Just Late Enough

Friday night. It’s almost bedtime for the twins, and Tater’s upstairs watching TV. This is my favorite time of the night – the girls are (finally) going down and I’ll be able to sit down.

I look over, and the girls are happily playing with their toys. I need to run upstairs and grab their pajamas. I get upstairs, and notice that Tater has fallen asleep. So I decide to put an overnight diaper on him so he doesn’t have an accident in my bed.

I can hear that the TV downstairs has changed channels, which means the girls found the remote. I hear Spanish. Without fail, whenever the girls grab the remote, they somehow end up on one of three channels: (1) Videos on Demand, (2) a Spanish channel (and not always the same one…how they only find Spanish channels is beyond me), or (3) the Spice channel (which we don’t get thank God).

Anyways, I put the diaper on Tater and head back downstairs with their PJ’s. And it’s very quiet. Moms know that silence is not ever, EVER good.

And I arrived just late enough.

This is what I find:

My lovely daughters had opened up the “child-proof” lock thingies on the cabinet under the sink and apparently decided to help me clean.
See the little footprints?
But wait! What’s that on the upside down Comet can? Is that a Late Enough sticker I see? Why yes, yes it is!

If you have no idea what the sticker is all about, check out this post written by Alex of Late Enough about her Guerilla Sticker Campaign. I can’t wait to see what she’s gonna say about this…I’ve been waiting months for the perfect “Late Enough” picture!

Never a dull moment with twins!


  1. elizabeth @ twelvecrafts says:
    What fun (for them) that they have a little partnership in their antics. ;)
  2. Dana @ Bungalow'56 says:
    Love the little toe prints. Talk about a CSI moment. Lets hope they are as messy with the evidence thirteen years down the road : )
  3. Booyah's Momma says:
    OK. They know how to use the remote AND open the childproof locks? It is simply not fair that your daughters are smarter than I am.
  4. Galit Breen says:
    omg the footprints! the FOOTPRINTS! and why yes. yes, you're right: silence + kids can't possibly = anything good! :)
  5. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    Ha! That is great that you captured this moment! And you are so right...silence is NEVER a good thing!
  6. Carolyn (temysmom) says:
    The childproof stuff never worked with my kids either. They can get into anything sealed, taped, locked or boarded over. And usually, when there is silence in my house, something very bad is going on.
  7. Allyson & Jere says:
    YIKES! That is one of those hideous little/big messes that just make ya wanna die on the spot. Especially scarey that it was cleaning stuff.

    I don't know what it is, but twins seem to have magical powers all their own to create mischief.

    Oh, and while I'm here. For whatever reason, your comment about the commercial did not show up in my e-mail anywhere, so I never responded. But thank you for being first to watch and love. Just wanted you to know I appreciated it.
  8. JustMom420zaks says:
    OMG. Ok, I've read the blog posts but never the bio... lemmie guess, your daughters are about 20 months old.
    How did I guess? My daughter is too, lets get together for a playdate... I'll bring the Comet, I see you're all out.
  9. thelittlehenhouse.com says:
    Ahhhhh! This was SO not where I thought this post was going! Well, you certainly have a great attitude about it. If anything, having twins makes for GREAT blog material. :)
  10. I tell you, multiples equals lots and lots of messy troubles. Trust me, I know.
  11. Oh my goodness. those foot prints just sealed the deal. That is officially the cutest (and messiest) thing I've seen in a long time.
  12. Alex@LateEnough says:
    OMG! I can't express how much I love this. This is exactly what I think of when I think of my blog: brilliant children, caustic chemical and spanish television.

  13. With two of them working as a team, they're likely much more capable of destroying all things child proof. But at least they had the good sense to throw a Late Enough sticker up ;)
  14. It literally takes only seconds for those little hands to get into something. One time, my son got a hold of diaper cream...you know the thick white kind, and slathered it all over himself and the walls and the floor and some got on the ceiling.
  15. The Lord works in mysterious ways, does He not? You wanted the best picture and -- there it is! My toddlers surprised me with a mixture of Crisco, peanut butter, vegetable oil, and flour on my pretty red brick floor! Now, check out my other blog by clicking on the button for my bedtime routing with my little toddlers back in the day... Might be something you want to try!
  16. it is amazing that childproof really isn't childproof anymore...what a mess!
  17. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Laughing SO SO SO SO hard right now!


    Oh heavens...the little footieprints!

    I'm sorry...really, I am.

    I'll be far more believable when I stop laughing though.
  18. Lady Jennie says:
    Oh how funny - I kept thinking, "I wonder if she follows Alex." duh. I didn't even know about the Guerilla Sticker Campaign and I've been reading her forever. I sure am late enough.
  19. My mouth dropped open and I slapped my hand over it when i saw that photo! Shame, shame, girls!

    I have no idea about the Late Enough, so I need to check it out.
  20. I love that they turned on the Spanish channel to throw you off. You are going to have to change this blog to Mommy of Monsters !!! This is awesome.
  21. WTH am I Doing? says:
    OMG. My mommy vision immediately zeroed in on the overturned Comet. >.<

    At least you know their feet are clean. No germs there. LoL

    And the footprints are the best.

    Amazing how much trouble can be caused in a few brief moments of silence. O.O
  22. Oh my! Yes, silence of the lambs. This can only get more interesting as time goes on.
  23. Oh man, Natalie....you just can't trust those two alone for too long!

    Very funny, almost like they watch for you to leave the room then BAM!

  24. Everyone needs a partner in crime...and the little footprints are TOO cute! Silence in NEVER a good thing...I have 4 dudes, when it is silent, my heart starts to thump a little faster. And those child-safety thingies only prohibit the adults from getting into them. I've had too many moments when my kiddos have won the battle w/all-things "child-safety".

  25. The Sweetest says:
    Clever little tots, aren't they! How did they get the cabinet open!?!? And the L8enough sticker makes it.
  26. Wow, someone who feels my pain of twin adventures. What a pain to clean up, but so cute to see the little foot prints on the floor. Quiet is never good in our house either.
  27. The little footprints are cracking me up! Soon enough they'll realize how horrible all of those cleaners really can be. (Helpful yes, but I'm guessing cleaning won't be their favorite)
  28. Dakotapam says:
    Oh My! Makes me nervous for the next few months when my twinadoes learn to walk! They are currently obsessed with the remote and my wine glasses and the other night each of them ate an eggshell from the garbage. i know they actually ate them, because I found that they pass through the digestive tract just fine thankyouverymuch!
  29. The Empress says:
    Oh, my wonderful girly girls.

    Two together, is the problem. And how the heck do they quickly know they're unsupervised??

    They'd never try to open those latches if you were around.

    Adorable demons...xo
  30. KristeenieB says:
    How funny! I am glad that I am not the only one that has a child that can pop those stupid things.
    And the Spanish channel that's great.
  31. DIAPERS in the DESERT says:
    That is too funny!! Love the footprints. You are so going to have your hands full when they are older. What am I talking about... they seem like adorable handfuls now. :) On the bright side, at least they were trying to help clean. I mean when they are older, that probably won't happen too often.
  32. Oh man, why are kids so quick to find the cleaning supplies every single time?
  33. Kids really can get into everything, can't they?
  34. I dont have any children of my own but it sounds and looks like you have your hands full! I also think that childproof stuff should be renamed adultproof!
  35. Luv it! I came home one night to a scene just like this when Dad was "babysitting."

    I'll bet you had a blast cleaning this up..
  36. Oh man! I don't know if I would have laughed or cried.
  37. Oh gosh! Well, at least they helped you get a head start on cleaning, right? Never mind that Comet is not needed on the floor. They tried. Lindsay recently posted..My Favorite Posts of 2011My Profile


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