Monday, April 28, 2008

Mr. Disaster

What has happened to my sweet little Max? He has all of the sudden turned from cute, cudly, adorable and sweet to onery, whiney, destructive, explorer!!! Just today we were at Target and he would NOT sit in the cart. He kept standing, so I put him in the cart part and let him stand there. Well, he had a slushie and threw it on the ground and of course it went everywhere. Then while I was trying to clean that up, he was quickly throwing stuff out the sides and it was getting dirty from the slushie. Then I decided to get him out of the cart while I finished cleaning and he took off running. Grrrrr! I vowed today never to take him shopping again. Well, at home is no different. I put him in his high chair only to have him stand and almost fall out, so I take him out and he climbs on the kitchen table chair and stands on the kitchen table. I fix him lunch and he throws it on the ground along with all his snacks and other food. Giving him applesauce is a complete mistake because it ends up all over his arms, face, legs, clothes, the highchair, the floor and anything within 10 feet of where he is eating. (Which reminds me yesterday I got him some chicken nuggest from CJ's and I opened the car door on his side and out came the nuggets on the ground.) He has got a thing for throwing. Oh, and I went upstairs to get something and Lukas comes to tell me that "Max made a mess". So I come down and he has dumped over a vase with stick and rocks in it and it's all over the living room. I still have yet to clean that one up. Oh and minutes after this happens, I find him in the bathroom IN the sink spreading sand and water and soap all over everything. I think I want to scream!!!

We got a book from the library with little lift-up windows and I find pieces of the book strewn about the house b/c Max had torn them all off.

He got in Pat's office last week and pulled out all the recyle paper all over the floor and got the paper clips out and decided to throw them like confetti. Despite all of this, I still can't resist his cute lips and his little voice when he talks. He does cuddle and his smile is the cutest. So I can't stay mad at him forever...but when will I find time to clean up the messes???

5 comments:

Shay said...

Boys will be boys! He's probably just exploring the world and trying to see the reaction he can get out of people. Daxton is cutting 3 teeth right now and he sounds a lot like Max...maybe he's teething! Oh the joys of having kids...wouldn't trade them for the world, but like Jer said yesterday...we have got to get a nanny! :)

Alison said...

Oh this is too cute and funny! Little boys do grow up quickly don't they! I'm sorry for the Target disaster and the little rascal making all those messes around the house. In years to come you'll look back and laugh, I promise. Or at least that's what I need to remind myself when I have those days! ;)

Kimberly said...

Your descriptions of Max made me laugh! I feel the same way about Blake. Just when I think I can't tolerate him anymore, then he does something cute and I can't resist kissing his chubby cheeks and giving him a squeeze.

Heather Ford said...

I am SO SORRY for your crazy day(s), partly because I am near there with you... I wonder if it has anything to do with the name Max? But if that were true, what is the excuse for Peter or maybe Lukas??? I keep telling myself, life is short, and one day I will look back and LOVE every memory of my kids.

mwaymo said...

Sad! Sam isn't quite that bad but he has definitely gotten ornery lately. I have noticed that when Rex is good, Sam is bad and when Sam is good, Rex is bad. Somedays I wish they could just be good together. I never wish they were bad together though!