17 September 2008

The Ripple Effect

n. (rip' el i-fekt') To bring into existence multiple messes in a short period of time. Usually performed by a toddler. Timing is of essence in order to execute properly - as Mom is knee deep in one mess you must quickly make your move somewhere on the other side of house and outdo yourself. Ad nauseum. Be sure to make lots of noise, preferably wild animalistic giggles, so that you cannot hear her screaming for you to stop, or else.

16 comments:

Anne said...

good luck with that one! notice how when you throw a rock into a pond the ripples get bigger as they go---same with messes. no fun.

KAT said...

Ha Ha! So true!

One Fish said...

Did you write this about my house?

Lee said...

ROFL.. were you spying on us? It is so true.

Sarah said...

I hear you...and I;m only following hurricane Bella...not multiple little tornados. You can handle it, you are SUPER MOM!!!!- Love YA!

Dee Light said...

We have lots of ripples around here. I think it might turn into a title wave!!

Have a great day.

Lara said...

This week has been rather ripply for me. :) Good luck!

Amy said...

So did you stop and take pictures to show off the "masterpieces"? LOL So sorry. Today is ok for us, but now I just jinxed tomorrow ;)

sweetpea said...

well, it's good to know it's not just our house that this happens!

Morning Glory said...

Oh my....thanks for a great laugh.

I love your new profile picture -- you're gorgeous!

Leisha said...

I think we're feeling the ripple effect over here too. :-)

Leilani said...

Thanks Sara! If it weren't for her co-conspirator Drew it wouldn't be so bad.

Thanks MG. Self portrait... :)

bluestocking mama said...

haha, you should write for webster's. that's so perfect

Amber said...

You've been spying again.

Haven't you? :-)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

oh my goodness, and whatever you do, don't try to clean up one mess while leaving the toddler unsupervised. That will result in an EVEN BIGGER mess and the cycle is ENDLESS. And notice that as the ripple gets bigger and bigger, your patience gets smaller and smaller?? Ah, the adventure.

Shellie said...

It's what I call entropy around here. Good luck!