Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Caution: Toddler living here


Normally I would laugh about this on its own, but not today. My Wednesday has a Monday complex. I woke up this morning to find my daughter's poopy diaper in the crib next to her, with most of its contents smeared on Donald Duck. Later, while I was preparing her lunch, I found her sitting on the floor in the doorway to the pantry, with half a box of baking soda around her. So I put her in her high chair while I finished making lunch. Then I ate mine, then I got the camera, and finally the vacuum cleaner. I took pictures in the hope that maybe later I'll laugh about it. (And I have no doubt that I will. Later.) But here's the bigger problem: things happen in threes, right? So...poopy diaper, baking soda, what's next? She'll probably yank on the cat's tail while I'm not paying attention and get her dues from him. Oh yes, we're babysitting a cat for a month. My daughter likes to pull his ears and tail.

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9 comments:

Charlotte said...

My only CC would be to have placed either a toy or pacifier or something in the mess, to give the photo context so no explanation is necessary.

(not that i didn't love your explanation... my wednesday has monday complex too!)

Mindy said...

Reminds me of the time I was pregnant, on bed rest, and my little boy decided to make pancakes on the floor with 25 lbs. of flour and a gallon of milk. My flour allergic neighbor put on a mask and cleaned it up for me, laughing the whole time. :)

I like how you took it at an angle, which showed more what a topsy-turvy day it has been.

B-Blogit said...

ewww poopy isnt good! I have had a similar morning too! So sorry! I like how you can the powder trail from the main pile.

I would have taken it at a different crouching down or laying down like i was shooting in the same direction as the spill happened and get a little closer give a bit more detail to the powder. But you did get some good clumps there too though so i guess that is just a matter of preference!

Teri said...

AAWW reminds me of the days when my little boy and his little friend thru 18 eggs on my pantry floor.!! Back then I was soo mad I did not take a picture. Yours is very good.. I like how you captured it smeared all over. I like your tile too.

Katy said...

OH MAN, what a DAY!!!!! Dangit all to heck, i just LOVE messes like this...

good luck tomorrow, hopefully your Thursday has a Friday complex instead!

susan said...

OOOHHHH my what a day great focus on the photo tho

Rachel H. said...

I have to take Blakes CC advice on this one. I would have loved to see this from a floor's perspective. Ya know? But I do love how you captured the essence of a toddler. :) SOOOOOO have had those days!

Janelle said...

I did try to take the photo laying down on my stomach, so that I had the floor's perspective, but it didn't really work. The biggest mound of baking soda is in the upper right corner, and was the only one that gave any depth. The rest was mostly smeared and not very high, ergo, not making for an effective picture. I also found I was distracted by the tall stuff in the background on the floor of the pantry.

It's not a great photo all-around, but it worked for me yesterday.

Lindy Lue said...

been there! fun shot! i makes your jaw drop and then laugh! thanks for posting