Friday, October 15, 2010

An E-mail To Tom

Since Tom is in Korea until 2011, I'll occasionally share the e-mails I send to him.

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Dear Tom,



Do you want to know that that is?

It’s a muffin.

Well, it was a muffin, before your daughter completely destroyed it. I’m really not sure what her rationale was. All I know is when I left the room, it was a perfectly delicious chocolate muffin. When I came back, it was mush. She didn’t even seem apologetic. She just said, “I made it fun.” Actually, she did NOT make it fun, she made it a mess. There were crumbs all over the couch and the floor that I had JUST vacuumed.

While I was cleaning that up, your daughter wandered into the kitchen. I should have known better to leave her there but I was just happy to not have her hanging onto my leg as I cleaned. But then I realized that she did this:



Those are empty egg shells that Natalie got out of the TRASH. The TRASH, Tom. Did she just think, “Lalala, I think I’ll rummage through the garbage and put my treasure in the fridge?” I really wouldn’t know, because she didn’t tell me. She just said, “I made eggs.”

I know you think Natalie can do no wrong, but I’m here to tell you that she does LOTS of wrong throughout the day.

And I’m pretty sure she called me a rude name the other day.

She looks all innocent and sweet when you see her on Skype, but Tom, she has a different side to her. A sinister one.

As I write this, she’s trying to eat a crayon so I better go.

I am counting down the days until you are home.

I love you,

Amber



PS—No Tom, I haven’t been allowing Natalie to watch Spongebob. She watches Dora and Yo Gabba Gabba and yes, the shows are annoying but at least she learns lessons from them whereas thanks to Spongebob, she now thinks snails meow like a cat.

46 comments:

  1. Oh she is a handful! I feel for you!

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  2. "I made eggs" ! Oh my goodness, I would be screaming. My daughter has a serisously sinister side too. I wish you patience and a good day! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. She is certainly trying to keep you on your toes! Some day she will learn that you don't waste a chocolate muffin! I mean really!!!

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  4. This is probably due to the fact that I do not have little ones, but I seriously LAUGHED OUT LOUD at the muffin mess!! She does seem awfully cute -- AND at least she got the egg shells out of the garbage and didn't just break the egg all over the fridge =) Just sayin'! I hope you have a great Friday!

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  5. Priceless! I just adore Natalie...shenanigans and all! Did she go through the terrible twos or is this just the terrible threes?

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  6. I am laughing because my "Natalie" is now 12 and I remember all too well.

    Good Luck!!

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  7. Boy she sure is a busy little thing huh?

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  8. What a busy bee! I love the PS part!

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  9. I feel for you. My daughter has been super easy, it's my son that's a handful.

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  10. I love that you take pictures of Natalies' "random acts of kindness" I literally burst out laughing when I saw them. I too had the wtf? reaction to the eggs. Have a great weekend! P.S. How is Glen?

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  11. haha - she made eggs huh? Intersting...

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  12. I agree with Ashley. I thought she'd broken those eggs all over the fridge too. Small mercies.

    I didn't understand the whole Spongebob snails meowing but that's okay. I don't really want to know.

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  13. It could be worse....you could have twins! Ha ha!

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  14. How wonderful to have to be on your toes all the time.

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  15. I have two boys but my youngest, who is now 7, is a lot like your Natalie. He is ALWAYS into something or making some sort of odd mess. Last night I found some very green colored liquid in a glass siting down in the sink and have no clue what it it! WTF?!

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  16. maybe it's all a conspiracy between and she and tom?!?!?

    lol...

    have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  17. bahahahha!

    You are one blog that I read that I almost always laugh out loud while reading!

    The stories of your kids always crack me up!

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  18. Thank you for sharing all the joys I am missing out on by not having a daughter. And as I write this i know I will wind up pregnant and it will be a girl. But thanks for the laughs.

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  19. Now Amber, she's obviously an artistic genius in the making. Is she still using the potty?

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  20. Ha, Amber...just think...if it weren't for Natalie, you might run out of writing material for your posts. Ha ha. She is just too funny.
    Love,
    Ruby

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  21. Just wait until she is 16 girl! If she is a handful now, just think what she might be like?...lol

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  22. Why do kids love going through the trash!! Mine to that too! Bleh!

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  23. Why do kids love going through the trash!! Mine to that too! Bleh!

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  24. Everybody has one that gives them a run for their money! Your not alone! LOL!

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  25. Pictures are definitely worth a thousand words, huh? ;)

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  26. If it makes you feel better, my 6-year-old daughter helped the neighbor's son spray paint the neighbor's car this week. I'm MORTIFIED!!!!

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  27. Oh my gosh...she's hysterical- the kind of child I would get great stories from if I babysat her. LOL!

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  28. Is that seriously what kids get out of Spongebob? I mean, I thought the cartoon was stupid to begin with but that's just wrong.

    So is a desecrated muffin. That might be sacrilege in some religions. I forget which ones.

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  29. She sounds like a pistol -- with a very creative imagination! Good luck!!! Does Tom enjoy his emails? =)

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  30. What the? Holy crow. I think she needs to be taught NOT to destroy chocolate.

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  31. Enjoy all the mischief she gets into now, because she'll be a teenager one day!!!! That's when the real action begins!! :)
    Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy my visits here!
    Hugs,
    gabriele

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  32. I'm sorry but I had to laugh! Brought back heaps of memories of my boys "creating" things in the kitchen.

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  33. I'm just so relieved that she didn't actually CRACK the eggs in the fridge. I mean, THAT would be an unpardonable offense right there.

    She does sound like a handful, she needs to meet my daughter, they could totally have a "sass" off.

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  34. If you can't share things like this with your husband, then you just feel alone in it! Love you put a humorous spin on it - best to be able to laugh about it all!

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  35. Oh my gracious alive - how adorable is she! HA! Good luck with her! :o) xoxoxo

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  36. I can imagine your DH laughing as he reads your email. It's always funny when it's not happening to you. Gotta love Natalie's imagination though. Maybe a future artist? ;)

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  37. I love that you shared this email! She sounds like quite the little adventurer.

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  38. Snails don't meow??!??!?! What?!?!??!?!?

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