Thursday, February 28, 2008

Series of posts!

Finally taking some time to update! Here are a few unrelated topics that I've been meaning to post.

Topic #1: the Naughty Sean Issue.

He reached an all time high a week ago. Aidan went in the bathroom to pee, Sean followed him in and threw a wood block (percussion instrument) into the potty. Aidan yelled for me to help. I walked in the room and had, what I will blame as a Pregnancy Brain Fart, a bad decision. Despite the fact that I am not squemish about changing/washing cloth diapers, despite the fact that I have seen my child retch and cupped out my hands to catch puke, and despite the fact I have cleaned up more than enough nasty messes in my life as a mother..... I could not bring myself to reach in the pee-filled potty and pull the toy out.

Did I:
a) go get a rubber glove and pull it out, then flush the potty, chase the kids out, then sanitize the toy?
b) get kitchen tongs and grab it out, repeat rest of a?
c) yell for Doug and make him fish it out. That's a man's job.
or d) flush the potty, thinking it's too big to go down, then I will pull it out when the water is clean.

If you guessed D, you win! Ding ding ding! I stood IN FRONT OF MY CHILDREN and flushed the lever! At first I thought all would be fine, then at the last minute- Woosh! Down it went. Flibberty Jibberty Idiot! The next morning, while waiting for a plumber to show, Sean flushed a wood shaker instrument down as well. Hell, might as well make it worth the plumber's trip!

Two hours and $200 later, we have a new toilet. He couldn't get those things to budge, jammed tighter than you know what in there.

Sean's toilet tally is now firmly at $400. We are ordering a $10 toilet lid lock with express shipping.

Topic #2: An Excuss for Not Blogging

I convinced my husband last month that we should do a little reno on our back room. It's the what-not room, a pass thru to others and awkward yet heavily used. I got the idea to gut the closet area to make a nock for our computer desk/office stuff. That would free up room to set the rest of the room up as more of a family room. Doug did the gutting and drywall repair, I did the painting and rearranging. Sarah W., you will kick me for this, but we had a huge Techline bookcase with drawers from the old gallery that we didn't have a place for elsewehere. Doug and my BIL carried it to the end of the driveway with a Free sign on it and someone snatched it up in less than 2 hours. I'm sure one day I will have a need for it again and kick myself for you! I should post before pics, but I don't have time to dig around and find them, so here are after pics. I plan on putting the baby's changing table against the wall between the two doors so it is handy to the washer. The right hand door is the bathroom, the left hand door is a big closet. The part we gutted is where the computer is. It was 2 small closets. We use the room so much more now! It's nice to be able to sit and look into the back yard as well. Next upgrade on this room is carpet and french doors to the deck. Maybe next year...

Topic #3: Sledding
We had a light snow last weekend, so we took the boys to the only hill in town (the underpass!) Sean does not care for walking in snow or sledding. He perfers that I make snowballs and toss them on the sidewalk for him to stomp on.

Topic #4: Random Pics of Cuteness
The boys dressed up to terrorize church.

Sean snuggling his freshly washed diapers.


RK said...

Holy cow! I'm sitting here laughing at the picture in my mind of you flushing the wood block! Crack me up! That is a CLASSIC story for a long time to come.

jane said...

Priceless story about the block Deborah!!! I love all the pics, thanks so much for sharing them. Loving Sean's diaper butt shot! :)

I miss you mama and need to connect with you's been way too long! xoxo