Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sabotage!

I was having a major stress-out day yesterday trying to get things around here in shape for the big open house this weekend--I had a cleaning lady here helping me clear out my over-the-top messy utility closet, the carpet cleaning guy was here and my trainer was here so I could stick to my resolutions and have a workout. Meanwhile, Pickle is going through some kind of "touch point" and has, not only refused to nap for the past 4 days, but has been waking up in the middle of the night hysterically calling for me and then refusing to go back to sleep. She's going through a huge language explosion right now (maybe that's the touch point?)--when she's calls me in the night she says "Mommy! I need you! I need you so much!!" Pretty cute--well not the keeping me up all night, but what she was saying.

Anyway, she was a complete basket case and was doing everything in her power to sabotage my workout. She actually tried to crawl underneath me to prevent me from doing my push-ups! So I was trying to deal with her, and answer questions from the carpet cleaner and the cleaning lady--plus the realtor was calling and asking me to proofread his ad--all while trying to exercise. Truly a "Calgon take me away" day!

So I decided to distract Pickle with her Strawberry Shortcake dvd, but when I went to put it in I saw this on it:
I looked through the other dvds that we keep in the kitchen and they were all similarly taped...all except the Batmen movie! Hmmmmm...I wonder who did it?

It was a clear-cut case of Gooser sabotaging every other dvd and rendering them useless so Batman was the only one to watch. What a sneak! He confessed later and apologized. It was a pretty lowdown trick--but I give him points for creativity.

Speaking of creativity, he brought this artpiece home from school today and said he'd been working on it for the past two days.
I don't know how well you can make it out in this pic--but it's a Batman made out of Popsicle sticks and tape--it's pretty cool!


Anyway--I managed to chip/peel/wash the tape off the rest of the dvds and he swears he won't do it again. And Pickle had a decent night's sleep and was in a much better mood today--so things are back on track.

I've been moving boxes into the pod and cleaning daily--my house has never looked so good!

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25 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm glad things are back on track! Clever kids you have there.

Ronda's Rants said...

Maybe I need to move so my house will get a good cleaning! :)

Heather said...

Ooooh, good luck with the open house!

I'm still in the decluttering phase, here.... but we hope to move on to phase 2: Getting the walls ready to paint, this weekend.

Missy said...

What a little sneak! So funny and clever! And so artistic!

Whew, girl! I got tired just reading your post!!!

Becky said...

That is pretty darn smart of him!

Rebecca Jo said...

That Gooser... thats pretty smart actually! And I love his Batman Popsicle artwork!!! The boy is truly obsessed.....

And how could you not run to hug Pickle with her screaming that about you!!!

Hope you're managing!

Marilyn said...

I love how his mind works...

Lord I feel like I just had a workout reading your post, how do you do it?

Kristin said...

That is a clever trick. hehehe. Glad that all is going smoothly.

Mimi said...

Hahaha, Gooser rocks! That just cracked me up!

Jen said...

what a sneaky boy.

CaraBee said...

Sounds like Gooser is very creative (and devious) with the tape! So funny!

Sandi said...

I just feel like we are living the same damn life. I read your chaos and smile. I am so glad there is another out there that deals with the same crap! Love you!

Jen B. said...

Gooser is hysterical! Who would have ever thought he'd come up with that idea??? Worked out for him for awhile at least! ;)

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Go Gooser! (AV is waiting for his next trick)

Glad your day returned to normal.

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Jennifer said...

You've been a busy bee, Jen! =)

Omg- Gooser's batman artwork is adorable!

SuZ said...

I imagine all that tape just did wonders for your DVDs huh?

I wonder if I could get away with that with all those horrid movies my husband insists on buying.

Aleta said...

That was hilarious about the DVDs! Points indeed for creativity! Wow... I never would have thought to do something like that when I was little. Too funny!

Shannon said...

The Batman art is pretty cool!

Temple said...

My head is still spinning from admiration at the house cleaning/carpet guy directing/exericsing/ad proof reading you all managed to do at once! Superwoman!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

He's an evil genius, that Gooser!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Sounds like you had a rough day!

Glad things are getting better.

Susie said...

Did you ever get that Calgon bath? It sounds like you really needed it.

noble pig said...

OMG with the tape, that's too much. Pickle sounds overtired and Gooser's artwork is totally awesome!

Gawd I hope you sell your house.

Jo-Jo said...

Is it something in the air? Riley hasn't taken his nap in three days! Its driving me CRAZY! And I just had to smile at those DVD's! He is SOOOO Smart!

Z's Mom said...

Ok, now you are starting to stress me out. Pickle and Z seem to end up with a lot of the same quirks....and Z just started a phase where he will NOT go to sleep at night. I hope he doesn't start waking up in the middle of the night....although a language explosion would be nice...he has language spurts I guess... :)