Tuesday, January 22

you'll want to read this one


So Carter has a dairy sensitivity (coconut milk yogurt^^). This has been an ongoing thing. It has gone from bad, to better, to worse. He hasn't had much dairy recently, and last night he started begging me for some Trader Joe's cool whip. Well, there really isn't that much dairy in it, so I thought what the heck, a couple of spoonfuls aren't going to hurt. Wrong.

And hurt they did. A few spoonfuls later, Carter gave me the uh-oh-mom-i'm-gonna-puke look. I calmly walked him to the bathroom (he pukes a lot), held him over the sink (just in the knick of time), and he did his thing. He fussed about the "mess" in the sink, then laughed, and got down to run around like his normal self.

I started to clean the sink. In the two seconds that I took to actually concentrate on the cleaning, Carter walked to the other side of the bathroom, lifted the lid on the toilet, stuck his hands in the trash and threw the trash into the toilet. Not a big deal if you're talking a few tissues or something, right? Nope. He threw in a a disposable diaper, a cardboard toilet paper roll, a paper towel and a baby wipe before I got to him.

*I took a picture to send to Tom, but I'll spare you a picture of my toilet crammed full of diapers, cardboard and paper towels. Use your imagination.

I grunted a little and told him to walk to the living room while I grabbed a plastic bag.

As I fetched the debris out of the toilet (glamorous, I know) he came waltzing into the bathroom sans diaper (apparently he ditched it in the living room) and peed in not one, but three places on the bathroom floor (I was incapacitated at this point because I was holding toilet debris and plastic bags). When he started chanting "poop" I almost lost it.

I this time seriously told him to go in the living room, threw everything out in the trash, cleaned up the bathroom floor and washed my hands 50 million times.

Toddlers are hard.

But I'll keep him anyway.

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20 comments:

bailey j said...

Oh lord. It's one of those things that as a non mom I'm giggling and simultaneously crying because I will be so very unprepared for motherhood. I shouldn't giggle - karma WILL get me.

Thumbs down on the dairy intolerance! So not fun to deal with!

TotallyBrenda.com said...

omg! i would be hollering my husband's name instantly and probably crying. i'm not currently a mom but will be showing this blog post to all my mom friends. btw there is a pinterest pin for coconut whip cream.

Mrs. H said...

My goodness! I tried so hard not to laugh, those days make motherhood so hard don't they?

Hope your day got better mama!

la petite lulu said...

Oh my! Reading that did make me giggle :) Although if I was in that situation, I probably wouldn't have been laughing! I'm not looking forward to the day when Oliver realises he can remove his diaper... Hope your day improved!

Chloe West said...

Oh, boy! I'm about to have a little boy (due on Sunday eek!) and can't wait to see what I'm in for for the next few years! :) You've got an adorable little boy!

Chloe
http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

Elisabeth @ Bella said...

oh my word. you're a saint.

tmack said...

oh man i totally laughed out loud and then just thought about how my boy is going to be in the same spot in just one year. yikes.

I would of been crying , cursing, and calling the hubs.

thanks for sharing

Miranda said...

Laughing cause it sounds like a day I've had. Oh man, how do they manage to throw up then create disaster and then pee somewhere. At least you found the puddles of pee. One day I found my nudist son and stepped in his puddle half hour later

Gina Horkey said...

Gotta love it! My son also peed on the bathroom floor this morning after we took a bath and I wasn't quick enough getting a diaper on him as I was drying myself off. Fun, fun! So far (knock on wood) we're staying out of the toilet and don't have the puking issues (no fun!), so you've got me beat. I'll also keep my toddler, but they do give you a run for your money, eh?

Amber Cease said...

"Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don't have the top for." ~Jerry Seinfeld (it's too true, really is) I'm so right there with ya' girl!

Heather Joie said...

HAHAHAH OMG thank you posting this lol I don't feel so alone with my little "hurricane" as I call him lol

Raising Reagan said...

You poor thing! I would have lost it! I can't believe how calm you were!

Props to you mama :)
Toddlers are hard work ~ as mine is currently trying to burrow herself under the stairs.

xoxo
Lanaya
www.raising-reagan.com

Megan B.B. said...

oh, my gracious. Did you know that those blue toilet disks NEVER come out of clothing? I found my daughter splashing in the crapper once, and her adorable white outfit was stained blue until I finally threw it away.
She's lucky I didn't throw her away too, because that's gross.
Thanks for linking!
xoxo
Megan @ thememoirsofmegan.com

Lisa Nelson said...

It's all about the joy of having kids.

I could tell you stories.

I am loving the pictures! He is adorable!

Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog said...

@Lisa - thank you!! : ) And yes, as hard as kids are, they're even more fun!

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

HAHAHAHAHA most awesome Carter story ever. And god help me if I ever have a puker kid. I do find it hilarious that you were a puker and now you have one. It's payback. Which means I'll have a bitchy daughter someday ;-)

I also love that he's chillin in just a diaper - totally adorable. I always want to do that with Ben but our house is so cold all the time! Nothing cuter than an almost-nakey-baby.

And finally - girrrrl! You are almost at 1000 followers! TELL ME ALL YOUR SECRETS!

Tara said...

HA! Oh man, it's so true. Toddlers are definitely hard. We've had many nights similar to this. Thank goodness they're so cute!

THE COOKS said...

HAHA. Oh MY!!!! Y'all crack me up. I would love to be a fly on the wall in your house. lol. I feel like he and Boston should be bff's. :))) xoxo

Raising Reagan said...

Hahaha ... I'm so glad you linked this post :)

Thank you for linking your favorite post this week to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

xoxo
Lanaya
www.raising-reagan.com

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Oh my goodness, this is just too much! What we moms do is remarkable!

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

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