Quick Collection of Chaos Kid Capers

Sleep MUST be achieved tonight, preferably for eight hours this time, as that has yet to be reached all week. And there’s the construction going on bright and early I’m sure (by 7 AM), so this shall have to be a very brief blog (compared to the previous saga).

A few cute Chaos Kids antics to share.

I somehow capture a sweet moment between the two.

The Tackler for some reason thinks Lil Diva shouldn’t be walking, so he keeps pushing her down (usually not hard, but all it takes is a nudge when she’s off balance and BONK! – or she just gets REALLY REALLY MAD).

So while in timeout from one of these many infractions last night, Lil Diva walks over to her brother (who is laying on his back on the floor) and climbs on top of him.  She procedes to bounce on him and then lay fully on top of him, as though trying to eat his belly/chest.

They both found this HYSTERICAL.  Catastrophe was avoided by me sitting next to them for when she hit his tickle spot and he tried to buck her off. No photos, but I think I grabbed some videos (there just is no way to share those from the video camera easily…). It was one of those cute moments (amongst the Crashing Chaos) that gives you hope that The Tackler might like his sister.. someday.

Lil Diva loves to make this “Ssss.. Ssss..” noise when she’s excited.. It’s usually followed with pointing at what she’s excited at. Except for the kitty cats which are “Tsstt. Tsst.” And does she love the kitty cats!

Looking through photos just now, I’d forgotten how excited The Tackler was to help feed his sister Cheerios for the first time (alas, the newness has worn off). This was VERY helpful as it allowed me to make her some food and pack lunch for us because she was at FOOD EAT NOW and heaven forbid if food is not constantly shoveled in at that point. This was June 2010…

The Tackler is very proud of successfully feeding Lil Diva Cheerios.

The Tackler can sound out (and thus read) basic words (like mat, hat, bad, bam, pat, stop, etc etc). He can also spell these types of words by sounding it out, assuming there isn’t something tricky like long vowel sounds (the silent “e” or other odd pronunciations).  We had fun spelling words with bath tub letters tonight, showing him how changing out a letter or two alters a word. He picked it up quickly and did well sounding out the new words!

My children applaud their Cheerio feeding/eating accomplishments. One of their favorite things to do is clap and laugh at each other. I never get tired of watching it.

Today Lil Diva used her brother’s “hard hat” to play peek-a-boo with Daddy. She’d hide behind the hat and peek out and then cackle like she was Da Bomb and obviously the most brilliant baby girl in the world for discovering such a perfect use of an accessory.

I’d share more, but I must get to sleep.


About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos (www.writingwithchaos.com) sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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3 Responses to Quick Collection of Chaos Kid Capers

  1. Jaime says:

    Beautiful post (though, I enjoy all your posts). You did a great job getting some darling pics of the kids. Just remember, this phase will be over soon. They arn't little for very long, so hang in there and enjoy the little moments like these. Thinking of you. Jaime

  2. Amy Deneson says:

    I ate Cheerios this morning too! Heart your blog, Kelly.

  3. Kelly K says:

    Good to know not just G-ma is reading this. :-)I try to focus on the good days/moments and take pleasure from them, but some days/hours it's more challenging to do that. I can't believe my baby girl is walking so well and how she's really not a baby anymore. The Tackler and I try to get alone for just us time a few times a week, because he is SO good when he's one on one without his sister to torment. Running errands is preferable that hanging out at home, just because he's distracted. It's the "at home for too long" syndrome that has him acting out more than usual. And it's Texas summertime, so venturing out in the afternoon just is not fun.. And my gym will be close the first Mon-Fri in August.. I'm gonna go crazy..I'm looking forward to park season again in a few months.

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