Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Don't Assume ANYTHING. It Makes An......

First of all, you need to understand some things about me.

1. I don't pay full price. On anything.

2. I don't like to spend money on kiddos clothing.

3. I'd MUCH rather make Lil Chick a dress instead of spending $$ on one.

So, now that you know those few tidbits, I can continue.

OK, so this Mama had a major "I'm overwhelmed and underappreciated" freak out moment Sunday night...which was promtply addressed and rectified with a Mama only shopping trip Monday afternoon and evening.

It was GLORIOUS! Not to just push a shopping cart without being kicked in the stomach by a 4 yr old but to not have to keep track of two littles. Muchly rejuvinating!

Anywho, so I'm a shoppin and I see this adorable dress at Old Navy that would look superduper cute on Lil Chick:

Of course, the first thing I thought was, "hey, I could make something JUST like this with my extra pink tulle and her tshirt I have at home" but I decided to just go ahead and splurge.

It was full price.

There were NO coupons.

I bought it anyways. I was SO excited!

And sure enough, it looked ADORABLE on her! She twirled and smiled saying, "I pretty I pretty!" (seriously, WHERE do these little girls learn this stuff? I sure didn't teach her to do that)

And it stayed cute the entire 15 hours we owned it.

This is what it looks like now:

Every single arrow points to a splotch of dried on nail polish in hues of dark blue, red and pink. I didn't even bother pointing out all the clear nail polish. It was EVERYWHERE....believe me, the entire bottle was used up.

Oh yes, they didn't just ruin a brand new dress, they also did this:

(sorry for the blurryness....that woman never sits still)

(Looks awash in guilt, huh? Completely unrepentant.)

What you can't see is that Lil Chick is wearing FOUNDATION. Oh yes, my two year old is wearing a full layer of base makeup. Apparently Bubbalu has watched me get ready a few too many times. He's taking notes and practicing on Lil Chick.

I was less than gentle as I scrubbed the polish off with remover....and then had to quickly do a full body shower scrubdown to get the polish remover off their delicate skin.

Whattya know, we only had lukewarm coldish water today! ;)

They are BOTH currently napping...it's a first of Febuary miracle!

What ran through my mind not three hours ago, "huh, I haven't blogged in awhile, what the world am I going to write about???"

Ask and you shall receive...


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  1. Well, at least you can now cut up that dress and use it as a pattern, right? :)

  2. Oh dear... maybe they were just emulating their very favourite role model? You! They knew that a new dress needs something... crafty!

    You should take this as a compliment :P

  3. (((HUGS)))

    Your sense of humor in the midst of, um...trials continues to amaze me. God has given you a great many gifts, and this is one of them! :)

  4. That is SO something that my little girl would do! let's see...this week: she used a glue stick to glue her slippers to her feet, poured a bottle of shampoo on her hair after her bath...and just this week!

  5. I put a pocket full of crayons through the dryer once... along with MY NEW SHIRT and oodles of the kids clothes too. It was devestating.

  6. Thankfully my kids haven't found the nailpolish yet (although now that I wrote that they will!) I have resigned myself to the fact that I can't buy anything new/full price until my youngest is at least 5. It is amazing how fast they find and destroy!

  7. My 9 year old used to do stuff like that ALL the time! She even got nail polish all over her very first ballet costume. I was so upset since I couldn't get that back.

    Now with a tween & teen and all there snottiness, I do not miss some of these big mess ups.

    I wish blogging was around when they were younger. I think I could have had a better sense of humor about it all. I luckily did scrapbook back then, so a lot of these "incidents" I looked at scrapworthy vs. getting mad about it.


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