I shouldn't have given Elisabeth the middle name of Louise. Mischief or even Messy would have had more application to her personality. Don't get me wrong. I love her dearly, but sometimes she tries Jake and my patience to the core. Yesterday was one of those days.
I came home with the kids yesterday afternoon after spending the morning at Primary's to get Nathan's necessary lab work done. I was tired and so I put Nathan in his crib to eat and have a nap (a few plush benefits to a G-tube) and then I went downstairs to sit and rest on the couch. Nathan was quiet and I thought Elisabeth was working on a coloring project or playing Barbies. I think it was only about a half an hour before I went to check on the kids. Ellie was laughing hysterically and Nathan was screeching at his sister. I walked in and Nathan's hair was covered with Aquaphor and baby lotion. Ellie was no where to be found. She had ran and hid in the bathroom closet. She knew she was in trouble. She had covered herself from head to toe with baby powder. The bathroom was COVERED in baby powder too. I don't get why she feels the need to do this kind of stuff. Ugh.
I put both kids in the bath and had to use adult clarifying shampoo to get it out. I bought a bottle of the salon strength kind last year after Ellie aquaphored herself. Are you noticing a trend?
Nathan wasn't terribly happy about what his sister had done and Ellie got to spend 45 minutes on her bed thinking about what she had done. It would have been longer if I hadn't needed to go to choir and conduct.
If she's pulling these kind of stunts at 4, what is she going to do at 16? The thought makes me shutter.
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