Monday, December 01, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

We just decorated the house for Christmas and, for the first time, someone noticed there were shiny ornaments to be yanked from the tree. Brady has developed in leaps and bounds this past year. In the same year that he became both mobile and aware enough to harass the tree, he was also smart enough to wait until both of us left the room to have at it. He doesn't realize I have evidence...

Poor Frosty is still hanging by his ski boots because I get a kick out of seeing him like that every time I pass by the tree. Not only is Brady skilled enough to remove the ornaments, he's also smart and naughty enough to attempt hanging them back up before he gets in trouble. His fine motor skills won't yet allow him to hang them properly, instead he slams them into the branches hoping the ornament will stick. Thus, the Frosty yard sale.

Another new "no-no" at our house is tearing ALL of the pictures out of the PECS book over and over each day. I am so sick of hearing myself repeat the same lecture about how the "schedule book is not a toy - it's a very important book that tells Mom & Dad what Brady needs."

Do you see him looking at the book and scheming? I do. But he will wait until I leave the room to tear it apart! When I come back and give him "the look" he grabs all of the cards and tries to shove them all back into the book at once, like if he's fast enough his mom surely won't notice.

This naughty boy is getting so smart. Thankfully, there are some things that haven't changed...
...gotta love those crinkly eyes.

12 comments:

Petersen Kids said...

Seriously so cute that you leave the snowman like that. A sure sign of a mom who knows what's important, and you even took a pic! So cute!

Genevieve Kilman said...

Oh I love it! I love celebrating when our kids are being brats! It is great to see their personalities coming out. It is a good sign of Brady's cognitive capabilities. The upside down snowman would make me chuckle every time too.

Michelle said...

This whole post made me smile! Brady is growing up so fast, and I love that he waits until you are gone to be naughty. I love you all and can't wait to see you over the holidays!

jane said...

"the frosty yard sale," I am dying laughing here!

And, those crinkly eyes...my gosh, is there anyting cuter?!?

With the dates, are you committed to anyone else on those yet? A few days could work for us... The evenings of the 22nd and 23rd..would be the best. Let me know!

shayrenee said...

haha!!! One of my favorite posts!!! What a great story!

Tara and Bob said...

He really is so cute and a smart cookie at that!!

onceapickle said...

Ahh, I love Brady updates. They make my day. They also make me miss him {and you}, we MUST find a way to get together soon!

Treguboff Family said...

Love the upside down snowman! What a little stinker he is becoming. Hopefully we can get together soon before Christmas. Troy told me about your crazy schedule. I feel for you Kajsa! Let me know when your available.

jane said...

Lets do the evening of the 23rd! We will be sad to not see Brady, but I know Grandma's gotta have her time. We will get a sitter for our kids and plan on going to dinner {and maybe a movie}- how about Happy Sumo? I can't remember if you guys are sushi fans or not, but we could always go to Sundance too...let me know!

onceapickle said...

Yea, I'm so glad you are coming for Christmas! And we would LOVE to see you. We unfortunately already have plans on the 22nd, bummer! What other dates are you free? How about the 23rd or the 26th? Let me know. We're so excited to see you. :)

onceapickle said...

We're so excited to see you! We would hate to intrude on your plans with the Rhodes, but the 26th would be perfect! What time works for you?

themacmomma said...

Naughty, but oh so funny... and cute!

LOVE that dangling snowman!

See, no one should miss out on the 'joys' of kids around a Christmas tree!