Friday, March 4, 2011

What is that!?!

If there was ever a phrase to sum up motherhood it would be "what is that!?!" 

What is that!?! A fruit loop in my hair.
What is that!?! A stuffed animal that had a bad run-in with a marker.
What is that!?! A Lego crammed into the DVD player. 
What is that!?! A booger on the couch. Yuck!
What is that!?! A melted crayon in the dryer.
What is that!?! Well, we used to call it a bedroom until a tornado, otherwise known as Drew, blew through.

Jackson has been the main cause for me to frequently ask the question, "What is that!?!" 


He has discovered that he can open the refrigerator which has opened a whole new door into his constant toddler explorations. Most of time he does this in the morning when he gets up super early and seeks out adventure in our quiet, sleeping house. Over the course of this week I have found a jar of jelly in the bathroom, Mickey Mouse shaped cheese on the couch, a bowl of yogurt in the bed, and juice in the hamper. This morning I had the pleasure of finding, via foot, a melted chocolate popsicle on the living room floor.

After I scrubbed the chocolate out of the carpet, I noticed that he had a sticky ring of blue around his mouth.  

"What is that!?!"

I attempted to ask him what he had eaten but only got replies of what he wanted to eat.  

"What is that!?!"

Did he drink Windex? Did he eat a crayon? Did he find a packet of Blue Raspberry Kool-aid? It made me a little nervous as I tried to find some evidence that could lead me to what he had gotten into and had obviously eaten. We don't really have a lot of blue foods in our house so I was terrified he had eaten some sort of non-food item. I even smelled his face trying to figure out what this mysterious blue gunk was.

He was acting his normal self so I relaxed and decided I would tell his daycare to call me instantly if he seemed sick. I thought about it the whole drive to take the boys to school trying to figure out what the blue stuff was. Should I take him to the doctor? What if it really was Windex? Clearly I was wearing my "Mom panic" blinders. The Windex theory isn't even possible.

It was like Jackson could read my thoughts because, out of the blue, he giggled and said, "I eat candy cane." Ah ha! The blue striped candy canes on my desk!

So that's what that was!
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18 comments:

scarthur said...

That is hilarious! We too have a adventuresome toddler in the house and my coffee went missing yesterday until I found it lovingly placed in my bed..thankfully with lid on and upright. Crazy stuff! :)

Christy said...

Haha! Laughing so hard at the end when you finally found out what he ate! so cute

mustangkayla said...

Oh my! Too funny!

Scrapthat said...

LOL! Thank goodness he fessed up to his blue face before you went NUTS!

reen said...

That had my whole family lol-ing! I'm glad it wasn't anything non-food!

Sheila Mayden said...

Did you at least take a pic of the blue lips?

Robbin said...

You are so right! The phrase at our house is ~ why would you do that?

When they get a little older, you wonder what caused them to take leave of their senses and do something so crazy!

Amy said...

Too funny, I love how they keep use on our toes. I got up one morning to find Caden (almost 3 then) sitting on our ottoman in front of the TV with a full dozen of eggs, carton of milk, cup and various other utensils all mixed on top of the stool. He had cracked all but 2 of the eggs into the cup added milk and made himself a "shake" Needless to say I was in shock and panicking that he had eaten raw eggs! I kept asking "You did what???" OMG, "You did what?? Thankfully he had decided it looked "yucky" and just left it and decided to watch cartoons..we had a LONG talk about waking Mommy up before we got anything out for breakfast!

Linda said...

This post made me laugh. I love the photo!

PS - I love your page on Sketch Support (flowers)!

dawn said...

this is so funny and typical for any mom. Sam had a blue tongue last week and I knew he must have snuck candy which I keep in the kitchen up high. So while I showered he went up there and got it and hid in his room to eat it and hid the wrapper. He didn't think about his tongue being blue so when I noticed he kept denying it so when I sent him to the bathroom to stick out his tongue and look he couldn't deny it and told me what he did. These kids just keep us on our toes.

Christina Hoffman said...

Too funny! I love reading your little stories about the boys. I think I would be a nervous wreck if Landon ever did anything like that.

Lisa G. said...

Toooo funny! My girls are 14,12 and my boy 8, I've stopped asking "what is that" cause I don't wanna know! lol

COScraps said...

Thanks for the laugh! Too cute....Love your posts!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Oh Allison! Your household is so entertaining. I had 3 little ones under 5 and was totally out numbered. I can relate to everything you post. Glad it was nothing serious.

Until the next adventure.....hang in there.

Penny Smith said...

Sounds like it's time for a lock on the fridge. Or some reinforcement of the word "no"! :)
I miss this age. Then I read this and remember how random crazy it can be! :)

nanapatty said...

The only thing better than being a mommy is a nana!!

HeatherFeather said...

Thank you so much for posting this Allison! Maybe my little guy is "normal" afterall....I find melted popsicles everywhere, a jug of juice in the bathtub behind the shower curtain, leftover pizza in the toybox, the empty grape stems that I have been looking everywhere for (I know I just bought them for lunches!!!) in MY bed sheets and the list goes on and on....

Lauram said...

I thought the question that best summed up motherhood was, "Why?" It was for me!