Sunday was extremely cold here. We took Landon to church & came directly home. I was not about to get him out of the house & battle the nasty, bitter, cold. Unfortunately, cabin fever got the best of Landon. After his nap, Landon & I played with his play-doh, we set up his army men & ran them over with his tank. We played with his piano keyboard, & we watched a little of The Lion King. Around 5:30pm I made dinner, & by the time Jeff got home from work, I was ready for a break. I asked Jeff to take over for the rest of the evening while I went to take a hot bath. He agreed & I went to relax. Landon came into my bathroom 3 to 4 times, & each time I asked him, "Where's daddy? Why aren't you playing with daddy?" By the 4th time of Landon interrupting my bath, I noticed he smelled a little funny & I decided to give up on the whole bath time. When I got out of the tub, I noticed that Jeff was in the office working on his laptop & Landon was running wild through the house. As I walked into the living room, this awful smell hit my nose, & when I turned on the light, all I noticed was "black goo" dripping down two walls in the living & the couch had two huge black spots on it. My red-headed temper kicked in! No one ...was safe. While I attempted to take a bath, Jeff was having a problem with our wireless connection. He was so focused on the problem that he didn't notice had Landon managed to get a hold of a can of WD-40 (which was in Jeff's Christmas stocking in the office) & he sprayed WD-40 ALL OVER THE LIVING ROOM! I could be more forgiving if Landon had colored the walls & couch...that's bound to happen at least once in every child's childhood, but WD-40?!!!!. It says on the can, "Keep out of reach of children." Thankful, Landon did not consume any!I began to scrub the walls & couch. Fortunately, the WD-40 did came out of the couch, unfortunately, we have to paint the living room walls. It's funny more so today, but last night Jeff just laughed, & couldn't understand why was so upset. (he wasn't the one taking a break or even the one who had to cleam up the mess) I love my son...he's the most incredible little person I have ever encountered. I enjoy my time with him too. I'm grateful that God provides through Jeff enough so that I can stay at home & nuture this precious little boy. But if anyone is looking for ideas for a birthday gift for me next month, I would love a weekend to myself....to take just one hot bath for at least one hour.
5 years ago