Sunday, September 23, 2007


In the middle of this place that is gray, there is absolute and complete joy in M.

She is our little Inspector Gadget ( ). As is typical for most toddler, she accompanies me EVERYWHERE. When I was using the bathroom yesterday, she wanted to wash her hands. I emphatically told her "No! Not right now." She disappeared from the bathroom, to pout, I thought, but oh, no. She returns with her little blue chair from her table. She climbs up into the chair and asks to wash her hands again. I told her no again, although not quite as emphatically. She shimmied her skinny little body up the cabinet just fair enough to reach the cold water handle and TURNED THE WATER ON HERSELF. She proceeded to wash her hands.

H is working in the backyard, building a deck and putting up a new fence for us. He rented this horribly loud jackhammer. M was scared at first, but we watched him outside for a while so she would know where the noise was coming from. Now we watch him from the window. While I was preparing lunch today, M lost sight of her beloved Daddy. The next thing I knew, she'd run to get her blue chair, pulled it through the house, and put it on the couch. Luckily, I caught her just as she was getting ready to sit in the chair AND FALL OFF THE COUCH! Then she piled a bunch of pillows on top of each other so she could see her Daddy.

We've had lots of special time this weekend.


melody is slurping life said...

Inspector Gadget! My oldest used to love that show.

Your M and that blue chair...sounds like some ingenious fun in your future. :)

{{{HUGS}}} ya.

Kyla said...

We all need a bit of sunshine, sometimes more than others. I'm glad you have yours.

I won't say anything else, but know that I am thinking it, okay?

Christina said...

She sounds just like Nadia and get little green stool! After a dozen mini-heart attacks from her antics with it, that little green stool is now stowed in the coat closet, safely away from little girl hands. :o)

Hugs to you and M! The hugs I sent from my blog are for you, too. :o)