Tuesday, September 23, 2008
It's always something....
My lovely (truly) husband was nice enough to get Kingsley up and ready for the morning, as per usual on days he doesn't have to go in to work early. To his surprise he found our spirited boy covered in poo---and his crib, and his sheets, and his stuffed animals, floor, walls, you get the picture.
He had started making his usual morning noises and squeaks at about 8:15 am, but he was then quiet for a while so we were hoping he had fallen back asleep. We didn't hear any more noise until about 9am, so waited until then to get him up. Big Mistake.
Despite the initial gross-out factor (and the wonderful realization that this is how one's day is beginning), there are many blessings to be found in this scenario.
One: Thank goodness we have a nice backyard where we could hose and scrub the crib down.
Two: How blessed I am to have my own washer and dryer in the house for just such occasions.
Three: Jeremy was able to stay home and help clean everything, get Kingsley bathed, get Kingsley breakfast, help with the baby, etc. until order was restored.
Four: It is finally getting cool enough here at night that we can break out the sleepers. Ha ha.
One: Like my good friend, Janis, mentioned very recently----silence plus toddler usually equals mischief. And, oh how! No more trying to catch a few more winks in the am for this Mama. Which brings me to number two...
Two: Trying to catch up on sleep just ain't going to happen. I can sleep when I'm dead. Or, I can try to sleep when the boys are teenagers (any parent of a teenager --ever-- is probably laughing at that one). Or I can stop checking e-mail, blogging, etc. at night and go to bed at a decent hour. Also a very bemusing comment.
Three: I have a great husband.
Four: I need to buy more 3T onesies---does such a thing exist? Otherwise, sleepers it is for at least the next few nights.
Maybe Kingsley is heading towards interior design as a future calling? If so, I only hope he finds paint and wallpaper more attractive to work with.