She Likes It From the Left

When I was a child my mother often told me that I must lay awake at night thinking of ways to annoy her and also thinking up stupid questions to ask her the next day.

And she also told me she hoped my own children would do the same to me.

Naturally I thought my children were going to be little angels full of intelligent questions* and of course they would never want to annoy their loving mother…I was wrong…

And lately it has been Brooke who is out to destroy me…

Brooke.  The Good One.  My Baby.

My baby who has decided not accept food if I have it in my right hand.  Yes, you read that correctly…

Brooke only wants me to feed her from the left hand.

Any right handedness results in this…

And this…

And a hand smack quickly follows sending food flying onto the kitchen walls…

After wondering why, I have come to the conclusion that it is just to torture me, seeing as how I’m a righty and using my left hand is super uncomfortable.

Brooke is purposely making me work harder, just because she can…unless someone is watching, then she’s the picture of innocence…(Eric was standing here while I tried to show him how evil Brooke was being)

But if it’s just me and Little Miss Almond Eyes and I deviate from her plans then I get this…

 Don’t you just love these Always Happy Never Causing Any Trouble Children With Down Syndrome**?

*or in Jack’s case, questions out to destroy me

**insert sarcasm here

***and just so you don’t think that Hope has given up the title of Worst Kid Ever, I found her naked under the dining room table with a cup of pee only yesterday…


  1. Ramona says:

    hahahaha! they are too quick to try and control and ruin our lives! lol

  2. Ange says:

    Wow! And I thought that hearing about penises from my boys ALL DAY LONG was something to deal with.

    You win.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Oh how I laughed so hard reading this post and seeing the pictures. :)

  4. amygrew says:

    They are trying to destroy us. My 4 year old NEVER. STOPS. TALKING.

    Those are some great pictures though!!

  5. Dawna says:

    LOL OH, MY! I, too, have those days when I feel as though my kids are plotting against me, to see me fail as a mom, but… Wow! Only from the left hand? My sympathies are definitely with you! <3

  6. Mama Keene says:

    Lol but she is soo cute! I know, sometimes I feel like they are truly plotting against me! By the way, this is an odd question, but what kind of camaera do you have? Your pictures are always so beautiful!

  7. Semi-Slacker Mom says:

    I'll trade with you.

  8. Stephanie in Suburbia says:

    I don't think this was what I was supposed to get from this story, but I was like "hmmm, maybe I should try the left hand."

    Even though my kiddo can finger feed, I often get her started or try to encourage her by using my own fork or spoon. It used to work. Oooh, cool adult food. Now? She's so over it and I get a mega hand smack.

    But I've never tried it with my left hand.

    Also? How do they manufacture tears so quickly? I feel that would be a useful skill sometimes.

  9. Tracy says:

    I'm waiting for the picture of Hope under the dining room table with the cup of pee…but put some clothes on her!

  10. Steff says:

    Even though she's being an unruly child, she is so freaking cute doing it! hahaha And that's so funny about Hope!

  11. Tiffany says:

    That is too funny!!!

  12. Sammie Spencer says:

    Oh my gosh this made me laugh so hard…especially the one where she's all calm and innocent-looking!! I couldn't help wondering what made you try feeding with the left hand in the first place! Kids are so funny! lol

  13. Mommy says:

    Those pictures are great! I love the last one

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