“No one is hurt……..BUT……”
Have you ever gotten that kind of a phone call. Or maybe you’ve been the one to make the call.
Luckily, I haven’t had to make many of those calls. But now that we’re in the toddler phase with Little Man, I have a feeling that it’ll be happening more.
I was shocked to find that Little Man got into my lipstick and managed to smear it along the back door and a couple walls when we’d only been in our new house for less than a week. But after the latest incident, lipstick doesn’t seem so bad after all!
Although we quickly unpacked almost all of our boxes, we’re waiting to get settled in more before we start decorating. So currently, our dining room is a little shop of our own decorations to begin with. Also, we were going to wait until last weekend to hang up the full-size mirror in the master bedroom. It’s wasn’t just any mirror. This thing was HUGE. It was really more like a heavy piece of furniture, that would appear to be propped against the wall, but would actually be mounted into that position.
You may be wondering why I’m talking about this gorgeous, framed mirror in past tense. And you can probably guess what the answer is…….Little Man. (I would’ve preferred that he’d stuck with playing in lipstick!) Before mounting the mirror, we kept it propped up with the mirror side facing the wall. As I was organizing our closet last Friday, Little Man was working hard, too.
He managed to get between the mirror and the wall, and push that ginormous piece of furniture!
A corner of the frame crashed into the wall, leaving a nasty gash.
The back of the mirror crashed onto the bedside table and shattered!
One of our favorite pieces of furniture.
This Little Man didn’t set out to be destructive. He just happened to show off his strength in a place and a way that we never expected!
I would’ve taken a picture to share, but it was too sad to capture.
So I’ll keep telling myself a phrase that I’ll probably have to get more and more familiar with.
“It’s only a thing.”
joy: Beginning to imagine something new to go in its place.