Wednesday, August 17, 2005

She's so Trashy

Today was the dawning of a new day. A breakthrough. No turning back. Immediately after changing Leah's wet diaper, I wrapped it up like an origami pita chip and placed it on the coffee table while I refastened Leah's onesie. After she got off the couch (yes, I changed her on the couch...so sue me) she walked over to her diaper and picked it up. The last time she picked up her triangular, squishy diaper, it went right into her mouth as a new and fascinating teething mechanism. I was prepared to yank that thing out of her tiny grasp but this time it didn't venture up towards her little rosebud lips. She walked into the kitchen with it. And then she performed the most brilliant of all tasks amongst all that is holy in babyland. She threw it in the trash...BY HERSELF!! Ok, so this really isn't a big deal to most people but this isn't a task I've been working on with her or anything. I didn't even say, "Leah, throw it away!" in that sing songy mommy voice. She did this completely on her own and I just watched her go, silently.

Now, if I can just get her to do the dishes.

9 comments:

Bill said...

Didn't Trey used to do the same thing? That's so cool that she's starting to help out around the house. lol
Just think, in a few short years we'll be arguing with them to take the garbage out. Enjoy it while it lasts. :)

Jayleigh said...

AWESOME! Yay for your little one!

I followed you here from a comment on Sandy's blog. I love this template.

:-)

Beth said...

YAY! Emma did that till the novely wore off and she couldn't take the smell. Even Lukas she would take his, now she goes EWWW mommy luke smells you need to change his bum...too funny.

Christie said...

wow that's awesome!
About changing her on the couch- eh, don't worry about it. My mom did it all the time!

Tammy said...

Aww, that's too cute. I'm still pretty lucky that Mackenzie puts Ethan's diapers in the garbage for me. I bet Mackenzie can't wait until Ethan can do it himself.
LOL

Sandy said...

lol! I loved it when my babies started doing that too. But then they thought they could throw ANYTHING they wanted away! In went their toys, our slippers, dishes, EVERYTHING! I had to keep checking the rubbish can for things they threw in there!

ThoughtsGalore said...

I'm so glad you came over and said hi! My hubby is a Marine too! We moved from San Diego (my hometown) recently and he's the I&I here in Nashville! It's a small small world! He did Iraq twice and now looking at January. Ugh...I'm glad I found you on here!
XOXO
C

Judy said...

Oh WOW! That is awesome for Leah!

YAY! Your ticker is just in DAYS now! Whoo hoo!

Katy said...

Congratulations. Now...my advice is take this HUGE milestone and run with it. This is when servitude should begin.;)