|little girls and cell phones
||[Nov. 17th, 2006|07:29 pm]
As a parent the hardest thing to remember is that when your kid is quiet something is wrong. It is easy to forget this bit of knowledge because it is so nice when they are quiet and you can finally have a break, but don't enjoy it too much.|
Right before the PT and OT came to Maxwell today Abby came in to tell me she had made a mess. I didn't think to check the "mess" because I figured she had just thrown toys around and made a mess. So, I let her go back to her room to being quiet. A few minutes later the doorbell rang. I should have known right then that something was up because she did not come running as usual. A few minutes into the visit I checked on her. She had managed to pull out every piece of clothing owned for her and Max with the exception of hanging ones. There she sat on the pile trying to put on a pair of Maxwell's shoes.
This was not the time for me to clean up a mess or yell at her so I went back to the PT and OT. Periodically Abby would come in with various objects, ones to feed Maxwell with. She somehow knew we were talking about how to feed Maxwell and she brought us what we needed, but didn't. Then she disappeared. The silence was wonderful and not to get interrupted was even better. However, I had to check on her for all of our safety and sanity. I arrived and all seemed fine. She told me she had a phone. I didn't understand. She helped me understand as I saw her put her hands in her pants and she tugged on the end of a cell phone. Alas, she had a cell phone down her underwear, and it was not ours. I pulled it out and brought it back to the LR. We had a good few minutes while the PT wiped it off with a baby wipe.
Toward the end of the Meeting Abby came out and had something white on her chin. I knew she had eaten something but I did not know what. She brought me the whipped cream bucket with not much left in it.
All in all Abby had a blast for one hour and then didn't do so hot while having to clean up after.
Someday I may be able to enjoy the silence without worrying.