Dangerous persons.

Living with a toddler really is like housing a terrorist. At any moment she could blow and we can do nothing but react. There are no steps of prevention, no safety measures to take. We just wait. And our choices are limited to: 1) remove her and 2) remove her quickly.

Yesterday we had the brilliant idea that Sid and I would accompany M and the other four kids to Snoqualmie for ski lessons. I would be an extra pair of hands to ‘help’ M get them all to their classes and then back to the car at the end. And what could be more brilliant than bringing an ornery two year old along?

She screamed and yelled for two hours straight. At one point I took her out of the lodge because she was making so much damn noise. But it was cold outside and we had to steer clear of Fiona’s class, because when she saw us she cried, plopped down in the snow, and refused to move.

Today wasn’t much better. I bravely took all five to the dentist (happy MLK day to me!), where Sid was mostly an angel. She was great in the chair (away from me), but while waiting for the others, she snuck in and stole all the no-cavity prizes from the box.

Later, at a coffee shop, she threw such a tantrum we had to leave early because I was getting snarky looks from all the laptop users (get an office, people).

I think at this point we are going to leave her at home until she is three.

Wanna watch her?


Filed under children, parenting, Seattle

4 responses to “Dangerous persons.

  1. Lorene! You won’t believe this but LAST NIGHT I dreamed that I dropped her off at First Step! I was so thrilled to be able to get there from here. Of the many, many things I miss about Santa Monica, at the top of the list is First step!

  2. I’d watch Sid! Her and my three old son would get along beautifully. Maybe if Tracy, the hamster, was there for entertainment purposes these two would simmer down.

  3. You’re on. Tracy is much more comfortable getting out and about now that the boys put her in the bathtub while they cleaned her cage. I’ll pack them both up and send them your way.. California?

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