Our house is full of mischief. We have two beautiful mischief makers that keep us on our toes; our daughter and our poodle.
The day is full of one or both of them getting up to as much nonsense as they possibly can. Now my daughter is crawling there is nothing that she can’t get her hands on. Which is both cute and terrifying, as she seems to like everything she shouldn’t. She has an adorable habit of proudly waving the thing she shouldn’t have managed to grab at you with a giant grin.
The playful atmosphere in our house starts as soon as my daughter opens her eyes in the morning. It is funny how she can go from asleep to “must play” in a mere matter of seconds. Right, what can I get my hands on?! To be honest the dog isn’t any different. I think it might be a poodle thing but he must have something in his mouth when he is excited; which is most of the time! He thankfully understands to leave her toys alone but now that she has found her new sense of independence, who are we to tell her to leave his toys alone? He has started to think this might benefit him though, perhaps meaning the beginning of a new game and has decided that if he is going to share anything with her, it’s going to be his ball! Unfortunately for him, she hasn’t realised that he wants her to throw it…yet.
If there is silence in the house and it isn’t nap time, then you know there is mischief afoot! A silent dog in particular spells trouble. My dog loves tissues and has been known on a rare and naughty occasion to jump on our bed (a huge no no) to grab tissues from our bedside table. Not even just one tissue; if it is a box of tissues he will happily pull them out one by one and tear them apart! I don’t know if it is witnessing this desire to shred tissues that has turned our daughter into a tissue fiend too but she can also sniff out a tissue (perhaps in an open handbag) and claim it as her own to tear. I feel we should be planting trees to help balance the damage made between the two of them!
Of course the mischief that they cause is always playful and although they can certainly create a mess, I wouldn’t swap my crazy little family for anything.
Wife and mother, x