Monday, July 19, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Okay, since I hope to have this blog printed and used as a keep-sake and a baby book for the kids, I figured I need to include the good, the bad, and the ugly. Most days I blog about the good...but today I'll include some of the bad and the ugly!!!

Its only 12:30, and today I am wishing that I worked full time -- at somewhere other than the home! Thankfully, these days aren't too frequent!

This morning while I was in the shower, Griffin found some super glue. (Yes, it should have never been within his reach, I know.) When I turned off the hair dryer, I heard him making spitting noises downstairs. So I assumed he had been in the fridge and was eating something he didn't like...but when I came around the corner to the kitchen, he had the super glue in hand, painting his face with it. I grabbed his hand as he was about to make another pass over his eye. He had the glue all over is lips, nose, one eye, and an entire hand. Apparently, the spitting noise from earlier was him trying to get the superglue off his lip!

This picture doesn't do justice to the damage at all - lots of the glue was clear so didn't show up in the picture. I ended up using finger nail polish remover and lots of scrubbing/peeling to get most of it off, but he still has some in his eyelashes and around his eye. What a great way to start the day, right?

We somehow made it to story time by 10:30, even with our morning delay....story time was way over packed and resulted in complete chaos. Needless to say, I was a hot, sweaty, exhausted mess when we got home.

Well, I sent the kids upstairs to play for a little bit while I recovered. About 10 minutes later, Avery is calling down that "Griffin pooped in the potty for the first time!" We have started potty training so I wasn't completely surprised, even though Griffin currently had a diaper on. When I got to the bathroom, he had actually pooped (good job griff!) and then added a whole roll of toilet paper to it....not to mention that their was poop all over the seat and that Avery said "he even got some on the floor but just picked it up!" ARGH! So I tried to be upbeat and congratulate his accomplishment while including some instruction on how to use toilet paper! Then I preceded to put on my cleaning gloves, and scoop all the freakin paper out of the toilet! NASTY! (was this in my job description?) Next I scrubbed his hands, the bathroom, and am currently washing the rug. Have I mentioned that its only 12:30?!

One redeeming factor is that Griffin is absolutely adorable - check him out in his big boy pants!


  1. Wow! What a trouper babe. Based on today and the weekend experience, it looks like he is going to do this potty training thing his way, and on his own time. That sounds like Griffin. He really is pretty stinkin cute.

  2. oh my gosh, merritt. i'm amazed. and grateful that the only guy i have to pick up after is landon. and he's potty trained. sheesh

  3. I just pooped in the kitchen sink for the first time!!

  4. Super glue????? ahhhhhhh.....hang in there and let me know how the potty training thing goes. We have GOT to start with Creighty, but he just got over salmonella.....yup- diarrhea for 10 days!!!!!!!!!!!!! miss y'all

  5. Ha! Busy morning! :) It's fun to hear these stories that they happen other than my house. I should be better at putting the "ugly" into writing too. Hope the rest of the day is going more smoothly!

  6. HA HA HA. That is hysterical. While I'm sitting here, cracking up, Aeneas was in the bathroom wetting tp in the sink and "cleaning the counter." Thanks goodness I caught him before he clogged the sink or toilet.

  7. OMG Merritt!!!! I am so glad that I was not there for that!! (the superglue) Maybe we did a little too much makeup pretending. Yeah for the pottie training! He may just do this himself!