Once upon a time I would explain it away. “Ones a sensory seeker…” of course… “Well she’s just egging on her sister to get her in trouble.” Then again… “She knows it’s wrong and does it anyway.” I think Erik would be happy if I just faced facts… These two would be best known as “The Destructo Duo”. No matter the toy… The book… The bed… Whether they love it like no other… Or could care less… Whether it’s theirs… Or ours… Or something as old as myself that has stood the test of time… They break it. We’ve tried everything to curb the habit. Threats. Cajoling. Pleading. Nothing seems to work. My Barbies? Lasted for twenty years until I gave them up thinking I’d not have any girls (oops). Theirs? We’ve lost 2 to beheading’s, 4 to lost limbs, and 2 to horrifying hair situations. The Monster High dolls are a blessing because they separate, but go back together easily. Toys I grew up with that made it through me, and then Denver…now long gone because they weren’t spared the wrath of the crazies. We just don’t know what to do anymore. I’d hoped it would get better as they’ve aged…and in some ways it has. Books are a little more cared for now. I guess I should be happy for that battle won… Maybe I will be… At least until I find the next beheaded Barbie. *~* Any tips on curbing the destruction? I’m out of ideas. Yes, they share a room. No, there is NO hope for a playroom. TINY house, lots of people…we make do with what we’ve got. Read more »
by Sarah CassMulti-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.