Thursday, July 27, 2006

Darn kid!

My daughter, who really never does anything wrong as far as breaking stuff, going through cabinets, etc. Always been very good about that stuff. She surprised me today. I'm downstairs and I hear a loud crash upstairs. I wait about 10 seconds, no tears-good thing. I hear her coming down the steps, slowly, quietly, so un-Elena like. She blurts out "mommy, I need to show you something-don't talk, just look". I go upstairs and apparently, she decided to see if she could swing from her bedroom curtains like she was on a rope-well, the answer is no, you can't do that. She ripped the curtain rod down (hardware with it). At least the curtains didn't rip. Did I yell? Nope, I guess when you're six, you just assume it'll all work out like you thought-how would she know better? I don't recall ever telling her not to swing from curtains. It's all fine, but I am still shaking my head. To be six and know what's in her head-just for an hour.

16 comments:

Pink said...

It's funny how you omit to tell your kidlets not to do certain things, isn't it? Good for you for staying calm!

ThreeOliveMartini said...

funny that elena LOL.. well i think if i were 6 i might think the same ..

at least the curtains survived..

Deneen said...

Who would have thought to instruct a child not to swing on curtains-it would have just put ideas into her head earlier. She's a shit at times.

Susana said...

that's so cute "...don't talk, just look."

Wendy said...

That is one of those stories that you will tell when she is in her twenties. Too funny. Maybe she could use one of those pull up bars that you can put up in her doorway? Glad she didn't get hurt.

Carol L. said...

LOL well I guess she will chalk that up to a learning experience. She is quite the character.

Rebecca said...

he he heee, i can laugh - because one of mine tried to hang from the towel rack in the bathroom. ummm, didn't work. the rack came right off with a huge chunk of the wall. oh, and the bathroom had been gutted to the studs and completely re-built, finished for a full 24 hours before my lovely child ripped out the wall..... sooo, he he heeee heeeeee

Priscilla said...

Telling a child not to do something before they do it is like putting a warning not to use the blowdryer while in the shower.

KnitXcorE said...

Lol! *grabs curtain* I think it can hold me.... that actually sounds like too much fun!

Amanda said...

Ha! What are kids for, right?

Vik said...

I love her "don´t talk - just look". Cute!!!

Mimi said...

She sure has a wonderful imagination and a lot of energy!

Kathy said...

Glad Elena and curtains are ok...got to admit you never told her NOT to try this.

Kari said...

*snickers*
Oh man... to be a kid again

Jaye said...

LOL! Glad she wasn't hurt!
When mine was 3 he was on a riding toy in the hall, I was in on the sofa with a migraine when I hear a crash. He walks in and tells me he crashed into a "kid" in the hall. He wasn't hurt but the kid was in pieces. "What kid?!" I'm thinking. I go to look after checking him over and he has smashed a floor to ceiling mirrored closet door - it spidered all the way up and down. So as he is looking at his reflection he sees "the kid" who he broke into bits. LMAO! Same thing, I never told him *not* to ram his little ride-on toy into the mirror. Right!

Kids: you gotta love 'em.

Kelly said...

Sounds like when my brother set fire to the curtains just to see the pretty colors. Swinging just sounds like more fun. You gotta love being a kid~

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