Brett has been working long hours and weekends recently trying to finish up a project at work by deadline. It is now complete, so he took today off to make up for some of the over time he has worked.
So, last night we turned off the alarm and decided that we would get up whenever the kids did and have a lazy morning. Since our alarm usually goes off at 6am, and the kids get up between 7:30-8am, we were hoping to enjoy two extra hours of sleep.
We got WAY more than we bargained for.
This morning I was woken up to the sound of Peter talking to Aaron over the baby monitor.
Peter - Hi Aaron, are you ready to wake up now.
Aaron - Yeah Peter, I am.
Peter - Do you want to paint with me?
My ears perk up and my heart starts racing. Then ss I jump out of bed I hear:
Aaron - Peter, NO! You painted Lovey Lamb BLUE!
I walk into Peter's room to find him COVERED IN BLUE PAINT. Paint brush in one hand, paint bottle in the other. (Of course there are no photos of this scene, but I did capture a lot of the mess).
Me - Brett, HELP!
Brett comes running in as I hand Peter off and go investigate the damage, which started on Aaron's crib, then as I moved down the stairs I saw hand prints on the carpet:
Next I saw hand prints on the floor in the foyer:
When I turned the corner into the dining room I found this on the walls:
And on the wall of the basement stairs:
The mess finally ended in the kid's playroom where he had found the paint and started his artistic debauchery by painting his trains and train table:
Also found in the basement was a container of muffins that he had gotten for breakfast, and a whole mess of craft supplies that he had taken out and scattered all over the floor (these were cleaned up by the time I got the camera).
Needless to say Peter's busy morning goes on:
And he is grounded for life (to quote my parents, who said that to me several times growing up).
It is mornings like these that I wonder why we want more kids, but the truth is even though it was a MAJOR pain in the neck to clean up, punish, etc. first thing this morning, I find this stuff to be sort of hilarious. Peter definitely has my knack for naughtiness... and creativity!