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My Little Opportunist

marinda, 06 November 2008, 3 comments
Categories: Motherhood

Sometimes I think that when my one year old gets bored and needs some entertainment, he uses me for comic relief.  My husband and I have been calling him our little opportunist because he has these spurts where he will take advantage of any opportunity to get into things he shouldn’t.  Maybe he is just curious.  Maybe he has an active imagination.  Or maybe he’s bored and watching me run from situation to situation is funny.  I don’t know, but if you witnessed my afternoon I think you’d agree that it looked like an episode of the Three Stooges.  The problem is, I think I was the only stooge.

I went into the kitchen to get a drink of water and that’s when the action began.  Eli began pulling books off of our bookshelf.  While I was picking up the books and fixing my poorly made barrier, he climbed into my chair and redialed the pollster that called me yesterday.  I grabbed the phone and hung it up, before he got caught taking a political survey.  He was off, however to the trashcan.  He began pulling out the paper towels that I had thrown away after cleaning the kitchen.  While picking those up, he jumped back into my chair and turned the volume on the tv all the way up.  When he saw me coming, he threw the remote behind my chair.  While I retrieved the remote from behind the chair he saw an opportunity to return to the book shelves and brought me a book called “Understanding Islam” that Alan had from his teaching days.  While I appreciated his enthusiasm for learning, I think we’ll just stick to Dr. Seuss.  After I took the book from him, he fell on the ground laughing hysterically and that’s when it hit me.  He knows exactly what he’s doing. 

Well, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.  I laid in the floor with my son and we both had a good laugh.  Then he gave me the sweetest, most slobbery kiss in the world, and I figured that there are worse things in the world than being outwitted by a one year old opportunist. 

I love being a mom!

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  1. Kym
    07 November 2008, 8:37 pm

    can I just say…we’ve got to teach eli how to use the video camera because i would have paid money to see you crawling behind the chair to get the remote! I know what a crazy experience that can be! haha!! LOVE YOU MOS!

  2. marinda
    07 November 2008, 9:30 pm

    I wish he did know how to use the video camera because I would have just won the grand prize from America’s Funniest Home Videos!

  3. Shana Griffin
    10 November 2008, 5:51 am

    Yes, that’s what it’s like raising a boy! How funny!

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