I asked Jimmy if it was ok and he said it was

Jimmy is going to take this picture to school to show a friend. I told him he better not lose this picture and it better be returned in perfect condition. I love this photo. Jimmy was 2 1/2.

Have I told this story before? On this blog? I know I've shared it many times verbally.

One day before Christmas, I noticed that Jimmy's face looked off balance. I looked at his face for a little bit wondering what the deal was. The deal was he had SHAVED OFF HIS LEFT EYEBROW. His loving, but occasionally forgetful, father had left his razor on the COUNTER and little Jimmy decided to play with it. You can see that he took two swipes and cleared most of his eyebrow acreage pretty cleanly.

After my legs regained their non-jelly-like state and I had calmed down sufficiently (I nearly had a heart attack at the possibility that he might have scalped his own brow ridge) I grabbed the camera to record the event for posterity.

Now he wants to show off his predilection for sharp things at a young age to his friend at school. He doesn't even remember this event. But he likes the story.

He also doesn't remember the day he flung most of his duplo block supply into the toilet one at a time.

Or the time he scissored up his shirt with Grandma's fabric scissors.

Or the time he (at age 4) and his friend Kenny went to Kenny's house WITHOUT TELLING ME and I called the police (Kenny's dad wasn't home).

Or the time he and Katie covered a puzzle and all the pieces with vaseline.

Or the time he chucked his giant Brachiosaurus through his bedroom window (the window was CLOSED at the time).

Or the time he puked deep purple all over the front windshield in the Impala. Windshield wipers don't get the stuff on the inside of the car!


I always say: The real milestones aren't when your child can walk or talk...it's when they understand a threat and when you can leave them alone in a bathroom without fear of them shaving an eyebrow off!
froggybaby said…
Just makes me want kids all over again! What were we thinking?
Jen said…
Oh my, SP, I commend you for being able to deal with all those antics from just one child. My own kids' hijinks don't even compare. You are the queen of patience. The fact that Jimmy still exists proves this.
Mike said…
I could enroll Jimmy into my youth mentorship program and ensure that in his teen years he continues to provide worry and action for his mother...