Roses are red
Violets are blue
This is what a 2-year-old
Holding a pen will do . . .
Isn’t that lovely?
I knew instantly that it wasn’t a good thing.
If my 11-year-old would’ve done that, I would know that she was going to show me something beautiful. But my 2-year-old?
Yes, it was bad.
My 2-year-old hasn’t learned that yet, obviously. I didn’t realize he already knew how to unzip things. Wait, I take that back. I knew he knew how to unzip things, I just didn’t think he would dare go as far as to unzip my pens. My pens.
But he did. What’s a mother to do?
Ah ha! I have a solution.
Introducing — the safety-pin.
Now, even if he figures out how to undo a safety-pin, I will hopefully have realized that he’s been quiet for way too long, go find him and stop him before he actually gets it off and unzips my pen pouch.
If I don’t realize that he’s been quiet for too long or simply choose to ignore that he’s been quiet for too long, then I suppose I totally deserve what I get.