Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Pretty Penguin Teeth

A few memorable moments from the last 24 hours:

1. Yesterday afternoon, as Charlie napped, I decided to take a bath. So I brought Chance into the bathroom with some of his toys. I watched nervously as he happily snooped through all the bathroom drawers, threw his rubber ducky in the toilet, and brought the towel bowl brush over to me...and threw it in my bathwater! Thanks, Chance.

2. This afternoon, I finally decided we'd been cooped up in the house long enough. While both boys have diahrrea, and are therefore contagious, they are also bouncing off the walls with energy. So, I decided to take them to a nearby park that is usually deserted during the week. I packed a picnic lunch, and we had the place all to ourselves. It was so beautiful, peaceful, and perfect... until Charlie shows me his hand, covered in poop, which had gone out of his diaper and up his back. Then, as I'm carefully trying to clean Charlie, Chance does a face plant in the dirt, and begins vomitting all the dirt that he got in his mouth. Ah, the glamour of motherhood.

3. This morning as we were brushing our teeth, Charlie brings in one of his favorite stuffed companions, Penguin. I was unaware that penguin have teeth, but Charlie informed me that they do, and he proceeded to brush and floss Penguin's teeth. Once he was done, he told me, "Look at Penguin's teeth, Mommy. They pretty!"

Notice, Charlie brought Penguin to the park, too. Can you see his pretty teeth?

Chance, walking around the park before his face plant in the dirt.

This is what parenthood does to you: It drives you to drinkin'... apple cider, that is!

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