Thursday, July 22, 2010

The anatomy of a breakdown*

*alternatively titled "What happens when Peanut doesn't get her way"

It all starts out rather innocently. The tremor of the lip, the warning in the eyes...

But then suddenly, with no further warning and no time to run and hide, the waterworks begin.

And what began as a whimper is now a wail.

Regardless of what words are coming out her mouth, when my little girl looks like this...

I only hear one thing: "Mommy, please give me a NAP!"

My sister took these photos at a birthday party this weekend. In between snorts of laughter, she showed me these pictures after the crisis had past and I think she told me it had something to do with no one helping her onto the trampoline. Yeah, she needed a nap.

I know, I've been a bad, bad blogger lately! I have so many posts I want to do, some awesome book reviews to complete and only about a gazillion pictures to post. So consider this little post my peace offering until I figure out a way to fit blogging back into my schedule!


  1. Oh, Molly, these photos made me laugh so hard. Ah, life with a two-year-old...

  2. I just want to pick her up!! She's adorable! I'm following you from the "funny moms" group over at MBC!