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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello Tuesday! Please be nice to me.

I have to say, I was glad to see yesterday end.  It was a doozy of a day for some reason.  I don't know if it was the time change, the fact that it was Monday, or if my kids just decided to keep me on my toes. 

Any day that starts off with you googling "What if your child eats a whole pack of gum", then you know it's going to be interesting. 

Baby A is so used to have people around her all the time, that she really struggles on days when it's just me and her.  Well, *I* struggle.  She's fine as long as I'm holding her or playing with her.  She just doesn't do well playing by herself.  So, when she sat down in her floor and started playing with some toys, I took the opportunity to unload/reload the dishwasher.  Her room used to be my office, so it's situated right off the den/kitchen area.  All I had to do was peek around the corner to see her.  She had her back to me but seemed to be having a good time.  When I finished, I went to get her and she was eating something.  I grabbed her up, only to realize that she had gotten in the diaper bag and polished off a brand new pack of gum.  Yikes.

We still haven't decided if she is going to be redheaded or not.  It's got a reddish tint, but also has a brownish/blondish/stawberryish tint, so who knows.  Yesterday I was thinking definitely red, but that may be due to the exceptional Lucille Ball imitation she did.  Remember the episode where Lucy and Ethel were stomping on grapes?  Well, Baby A did that.  Except she used a spilled bag of potato chips... on the carpet.  Sigh.

I was genuinely looking forward to Yuri and Gigi getting out of school.  They are excellent babysitters and keep Baby A out of trouble for the most part.  I picked them up at school and told them to keep an eye on her while I went upstairs to put up some laundry.  When I came back down, this is what I found...

Me:           Gigi!  What are you doing?
Gigi:         I'm snotty. 

Well, duh. Of course.  Why didn't I ever think to suck the SNOT out of my nose with the vacuum cleaner??

I went back upstairs and took Baby A with me.  Before long, Yuri and Gigi followed.  As you know, children apparently LOVE to visit with their mom when she's on the potty.  I've had a lot of kids and I should be used to it, but I'm not.  I just really want to potty alone.  Call me selfish.    I remember banning my older kids from my bathroom when they were younger, and I can see that it's time to ban the little ones now.  How do I know?

Yuri:         Whatcha doin?
Me:           Trying to potty.  Go away.
Yuri:         I'll be good....

15 seconds of silence....

Yuri:         Mommy.
Me:           What???
Yuri:         You need a larger toilet. 
Me:           Huh?
Yuri:         Your butt is just NEARLY too big for that toilet.  You need to get Daddy to bring home an extra large.

Awesome, sweetie.  Thanks for noticing. 



  1. I'm trying that vacuum thing next time I'm out of Sudafed.

  2. She sneezed this morning as we were getting in the car, and I was scared to death she was going to grab the Shop Vac.