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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

AM Trouble

I didn't get much sleep two nights ago, since I spent almost ninety minutes during the wee morning hours tossing and turning, before finally giving up and heading downstairs for a bit. Hence the 4 AM posting yesterday. And no, that is not the usual wake-up time.

I mean, are you seriously kidding me? I've said it before and I'll say it again... Tonggu Momma is NOT a morning person.

After about an hour zoning in front of my laptop, I headed upstairs to try - yet again - to catch some shut-eye. And boy did I ever. I slept until 7:40 AM. Which was probably about forty minutes too long, since the Tongginator roamed the halls completely unsupervised from about 6:30 AM on. When I finally woke up and headed downstairs, I found this:


That doesn't seem so scary, right? Just a child-sized chair... pushed up against a very tall chest of drawers. What could possibly be in those drawers that might cause concern? Well... how about this:


Do you need some help further identifying the mysterious package? I didn't. I knew from five feet away what my little Tongginator had been up to. Take a look at this:


Just so y'all know, there are now three packages of this goodness floating around Tonggu House. The husband and I do not know where said packages are and the Tongginator claims she "can't remember" where she stashed them. I'm cringing at what the coming days will bring us. Will we find it ground into the carpet? Smeared on the furniture? Stuck in her hair?

Sigh. Ah well, at least my gal has great taste in gum. Now tell me about some early morning antics you've lived through so that I feel better.

32 comments:

Rhonda said...

Why do you keep your gum in your drawers? I mean, your chest of drawers. With your blog, anything is possible. ;)

bbmomof2boys said...

Yeah, our girls are pretty smart! I was working and not paying any attention to Little T. The next thing I know she is holding one of her babies by the hair and is trying to cut it! uh oh. Where she get the scissors? From the kitchen drawer! How did she get to them? Why, she grabbed her stool from the bathroom and brought it into the kitchen! Nothing is safe! She is even opening the bottom cabinet doors now so she can setup up on the shelf! Neither of my boys did this...must be a girl thing!

Hugs,
Carla

Buckeroomama said...

Haha! A common sight at our place, too --that chair up against a cabinet or a chest of drawers. I'm seriously thinking of getting locks for everything, but with my luck, I'll probably misplace the keys!

Cheri said...

We have little chairs pushed up against EVERYTHING in this house. At one point I had dh put them in the basement because I was tired of Kera climbing on the counters. Now she just climbs the handles on the draws to get what she wants!

Scissors scare me! LOL After two self induced "hair cuts" I panic when I see them out.

Hope you find the gum and it's all still in the pack. Kera can sniff out gum 5 miles way.

Aunt LoLo said...

HAHAHAHA. Oh dear - what a SMART girl!!!

No early morning antics around here...thus far. You see, we have a baby "handle lock" on the INSIDE of BBJ's bedroom door...so she can't get out. ;-)

Let's see...during showers...she found my stash of office supplies and set up her own "office." She took my post-it tabs and COVERED the floor with them - all 48 - and I can often hear her sitting at my old desktop computer, clackity clacking away. She just runs her fingers over the keys until it SOUNDS like Mommy's mad fast typing skillz. ;-)

Kayce said...

UhOh...Hope the Tongginator looses the packages herself...one can hope right??

autumnesf said...

MM will pull one of her chairs around in her little wagon just trolling for something to get into.

Our big thing is food. She goes on a sugar hunt. Since we have a pantry this was rather easy for her with her chair....but we got smart and put a lock on the door. Yep. Locking the kid that doesn't eat out of the pantry. She'd eat crap all day if we didn't cause she'll sneak. Since we take lunches instead of buy them around here, there is crap available in small quantities and its not for the stay at home kid!

jen@odbt said...

I got scared when I saw the scissors - like maybe she cut her hair although finding sticky gum around the house will be interesting. My little guy "lost" a piece of gum in the car (fell out of his mouth into his carseat) - we looked everywhere and it's gone. Poof! LOL!

Kim said...

Oh, these little monkeys! I hear the chair sliding across the floor right now as I'm typing this. Hannah loves Mentos and I found that she had eaten the whole roll while I was blogging (my fault). At least she has the nicest smelling breath around :-)

Hope you find that gum soon!

Dawn said...

And here I thought that early morning time stamp was due to a scheduled post, not that you were actually UP at that hour.

Early morning antics? Oh, we've had them!

We've had hair cuts, self-made breakfasts, and my personal favorite... my daughter covered herself (and most of her room) in diaper cream - the white kind. She looked like a zombie with big brown eyes! Ha!

Hope you happen upon the gum before Miss T *remembers* where she hid them!

Blessings!

lighthousegal said...

It is a rare morning that the little ones don't barge into our room demanding attention NOW. One morning they did not. DH and I were blissfully asleep, dreaming sweet dreams. In my sleep induced coma I thought I heard a door creak open and then the sweet scent of chocolate reached my nose. I sat up in bed looks at 2 guilty little girls who were standing inside our door with very sad looking faces. While we were dreaming away, they had decided they would be big girls and make hot chocolate for themselves. They went downstairs, got into the pantry, and got out the packets of hot chocolate - yes I said packets. Out of a brand new mega box from Sam's Club I went downstairs to find that I only had 12 unopened packages left. There was chocolate dust EVERYWHERE - on the floor, all over the cabinet tops, infiltrated in the cabinets. They had pulled out the tea set that I had bought in China and tried to make hot chocolate in one of the thimble cups. When that did not fit, they got out one my hug pots and dumped in heaven alone knows how many packets of HC and made chocolate mud. Of course, they did this on the floor (also covered in HC powder) and dribbled water on the way to the pan. So not only did I have a pot of the chocolate mud, but also a sticky, slimy, chocolatey floor. It took over an hour to get the visible chocolate cleaned up. I was finding chocolate infiltrates for days! Needless to say, we now put a gate up on the top of the stairs when we go to bed. The girls know there is big trouble if they take the gate down without permission from Mama or Daddy!

Jillene said...

How about 1 dozen eggs and 2 gallons of milk broken and spilled all over the kitchen floor. Good times.

And if the gun winds up in her hair----Peanut Butter. It works wonders!!

Veronica Mitchell said...

I will steal a story form my sister:

She was homeschooling the oldest kids, both hers and the cousins. While the older kids were dutifully learning history, the three three-year-old boys were in her kitchen and play room. They pulled out the bins of flour, sugar, oatmeal and several boxes of cereal and poured it all onto the floor. Then the crunched in it and threw it up with their hands until they and the room were covered in the sandy grit.

It only took fifteen minutes.

Sarah said...

No one under the age of 10 should have gum.

I had a girl cut her hair & then cut up her shirt the next day. I told her she wasn't allowed to use the "cutters" when I was her teacher.

planetnomad said...

Ah yes. AM adventures. We had our share. I'm not a morning person either. Elliot used to bounce in and announce "5 more minutes. Hi Mummy! 5 more minutes." And then I'd say, "mmmmmmm. 5 more minutes." And then he'd bounce out again and I'd go back to sleep and later I would find surprises. Like when we were reading the Curious George books and he decided to re-enact the one where George is trying to write a letter and spills the ink and pours laundry soap into the puddles of ink. Yeah. I woke up to a full bottle of vanilla poured all over the kitchen floor, with some bic pens lying in them, made even more charming and aromatic with the addition of baby powder (since he couldn't get at the laundry soap).
Good luck!

Carla said...

Not a morning person here either, and the main reason Katie is still in her crib....except I have older kids who get her up.

The house normally looks like a national disaster area after 5 minutes with the 3 of them getting their own cereal out.

Then, there are all the times throughout the day that they find "things" to get into...and so quickly.

Jboo said...

Ooops! I do love that gum!

janet

Dorsey said...

YEARS and years ago, I slept WAY too late and didn't "clean up after myself properly". So I awoke to find a certain bullet missing, and no I don't mean the kind for a gun, or the magic kind that merely takes up the space of a coffee cup on the counter. I mean the, uh, um, adult novelty kind. The kids had come into the room and seen it in the drawer and decided to investigate. I found it FOUR days later in one of their closets. I tried to explain that it was one of those things you place against your temples when you have a headache. They just used it to scare the dogs. As they informed me..."Turned on High, it'll chase the puppies!!"

Beach Mama said...

No early morning antics from my kiddos. But there was the "Prune Juice" and "Forgot to Turn Off the Faucet" incidents when my beloved Father-in-law lived with us:)

Kristy said...

Yep I am guilty as charged I love the Orbit Spearmint!!

Love, Kristy

redmaryjanes said...

Hmmm...we'll just have to see if she forgot or not :)
I think it's all going to work out ok.

I am not a morning mom either.

M3 said...

Oh man, I thought the next picture was going to be a bald one. Scissors, such a bad idea in the hands of early morning roamers... :-)

Let's see, the last time we slept in, and said "so what if they're awake, what's the worst thing they could do?" we came downstairs to find the entire kitchen and both kids (inside and out) covered with Metamucil. Nice...

OziMum said...

What til she gets a little older, and she attempts to cover up her mischieviousness!!! (kids still don't know that detective Mummy puts out the trash!)

Sharie said...

My mom always kept the candy on top of the high dresser in her room - like we couldn't reach it!

I'm guessing little miss has the gum stashed throughout the house for an emergency. Although Amelia could easily go through 3 packs in 5 minutes - it would ALL be in her mouth.

Tonggu Grammy said...

You have GOT to get better hiding places! She's too smart for you and she IS a morning person.

Patty O. said...

OK, first let me tell you, I totally can relate to hiding gum in odd places. I have to do it here too. One time, Danny found my stash of gum and ATE it. He had eaten so many pieces before I got to him that his poop actually smelled minty. I am not lying.

Tammy said...

Well, I guess you can be thankful she didn't cut her hair off with those scissors! Of course, gum in the hair could end up with the same results.

I have apparently blocked out any unsupervised morning antics by my kiddos.

Colleen said...

LOL my girls get in to the gum too LOL It's good that this is all she cut with those scissors LOL

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Your Tongginator is one smart cookie~ at least you know that she is going to have some wonderful smelling breath for the next little bit!

happygeek said...

Out of complete and utter fear my children are NOT allowed out of their rooms if we are not awake. Spud had his strong will shaped early (it was a very long 3 years) so has no problem complying and Sprout is still a little scared of me, so we've been OK thus far. Time will tell.

Peanut said...

I was totally expecting to see pictures of her new "haircut". I think you got off easy with a few missing packs of gum ;)

mommy24treasures said...

ahhh... this type of activity is well known here as well.