Monday, November 10, 2008

truth and 2's

I am well aware that 2 year olds are notoriously difficult. The name "terrible two's" has been a well earned title, I know this. Evelyn, however, has taken this to a whole new level in my family. Never before have I really felt the cliche of terrible two's applied to my girls. 18 months was tough and around 3 years it seemed they both went through a little phase of trying to find boundaries. 2 years old, not too much trouble.

Until now.

She's not bad, really. I just never expected that Evelyn would be so deviant. She's sneaky and also believes that rules do not apply to her. It's pretty tricky to deal with her, because I find myself wondering just how much she can understand. I think that I have been under estimating Evelyn though....

As an example, let me introduce item 1A as evidence to my case.

halloween candy

That is Evelyn's halloween candy from our church event. I placed the girl's candy in their own bags and labeled with their names. After meals I have been letting each one pick out a piece of candy, insuring the equality of candy distribution so nobody could gripe.

Please look closely now at exhibit 1B.....

halloween candy

The above picture is Masyn's bag of candy. The bag is also a plastic, one gallon, ziplock, yet it contains several more pieces than 1A.

A mystery surfaces and further confounds as we look next at photograph 1C.

halloween candy

That stout bag is Avery's. She has obeyed perfectly the rules regarding the eating of the candy. After delineation over the matter, the girls have all confirmed that Evelyn has been sneaking candy from her bag at various times when nobody has been looking.

Who would have guessed this innocent and precious girl could be such a fiend? Yes, she is definitely keeping me on my toes.

Music musing, Amos Lee singing "Sweet Pea." So fitting!

so typically 2



Lisa~ said...

omgosh! ROFL!! how in the world can you possibly think she did it? Maybe it was Matt?? There is no way with that sweet face.... oh my no! (hehe) I love your stories!

Ps. Isaiah peed in his potty for the fist time today! yay!

Jenifer said...

Haha...I feel your pain. Holly is right there with Evelyn. Everything is NO NO NO!!! I think it's become her favorite word. I swear the twins did NOT go through the terrible twos; maybe they're waiting on their teen years? Uh oh!!! To cute; love the evidence!!!

Rachael Wilkins said...

TOO funny! Sounds like your precious little angel will be keeping you on your toes for quite some time. The pictures are hilarious, though! They do speak for themselves, and these are certainly well worth a thousand words!

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

It was ME!! I confess that I ate the candy. LOL!! You can't blame that sweet innocent little doll.

PamperingBeki said...


You have a candy thief, and today I blogged about my pumpkin pie thief.

Leah said...

I LOVE this post! And that PHOTO is to die for PRECIOUS! Love it! What a stinker...My guy, 5 going on 20, one with hard-headed-stubbornness of his own...he would do that and not think anything about it! I'm finding 5 is way worse than 2 though...such fun reads.

Leah said...

P.S. Did I mention...I LOVE that photo! You are getting super fabulous with the Photoshop girlfriend!

Queen In My House of Blue said...

Her and Liam will be trouble... he is THE SAME WAY!!!!