Archive for April, 2009

Diaper Dilema…

This is a funny I have been meaning to write about for a while. Now that Nicholas is out of his crib, he rarely naps, although I do put him in bed for some “quiet time” He has learned that if he comes out of his room, he goes in his crib. (Quiet time is as much for Mummy as it is for Nicholas, perhaps even more!) WELL, a few weeks ago, after a particularly trying morning, I plopped him in bed for his quiet time, and came over to my refuge…my computer! I could hear him playing quietly and happily, so I let him be until about 2:40, when it was time to go to the school to get Natalie. The smell when I opened his door was overwhelming… He was sitting beside his bed playing with some toys. He turned to me and said quite calmly,  “poo on floor, mom.” There were suspicious brown skid marks on the carpet beside his bed. I checked his bum, no diaper and no poo… I asked where his diaper was, and he replied, “in my bed”.  I checked his bed and sure enough, amid the sheets and blankets sat a diaper full of poo. Turns out he had pooped, and didn’t want to tell me, so he removed his diaper, wiped hit bottom on the carpet, then put on clean pants!

What a kid. I am sure that this will be a story that is told over and over again!


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Daddy’s Away

The kids have been missing daddy. He left on a business trip last Wednesday, promising to be back on Saturday… Well, Saturday came and went and still no sign of Daddy! SIGH, when will we learn, not to give Natalie a return date? Nicholas still doesn’t understand the concept of time, so it’s not so bad, he stil misses him and asks for him, but not like Natalie. Now she is guilt tripping him – “you said you’d be back on Saturday, it’s Monday, where are you? Why aren’t you coming home? WHEN are you coming home?” To me, she says tearfully “I miss Daddy” She has spent the last 2 nights sleeping in my bed, and as we speak she is sound asleep in bed behind me.

This morning I got a huge shock, I was awoken at 4:45 am by the sound of  our smoke detector, BRUTAL! Let me tell you, I don’t think anything is a successful at making me leap out of bed, with my heart in my throat and run! Luckily there was no fire, the smoke detector just needed a good vacuuming. Funny thing was, as I vacuumed it I worried it might wake the children…the same children who didn’t even STIR when the smoke detector went off! Silly Me!

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