Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Dangers of Cake Pans

OK, so this story happened a long time ago (pre-Ainsley) but I was reminded of it and thought, I have to share it because it is so funny. As most of you know Beckham likes to explore objects and always comes up with different ways to use them. Well, one day I was talking to my neighbor on the phone and Beckham was playing with the pots and pans. I didn't think much of it until I looked down. He managed to put the angel food cake pan over his head. He looked like a dog that had one of those cone collars so they don't bite at a wound. I started to laugh until I realized it was stuck. The edges were dull but sharp enough that I couldn't use a lot of force to get it off. I tried everything (oil on his forehead, butter). I ran to my neighbors to see if she could hold his head while I pulled it off. Nope didn't budge. Now I was beginning to panic. How was I going to get it off. All I could think was, the fire department could use the jaws of life to get this thing off. My next thought was how am I going to get him there - he won't fit in the car seat with this thing around his head. My last thought was, can you imagine the look on the firefighters' faces when I pull up with a kid stuck in a cake pan. Luckily my neighbor had painters at her house and they had tin snips. They were able to cut through the metal and bend it off. I learned that no matter how harmless you think an object is kids can find a way to make it dangerous. We had to buy a new angel food cake pan and we store it out of reach from the kids.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Switched at Birth???

I know Ainsley looks just like I did when I was younger but on Monday I wondered if she had been switched at birth. Why you ask? We went to the doctor for her 2 year well health visit and the doctor said she was a little concerned about her weight and that we need to feed her more butter. We all know that a Scott girl would never need to be told to eat more butter. The doctor told us to put extra butter on her bread, give her whole milk and let her eat ice cream. Ahh, to be young again and have a fast metabolism.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Dilly Dallying

Often I find myself running behind and am rushing around to get out the door so we are not late (those of you that know me know how much I hate being late). If you have kids you know they learn so fast and pick up on everything - even things you don't realize. As parents we say things we don't even know we say until our kids repeat them. One night Beckham was in the office with Monte and Monte asked for a hug. Beckham's reply was, "I don't have time for that daddy. I can't dilly dally I have to go dance" I realized that every time we are running behind I say "stop dilly dallying we don't have time for that we're late". Beckham has picked up on that and now uses the words dilly dally. It's funny to hear him say it but I realized how everything I say has an impact on my children and they might repeat it.

Problem Solving

A few weeks ago we had put Beckham to bed and he kept turning on his light. Monte went in and told him not to turn on his light again. Monte closed the door and went back to our room thinking everything was settled. We were watching TV and 15 minutes later Beckham walks in, walks right past us without saying a word straight to my craft table. Monte and I looked at each other and thought- I wonder where this is heading? We hear some sounds from the craft room and then out walks Beckham holding the table lamp. Again, he silently walks past us back to his room where he proceeds to close his door, plug in our lamp and turn it on. Monte and I laughed and talked about how Beckham solved the problem of wanting light but not being able to turn on "his" light - instead he turned on "our" light. It was then we realized we need to be very specific or Beckham will find a loop hole around the situation.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

So, a few weeks ago my brother and sister-in-law started blogging and I have enjoyed reading the stories of their everyday lives. I was kicking around the idea of starting one for our family. My sister Katie came to town this weekend and convinced me to start one. I didn't know where to start and since Katie is here she is able to sit right next to me and help this old dog learn a new trick. I don't know how often I will be able to post but after telling Katie some of the funny stories about the kids I thought I should document them so others could smile with us. Enjoy!