Monday, March 5, 2012

The Prosecution Rests.

Surely you remember my 2 year old troubles.

Just so ya know,

She's staying true to form. I shall have one awesome slideshow for y'all.

"But Honey, Lowe's is like Disneyland for Mommy- what's not to love?"

"Let's go down the lighting aisle. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THE LIGHTING AISLE?"

"The molding aisle, too? WTH?"

It's a serious pain in the rump to take my camera with me. But it's totally worth it.

25 comments:

Kristen Marie said...

i love it!!! she will love you for it in her teen years!!

Roberta MacDonald said...

If I don't strap my 2-year-old son down in the cart...tight...I run the risk of him taking off as fast as his legs will carry him. Found him at Home Depot hiding behind the kitchen displays, thanks to the kindness of some strangers (who were probably questioning my parenting skills). He'll even take off behind the counter at the auto parts store. Little stinker.

Lesley said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can so hear her getting madder and madder the more images you took!!!!

I have SO been there. Mine are teens now and wouldn't be caught DEAD acting like anything but ghosts in public!!!! Priceless...

Hope you found what you needed from Lowes. lol

Sandra Hoogland said...

Ahw, I feel for you... I always pretend like it's part of the package but I Hate the looks of other (mostly older) people feeeling sorry for her. For her? Seriously? You should feel sorry for me! I'm the one slowly going deaf and forgetting half of the stuff from my list because she makes me hurry, no matter how many times I tell myself to ignore it... It will pass, and one day we will look back on this and laugh about it!
(Like right now, now I see it's not just my girl behaving badly in public. Sorry! Thanks for the laugh!)

Pressed Petals said...

our DD used to do that too. let them get it out now. they will be nicer teens.

Maureen said...

Mandi,

I WAS very lucky that I didn't go through this with my two year old daughter HOWEVER now as a TEENAGER she is driving me crazy. All those wonderful Mother and Daughter moments have all but disappeared. She has temper tantrums now and she is sixteen! I mean she doesn't throw herself done on the floor but the attitudes and looks of death are more frustrating to me that listening to her scream at the age of two!
Hardware stores and home improvement stores along with antique shops and thrift stores are my crack and she doesn't understand at all and cops an attitude when ever I want to go. I would leave her at home but she takes seizures and I am uncomfortable leaving her for more than an hour or two. Ah, the joys of parenthood.
I am so glad you are taking these pictures because black mail is a fun thing!

Maureen

P.S. Read nearly everyday and love it!

SueAnn said...

You are so right!! Totally perfect!! You will be so justified when she is 16!! Ha!!
Hugs
SUeAnn

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

I feel like a chump because I haven't commented in so long. I swear though, I see your posts as soon as they come into my email folder.

I loved the first post you did on her temper tantrums, and I'm oh-so-joyous that you did a follow up as well. These posts seriously put the biggest smile on my face and I hope to be like you when my kids are acting ridiculous.

Lisa Scibilia said...

I would laugh SO hard to see you taking pictures of your little sweetie at Lowes! She could 100% pass for my daughter at that age...I have to send you a picture!

Layne Bushell said...

Seriously girl.... bring her to my house. Been here all day. Let her come and play with me while you go to DisneyLowes. You deserve to shop in peace! I'm serious. :)

-Lisa said...

Mandi,
These pics are of a mom really sick and tired. Seriously - I get it.
I promise you it gets better. I survived my kids. They are a huge part of my life now and we are best friends.

Stephanie said...

That was awesome! (From the mom of a 2-year-old & a 4-year-old).

WhettenWild said...

That's one mad Kenna. LOL. Her hair looks cute BTW

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

My youngest is going through a phase like this right now. I love how she is crying and you just take out your camera. Priceless!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Was she getting madder and madder because you kept taking her pic? Were you just dying laughing. I bet you were a sight at Lowes taking pics with your big ol camera of your mad 2 year old. You make me laugh and I appreciate you share these times with us. My 13 year old and I had an argument yesterday so I feel your pain.

Rach said...

saweeet. And my husband wonders why I don't like shopping anymore.....

You poor woman. : )

GustoBones said...

We'll have to have a pizza night, when our two hubs are gone, at my house soon. That way your younger 2 can get to know me and see my house. Then next time you have to make a Lowes run, you can drop them here. SERIOUSLY! How many hours have you had to entertain my crazy boys over at your house.

Ann Marie Heasley said...

This post and the one that went before it make me feel so much better. My almost-2-year-old Ben is exactly the same way. Maybe we have an arranged marriage on our hands? Maybe not, they'd be a wreck.

I'd love to be there watching when you were taking pics, lol! Thank you, and hope you got what you needed. ;)

Rebecca D said...

Girl can't be your daughter if she doesn't love the molding aisle... Time for a blood test! Thanks for taking the camera though!

Staci said...

I absolutely LOVE this...wait until these are running through a slideshow at her wedding. Everyone will get such a kick out of it! I really love the fact that you capture ALL of their lives, not just the "dressed up for church with fake smiles" poses.

I can just see her getting more and more pissed in every frame. The finale is priceless. :)

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

This is totally my daughter too! I commend you for taking pictures during all of this mayhem! I usually just try to bribe my little one with candy to quiet her down so people stop staring at us! :)

Teri said...

Someday, she's going to LOVE that you always had your camera at the ready! :)

Autum said...

I'm going to have to join in and get some of these shots of my almost four-year-old grand daughter. She is a champion when it comes to tantrums. It would be a shame not to capture some of her better fits to torture her with later. I love her more than anything, but the girlfriend ain't always fun to have around. Especially at Lowes.

Audra said...

God love you Mandi, God love you when your children realize your blog is another form of blackmail. Lol. My kids also hate Home Depot and Lowes and Habitat for Humanity Restore and they are in their 20's and teens. Wish I would have thought to capture them with photo documentation when they were little. I could use the leverage at this point in their lives when telling the funny stories would be fantastically better with actual pictures and possibly video!

Pattie said...

That is sooo funny. It reminds me of my days being humiliated in public with 2 year old tantrums...ran rampant with one kid...not the one you know tho. Good times. I still haven't ordered my wood. On the fence with maple versus red oak. What to do? Can we really do it ourselves I ask you?