Without a doubt, his Mischief-Making Top Three are:
1. Climbing into the dishwasher
2. Pressing buttons on the cable box while the TV is on
3. Trying to touch the water in the toilet
Now that I have established the scene (the scene being that I'm a terrible mother, I'm afraid), I shall expand.
1. Bennett about loses his mind with excitement when he gets a chance at the dishwasher. He wants to take the things out of the dishwasher, he wants to push the 'drawers' in and out of the dishwasher, he wants to climb bodily into the dishwasher. The problem is that boy has absolutely no stealth. When he sees that his target is available (dishwasher door = open) he starts feverishly crawling toward the object (even from the other room), his little hands and knees smacking louder on the floor, excitedly cooing as he draws nearer. "Ooh! [pat pat pat] Ooh! [pat pat pat] OOH! [pat pat pat]" If you tell him that you see him and are coming for him, he'll pick up the pace even more.
3. We don't have those baby proofing devices on our toilets because June now goes to the bathroom unsupervised (most of the time). We have found that Bennett gets just as excited at an undefended toilet as he does about the dishwasher. Keeping the toilet seat down helps, but really our best solution is to keep bathroom doors closed. June is a little helper and if she ever sees him booking it toward the bathroom she'll run to get there first and close the bathroom door. I think we might need to bite the bullet and just baby proof the toilets. There has been one or two times where we just barely didn't catch Bennett in time before he made it to the toilet ("NO BENNETT NO!"), which is how we found out that he gets just as excited to play with the water in the sink while we wash his hands.
Mischief-Making Honorable Mention:
- Pulling things out of the pantry
- Playing in/around the cupboard under the fireplace
- Pulling things out of the cupboards in the kitchen
- Pulling books off the bookshelves