Sunday, September 28, 2008

While The Cat's Away, The Mouse Gets All Up In Her Paints

Jimmy, your favorite thing about your sister going to preschool twice a week (besides the delicious, somewhat romantic, one-on-one Mom time) is the few hours of uninterrupted messing, fiddling, dabbling, and wrecking, all without interference from your hyper-vigilant sibling.

gets to paint while sister is at school
I do have sympathy for your plight as an oppressed second-born, so I let you get into anything and everything while she's gone.

jimmy paints
This includes her exciting new jumbo paint set. It'll be our little secret, OK?

smile
Painting! Freedom! Undivided maternal attention! Who knew, right Jims?

nice
Of course, there is one little problem...

scene of the crime
Your brush-rinsing skills leave something to be desired and the moment she sees this mess, the jig will be up and we may as well just paint "Jimmy Wuz Hear" on the outside of the case.

oops
Oops. Perhaps we can blame it on the Binky Fairy.
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20 comments:

Your Pal Pinki said...

Have you ever seen Meet the Fockers? It was the sequel to Meet the Parents? That last pic of your son looks like the face the little kid makes when he's saying his first word. So cute!

bluemountainsmary said...

Could that Jim boy be any more beautiful?

i am very mary said...

HA HA HA! I love that face at the end!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

SO cute. I let my girls play in all Drew's stuff when he's at preschool.

(*snicker*)

Angie said...

That little face is priceless:)

Sojourner said...

Gawd! Is he cute or what! Lucky little squirt to get one on one time with Mom for a few hours a week. And bwah-hah on big sisters paint set. Funny!

Lisa Milton said...

That Jimmy is something. I bet you are loving your mornings together.

(Zack will have to send him notes on how not to get caught when the older sister is away. He has many years experience.)

PicaboMama said...

Allow me to speak on behalf of the tortured first-born child. I spent my entire childhood wishing I did not have the super destructive little sister that I had. I have still not recovered and am only having one child as a result (OK I have more reasons than that, but still). Be careful or you may not get as many grandchildren as you would like...

justjuli said...

That last photo is awesome! You can see the guilt all over his face. :) It's very "Oh NO!"-Mr Bill-like!

MamaBird said...

Har! That is so super cute. Don't tell my older one, I've gone all communist on her and she is not allowed to say anything is *hers*! Working so far... altho I must say she gives me the eyebrow when he tries to play with chokable objects.

justhay said...

Bwahahahaha! Too funny. I hope you have a spare unblemished paint set on hand....big sister is not one to mess with!

csquaredplus3 said...

He's precious. And what fun he's having... I do the same thing with my 3-year old, then furiously work to erase any evidence that he's touched the older boys' things. We're all happy that way.

Pretty pictures.

Candy Yum Yum said...

I need to know more about the binky fairy. I think she's planning a visit to my 2 year old soon, but I don't know the etiquette. Please tell!!

Nora Bee said...

I love that you're back! When are we going to dish about Isis????

Louise said...

So cute. And funny. And true. Oh, the cleaning I have to do to hide all evidence of such things!

Nancy said...

LOVE this. But poor Ellie. I was the first-born...she's gonna be pissed off!

:-)

Casey said...

What a cutie-pie. How could she possibly object?

(Actually, now I understand why I'd come home from school to find all my Barbies' heads popped off. Because Mom let my little brother do it while I was out! Mystery solved!)

iloveupstate.com said...

I keep coming back to this post. It makes me so happy!!

Sweet Pepita said...

I like the Binky Fairy idea. You can just say she made them more magical!

Moxy Jane said...

I am the oldest of four and the ONLY girl. My Barbies were beheaded daily. And disrobed. I begged my mom to not let my brothers into my room. Didn't matter...it was probably the only 5 minutes of peace she got all day!

Love the pictures, and the story! Enjoy your time together.