I’m really curious if other people’s children are as destructive as ours are. Ours have managed to destroy two TVs by throwing things – balls are now banned at our place as a result – and we just chunked down $50 for a chrome rolling laundry hamper for them to use in their bathroom because plastic would surely be destroyed nearly as soon as the store stickers were removed. I’ve lost track of the amount of drywall we’ve had to patch because they’ve ripped their curtain rod out of the wall – granted, that wouldn’t have been so easy to do had the ones who rebuilt the building we now live in done a better job and actually used things like studs, but still!
No one is exempt, either. Our oldest has destroyed quite a few of my articles of clothing by washing them incorrectly. So much so I was truly starting to think that it was deliberate. I now own quite a few things that are almost the Duncan’s size, but they used to fit me before they got “laundered”. This even after telling her not to wash any of mine as they mostly need to be washed on delicate.
Every time we’re certain we have confiscated every writing utensil in our home, we turn around and find one of their names or, my personal favorite, “mom” written on something. Usually a wall or door.
It’s like they just cannot stand for us to own anything nice or in its original form.
Surely ours cannot be the only destructive children, right? Please make me feel better by sharing your stories of your children and the appetite they have for destruction.