Monday, 1 December 2008

Don't touch the ....

Since he started walking, Threepeat has a terrible habit of opening MIL's china cabinet in the front hallway, taking out her ornaments, some of which are, I suspect, kind of expensive, and relocating said ornaments wherever he feels they "work" better.

In order to curtail this behaviour (and save all of the adults' sanity), I have wrapped a horrible piece of string around the handles of the cabinet, and now, he cannot open the cabinet.

But, before I had this "aha" moment with said string, we must have said, "DON'T TOUCH THE CHINA!" a gazillion times...each.

Threepeat learned that phrase and all we have to say now is, "Don't touch the..." and he yells, "CHINA!"

This weekend, we put up our brand spanking new tree with brand spanking new ornaments and ribbons. I bought all non-glass ornaments so that when Mr. Into Everything removed them from the tree (it was inevitable) they would not break nor cause him bodily harm.

The new phrase in the house is "DON'T TOUCH THE TREE!!" and do you know, that in two short days, threepeat has learned the phrase too?!! EXCEPT, this is how it goes:

"THREEPEAT!!! DON'T TOUCH THE...."

"China tree!"

Sigh. Pin It

1 comment:

Wander said...

That reminds me of the time when my twin boys were around 5 (they'll be 30 four weeks from today) I always had a habit of when they had gotten on my last nerve of saying "Boys, I'm getting sick and tired" of what ever they had done for the upteenth jillion time. One day I started out with Boys I'm getting and before I could finish one said I'm sick and the other said I'm tired. I hadn't realized until that moment that I had over used that phrase.
I guess they hear what we are saying but some times the temptation is just more than they can stand...lol

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