Saturday, May 14, 2011

More Piper Antics

One evening this week, Jason came home and went into our bedroom to find the knob of one of my bottom dresser drawers completely broken off on the floor.  I gasped when I walked into the room later and saw it myself.  I LOVE my bedroom set that we purchased just before we moved into our house 8 (wow) years ago.  It's a very nice set and certainly not a cheapo purchase.  Clearly, I had 3 suspects in mind.  Caroline and Bryce were as surprised as I was and based on their reactions, I could tell they knew nothing about it.  I think we all can guess our most obvious perpetrator - Piper.  When I asked her about it she said she didn't know but then Jason cross examined her and it all came out.  He theorized to her that she'd attempted to use that bottom knob as something to boost her up to reach something on my dresser - as soon as she said that she agreed to that story and said she had wanted "pink lipstick."  Those knobs can't support 30 lbs.  Crack.

Because that's a big, fairly heavy drawer, I switched it out with the knob on my bedside table (thank goodness they match) and we're trying to use some wood glue on it.  Since it's a lighter drawer, I'm hoping it will be enough to hold it.  Worst case is that I just need to get a different one for the top drawers on mine and Jason's bedside table that's decorative.  I swear, children find a way to ruin everything.  Nothing is safe...especially from Piper.

And then on Friday morning as I was getting the kids ready for school and was downstairs finishing lunches and making something for the crockpot, I hear Bryce yell down that Piper was squirting out shampoo again.  Sigh.  She was agitated by her older siblings about something and decided to take it out on a brand new bottle of kid shampoo.  At least she decided to squirt it into the tub and only got through 1/3 of the bottle before being caught this time.


Viv said...

I remember my sister getting mad at me one time and emptied my bottle of conditioner and filled it with water! She was prob 5 when she did it but that made me 11 or 12 and that was the time of the permed hair and I "needed" conditioner daily - antics of siblings!

And as a mother now of 2 girls who are closer in age I am keeping an eye out for the wars!

Oh and I hear you on the keeping stuff nice - I am praying for your kitchen table!

Heather said...

She's a feisty one...