Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do It Yourself

It was a quick trip out to the shed to deliver morning caffeine to the Mr. I had left the lid off the THREE litre milk bottle because I planned to sort the smallest kid with a glass of milk. Gone thirty seconds. Tops. Precisely how long it takes to decide you’re a two year old with a penchant for swimming-in-milk muesli and yoghurt...



Those who know me well probably wouldn’t jump to describe me as “so laid back she’s almost horizontal”. But I dig a kid with initiative and I out-and-out belly laughed over the spilt milk (there’s sooooooo much more on the floor).



Damn it, I’ve come a long way.

53 comments:

Drewzel said...

Hahah this one's a ripper! oops.

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

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You just gotta love a girl who knows what she wants and how to get it...
W

Christie said...

yep.

you've gotta laugh :-)

ps i learnt how to cable last night, the bug has bitten...

ange_moore said...

Very funny - impressed that you have straws in the house (and can find them quickly in an emergency)!

Umatji said...

oh - yes - sometimes the laugh requires a big deep breath before hand in my house! Love the jumper - one of yours?

Corrie said...

too cute!!!!!! we do have similar antics in this house,a little miss who can open the fridge and freezer and now undo bottles...its scary, her favourite is juice at the moment!

Corrie:)

One Flew Over said...

Hysterical...

I REALLY need to get some pointers from you re: the horizontal lay back...maybe I should have another baby?!?

NO - just kidding!

Anna - tillytom.com.au said...

Whoops! How cute though, and of course you've gotta laugh at these moments!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So glad you're teaching her about the importance of calcium in her diet .
and she doesn't look at all 'notty now .

Cath from chunkychooky said...

hehehehe
I reckon we spend at least $10 a week on milk that I may as well pour straight on the floor.

Angus in Northcote said...

I think the important thing is that you made morning coffee for the Mr. As your sole male follower I applaud your initiative.

Gina said...

Are you or are you not the domestic goddess of the moment? Coffee for the Mr, Rice Pudding, angelic child dressed to nines in (handknit?) gorgeous woollen thing. Of COURSE she had to go and pour the milk everywhere, with a cute outfit like that on.

Leonie Guld said...

Just GORGEOUS!!

kleinzonnetje said...

Wonderful! You brightened my morning!

Lauren said...

Oh they are so fast! Its like there's a secret plan all worked out. They are such a lesson in spontaneous creativity and... letting go. You did well. :)

two little buttons said...

mmmmmm gotta love spilt milk. glad you were laughing. most of the time my "independent" 2 1/2 year old has me smiling over spilt milk through gritted teeth !!!!

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Yes cute and annoying. Good response - well done!

Lindy in Australia said...

Made me smile.Love that you had the presence of mind to grab the camera!

Thea said...

You have handled the spilt milk well. I have posted your lovely photo on my blog now. Thank you.

Little Waltz said...

Awwww she's so precious!

Clementine's Shoes said...

Ha!! It's amazing how long their arms really are isn't it?!
Good on you for indulging in belly laughs instead of the other (less fun) alternatives.
And for photographing the evidence!

CurlyPops said...

Ok now I'm crossing my legs and trying not to spit my cordial all over the laptop!

Hayley Egan said...

This one is such a character... That is adorable.

Marina said...

Looks like the recommended daily allowance for calcium was well and truly met on that day. Well done for keeping your cool!

beck said...

These photo's need to go in the album with the 'butter with bread' ones. Your little one has an interesting sense of quantity which I admire. I also admire your response! Ha! xo

Anonymous said...

That was really funny I wish I had been there. The look on her face is adorable. Well done Mum for seeing the humour and photographing the event.

Angie said...

the straw looks like it did the trick....very sweet post!

Amanda said...

I dig it too!!!!!! Hard to get upset at such a cutie patootie...I think I would get the same result or something similar if I walked away from my 2yr old too...Let them be children, I guess is the excuse huh :P

Nikki Cardigan said...

I am very proud of you and your reaction. And I bet the belly laugh made you and your girl feel good.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Not only does your dear sweet one have initiative, but good strong arm muscles. 3 litres of milk weighs a tonne!

(Spot the blogging mother - you picked up the camera before mopping up the milk, yes?!)

Kylie said...

That's brilliant! Love the proud look on your daughter's face too... just priceless. The old adage about spilled milk is too true. Thanks for the compliment on my bag making skills! xx

Grace said...

That 2nd pic is about the cutest thing ever!!! That expression rocks!!

Katie B. said...

That's pretty awesome, Tania. I love the straw!

Clair said...

That smiley face is just precious x

elly bee said...

she can just come and help the european milk farmers who are spoiling millions of litres of milk on their land because they do not agree with the low milk prices they get. she is at least their hero of the day... and mine; what a smile!
x eb

trashalou said...

You know what they say - no point and all that.

Loving how pleased she looks in that second pic.

Nikki said...

Self reliance... I like that in a girl! Way to go.

And a good belly laugh is the perfect tonic... or pre-mopping up mood-lifter.

Loz and Dinny said...

when you need your brekkie ... you need your brekkie ... that bowl is big enough to swim in cleopatra styley! Too cute!

angela said...

Uh Oh! But oh sooo cute :)

She's an independent little sweetie!!

Oh, and just to let you know Metropolis isn't selling fabric, I sourced the fabric from Superbuzzy. Would be a dream if Metropolis did sell fabric though!

katiecrackernuts said...

Yeap, you got to applaud that go-get-em attitude. Oh dear. All that milk.

edward and lilly said...

awww cute! so cute!

PottyMouthMama said...

So resourceful. And cheeky! I love this.

Madeline said...

Oh. you've got me belly laughing with this one!

Sandrine said...

What a cute photo despite the milk swimming pool;)Well the 7 years old can still do it...but I need to learn to be a bit more horizontal;)))

Tammy James said...

Love the straw!

m.e (Cathie) said...

kids tend to do it to you, they make you laugh when you know your the one who has to deal with the mop afterwards. as I keep reminding myself..gotta love them, they do make us smile & they are sure worth their weight in ..milk!!!
i had to laugh at my little ones use of a cookie cutter the other day, yours though, is priceless :)

Liam's Mummy said...

Haha - very cute. If she was my nephew though, she would have placed the carton on the floor and then jumped on it! Yes, milk dripping from the ceiling....

Kaylovesvintage said...

what a cutie
I don't like milk but I guess I would dring milk with him,lol

Megan.K. said...

My 2-yr-old is EXACTLY the same! Always up to mischief/iniative :) (especially when it comes to food!)
Love your response... if only I could be this patient ALL of the time!
x

pennygj said...

What a cutie! Made my day!

Ammie said...

LOL! This is PERFECT. Good job laughing over the gallon of milk puddling on the floor.

Jo James said...

Yay for not crying over spilt milk!

Lauren said...

Oh that's fantastic! Glad you could giggle!