Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Annelie Gave Gracie a Black Eye

You know that sweet little saying:

Sugar and Spice,
And Everything Nice;
That's What Little Girls are Made Of.

????

Not my girls.

After putting the girls down for bed the other night, I expected to hear the usual.

  • Annelie smacking her bottle against the bedroom door while shouting, "Let me out!"
  • Crying from Gracie because Annelie is in her bed and laying on her pillow.
  • Gracie shouting, "Come get Annelie! She is pulling the pictures off the wall!"
  • Annelie shrieking, "No! My GINKET (blanket)!" while pulling all of Gracie's covers off her.
  • Gracie calling out, "Annelie climbed the bookshelf!"
  • Gracie yelling out, "Ow! Mom, help me! Annelie is hitting me!"
  • Gracie screaming out, "Annelie is doing something NAUGHTY!"
You know, the usual.

But we didn't expect to hear Gracie suddenly begin screaming and crying at the top of her lungs. Moms, you know that sound. There is only one cry that kids make that is of genuine, hideous pain.

The reason for the cry? Annelie smacked Gracie in the face with the spine of a hardback book, resulting in Gracie's first shiner. I didn't get very good pictures of the black eye, unfortunately. I figured it would be a bit insensitive of me to pull out the camera, and coax Gracie to smile through her tears while holding ice on her face, so I waited a few days. But you can sort of see it in the picture up top.

We are hiding out in the house for the next few days until the black eye goes away, as a three year old with a black eye looks pretty suspicious. How would I ever explain that to the neighbors? Of course, no one would ever suspect the adorable, cheeky little 22 month old as the culprit.

Because little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, remember?

Sure they are.

xoxo,

26 comments:

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

OMG!! This is the funniest post! Well, you made it funny the way you tell the story. :) Poor little Gracie. She's still totally adorable regardless of her black eye!!

treasurefield said...

Haaaaa! And I thought I had my hands full with 2 boys.
Never a dull moment, eh? ;)

Whimsical Creations said...

OMG!! That hilarious!

Bare Bottoms Boutique said...

Glad I'm not alone! lol

Esther and Agnes said...

Toasted at 22 months

Leah said...

oh my... you are making me rethink my desire to have more than one child, LOL!

WhimsybyMari said...

I love reading about the girls, makes me remember my son when he was small.

Crochet by Momma J said...

OMG - that is hysterical. Poor little thing!

Apple Blossom Designs said...

I think our girls would get along FAMOUSLY!!! Mine are both brutes too! I swear they should have been boys!

Winklepots said...

Girls are total stinkers aren't they? That's such a crock that they're easy before they're teens. Ugh, can you imagine them then!? Yikes! Shall we ship all four off to boarding school?

sweetpicklespottery said...

Too funny!! Your telling of the story that is.. Poor Gracie..
Girls are a mess arent they!!
just wait til the tween and up yrs come!

Marie said...

Annelie and Maddie sound like they could be sisters! That little Annelie is a crack up! Who needs a boys when you have fiesty little girls like that, huh?

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Yep....been there...very active son...also liked to rough house with his dad...everytime he got a bruise or bump...would tell them ...Dad did it...lol...we did not take him out much with bruises...

Hey who said girls had to be girls!!!

Cathy said...

lol poor Gracie. And how cheeky does Annelie look in that photo?! Her and Daniel would definitely make a perfect match hahaha - we call him a vampire because sometimes when the boys are fighting, he bites Thomas - and draws blood!! Not that Thomas is any better - he's more the scratcher...so Daniel's neck and face are covered in scratches! Now I hear the "growl" that signals serious frustration and go running to separate them!!

Oh Mandie! said...

hahaha never a dull moment!

casserole said...

hahahaha!!!! I love it!!! One time I accidentally gave my husband a black eye. We're still not sure how it happened - he just woke up one morning and his eye was all black. We're thinking somehow I elbowed or punched him in the night, but man did he catch hell from his friends at work...

Denise Felton said...

Ow ow ow. *sympathy headache*

edward and lilly said...

Youch! This story reminds me of me and my sisters when we were little, now we're pretty much best friends :)

Parallax Photo said...

Oh my! Bedtime was always such fun..

But the picture in the fire place is fabulous! : )

Kelly said...

been there! one of the great benefits of having twins as well! I love the fireplace pic, by the way.

Aurelia and Annalise said...

HA! Oh my goodness!! gotta love sisters!

Brook said...

HAHAHAAHAHAH!!! How funny!!!

Janna said...

Poor Gracie! I swear your kids are just girly, pink versions of my boys!! I'm not surprised at all that poor Gracie got a black eye. I'm surprised that my oldest hasn't been given one yet by my youngest.

Rosebud Collection said...

You never know what kids will do and this proves it..Makes a mother sweat..

Kristin said...

haha wow, I love this post..

Cathe Holden said...

That made me giggle! My kids have certainly had their share of black eyes from one mishap or another. They are usually quite bummed if they have to go through the pain of the injury with nothing to show for it!

Great post.

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