Monday, April 16, 2012

Dishwasher!

Why do you think we had children? Is is the love, the cuddles, the naked baby bellies, the laughter?

Obviously not. Following these two on their mode of transportation into the kitchen,

you will see the un-unionized children hard at work.

Lola's first word, at seven months old, was DISHWASHER. Clear as day, in her tiny high voice. My mom, Dakota and I all heard it. She never said it again, but it still counts. And as you can see, there was a reason for it.



Lola teaches Ever about keeping the butter knives toward the back, where Mommy can't get ahold of them and cut herself.

Ever has learned her duty well. Here, she clearly disapproves of the state of this 'clean' fork.

And like a good employee daughter, takes care of the problem herself. The next time you come to dinner, inspect your fork and spoon closely before you eat. I'll poke my own eye if you can't see your own reflection. ' Licked Clean ' is our motto.
Chrissy said...

Love her little yellow jacket; such a cute little hipster!

My son's first word, at 8 months, was button. He shouted and pointed at a button on my sweater, "DUTTON!!!!" and then didn't speak for another four months. Kids are weird.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Maggie -- they are so sweet. That last photo of baby Ever is suffused with light -- hers and yours.

CitricSugar said...

Now that's team-work! Great shots - great kids. And oh, that Ever! her eyes....

Heather said...

I came along this series, and this story made me think of an entree you wrote a while back about health insurance and pre-existing conditions, ect.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/04/health-reform-on-the-brink-sick-in-missouri.html

it's good.

Lone Star Ma said...

I LOVE this.

lulumarie said...

Precious!

Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Hilarious! I was just having my boys help unload the dishwasher today, and I'm afraid we too may have some that are licked clean!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous girls.

We too had children COMPLETELY to put them to work. And because we wanted to leave a HUGE carbon print with our big family! ;) I kid, I kid!

xo

Petit fleur said...

that's funny!

You know you always hear that the baby's first words are mama or dada... Harley's was Kit Kit. (Our cat) I have to say, I was astounded and a little misplaced for a moment! But it really was hilarious.

Love those girls of yours. Boys too, but you know, this one was mostly about them.
xo

The Empress said...

I love the look of your new site!!!

Ashley said...

I love the baby checkered Vans (Van?) hiding under the counter in the next to last pic. :) If you're still looking for it, go there!

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