Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thinking Outside the Box

At some point between him laying down and waking up, his brothers decided to go in his room and throw him something over the railing so he wouldn't be bored while in his crib. He knew that Mommy never gets him out until quiet time is over, so he had to get a little creative and use what resources he had. I went to go get him up from his nap and, low and behold, our sweet boy has (once again) demonstrated his brilliance. Can you guess what we are currently working with S on? It's true... sometimes you just got to think outside the box.


Or in this case, inside the box! What else would you use a lego box for?


On a side note, did I mention he loves to help us clean? About a month ago we started taking him into the bathroom to get him used to the idea of peeing in the toilet. We'd give him a little privacy so he wouldn't have to perform in front of an audience. He got to the point where he would pull off his diaper and say, "I go potty!" and run into the bathroom. I'd wait a few minutes then go check on him to see if he was done. Every time it would be wet around the rim and we'd have a Wa-hoo-you-went-pee-pees-in-the-big-boy-potty-yay-for-S! dance and never gave it much further thought.

A few weeks pass and one day he pulls off his diaper, says "I go potty!" and off he went. I went to go check on him and saw that it was all wet around the rim. I begin to dance the special dance and start singing when.... wait a minute..... why is he running away? Better yet, what's in his hand? S, get back here. Aaahh, holy crap! He joyfully walked back over to me and handed me ["mom, I clean!"] my toothbrush, my WET toothbrush. Further investigation proved that the liquid on the rim was not urine, but the toilet bowl water that came from Mommy's "cleaning" brush. I love you too, S!

11 comments:

Lisa said...

BAHAHAHA! I LOVE hearing other people's stories of raising four boys. It's SO much funnier when it's someone elses kids! The Lego box made me laugh out loud, but then your toothbrush story put me on the floor! Did you ever see that Seinfeld?? So since you've been brushing your teeth with a bacteria infested toothbrush, have you been feeling ok? Should I call you in some antibiotics just in case? Don't worry about those open sores on your gums.....it's just caused by E Coli exposure...no worries.

Danika said...

Gotta love boys! But you should really put warnings on these type of entries...I just ate breakfast!!!

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

If I give Efren a quarter, will he eat it???

Reggs said...

HA HA HA HA HAHAHHA HAHA HA HA HAH HA HA HAHAHA A HA HAHAH!!!! OH MY GOSH I have TEARS!! The actual pooping in the box and HOW LONG were you brushing with that toothbrush? HA HA HA HA A HA HA HAHAHAHAHA!!!! This made my day.

Millers! said...

OH my gosh... that is hilarious!

Katrina said...

I. . . am SO sorry. EWWWWWWWWWWWW! What do you say? It's not schadenfreude, but I must admit that I am so glad that it is you and not me! AH!

Abbey said...

I'll never look at your teeth the same,,,, haha totally kidding! That's pretty nasty Julia! But definitely a good story!

kelly said...

I hope that was the first time he used your toothbrush! Yay for pooping in the box! great idea.

Cicily said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Our poor Sammy! It was just his way of letting you know that he can keep himself entertained without any help from anyone else.... except possibly Zeke! Look out, those two are going to team up on you later!

:>)

Love,

MOM

Meredith said...

Dude...I might prefer girl drama!