the valentine's day activity i prepared in the hopes of getting something done, i don't even remember what.
it started off well enough. i had grand plans of delivering these handmade valentines to give to his teachers.
and the boy really did have a jolly good time. and the girl and i had a jolly good time watching him create.
but after only 10 minutes flat, i had a great big mess to clean up.
and a toddler and baby to entertain once again.
to the mothers out there that manage to keep their home consistently tidy because you've managed to make housekeeping fun and get your kids involved, your laundry done like clockwork even though you cloth diaper your babes, and your arts and crafts table is productive and civilized most of the time, i bow down to your awesomeness and am desperate to know the caramilk centre secret to your success.
if you don't know how you do it because you are magic incarnate, at least answer me this (or the simple answer is that i just need to get my act together): how in the world do you keep your toddler from dipping his entire hand in the paint jar?
and in case you were wondering, i forgot to finish the valentine's for his teachers. good ideas and best intentions. yep. i need to work on following through on those. i know it. i'll be better tomorrow.