Really, the ruination of the books was bad enough, but in the last few months Baby Boy's destructive capabilities have increased...exponentially. Here is a short list (not exhaustive or complete) of some of the things Baby Boy has maimed, broken, and otherwise completely annihilated over the past few months:
- Three Binkys (why do I still let him have them? Oh, please...I cannot defend myself on this in a simple post)
- The parts of a new wooden car track set (I think I will be able to epoxy or superglue these back together - phew!)
- A section of the stuff that joins the wood laminate flooring and the tile in the kitchen. (It's the stuff that goes over both surfaces to protect and cover the edges - I don't know what you call it)
- The box that holds my husbands beloved boxed set of The Chronicles of Narnia.
- Several assorted toys including the wheels off some of his cars...Baby Boy himself is very upset about this because the cars won't drive smoothly now. He tries to push them along the floor and then cried and says, "Na work-een".
- An indestructible and shatter-proof Corelle plate - BTW...it shattered into about a bazillion pieces.
- And last but not least...my rocking chair! He tipped it over (yes, he was standing up and rocking himself in the chair) and the top of the chair broke off! (Don't worry, Baby Boy wasn't hurt during this incident) I'm hoping that my good hubby will be able to use his amazing skills at gluing broken things back together and fix this one for me.
I admit...I was very naive about the destructive capabilities of a boy...In my defense, my first child was a girl.
One of my blogging friends, Jeanette (check out both of her blogs, here and here) is holding a giveaway of some wonderful Newbery Books. Newbery Books are wonderful for many reasons...they are written for adolescents, so they are generally not very long, well written and accessible (not difficult to read). Looking at the books she is giving away...I am hoping to win the giveaway myself, but everybody needs a chance to know about it. Am I not generous?