Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Life With A Toddler

I had great plans of sharing some of my Fall decorations with you, but as many of you know, I have a toddler grandson living with me, so even the best laid plans and all that jazz, yada yada yada.

While sitting in my room the other evening, I hear a big crash, several thuds, and a squeal (of delight) from my grandson.  I jump up to see what had happened as I hear my son scolding him.  No blood curdling screams so I figure the child is alright, therefore the crash has to be something that I am not going to be too happy about.

As I enter the dining room, I see my son on the floor starting to pick up my tablecloth.  Hmm, seems like that was on top of the table earlier, how ever did it get in the floor?  I stomped my foot, hands on hips, and asked my grandson, "What did you do?"  He giggled.  My son said, "It's not funny, you messed up Nanny's table." My grandson says "Uh-oh" as my son brings up one of my favorite bowls from the floor. It has broken into several pieces.  I sighed and said, "I'll get the broom."

Retro Gran's Fall Decorations

That bowl had been sitting in the middle of my dining room table and was holding several gourds, pussy willows, and pheasant feathers.  I was quite proud of it, but my grandson envisioned a different layout apparently, because when I came back with the broom, he had been helping his dad pick up the mess and had created his own masterpiece with the gourds.

Retro Gran's Fall Decorations

Later in the evening, I heard his dad scolding him yet again.  I ventured into the room to see what debacle had taken place this time and discovered that he had de-flowered a good portion of my mum that I had placed in a basket, along with a pumpkin and a few styrofoam pumpkins that I had picked up that afternoon. He had gotten the pumpkin out of the basket, rolled it aside and had proceeded to eat the styrofoam ones. Apparently the kid's a weirdo, what can I say?

Retro Gran's Fall Decorations

Retro Gran's Fall Decorations

Retro Gran's Fall Decorations

Retro Gran's Fall Decorations

With my Fall decorations dwindling fast, I thought about sharing my lovely basket full of fruit that I had placed on the island in the kitchen.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered a little munchkin had nibbled on said fruit and placed it back into the basket.

Retro Gran's Fall Decorations

So, there you have it, my Fall decorations.  Given the fact that I am living with a Tasmanian Devil, you will forgive me if my Christmas decorations do not make an appearance this year.  Although, you know this Nanny can't deny him the fun of terrorizing the whole house.  Bless his heart.


8 comments:

  1. Haha, the fruit bit is the best!

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  2. Oh boy. Kids can be a handful. Sorry to hear that your favorite bowl was broken but at least he didn't get hurt. I have to be careful about what decorations I put up or the cat will "investigate" and knock things over.

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  3. Awww he sounds like my youngest lil monkey. Boy they get into things don't they? Geesh! Nothing survives too long here hence I hang my decor up as high as possible hehe He is adorable though!! xox

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  4. Your adventures with a toddler at home bring back memories of when my children were young too. Everything was placed out of reach. No decoration .. only security for these little devils. Patience ... Kisses, dear Lady.

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  5. You are an awesome Nanny! ;)
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  6. Oh no! How old is? He sounds just like my Rhys! Olivia is 4 and she knows better but Rhys is 2 and he is a wild maniac. I have taught them from a young age to leave most things alone but sometimes I'll forget and leave something un-known within reach and before you know it, it's demolished! I had an autumn hair clip with foam pear on it that a sponsor sent me to review and Rhys took a bite out of it! So, off to the craft store for a lousy $5 bag of fake pears. *sigh* kids are fun but boy, they're a handful! :P

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  7. This post put a rather large smile on my face. I'm sorry that you've been at the mercy of this "creative seasonal interior decorator" as of late, but goodness, his antics do make for some heartwarming stories. It's not the same, and I certainly don't claim as much, but I've had a very rambunctious puppy doing much the same to everything she can get her paws (and jaws!) on for a few months now, so I can certainly relate (and won't be putting out much seasonal decor for either holiday this year either).

    ♥ Jessica

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  8. This post had me laughing out loud! I've just gotten a puppy & have heard many bangs thumps & crashes from the other room myself! Perhaps your grandson has inherited your interior decorator style & just had a different vision :) Very cute!
    -Kait

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