Sunday, October 11, 2009

What The Hay???!

Sunshine has been a little under the weather and not going to bed as nicely as usual. Rather than have her keep Mannie awake with her crying, I rock her to sleep downstairs before putting her in her crib. He usually takes a while to fall asleep but typically stays out of trouble..

Until last night..

I could smell the talcum powder going up the stairs and thought, "Uh oh.." Maybe he was trying to mimic the snowfall from Saturday or maybe he just thought it would be fun.. as he doused the room with a whole bottle. The bed, the nightstand, the floor, himself from head to toe... and he tried to cover the mess on the floor with Kleenex (like, 1/2 the box was yanked out).

I had to leave quickly so he didn't see me laugh out loud. Then I got DH and brought him up for a look-see. He had to stifle a snort, also. When Nantie got home a few hours later, I gave her a tour, as well. It totally busted her up!

It's was too late to tackle last night so Mannie was told he will be helping me clean up this morning. He looked sorrowful (but I swear I saw a flicker of a grin..).

The bright side? It smells nice...


Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

You know you're a parent when you see something like that and your first instinct is to laugh!

Jan said...

There is some wild attraction with boys and powder. My 4 y/o grandson used my bottle of powder for making little mounds that he said were "the sand pit" and placing his golf ball there then swinging just to see the "sand" fly, also in a bedroom! At least he has a great imagination!

Snow Mommy said...

That is one of my biggest problems with discipline. I can't help but laugh, grab the camera, then try to act stern (when I'm still laughing inside!).

Sheri said...

Isn't it funny when the humor overrides the frustration and anger about a situation like that?

Kids will be kids and it's good to enjoy it and all of its messiness!

Happy Weekend!

Everybody's Mom said...

That is so funny! My son did that about 4 years ago and to this day I'm still shaking powder out of our wicker side table!! That's too funny...did you get pictures?


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