Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Aim for the stars and maybe you’ll reach the sky, or at least the dishwasher

Abby is an ass. She is determined, headstrong and stubborn, just like a donkey. When she sets her sights on a goal, there is absolutely no way to redirect her. Any form of distraction will cause her to flail and drop to the ground in a boneless puddle. She then remains this way (impossible to pick up and somehow slippery once you do get her into your arms) until she is allowed to return to her original plan.

Recently, her goal has been to steal items from the dishwasher. She attacks all obstacles placed in her path including baby gates and dishwasher locks. She laughs at childproofing devices before breaking them into pieces and eating them just for spite. She then opens the dishwasher, climbs inside and grabs the most dangerous item. Finally, she runs into the living room beaming with pride, meat cleaver in hand.

As much as I want to let her continue running around in her glory, I have to take away her prize and place it back in the dishwasher. She then dissolves into a boneless puddle and the process begins again. I can’t imagine all that she will achieve when her goals are loftier than holding dirty dishes in her hands.


  1. I can't stop laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Goooooooooo Abby:):):)

  2. We usually think it's funny until the tenth or eleventh time, too. Thanks for being Abby's cheering section, Danielle!