Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Next question-


If you have a toddler who verges on the brink of death constantly.... dives off chairs... rams into doors without blinking.... jumps down steps.... flips backwards consistently... dances and jumps around with abandon... what could this mean?

A. You have a future stunt man (or woman) on your hands

B. This toddler has an odd sort of death wish

C. Child was inspired by the gymnasts in Beijing and is secretly training for the 2024 Olympics

D. This supposed little cutie is actually a robot from the future with a steel endoskeleton therefore feels no pain and can not be stopped (Oh wait- I think I have been watching too much Sarah Conner Chronicles)

E. Little one is secretly scheming with her sisters to drive their mother to the loony bin so they can steal all the chocolate from the pantry

22 comments:

Candy said...

Just so you know...TWO is still kicking my REAR END...REALLY

HUGS

Hannah said...

My answer is F: You have been watching my family and are talking about Monkey baby.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Does that bring back the memories:) My daughter's favorite at that age was to put a bucket over her head, spin in circles, and run straight ahead into a wall...go figure!! We didn't get my daughter a Happy Birthday balloon for her 2nd birthday. We got her a "Congratulations" balloon...as in congratulations you SURVIVED!!!

btw...LOVE your blog!

Reba said...

Hmmm, I am going with all of the above. Joshua is child number four and he is way braver than any of our others. He has learned to climb chairs (ACK!) and Mark found him in the MIDDLE of the table the other day. It is just a matter of time before we head to the OR. Maybe it has something to do with older siblings...She is a cute little daredevil though. :)
Reba

Paul and DeeDee said...

I dont think we should ever get together because if Jackson and Kaiya get in the same room, the world might implode.......or maybe we are just enjoying the parenting of CRAZY toddlers.

Pep said...

I vote for "E" ... some children will do just about anything for chocolate. :-) hugs, Pep

Anonymous said...

Ok I am laughing so hard at everyone's responses that I am crying....so so so funny! I Think you left out f...all of the above! love you sweet angel face
mia momma

Katie said...

I vote for E . They know how much we need our chocolate and sanity !!

Mandy said...

E. Its a secretly devised plan...

I liked the comment about getting the 2 year old a congratulations balloon instead of a happy birthday one. LOL.

Wendy said...

Have you been spying on us secretly? I have lost 10 pounds in 4 weeks just trying to keep Ahren from killing himself. Yesterday he put a blanket over his head and charged through the house with me trying to catch him. It ended when he ran into the scooter, went flying and bounced head first off the wooden cabinet. He laughed. I wanted to cry! We actually signed up for extra accident insurance because we know it is just amatter of time before the ER staff knows us by name.

Live to love and laugh said...

Definitely E but it might not be for chocolate. It could be so they will have ALL of daddy's attention. They seem to be all daddy's girls and life would be so much easier if mommy was in the loony bin or in the corner in a fetal position sucking her thumb. ;)

Karrie said...

She awfully cute!!! Even WITH the bruises!!! HA!
Poor Momma. Can you pad her up? You know, a protective layer to absorb some of the bumps? :)

Karrie in IN

DebbieT said...

I agree with your momma, Angel! Definitely 'F'- all of the above!! Kaiya and Angel, you crack me up! Hugs!! Debbie

Michelle said...

Is she uncoordinated, off balance, clumbsy, not a care in the world, no clue as to consequences (If I jump from the top of this latter I could get hurt), etc.? If so that is totally my dd since the very beginning. She has hypotonia and with occupational and physical Therapy she is doing sooo much better. We've been to the ER 3 times (most recent for a concusion.) I think having her in gymnastics since she was 2 has helped a lot with her balance, coordination, clumbsiness, etc. as well. Hang in there and breath. :)

Darlene said...

totally choice E... but I have been known to be paranoid, from time to time...

Dar

Ladyblog said...

My youngest boy was so clumsy and accident prone (actually, he still is). He had 2 sets of stitches by 18 months and a broken wrist last year. His head was very large for his body, but he finally grew into it. He is the one that is jumping on the furniture as I type.... Calgon... take me away.
No advice... just empathy.

The Engelhardt 4 said...

You are too funny!! I think she just wants to keep you on your toes...just like Teagan does with me. Maybe we should NOT ever get him and Kaiya together!!! It might be too much for the two of us to handle!! heehee!! :o)

Tracey said...

F. She is happy to be HOME!

Flamingo Mama said...

Totally choice E!

You are such an encouragement for us China bound moms :) lol!

Kelly said...

When we brought our Nick home from Russia, he was constantly doing the same stuff you mention with Kaiya. I think their reckless abandon is part of them expressing freedom and happiness at being able to do lots of new fun things. One time we were playing outside and I looked up and saw Nick teetering over a second story balcony on his belly. I think he was about 16 months at the time. Please see my latest post about squirting and spraying....all so much fun. Got to love these Toddlers!!!

Dimple Queen said...

Oh this is cracking me up!! I haven't been over in a few days and the questions are so ME right now too....

NO, you are not wicked and evil for rejoicing that your two yr. old is in bed at 5:45....you are a smart woman!!!

Sea Salt Chips and Junior Mints...can't beat that combo meal ever!!!

LOL, Ang

KrisJ said...

LOL! Crazy girl! I have seen this craziness before and it does seem to slow down in a few years YIKES sorry did I say a few lol