Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Great Doily Meltdown of Oh-Ten

Last week I took some cute Valentine pictures of Lana. She was in a cute pink outfit and had a flower band on her bald little head. I picked up a pack of red doilies from the dollar store and created a festive backdrop for our little photo-shoot. I planned on snapping a bunch of pictures with the hopes that one would turn out to send to grandparents and post here. This was the kind of picture I was going for:
See, isn't she such a sweetie?
Well, I could have just left this post at that; a single cute picture of a happy eight month-old, but that wouldn't be telling the whole story, and we're all about keepin' in real, so follow along as I show you what proceeded to happen.

Lana grabbed hold of one of the cheap paper doilies and put it in her mouth. It makes for a cute picture, but when the doily starts to disintegrate and melt into a red mess, it's not so cute anymore.
Even though Lana was having herself a great time, I had to take her red heart away. I didn't want her eating a doily. I doubt their nutritional value and don't even want to think about what that dirty diaper would look like. When I took it away, this happened:

And because I am in the running for Mother of the Year, instead of holding and consoling my child, I took her picture as she had a complete and total meltdown. When I did pick her up, she was inconsolable. No toys or songs or hugs were going to make her feel better. She wanted the doilies, dang it! I seriously probably spent a full half-hour getting her calmed down. We now refer to this incident as The Great Doily Meltdown of Oh-Ten. (Oh-ten is how the cool people, me and Dan, refer to 2010.)
Happy Valentine's Day. I hope there are no great meltdowns for you.
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grammyc said...

poor baby...mean mommy...

Leslie said...

Love the crying pic...totally worth it or at least you will think so in the future when you look back and laugh at this great photo.

Anita Cory said...

this will make the best scrapbook page.Ever. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)

Fugal Family said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of raising a girl!! I love my Sandy to piece but man she is hormonal and tempermental. My mother in law suggested Junior midal (too bad it doesn't exist). My little darling will melt down for no reason. Don't feel bad about taking pictues during her melt down - you will soon learn to ingnore them all together :)

Anonymous said...

When she was upset, she totally looks just like Dan! LOL!