Like coloring on walls when little....
Like stuffing the bathroom sink and overrunning it....
Like playing in the park down by the other street...
Oh, if I really wanted to think about it, I could come up with so many more things!
And, like on Sunday. She had her friend S over for a play date, and the little girl from down the street, K. I was taking a nap and Hubby decided to let them go upstairs in her room. I probably would have made them stay outside, since it was gorgeous for a change... but, c'est la vie.
I was up and at the computer when Pumpkin came downstairs and announced that she had something to say.
In her words, " We were playing camping in the closet and something bad happened."
I recognized what was in her hand, Hubby didn't.
Hubby said, "What?"
I said, "Is anyone hurt?" lol
She said, " No, but when I used the closet shelf for a bunk bed it came down."
Hubby looked at me, puzzled, I said, " She climbed onto the white wire racking in the closet and it yanked out of the wall, dear."
Then he got it. duh. We told her to get the girls and go outside and we would deal with the consequences later.
My daughter, ever the negotiator, says, "I know it was wrong, so I don't really need a punishment, do I?"
Bwaahaaahaaa haa haaa haa - I thought in my head.
Outloud, I said, " I guess when the shelf yanked from the wall, that was the big clue that it was wrong? Oh no, you will be grounded."
LOL - She skulked away and played outside after that but wasn't finished with her slick maneuvering yet.
Next thing we knew, her friend, S appeared.
"Dawn, it was really my fault what happened in Pumpkin's closet. It was my idea to play that game."
Dang, my daughter is good! She convinced her friend to come in and fall on her sword for her!
I asked, "Maybe, S, but don't you think that Pumpkin could have played the game without climbing on the shelves?"
To which S replied, "Uhhh...." I told her thank you and sent her back outside to play.
Too much.... I have had about 8 boys upstairs playing in the boys's room, and although they have been loud and crazy, they never thought to climb on the closet shelves.
Only my Pumpkin Muffin. She is truly, one of a kind!
ps... And, school gets out soon! Yee haa! let the games begin!