The Unbearable Banishment: My Satanic child

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Satanic child

3-Year Old Daughter got her hands on a pair of scissors and decided that now would be as good a time as any to start on the road that will lead her to a spot on Project Runway.

The first step in dress design is, of course, cutting cloth. And since they look like bolts of unspooled fabric, why not start on our priceless dining room curtains? Just look at those lines! They're perfect. Here's the left curtain:

And for the sake of uniformity, she also tailored the right.

Mrs. Wife put her on the phone:

Me: Did you cut our curtains?

3-YOD: Yes, Daddy! Wait 'til you see it!

I wasn't quite sure how to take that.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yikes. time to put away all sharpies in the household, too... locking cabinet. in the garage.

October 14, 2009 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Oh. Goodness me.

I will say...she did very good job!

October 14, 2009 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger savannah said...

i think she's secretly watching hgtv, sugar! interior design, not fashion! ;~D xoxo

October 14, 2009 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

I was going to say at least it wasn't her hair, but hair grows back - curtains don't

October 14, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bwahahahahahahaha! Oh. Sorry. Not funny, is it.

More trips to la musée in order?

October 14, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Sid said...

Oh that is priceless. She has no idea she messed up. I love kids when they're this age.

October 14, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...


Maybe she can practice her sewing skills now?

Hope all is ok.


October 14, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Pueblo girl said...

That'll teach you, taking young, impressionable children to see modern art...

October 14, 2009 at 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it could have been her hair ... or her eyelashes. I baby sat for a trio across the street when I was a teen and caught the middle child (five) in the garage with grass clippers shearing the eyelashes off his 3 year old sister. This was after he'd weed whacked her bangs.

As adults we forget the point of view. To your daughter, the incident was a source of pride as she demonstrated her mastery of scissors, but we stodgy old people only see vandalism and miss the point completely.

I am with Daisyfae. Hide the sharpies. When my nephew was that age he went to town on the walls in the hallway. You don't want to know how much primer is needed to cover over permanent marker.

October 14, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Barlinnie said...

The best years of your life... just wait until she crashes your car.

October 14, 2009 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

My Dog's eating of my iPod was not nearly as endearing. Bless her!

Love Pueblo Girl's comment. Good insight! x, e

October 14, 2009 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger mapstew said...

Fuckin' magnifique!


October 14, 2009 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger ~E said...

Hard to be mad at cute little pigtailed munchkins isn't it?

Damn cute little munchkins!

October 15, 2009 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger tennysoneehemingway said...

I remember doing the same thing when I was about seven. I got the strap however.

October 15, 2009 at 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually, i think it's quite lovely. don't inhibit her nascent designer skills. let her loose with the scissors throughout the house (yeah, my kids are out and i can torture those with their kids still at home)

October 15, 2009 at 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hysterical. Do you know where your car keys are? And how did it end?

October 15, 2009 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can hear is mom saying.....
"Wait until you have kids of your own some day" I am sure this is not the first or the last thing that she will do. For some reason I find this really amusing. Maybe because I have been there....I Love those girls!

October 15, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

This post made me laugh earlier in the week! Little rascal...

October 17, 2009 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

Wait, wait, wait. You're telling me that this kind of thing continues after the 2's? Dammit!

October 21, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

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