Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?


For years, I have had an enamel bread box in which I keep all of the food I want to remain out of the eye-shot of my children. What they can’t see, they don’t want and the Twizzlers, cookies, marshmallows and other crap remain untouched. Never have they thought to grab a chair, push it over and make themselves at home with the goodies the box holds.

Never, that is, until… the third child came along:


Oh, the things he’s bound to teach them…



  1. 1

    parenting BY dummies says

    WOW! What is it about #3? Mine can not be trusted. In his 17 months of life, he’s already learned things that have taken them years to accomplish. It’s kinda amazing, really.

    • 2

      Scary Mommy says

      It really is amazing. He has figured out how to put things in the microwave and cook them, turn on the sink and soak the kitchen and break 4 bowls in 3 seconds. He’s going to give me a heart attack.

  2. 3

    Lady Mama says

    Never mind the cookies look at those eyes! Oh mama you’re in for trouble when he gets older.
    .-= Lady Mama´s last blog ..The (cat) fight to see who has it the worst =-.

  3. 4

    Jeannie Anderson says

    See how dumb we mommies can be. My #2 is doing stuff at 2 that her older brother didn’t figure out at 4.
    .-= Jeannie Anderson´s last blog ..Monkey See, Jorie Do: The Proof is in the Pudding =-.

  4. 5

    Jen, buried with children says

    my kids do this too. what is up with that. they are just too sneaky.
    .-= Jen, buried with children´s last blog ..Fudge and Fruit-Loops =-.

  5. 6

    Jamie says

    He is so freakin cute!!! Since he’s #3…. he’s got to do something to “standout” from his big bro and sis.

  6. 8

    AJ @ A Little Bit Nutty says

    My #3 is the same way. He can sniff anything out. No one can hide anything from him. He even finds big sisters stash. Which is not fun!

  7. 10

    OHmommy says

    Lets make sure that your 3rd child and my 3rd child NEVER meet. Okay? We have started calling her trouble with a capital T. LOL.
    .-= OHmommy´s last blog ..I blogged about "it" and "it" got us fired. =-.

    • 11

      Scary Mommy says

      We all call with Trouble Maker more than his actual name. He is such a little devil. He’s lucky he’s cute.

  8. 12

    Dani Webb says

    Question: can you help me understand Flashback Friday? I don’t get it. (Not stupid. In fact rather smart. :) Just NEW!!) :)

    Thank ya dear!
    .-= Dani Webb´s last blog ..Sunset Drive =-.

  9. 14

    Alicia says

    He’s stinkin’ adorable. We use those same Target diapers for our #3. :)
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..“so, do you have to actually touch the bottom with your penis?” =-.

  10. 15

    T Rex Mom says

    Third one’s the charm! And charming indeed – what a cute smile! Probably overjoyed by what he discovered in the jar!
    .-= T Rex Mom´s last blog ..T Rex Tears =-.

  11. 16

    scrappysue says

    those lashes!!! it’s the 3rd child thing!
    .-= scrappysue´s last blog ..photostory friday – upgrades: of the 2-wheeled kind =-.

  12. 17

    Maternal Tales says

    Well here’s to NOT having a third child…my number two is way too naughty – she’s already demanded sweeties today and it’s only 9.30 in the morning. I think a third child would en me over the edge!

  13. 18

    Jennifer says

    But he’s just so stinkin’ cute. The real question is, did he get in trouble? LOL
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Answers to unasked questions =-.

  14. 20

    Lynn from For Love or Funny says

    Wait a second! He’s the cutie in the sailor bathing suit! He’s allowed to steal a goodie, ’cause he’s just so darn cute.
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Embarrassing signs =-.

  15. 22

    Ri says

    Cookies, schmookies – one bat of those mile long lashes at me and I’d hand that kid the car keys, the checkbook and a year’s supply of Twizzlers…whatever he wants.
    I am amazed that you can function, really – with all the cute going on in your house, I’d be a melted puddle of Mama-Mush!
    .-= Ri´s last blog ..Fine, all you blogging enemies of music… =-.

  16. 23

    Elisa says

    Oh, Stella is SO like that. She finds ways to do things that Sarah never even dreamed of doing.

    To be fair, though, they are so cute with that naughty smile – “I know I’m not supposed to do this, but I look so cute, don’t I?” :-)
    .-= Elisa´s last blog ..Everyone is a “don’t” sometimes. Or: the one where I was in such a hurry I left all my glamour at home. =-.

  17. 24

    Futureblackmail says

    and that look on his face is priceless…..like….”yeah, you caught me – big deal.”
    .-= Futureblackmail´s last blog ..HONEST SCHMONEST =-.

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