*Imagine cute picture of Buttercup here (blame blogger)*
Now, I'm not trying to make a competition out of this or anything
I have it won hands down! but I think I've got Susan beat. She writes a lot about her daughter, funny girl, and the kind of stuff the girl gets into; ie vaseline, dishwasher detergent, and other stuff. Well, the past week, my daughter, affectionately known as Buttercup, by her grandma, seemed to get into EVERYTHING.
So, I kept a list and thought - "What a great Blog post." In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I thought of Susan. And for some reason I knew she'd probably be the one to sympathize most, because, I think if our daughters ever got together, the devil himself would run for cover.
Wednesday: Buttercup found my stash of Philosophy scented Bubble Baths/Shower Gel - opened every single one of them and tested them all out. (I have 5 in the cupboard. I hoard.)
Thursday (Thanksgiving): Buttercup climbed up on her grandmother's table and proceeded to LICK the butter while her aunt and uncle sat laughing. After the butter was thoroughly tested, she moved onto the ranch dip. Afterwards she decided her dry skin needed a good dose of grandma's Eucerin cream.
Friday: Taught her younger cousin, Curleymop, how to wash her hands and eat the soap. (also, used the last of my contact solution as a rinsing agent for dirty fingernails).
Saturday: Home again and my husband pulled down all the Christmas boxes from the attic. I found Buttercup with two Virginia Candle Company Scented Candles. They were open. Not only was she smelling them, but digging the wax out with her fingernails for a tasty treat.
Sunday: Buttercup got into my make-up, lotion, AND my new bottle of contact solution. She generously applied lotion to her legs and arms, had quite the beautiful brown eyeshadow all over her cheeks, and had filled my contact cases with a week's supply of solution.
Monday: Found my stash of gum and chewed every last piece. She had a huge wad in her mouth and when I asked her, "What are you doing?", she replied, "Nothing."
Tuesday: It turns out Buttercup pulls this at school. She sat in the sandbox and ate sand. (Um, the babies play in there too- GROSS). Once home, she decided her hair needed a good scrubbing, so found some handy FACE soap (complexion scrub) in my bathroom. **
Wednesday: On the way to the store, Buttercup ate a bag of chips. When we arrived, she said "I'm still hungry", so jumped out of her carseat and started scrounging for some old Yogo's that had fallen on the floor a week ago.
And that my friends is one week in the life of Buttercup. (and you are probably asking, "What was Karmyn doing all this time." I have no idea.
**Just so you think my daughter isn't a total terror - Buttercup just started swim lessons. She has had a total of 6 lessons. Last night was testing time. Before class she told me, "I don't want to stick my head in the water."
I told her she didn't have to. "You can do it whenever you are ready."
When the test time came, the instructor asked my daughter if she wanted to try sticking her head under water. My daughter said, "NO!"
So, the instructors started testing the other boy in the class. Well, not to be undone, Buttercup (who has NEVER stuck her head underwater) beat that boy and passed Level 1 by sticking her head under the water 10 times in a row.
Everything she does astounds me. Life is never boring with Buttercup around. I fear the day she turns 7, 10, 13, 15, 18, and 21. Lord, give me the strength to handle her.