While perusing a favorite website, I got inspired to come to MDC and hear from everybody here.
I really want to get an upright piano, but I just KNOW that they will both bang on it and climb on top of it. I want to put little solar stick lights in my yard, but I just KNOW that they will yank them out of the ground and use them in a "sword" fight. How do I know? Because they have destroyed COUNTLESS possessions of ours. Nothing---but NOTHING--is sacred around here. It makes me wonder how Victorian families preserved so many heirlooms.
So tell me, what have your kids destroyed? What were they doing that led to its destruction? Do you remember the days when you FIRST became a parent? Do you remember how naive you were about objects you thought you could safely store at kid-level? Please post so that I don't feel so alone in this....
Lighthearted replies only, please!
I'll get the ball rolling with a list of what my kids have ruined:
1. Two bottles of wine before we finally got smart enough to stop using the wine rack and store wine on the top shelf of the pantry. (My house is VERY top heavy with various objects. Everything seems to have moved upward. Funny that! )
2. One giant potted tree that they dumped over while rough-housing.
3. Cassette tapes of Daddy's radio show that he did in college and was so proud of.
4. Books. Lots and lots of Mommy's books. Torn pages, colored "pictures," you name it....
5. DD's window box (painted white, of course ) with black Sharpie markers.
6. One unidentified culprit unraveled a really complicated lace shawl that I was knitting.
7. And the winner is.....an 1876 clock. Repaired, thank heavens, but that was one expensive repair.
OK, who's next?