A path of destruction follows Fiona around our house. There are frequently frying pans and kitchen towels and Tupperware containers dislodged from the oven drawer and kitchen cabinets and strewn about. There is a photo album ripped to shreds in the downstairs bedroom. Bathroom doors need to be kept closed to prevent upended garbage cans and toilet paper un-rolling. (And, let's be honest, toilet seat licking. She just NEEDS to put everything in her mouth. It's gross.)
Fiona is so pleased with herself when she learns something new, and also when she deliberately does something she knows she shouldn't (like biting and pinching me). It's amazing to see how devious she can be at only 10 months, and while I fear for the day she can use words to express her defiance, I can't help but be reminded of 1, God's grace, and 2, that she is JUST LIKE ME.
Our kid brings such delight to our lives. And she's pretty stinkin' cute, which doesn't hurt either!