Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Princess Duct Tape

We've been doing battle here for some time now. Our 2 year old, Hope, has the whole house feeling as though we are in a war zone. She is the busiest, climbiest, into everything, escape artist that we've ever had.

For example, there was the time she tried to cut off her belly button with my hair cut shears. (I found her at the last moment!) She has recently taken up the past time of taking her diaper off during her nap time and at bedtime. She then proceeds to do her business on the sheets, playing in the poop until she falls asleep.

This has been a great source of distress for poor Mom. During a particularly disgusting episode, while I have Hope in the bathtub, desperately trying to get the poop out from under her fingernails. I'm about at my wits end, when I hear the Oprah show on in the kitchen. I hear her say she has a special song coming up for anyone out there right now who may feel stressed out at that moment. I'm hoping this song will give me some inspiration and renew my strength. The name of the song was....."THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE!!" Not quite the inspiration I had been yearning for.

Princess Duct Tape earned her name by her antics. We now have to use duct tape to secure every diaper. If we ever forget or happen to run out of duct tape, we live to regret it!

Today while I was changing her little brother's diaper, Hope brought me the duct tape and said, "Some of that!" I knew she meant she wanted AJ to have some duct tape too!! We all got a kick out of this!!


Alyssa said...

Ohhh man Ibby, I don't know how you do it! LOL! You are super mom! I'm glad the duct tape is working for ya, I sure hope Hope doesn't figure out how to remove it! LOL!

p.s. Cute picture of you and A.J.

Kelly said...

Hilarious! I know that at clean-up time it's not so funny...but picturing the duct tape diaper is funny.
I just found your blog...and have linked to it!
I'm amazed and jealous of your big beautiful family!