Friday, July 23, 2010

Trimommy's Adventures in Parenting

So, it's been a crazy week in the Trimommy house.  First we had the tree-climbing scare.  Yeah...my friends are still calling me about that one!

Then, yesterday I come home to find the bathroom garbage can on the kitchen counter with a note underneath it that says, "Which child did this?"  I look inside the garbage can, that sits right next to the toilet, and it was full of pee.  Yep...you read that right.  One of my children decided that it would be much better to pee in the garbage can than in the toilet.

Actually, this is not the first time this has happened.  A couple of  months ago, Ryan (age 7) admitted to doing this very thing.  So when he said he didn't do it, I believed him.  That left my angelic Noah (age 4).  I asked him, and although his face told me he was absolutely the one who did it, his mouth denied the crime with an emphatic, "No."

Hmmm...I gave him a second chance, reminding him what the punishment is in our house for lying....and he says no again, with a little less punch.

Yeah...I've got a lying, pee-in-the-garbage-can child on my hands.

I let Daddy deal with the punishment, since I cleaned out the can.

Then today, Kel comes down and says, "Look what I found on Noah's floor."  He has in his hand at least 10 cough drop wrappers.  Noah, who has been complaining of a stomach ache, admits that he ate them today when he woke up from his nap.  (In case you were wondering, the cough drops were in the hall closet where we have a hanging storage area.  Clearly, Noah is either tall enough or sneaky enough to reach them.  Although it doesn't matter anymore, because he ate all of them.)

I said, "Noah, you can't eat these.  You could choke!"

He replies to me, "I know.  I choked on one of them."

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So between my tree-climber son and my sneaky-eater, lying, pee-in-the-garbage can son, I'm afraid my hair is just a little bit grayer tonight!

3 comments :

  1. Oh my...the things kids do! I have a 3 and 5 yr. old boy, so I know all too well what you're going through!

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  2. i came home from work late one night to find the 2 yr old --Lizzie---pooped on my floor and got into my brand new Laura Mercier cosmetics and destroyed. Even worse---I stepped in the "said" poop. Where was daddy---downstairs watching baseball.{{sigh}}} The next day I ran the fastest I have EVER run. I can laugh now....but wasn't laughing then.

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  3. I am so there with you...I'm trying not to feel like the sucky parent that has no idea what to do to teach these kids....but really I just have NO ideas!

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