In the past 2 days Adam has been exploring boundaries and limits. Yesterday, while the girls and I were out, he found some markers in Catherine's backpack and proceeded to decorate himself and the carpet. (Yes, he did this once before and we have banned markers, but she just brought them home from school on the last day while clearing out her desk!) Trent about died when he saw the damage, but he got straight to work and by the time the girls and I got home, Trent (and Adam) had steam cleaned all the carpets downstairs.
And then today after church, he was upstairs and got a hold of tube of toothpaste and squeezed it out over the carpet. Now our upstairs carpets are clean, too!
The problem is that Adam loves when we vacuum and use the carpet cleaner. He gets his play lawn mower and vacuums right along with us -- He likes it so much we are worried he sees it as a reward!!!!