Friday, January 11, 2008

Why Blogging Can Be Bad For Your Home

Aaron watches a certain purple dinosaur before nap time every day. I know...I detest it as much as everyone else but it is a routine for him to help him get ready for nap so why fight it?

Anyway, I put it on today and let him have his popcorn from our Target visit this morning. I thought I would quick jump on the computer to see if there was any news on the sites I've discovered. Not a minute later, Aaron comes into the room saying "Popcorn spilled" and I figured, okay, not too big of a deal. A few minutes later, he comes into the kitchen again, this time heading for a cup. This is a usual occurrence for him because he likes to get water to drink from the bathroom. Again, no big deal. (Do you see where I;m going with this? ) A few minutes later he comes in again and grabs the broom and dustpan and heads back to the living room.

Now my curiosity is peaked. This is what I find. (Notice the filled cup on the table which was his first attempt at cleaning)

So then I decide to go ahead and let him try to sweep it up. Maybe it will be a good learning experience. And like a trooper, he tried.

Apparently, a broom is not going to work. His next option you ask?

What have we learned?

A. Stop giving the kid popcorn in the living room
B. If you're going to let the kid watch the purple dinosaur, at least watch it with him

The good news was that the living room really did need vacuuming anyway.


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

LOL, see - this is why you needed a blog! :)

Ron lets the girls have popcorn in the living room during movie night every week and it drives me nuts because you can guess who ends up doing the vacuuming afterward...

Melany aka Supermom said...

Oh wow...yes there was a bit of a spill lol

What does everyone have against old Barney? I don't mind him

Summer said...

Oh this happens all the time over here. With either popcorn or crackers usually. arg!

lewisca3 said...

I'm impressed by how well Aaron helps in cleaning up!

Childlife said...

Ummm... I think it might actually be a tie for first place...

At least yours made an effort to clean it up. My little hoodlums just opted for the quick getaway : P

Thanks for stopping by my place and I hope to see more of you! I'm off to explore more of your posts : )

Magirk said...

Boy, if I had a dime for every time a fiasco like this happened to me while I was blogging... ;)