Thursday Thirteen – nothing is safe!


Thirteen forbidden items that the little guy “discovered”
while exploring the countertops & drawers yesterday:

  1. My brand-new bottle of purple nail polish.
  2. A whole box of plastic wrap, which he proceeded to unwrap while whispering “wow, wow mama”.
  3. All our return address stickers, which are now decorating my kitchen cabinets and countertops.
  4. A once-full bottle of Mrs. Dash, seen in the photo, now spicing up my cabinets.
  5. The small ironing board, which was promptly launched off the top of the cabinets to his great delight.
  6. My purse and all its contents, which were taken to the far reaches of my house with great delight.
  7. A container of A&D diaper ointment, which is apparently great fun to open and smear all over yourself and your surroundings, at least if you are a baby.
  8. Every single item in my silverware drawer (the sharp objects have been residing on top of my fridge for some time now), which must be arranged into categories, then dumped all over the floor.
  9. All the pens, pencils, and markers that were on a high shelf over the countertops – they were used to “decorate” every item inside my purse as well as any and all receipts and bills that happened to be on said counter.
  10. Daddy’s work ties, abandoned on the counter as well, which are great for trying on (though he did look cute….).
  11. The lone candle that still exists in our house – apparently it needed to be shredded with baby fingernails, as wax is such a pleasant fingernail cleanser….
  12. The forgotten chocolate bar in the drawer…. no longer forgotten.
  13. The hanging lights over my breakfast bar – they offer a satisfying amount of motion when swatted by a curious arm, and continue to do so even after I hear “hot, mama, hot” – I’d think once would be enough to learn that lesson…..

68 Responses to Thursday Thirteen – nothing is safe!

  1. kristarella July 9, 2006 at 1:49 am #

    Wow wow! That’s alot of crazness for one day!
    In hind sight, any tips on how to prevent that when I have little ones that age?

  2. Ocean July 7, 2006 at 10:53 am #

    OMG ~ he reminds me of my son! The adventurer and climber!!! My son has been dumping out the silverware alot. And on constant quests finding things. My son knows how to climb up to the top of the frig. Major climber. We have to put the knives and scissors in a tin that he cannot open in a high cabinet tucked in the back. He figured out how to open the safety latches on the cupboards because he was watching us ~ calculating…. always calculating! I’m here with ya! :@

  3. Nancy July 7, 2006 at 10:04 am #

    That was all in one day?? I am so lucky my kids did not do this kind of thing…..

    He is cute!! He must make you laugh at his crazy antics.

  4. Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha July 7, 2006 at 5:00 am #

    Wow!!! he really has been busy… My little ones are as bad… They always want to play with the kitchen stuff, tho’ they have so many toys. I have decided not to buy any more lipstick,nailpolish, makeup of any kind… till I can find childproof stuff!!! All are ruined… they love going thru my purse… the list is endless…

  5. Kailani July 7, 2006 at 3:47 am #

    Boy, sounds like he had a grand ‘ole time! I feel sorry for the person who had to clean up that mess!

  6. dawn July 6, 2006 at 11:36 pm #

    yikes! I have to admit I would have lost it after the first mishap.

  7. EmilyRoseJewel July 6, 2006 at 9:53 pm #

    That is a great list and I am relating to your situation totally. Justice is getting so, so mobile now and nothing is sacred. He has just recently learned to open drawers and cabinets. I intend on getting those hook things on them this weekend. I know he will figure out how to bypass them, but I gotta try. They really know how to find whatever they aren’t supposed to get to. It is so amazing! Thanks for stopping by today!

  8. Lady Jane July 6, 2006 at 9:20 pm #

    Sounds like he was busy! Have fun with the clean up. :)

  9. eph2810 July 6, 2006 at 9:15 pm #

    Oh my, your little duck is sure adventurous…But they do get into everything at that age. I was blessed that ours really never wanted to get dirty :smile:.

  10. Les July 6, 2006 at 8:20 pm #

    Oh aren’t they fun when the get into stuff like that!!! I still have memory marks from the dd!!! Happy TT!!

  11. trish July 6, 2006 at 6:21 pm #

    Awww.. they’re so cute when they get into everything, aren’t they? I remember one time my guy (a loooong time ago – he’s 16 now) took everything that was on any flat surface in the living room and tossed it off the balcony, including an autographed baseball, photographs in frames, and more than 200 books from the bookshelves.. and he did it so quickly!!

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

  12. Christina July 6, 2006 at 5:21 pm #

    Kids can be so michievous…but so darn cute!

    My t13 is up :)

  13. craziequeen July 6, 2006 at 5:16 pm #

    [roars with laughter]

    excellent! Nice healthy sense of adventure!


    My TT is up……

  14. mominprogress July 6, 2006 at 3:25 pm #

    LOL did my daughter manage to make her way to your house and disguise herself as your little one ? :)

  15. Lisa July 6, 2006 at 3:19 pm #

    Aren’t little boys wonderful? Mone never found the nail polish (YET) but he has managed to find a wonderful amount of off limit things. He painted himself green from head to toe once!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

  16. BecK July 6, 2006 at 3:18 pm #

    These were great!
    Takes me back to when my son was a toddler and in to EVERYTHING!

  17. Ardice July 6, 2006 at 2:55 pm #

    Oh, the joys of motherhood and being a curious child. *hehehe* My girls are all grown up now and these are things you’ll laugh about or at least remember with a smile. Thanks for your visit. Have a wonderful day…

  18. stacie July 6, 2006 at 2:26 pm #

    well, it sounds like he had fun anyway. LOL great TT. I played too. Stacie

  19. Susan July 6, 2006 at 2:09 pm #

    LOL! Yep, I’ve been there. Only it was the bathroom cabinets and all those lovely surprises. :) Happy TT.

  20. Sherri July 6, 2006 at 1:56 pm #

    oh my! …someday you’ll look back on this with humour, I guess;)

    thanks for visiting my site with your sweet comments:)

  21. Write From Karen July 6, 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    LOL..boy that brings back memories. I especially laughed at the return address labels decorating your house. Funny!

    Enjoy him while he’s little – they grow so fast!!

    Thanks for stopping by

  22. ~ Stacy ~ July 6, 2006 at 1:21 pm #


    Did you name him Dennis, by any chance? Too funny.

    At least he didn’t discover that an entire bag of flour and a pitcher of Koolaid makes for great carpet dough.

  23. Dawn July 6, 2006 at 1:21 pm #

    Sounds like he had some fun! He’s adorable!

  24. Mandy July 6, 2006 at 1:04 pm #

    It’s the learning process, we all have to do those things, don’t we?
    Kids get into everything nowadays.. it’s hardly surprising they send mothers insane in a VERY short time lol

    Thnx for stopping by my T13
    Mandy :=)

  25. Shannon July 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm #

    Wow! I have so much to look forward to when my twin girls get older… Very cute.

  26. TC July 6, 2006 at 12:46 pm #

    Your little guy has a lot in common with my Little Princess. she gets into everything!

    Great TT

  27. Missi July 6, 2006 at 12:35 pm #

    Wow. Sounds like one of my kids. Kaleb decorated his room with sprinkles the other day. That was fun!

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

  28. KarenW July 6, 2006 at 12:31 pm #

    Wow! All in one day? Don’t blink or he’ll be grown. My little explorer is 15.

  29. Janet July 6, 2006 at 12:29 pm #

    OMG how long was he alone? Two seconds, right? LOL!

    Thanks for visiting!

  30. Barb July 6, 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    I remember my kids exploring! The scissors are the worse. I was a seamstress, making custom drapes – and my kids were used to scissors. But, my daughter loved to cut hair – cut her bangs off to the scalp! And, so, her daughter came along, got her Mom’s scissors, and cut off her tresses – very long hair left under their desk!

    Read my 13 here

  31. Mom Carver July 6, 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    Wow, you have your hands full!!! Bet it is more fun to watch than to discipline. @:)

  32. AmandaF July 6, 2006 at 12:26 pm #

    Hee Hee! Great TT! I am familiar with these kinds of days! I have two boys in that state and one getting there…

  33. Christine July 6, 2006 at 12:15 pm #

    Mine haven’t explored the Plastic Wrap yet! They’ve done just about everything else. LOL on the spices, maybe it means he’ll be a world famous chef when he gets older. Watch out Emeril!
    Happy Thursday!

  34. Luna July 6, 2006 at 12:11 pm #

    LMAO… Oh how I remembser those days… and oddly… I DON’T miss them!!

  35. Pink Chihuahua Princess July 6, 2006 at 11:50 am #

    When I was really little I just loved the feeling of candle wax under my fingernails. I know how the little guy feels. :)

    Mine are up. Happy Thursday!

  36. fivetimemom July 6, 2006 at 11:47 am #

    Have you ever heard the saying; busy hands are happy hands? I can’t help but wonder how happy your hands were while they were busy cleaning up that mess?

  37. Gail July 6, 2006 at 11:42 am #

    Oooh, I remember those days, fun! They do grow up too fast. Good list, thanks for stopping by mine.

  38. Rebecca July 6, 2006 at 11:40 am #

    Ug, some days are like that – at least you have a sense of humour about it! Our kitchen still has a subtle whiff of tarragon, thanks to the whole package of tarragon that my son thoughtfully sprinkled down the heating vent.

  39. Red July 6, 2006 at 11:25 am #

    I don’t envy you, trying to remove diaper ointment from every surface! I guess there’s no such thing as a child-proofed house, eh?

    Thanks for visiting! Have a great day.

  40. Addie July 6, 2006 at 11:11 am #

    This makes my little table climber seem so much more innocent! LOL – forgotten chocolate bar … no longer forgotten. :D

  41. GreekGoddess July 6, 2006 at 11:10 am #

    Aren’t kids something? No matter how hard you think you hide things they go ahead and find everything in a second !!!

    Happy TT

  42. Stacy July 6, 2006 at 10:48 am #

    Wow, he must have been having a blast, discovering all those things! Hope that purple nailpolish stayed in the bottle! :)

    Have a great day, my T13 is up now too..

  43. Friday's Child July 6, 2006 at 10:41 am #

    Oh toddlers can really be a handful much more all over the place. But they’re cute and funny.
    My T13 is up too.

  44. Karen July 6, 2006 at 9:57 am #

    Whew! You must have had your hands full with that little man! This is where my dad would laugh his head off and say, yep, he’s yours. :)
    My TT is up!

  45. Chris July 6, 2006 at 9:51 am #

    Haha that is so cute. I wish I was a kid again where I can do things like that without being called a weirdo,lol I’ll add this to my list of reason why I’ll never have kids though,lol My TT is up.

  46. Dawn July 6, 2006 at 9:37 am #

    i did daycare for 4 years. my group was the 10-24 months age. all i can say is those little munchkins have suctions cups for hands & feet and “Go go Gadget arms!” there is nothing they can’t reach. and i have never been so tired in all my life as i was during that 4 years.

    happy TT! i played too.

  47. Margie Mix July 6, 2006 at 9:18 am #

    Too funny! I think all Mom’s run into such messes. Especially with the return address stickers, Kate’s personal favorite. We had the AD ointment tradgedy also – and poor Guinea Pig… she was doused in Suntan lotion once. Funny list, it brought back memories. -Margie

  48. carmen July 6, 2006 at 9:05 am #

    i mean, who ISNT fascinated by plastic wrap!

  49. Susan July 6, 2006 at 8:48 am #

    He was busy!!! One of mine once decorated the dog with a whole box of sanitary napkins!! Their minds think so fast, don’t they??? I hope you are taking pictures, that’s one thing I wish I had.

    My TT is up here.

  50. Katrina July 6, 2006 at 8:21 am #

    Ah yes, the joys of an inquisitive and adventurous little one! :)

  51. Rachel July 6, 2006 at 7:43 am #

    I found that as my boys got older (and taller) everything in my house kept moving higher and higher, out of their reach. Cute list!

  52. Jennifer, Snapshot July 6, 2006 at 7:14 am #

    My little guy says “Wow” a lot, too, and it’s just so sweet. And they do like that candle wax under their fingernails, don’t they?

  53. Red Queen July 6, 2006 at 7:08 am #

    Thank God they are ALL angels when they sleep or we might have an underpopulated world. Enjoy your son- too soon they grow up and move away. Be blessed.

  54. Debbie July 6, 2006 at 6:49 am #

    Ok this helps explain yesterdays Wordless WEdnesday. You do indeed have an active boy who is really testing his boundries! Go get him now I am sure he is into something! Wonderful list to share!
    My TT is up. Have a terrific Thursday!

  55. Janice July 6, 2006 at 4:33 am #

    forgot to say my TT is up too

  56. Janice July 6, 2006 at 4:33 am #

    Oh my goodness! Did he get into a lot of stuff. Did you cry?!?!

  57. Fatedhearts July 6, 2006 at 4:21 am #

    WOW he’s an explorer!!! hehehe i can see that he’s enjoying it!!! I love what he said WOW mama WOW! hahaha awwww it must be a mess after he’s done all those!!!

    he’s sooo adorable!!!! happy TT, mine is up.

  58. wrigley July 6, 2006 at 3:50 am #

    oh, he’s such a darling! but scary to leave him with some of that stuff.

    mine’s up!

  59. Mysterious Lady July 6, 2006 at 2:43 am #

    My granddaughter found where the puppy hides her bones today. It’s amazing what the little one’s can get into.

    Happy TT

  60. mar July 6, 2006 at 2:23 am #

    I guess you need a lock for everything in the house, lol. But they are so cute at that age! happy TT!

  61. Ginger July 6, 2006 at 1:43 am #

    Aw jeez.. my little one is starting to discover all those things too. It’s cute, entertaining and messy. :)

    I like watching their reactions to the things they discover. :)
    Happy Thursday.

  62. YellowRose July 6, 2006 at 1:39 am #

    Aren’t kids a barrel of fun? Enjoy it, they grow up very fast!! ;)

    Happy Thursday, my TT is up!

  63. Chaotic Mom July 6, 2006 at 1:27 am #

    How old is he? Has he been conspiring with my boys????? ;)

    My T13 is up, too!

  64. Tess July 6, 2006 at 12:33 am #

    unwrapping the celophane – that is priceless!

  65. The Shrone July 6, 2006 at 12:24 am #

    When I was a child my nickname was “busy fingers”. One day I was in my mother’s bedroom and found in her dresser the drawer filled with lipsticks. I had so much fun biting off the beautifully colored sticks! I don’t recall what my punishment was. I wasn’t spanked–that much I know. I think the disappointment that my mother had was punishment enough, though later on I did have fun with my sister’s nail polish and the shag carpet! LOL! Thanks for visiting my TT!

  66. Lyn July 6, 2006 at 12:06 am #

    Great discoveries. Wait till he’s older! My T13 is up – Super Hero Edition.

  67. Denise July 6, 2006 at 12:04 am #

    Little kids are so funny…even when being naughty! ;)


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