Monday, November 24, 2008

the sweetest day ever...

okay, this is about a day that was NOT the sweetest day ever. on thursday i put my boys down for their nap at around 2:00. after going in the room several times, administering a few spankings and trying desperately to get them to just go to sleep, kadin came waddling out of their room at about 4:15. he was COVERED in poop and both boys were freaking out. why can't i just use my nose sometimes?!! i'm sure he'd pooped a while before that and that's why they weren't sleeping. and i felt terrible that i spanked them for goofing around when the problem could have been easily solved if i had just paid attention and used my head. anyway, the sheets and blankets were smeared, the crib was covered, there were chunks ground into the carpet and, of course, kadin and blue doggie were a mess. he had swung his leg over the side of his crib to climb out and... you get the picture. sick, sick, sick, disgusting, sick. so after a bath, some serious carpet scrubbing and a load of laundry (complete with some intense stain treatment), everything and everyone was clean and fresh.

about 20 minutes after i finished the clean up, i was blowing bubbles for the boys. they were having a grand old time, squealing with joy... swatting, popping and running after bubbles. smack! head on collision. kadin came out unscathed, but joel was clearly hurt as he was sobbing and carrying on, which he never does... kadin is usually the one that gets injured from their wrestling episodes. joel had this huge black and blue goose-egg swelling up under his eye. i had to pin him down to keep ice on the bruise and it was not easy. it was all very traumatic and tragic for joel. i couldn't decide whether to cry or laugh for him... he was very dramatic. needless to say, i got a great workout that afternoon... and joel is sportin' a sweet shiner.

joel pouting about having his picure taken.
"okay, i'll humor you and smile, but i won't look at the camera." anyone else have a hard time getting their kids to look at the camera? drives me nuts!
ben and joel wrestling... is it any wonder that joel has a shiner?!!

8 comments:

Morgan said...

ok, that is so disgusting. i'm surprised you didn't barf everywhere after dealing with that. and i have to say, in that second picture, joelie looks like a pretty little girl. ha! probably because he looks exactly like you did when you were little, and his hair is so long. he looks adorable though!

asher has been wrestling (or trying to anyway) with poor unsuspecting Sayer. most of the time sayer thinks it's hilarious, but not all the time, and asher has been limping for 2 weeks because he jumped off robyn ann's tramp and hurt his foot. i guess we just have to get used to this kind of stuff... with all the bruises, rough housing, etc... it's the stuff little boys are made of! good luck with 3 of them! ;)

Jackie said...

Daaaangit! What a day. I hear having a shiner builds character though. So does cleaning up excessive amounts of poo.

ryan, maren and leah said...

I couldn't have said it better:
"Sick. Sick. Sick. Disgusting. Sick." Wow. Nice job on staying calm through that one. I have yet to have a poop experience but I know it's out there, lurking in the shadows...

Julianne said...

Oh, man... there's nothing like cleaning up your own kid's poop. So gross. I kept meaning to ask you how Joel got that shiner--never would've imagined it was a bathtub collision. p.s. his new haircut is darling!

The Young's said...

I bet you are the best mom. I can't imagaine having all those boys! You are so funny!

Michal Thompson said...

Dylan gets hurt all the time wreslting but that never slows him down!!! Sounds like you had your hands full!!!!! When my kids see the camera they go straight for it and can't think about anything else but seeing what is on the screen. So I have the opposite problem as you- still can't get any good pics!

Emily said...

This reminds me of the day when I found Malakai and Jonas "Wakeboarding" in their poop in the bathroom, it was covering the floor and had ofcoarse spilled onto the carpet. I was really mad because Kai had pooped in his room the day before and smeared it all over his doctor toys and behind the door so it was smeared each time the door was opened. Survival of the poopiest...

The Richardsons said...

What IS it with kids and poop! as you have read from my blog, I totally sympathize with you! And even though you are Mrs. Health nut I hope you had some icecream too!