Kiddo: 1, Mommy: 0

Last night we had a first in our house.

Our first, “if your kid/s is/are too quiet, that can’t be good”, incident.  I have photographic proof, too.

This is what happens when you leave a pair of scissors within reach of your curious toddler.  The above shot is after I attempted to try to see if I would be able to repair said damage, and realized it was a lost cause – I’m just going to rip out the whole thing and tie the cut yarn together and redo the blanket.  Yeah, tacky to tie the yarn, but I don’t have any more skeins of this color, and I will see it as a way to remind her (and myself) – if it’s too quiet, something is wrong!

Basically, while dinner was cooking I sat down with her blanket because it was done except I needed to weave in the ends, and since she seemed interested in using the blanket, I told her I would finish it so she could take it to bed later.  I have a small pair of foldable scissors and I had them unfolded to snip the yarn after I weaved it into the blanket enough.  The timer for the first part of dinner went off, so I set everything down on my t.v. tray and went out to the kitchen to prep the rest of the food.  Shortly after, my husband followed.  The Kiddo went potty, and after I helped her clean up, I went back out to the kitchen, and the Kiddo went into the living room.

I was stirring the hamburger helper and realized – it was too quiet – and asked the Kiddo where she was.  She answered from the living room, so I figured, ok, at least she is within ear-shot.  Then my husband walked out to the living room a short time later and found her practicing her cutting skills on the blanket.


I could not be soley mad at her – it was my fault for not putting the scissors away.  But I was upset because it was the first thing I started making for her that I actually was almost finished with.  I have started SEVERAL blankets, either knit or crochet, but have not finished any, over the last three years, except this one, so I was so very sad when I saw how badly it was cut.  I did manage to patch ONE of the smaller holes, but after examing that big one, there is no way I’m going to be able to fix it without ripping out the whole thing.

My husband casually said afterwards, “you should’ve gone with your instincts, hon.”  Yep, I sure shoulda.

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4 Responses to “Kiddo: 1, Mommy: 0”

  1. Judi (6 comments) said:

    how sad. I think it means she wants to be just like her mommy. That’s not a bad thing, just need to get her a few more training hours. I’m sure you’ll find some way to make it usable. Good luck.

  2. Karen aka marrid66 (7 comments) said:

    just have to watch them every minute lol.

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  3. Judi (6 comments) said:

    btw I forgot to mention I’ve tagged you over on my blog.

  4. Emily (4 comments) said:

    Awww, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had things like that happen! It’s bad when you start to panic because things are too quiet!

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