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Thursday, October 22, 2009



When my new coffee table arrived I was so excited. I don't get new furniture, except, I got new furniture! I couldn't wait to assemble the table, so while Morgan chatted with me, and the children ran around hitting eat other with the styrofoam packing, I grabbed an allen wrench and got to work. Each stretcher screwed in and foot tightened until the table rose and gleamed.

I lifted the heavy marble top with Morgan's help--not even being pregnant gets you out of heavy lifting around these parts**--and all was in place.

We smiled at each other, and that's when Proximo took the allen wrench next to me and drew it across the top of the table marring the finish.

I gasped and looked at Morgan, "Thirty seconds! I had a new, beautiful table for thirty whole seconds before it was ruined."

How did you vote? +



+When this post was published there was an accompanying poll to vote on how long it took Proximo to scratch my table. 37% of you said 3 minutes. 28% of you said less than 30 seconds, 19% thought 27 minutes, and the rest several hours.

**NO I AM NOT PREGNANT. Morgan is the preggo.
So in case you're keeping score, not only did I make the guest in my house do heavy lifting, but she was also with child. I am awesome.

18 comments:

morganmoore said...

Oh what a pleasure to witness it first hand. I think it was more like 2.5 seconds.

Henry is still talking about the storm trooper helmet...

Staci said...

omg!!! My youngest drew looong lines, no, SCRATCHED long lines into my awesome coffee table upstairs that we were planning to one day move downstairs in place of the dented one from all his throwing of toys at it.....i about crapped my pants..i feel your pain! He certianly is cute though!

{natalie} said...

i said 3 minutes. i underestimated him.

Fig said...

I was right!

A Few Tacos Shy... said...

It's the cute that keeps them from getting killed.

Azúcar said...

Nat, Even I underestimated him.

Alta, So true.

Staci - I would have cried.

Fig - You're so lucky you're having a girl.

Sarah said...

i read this. I gasped. audibly.

Rocketgirl said...

UM. I have excuses. I do. I just gave birth and moved across the planet and all, but I'm doing the math rapidly in my head about how El Guille is the big one, roximo is the Solei-sized one, and since he ruined the table, that means you are knocked up and if so, how on earth did I miss this? Dang it. I'm moving next door to you in Provo to fix this communication issue.

And what did Proximo get for the scratching?!!!

Azúcar said...

Oh, NO!

No, R, I am not pregnant, Morgan is, do your math on her.

Azúcar said...

Proximo got nothing. I showed him my sad face, voiced my displeasure, he teared up and said "I so sowwy, mama, SOWWY!" He's a tender one. If I get upset, he gets upset.

citymama1 said...

ouch.

Rocketgirl said...

Ahhhh, thank heavens, And that's my favorite mommy tool - the soft guilt button. Not the Jewish one though. Not until I have teens.

amelia said...

OH NO! Anyway to fix it or cover it up?

Camels East said...

Niiiiice. Kids are great at prompting my all-time favorite line out of my mouth, "And THIS is why we don't have nice things!"

Your babies are skillful and delicious, girl! (Or is that willful and malicious?)

I miss the valley of happy.

Kami said...

Oh crap! No I'm wondering if we meaning my little guy did anything more to it, I hope not. I really dig that table BTW, I love the shape.

Jessica said...

I wonder if you could buff it out, like you would a scratch on a car. I feel your pain, though. I never buy new furniture because it will just be covered with marker or scratches within minutes, or it will be tipped over/knocked over/thrown and broken completely.

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

That is impressive! I grew up with a pretty dining table...and a wrap porch -- both had my brother's name engraved in them b/c he pushed so hard with the pen. Memories.

Suzie Petunia said...

We have a little saying in our house: "Kids ruin everything." (Only my husband and I say it. We try to refrain from saying it in front of the offending child. When in the presence of children we use our code: K.R.E.

Don't get me wrong. I love my kids to pieces. But it is a natural fact in the universe: Kids Ruin Everything.