Tuesday, July 18, 2006

How My Twins Drive Me Crazy, Part 1

What's worse than the terrible two's? Dealing with two terrible two girls. They're more destructive than my son ever was at this age.

1. They won't stop breaking my glasses.


Again.



And Again.


Since I bought my glasses last year, I've had them repaired five times and replaced with new frames twice (because they were so damaged they couldn't be repaired). I'm so glad I paid the extra fee to get them insured otherwise I'd be broke by now.

It's not like I leave them in plain sight of their devious little hands. I used to keep them in the eyeglasses case, and put that case inside my purse when I wasn't using them. They got inside my purse. I placed them on a shelf six feet high. They used step stools and chairs to get at them. Once they even dangerously climbed the book shelf to get them. I don't know what the fascination is. But now I have to be extra careful. My insurance has expired and I can't renew, so now, this is all I have or I have to pay full price next time they get broken. Now I place them in the eyeglasses case, and hide the case in a box inside my closet, on a shelf five feet off the floor. So far, so good. But I'm going to have to start changing the hiding spot around, they're keen.

2. They won't stop messing with my makeup drawer. And eating my lipsticks!


Featured ruined lipstick of the day, MAC "O"


I can't hide my makeup, there's just too much to hide, so I have to live with this perpetual disaster. I wouldn't mind if they played with the stuff I never use, but they always go for the good stuff. I've tried to block the drawer with a chair, so they won't be able to open it, but they use teamwork to move the chair and then use the chair to climb up and reach the top drawer of my dresser, where all my makeup lives. I still have a Caboodles I used in my college dorm, I'm thinking of safeguarding all my stuff there, but it'll be too much of a hassle. I think I'll get them their own makeup, the kind you find in the kiddie store that has "Just Like Mommy's Makeup" written on it. But I know what's gonna happen, they're still going to get into my stuff. Because there's nothing like mommy's makeup for my girls.

16 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh your poor MAC lipstick! Kind of funny though, sorry!

Bengali Chick said...

Well on the bright side, your girls have good taste. Poor lipstick though!

Sadaf Trimarchi said...

oh no! I totally remember being fascinated with my mother's makeup too. She used to keep all kinds of stuff out on her dressing table, all pretty and arranged on a sterling silver mirror tray.

But what really used to hold my attention was her jewelry. Especially the fake sparkley kinds of cheapie things that she would let me play with. Look out!

Kieran said...

Eating your lipstick? Wow, that's devotion to menace, that is.

mrsmogul said...

I haven;t worn makeup i soo long since I had the baby!!!

sherni said...

Oh no, not the O! Hey, if nothing else, you have an excuse to go makeup shopping more often =)

sherni said...

By the way - what's a good drugstore mascara? I need to go buy a clear mascara and I thought of you at the drugstore today - figured I should ask before buying =)

Shezalldat said...

drawer locks! u need childproofing:P

Shezalldat said...

drawer locks! u need childproofing:P

Sobia said...

ha ha, my kids are obsessed with glasses and makeup too. Unfortunatly for my Mom it's her prescription glasses. For me, it's the sunglasses that keep getting broken so now I buy the gas station kind so I really don't care ha ha. As for makeup, I should post some pics of my girls when they found my lipstick..oh, my...that was an interesting day!

Lisa said...

Oh, oh, I feel your pain! And this is exactly why I buy the cheapest make-up I can find - seriously. And sunglasses.

Leilouta said...

hahaha, my mom used to hide her lipsticks in the fridge...that is what I thought until she told me that it was for other reasons I don't remember.Is that true? can we save makeup in the fridge?

Bee Amma said...

oh dear! you should try using those drawer protector things, they're those weird little pieces of plastic that allows them to open the cupboard only a weensy bit and the rest is fiddly so they generally dont know how to open them! :)

keda said...

i have been through 7 pairs of sunglasses, and just yesterday they spilt a whole bottle of bene-tint!

you so have my sympathy darling. that teamwork thing is the killer.
though it also means they get their own breakfast which is a bonus :)

Chris in MB said...

Eating lipstick?!?
Yuck!
As a kid, I would rather draw on the walls with it!

I do think boys are easier; my son only wants my shiny wrist watch.

Chic Mommy said...

I wish I could childproof, but it would be energy wasted. The girls know how to open childproof cabinets. They bust it open by getting a pen and depressing the lock. I'm lucky they know enough that Comet and other household cleaners are dangerous and don't bother with them otherwise I would have to put combination locks on the cabinets.