Friday, August 13, 2010

There's a bright side!

Melanie just learned how to pull plugs out of the wall. This quickly became one of her favorite things to do. When I set her down, she would immediately go for the perimeter of the room and start pulling out anything she could get her hands on. I do my best to keep her away from them, but every once in a while she's a little too quick for me.

Well, yesterday I was folding some laundry and Melanie discovered an appliance plugged into the wall that she had never pulled out before - the carbon monoxide detector. It's pretty chunky, and I was honestly surprised that she was even able to pull it out of the wall, but sure enough, she did - and it let out a high pitched incessant squeal. It scared Melanie to death. I hurried and plugged it back into the wall, but it was too late and she was officially spooked for the next few minutes. The bright side of the story - she hasn't pulled any plugs out of the wall since.

Here we go again . . .

Alright, I'm officially terrible at keeping a blog - but I'm going to try to be better. Now that Melanie is 9 months old, the guilt of not having her life better documented has finally reached the point of moving me to action. So I'm going to start with a big post of photos and I'm going to count that as making me up to date - that works, right?