Friday, October 19, 2012

Agent of Chaos

One of Lillian's favorite things to do is take something that is neat and orderly and destroy it. This makes it difficult to fold the laundry [1] or make towers out of her blocks.[2] If she sees a pile of papers and/or magazines on the coffee table [3], she thrusts them all to the floor (and will even start tearing them apart).[4] And she likes to help unload the dishwasher (but she doesn't care about putting anything away). We've even resorted to creating things that are appropriate for her to destroy, like filling an old tissue box with shreds of paper so she can pull them all out and scatter them. But every once in a while she still has a bonanza.

This time she found a neat stack of diapers to demolish.


[1] See my post Just Like Mommy (particularly the videos for 'helping with the laundry' and 'picking out what to wear').

[2] See my post By Small Things Shall Great Things Pass Away.

[3] Latter-day Saints (commonly referred to as Mormons) don't drink coffee, but we still call the little table in the living room (that attacks your shins while you're looking for the television remote) a coffee table. To learn more about why Latter-day Saints don't partake of coffee (or tea, tobacco, or alcohol) see here and here.

[4] See my post Just Right.

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