Into everything.

October 29, 2014

Today was rough. I literally cried on the phone to my mom because I am so exhausted from trying to keep up with my toddler. I am tired of cleaning up one mess while he is simultaneously making another one. I had had it. And there is something about crying on the phone to your mom that just feels so good. (Sorry, mom). But the tears were necessary. You see, I decided that putting locks on everything might help the situation, but my power tool inadequacies got the best of me and, well, I lost it. So what did I decide to do? After posting a rant on Facbeook (obvi), I started video taping my son. I knew that I was being ridiculous and needed to see him as everyone else sees him…….hilarious. Yeah, that’s easy when you aren’t the one cleaning up after him all day. So I videoed him and took pictures of him in his element. And then I made this video and I was right… it made me laugh. How lucky am I to have a boy that is capable of being so bad? I still want my junk drawer locked and I still am completely exhausted, but after a little glimpse of outsider’s perspective, I suddenly realize that bad is GOOD.

Anyway, enjoy. Here is my little guy in all his glory.


  • Jess
    October 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    oh Lindsey, R & C could be stuntmen together!!! Crazy boys, good thing they are cute!!!

  • Chris Nelms Caldwell
    October 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I remember these days. I have two boys and they both did similar things every day nearly. He is so very cute. And it is entertaining as long as you’re not the one chasing after them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Julie
    October 29, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I can totally relate with my 20 month old daughter. She climbs and gets into everything.

  • Scottie Williams
    October 30, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Oh Lindsay, I feel bad laughing so hard! All my girls have called me crying about their boys. BREATHE!!! , and keep writing I just love your blog.
    I know this does nothing to help you out but it is 6am here and you have now started my day with laughter!!!

  • P.Lowe
    October 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I laughed out loud at him standing ON the steering wheel.
    And the straws.
    Oh my goodness – the straws.
    “I dumped them everywhere, now let me scatter them so more to make sure they are extra extra scattered”
    Only funny when you’re not the one cleaning it up. ha!

  • Sarah @Thank You Honey
    October 30, 2014 at 8:52 am

    A spa day! The only cure! A little rest and recharge. I have a climber and it is so hard. You can’t take your eye off of them for a second. Hang in there! ((big hugs))!

  • Jeanine @MommyEntourage
    October 30, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for sharing. It’s always comforting to know you are not the only one who sometimes has completely crazy days!

  • Colleen (Souffle Bombay)
    October 30, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Not sure if I want a nap or a drink after THAT!! LOL…just wait every time you thing you are “out” of a period a new one begins! Take it from one who has one who JUST turned 13 and another who is 10. They are SO messy!

  • Gina B
    October 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I wish I could say those days are over, my kids are Masters of Mischief. Well, my 9yo is anyway. Our worst decision was when she did colored handprints on the wall and everyone said “how cute! How decorative” Leave it!”

    So she now does them everywhere… #smh

  • Jackie
    October 30, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    What a great way to capture those very challenging toddlerhood moments! To be able to laugh about it is an awesome approach. That video is hilarious, and he is adorable. 🙂

  • Julia
    October 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Well he sure is cute! That’s a tough age when they are into everything.

  • Sherry
    October 30, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    All I can say is it gets better they are awesome at 13 they help do stuff.. like heavy lifting and watch younger siblings so hold on 11 years

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