Today one of my children stole my car keys.  This child left the house and went out to the car and unlocked it.  This child put the key in the ignition and turned it.  This child stared the engine of my car as it sat on the street of a fairly steep hill in front of my cousin’s house.  This child is two.

That’s right, Irish 1 (whose birthday is May 2nd- he’s not even two and a half!) started my car and turned on the wipers and changed the radio station and turned on the lights and …

He also climbs the fence to get out of our yard.  And then he runs down the street, maybe he’s headed for Costco.  There’s no way it’s fair that I get both him and the Pea.  Have I mentioned that Irish2 started pulling up at 7 months?

I’m skipping right over the “stop them from talking back” crap, if I can keep even two of them alive for the next 17 or so years I’ll consider it a job well done.


In other news, there’s no icecream to go with my brownies tonight.  There really is no justice in the world.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. melanie
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 09:01:44

    I can’t read your blog after this one. I know that’s not really the comment you wanted but too bad. And yes all your siblings have bets on how long the two of those boys will last…

  2. Jami
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 09:37:34

    Yes, lovely was the morning when my sweet three year old showed the police officers where she lived. She decided at 6 am that she’d head down to the corner store to get some candy while everyone else was asleep. The nice police officers brought her home. Thank God! I couldn’t sleep for weeks.

    And let me guess the first commenter is your sister. My sister says things like that to me all the time. Apparently it is in the sister handbook.

  3. Alison Wonderland
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 09:42:41

    Good call Jami, she is my sister. I can’t say that any of my kids has headed to the store for candy that early but that’s just because it hasn’t occurred to them. I’m telling myself that it’s a good thing that I have raised children who aren’t scared of the world.

  4. sallygirl
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 12:00:44

    My kids are very intelligent, but not too smart. Nobody’s left the house before dawn for candy runs (yet), but despite all the threats of bodily and personal possession harm they continue to wake me up early on the weekend.

  5. Alison @ hairlinefracture
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 12:28:26

    I need to count my blessings since this hasn’t happened to me (I hope and pray–and I need to pray for you as well, obviously).

  6. Lisa
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 13:50:44

    Love your new layout. LOVE it. My kids ask if they can eat a piece of bread, and practically ask if they can go to the next room. I can’t imagine having such an independent kid like that. 2 years old? CRAZY. I wish you the best. Sounds like you’ll need it!
    And did I mention I love your layout?

  7. julie
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 16:00:16

    I know kids will sneak out and get in the most trouble. I so understand 🙂

  8. Alison Wonderland
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 16:05:03

    Sure, I expectmy kids to get in trouble, I’m not even surprised by the idea that they’ll steal the car. But not at the age of 2!

  9. bythelbs
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 16:20:08

    Yikes–no ice cream?!

    And yeah, good luck with that other thing.

    P.S. Like the new design. It’s perdy.

  10. angela michelle
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 22:25:18

    Oh man–scary! Those dastardly kids! We feel the same way about our crazy 2yo–if we can only keep him alive!

  11. Brillig
    Aug 20, 2008 @ 11:22:35

    Hahaha. Nope, no justice!

    Funny, yes, but also a bit terrifying! Yikes! So, uh, yeah… good luck with that!!!

  12. Melanie J
    Aug 21, 2008 @ 12:54:52

    My friend ran out of sacrament meeting with her two year old to fetch something from her car. Five minutes later, said two year old had put the car in gear and rolled it into the car in front of them. Imagine having to search that family out after scrmnt meeting for that little annoucement. “By the way, while you were trying to be all spiritual, my kid wrecked your car. My two year old kid. Sorry.”

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