Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two Tales of Taryn!

So Taryn was particularly funny this past Sunday morning! She has decided that she loves showering, even more than baths! So when I hopped in the shower before church, she just had to join me! I've learned my lesson with Taryn and cleaning up the floor, so I told Taryn to go get a diaper out of her bedroom. She stayed in the bathroom, so I just watched her for a minute as I was brushing my hair and getting ready. She went straight to the cupboard under Steve's sink, pulled out the bag of maxi pads, got one out and unwrapped it! She then proceeded to try to diaper herself with it! She looked so puzzled when it just fell to the floor when she let go of it. She picked it up and tried again at least three times. After laughing hysterically in my closet, I finally slipped off to her bedroom to collect a diaper, dress, tights and shoes!

While putting on my makeup I noticed out of the corner of my eye that Taryn was attempting to put on Byron's underwear. Over her tights and dress shoes! I had the thought, "Ewww, I think those are Byron's dirty underwear that he took off when he took his bath. I should really take those away from her!" Alas, time won out! I was in a hurry, I was singing in the choir for ward conference and had a practice 30 minutes before church started! Beauty above all else I say! Besides, she wasn't having any luck getting those whitey tighteys over her shoes anyway!

I told Steve to load the kids up in the car while I grabbed a couple food items for the diaper bag (a necessity to get through 1:00 sacrament meeting, as anyone knows!) When I walk up to the truck I hear Steve say, "well this is very interesting! I'm glad I saw these now, and the nursery teachers didn't find them later!" Of course I had to look into the backseat for confirmation, but sure enough there were Byron's whitey tighteys around the middle of Taryn's thighs being held firmly in place by her very own tights! That is, until daddy so timely noticed them while buckling her in to her car seat and removed them! We just looked at each other and cracked up! Apparently Taryn has developed dressing skills I didn't know that she had on Saturday! I've always known she was that persistent! Maybe next time 'appropriate outerwear' will fall into my 'beauty' category, and therefore be bumped up into the 'important: demands your immediate attention!' category. In the meantime laugh with me at the hilarity that is raising children! Taryn in particular this time!

8 comments:

Elyssa Jean said...

AAAW I miss that little gal.
Give her a hug for me? She's so beautiful.
Thanks for posting this, it made my night. :D

Farnsworth Family said...

Too funny! Your kids always crack me up, they are so much fun!

Kara said...

cute stories, thanks for sharing. those are the moments that save our sanity in raising our children.

i said...

DANG! WHAT A FUN GIRL U HAVE!

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

So funny! I think she's trying to let you know she's done with diapers, especcially when they won't stay on her and fall to the floor!

Kristin said...

I can pretty much always count on a good laugh when I visit your blog. Thanks!

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

Too funny! Your story reminds me when mine used tampons to haul around in their dump trucks. What creative minds! You can check out our family matters at http://homesweethomewiththeengleharts.blogspot.com

Steph said...

I love that! What a smartie pants :)