7/05/2010

How do you get grease out of leather?

I am getting worried that my kids don't need me, even the little ones. A quality that I love about my children is that they are "do it yourselfer's" if they want or need something they don't hang around for help.

I'd say 90% of the time they are very good about asking permission, but once I have uttered a child's magic word, "Yes" they are gone. There is no chancing that I might realize what they have asked and change my mind.

For example, Storie asked me yesterday if she could have some peanut butter. I said "yes" thinking as soon as I am done checking my email I will get her some. Apparently that was not in her time frame. Ten minutes later this is what I found...
Rush apparently wanted some peanut better also. I thought it was nice Storie shared with him don't you?
I was thinking Storie wanted a sandwich or apples slices with peanut butter, but now I know when she asks for peanut butter, I can just hand her a spoon and the jar!

10 comments:

Amanda said...

these are two of the cutest kids I have ever seen. Sorry for your couch though. :)

Suzanne said...

I believe you have the most self sufficient 3 yr old on the planet! She needs a blog to herself just to impart her wisdom to others. Dare I say...Yoda!

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

"Can I play with toothpics" really means, "I'm going to push them through the window screen and make the holes bigger."

Do love your photo journaling of the moment. Great mommying.

Barb said...

That's really funny (sorry)! btw, I loved your teacher gift idea - I would have loved getting something like that when I was teaching!

Jennifer said...

Those pictures are totally cute...messy, but cute! It is amazing what 2 little kids can do together:)

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I adore these two... and I am playing "Taps" for your couch.

At our house, I've come to realize that, "Come look Mama! I'm done!" is kids-speak for, "I somehow got a hold of a black Sharpie and transformed the brick surrounding the fireplace."

Hillori said...

LOL-she reminds me so much of my little girl, even in looks! What a cute post!

Candace said...

If I do not HIDE the peanut butter really really well, my two and a half year old will do the same thing.

patti said...

I HAVE MY OWN PROBLEMS THIS MORNING!! Sorry I don't know how to clean your couch!! Adam poured a brand new bottle of dawn moisture hand dish soap all over the rug and floor in the kitchen. I took the rug to the street and sprayed it with the hose. And I put baking soda or maybe it was powder in the grout lines in the kitchen. It better work!!!!

Laura K said...

Your kids just crack me up. :-)

Try saddle soap for the couch. If it's really set in, you might need a degreaser. DWG makes a leather and vinyl product, but I've never used it.