I am not sure what is going on with Winter this week, but she is getting into everything and making huge messes. It is not in her character. Already this week she was making a card in my scrapbooking area and decided to use my glue. Instead of asking for help when she couldn't get the glue to come out, she took off the lid and accidentally spilled it everywhere. Again instead of asking for help, she covered it with other cards, cardstock, papers, and some special items. I found it the next day. Every thing was stuck to the table and a big sticky mess of half dried glue and destroyed artwork.
The next mess was well, let's just say she destroyed an entire bathroom and emptied everything in it. BTW, these messes are made in 5 minutes flat. I had 2 talks with her by this point about why she doesn't get into things that don't belong to her. I also talked to her about asking for help and telling me when she makes a mess by accident. "Would you rather tell me when you make a mess and I will clean it up or would you rather me find it days later and have me get angry and punish you?"
This is why what happened tonight really made me fly off the handle, freak out, have a cow, sh@t a brick, and send her to bed without a book or my hair to hold! I am still a little p1ssed and I am usually pretty laid back and cool, calm, and collected. I never stay mad for longer then the initial shock period.
She went upstairs to the craft area to find some things for decorating her shoebox for class. I told her to get the new glitter glues, stickers, and nothing else. I went out with the dogs so they could pee before bed. I was gone no more then 5 minutes. Earlier in the day we had been talking about what colors you mix to make gray, brown, black, and pink. That is what they are doing in class as well as learning to read and write the names and sort, pattern etc. Anyway, after taking the pups out, I called for her, no answer. I went upstairs to feed the cats, and she started down the steps saying c'mon mom let's go to bed! I continued up to feed the cats (they eat by the craft table). The mess was CRAZY! She decided to make colors with my paints. Not in cups or bowls and not in little spots on a piece of paper. She took entire bottles of paint in every color and dumped them out on the TABLE! Then she mixed them around with her hands to make brown. It didn't stop there either. The amount of paint was so much that it poured down onto the chairs. Then dripped down to the light beige carpet. I guess she tried to clean it up because the bathroom was covered in brown paint too. The white towels were brown and best of all from the craft table to the bathroom the carpet was decorated in big brown spots. What a mess! It was so bad, my description doesn't do it justice. I threw out the rest of the paint, even the ones she didn't use. I didn't want to see paint for a long time!
The crazy thing is that wasn't the worst carpet mess today. A few hours ago, my Chihuahua threw up what can only be descibed as diarrhea of the mouth! It looked and like it too! Now I know where that term comes from! ?That was NASTAAY! Hopefully my puppy isn't blocked. He seems fine now. Oh what a day. I can't wait to hit the hay.
Good night all. Have a nice clean day Thursday!