Happy Monday, everyone!
Anyone with young kids knows how hard it can be to get a shower sometimes. I finally found a way to get a 10 minute run through the water, and it’s been pretty successful. Well, the other day the kids were happily playing in my daughter’s room, and I thought maybe I’d try to get cleaned up while they were playing instead of waiting for Sesame Street to come on.
I was just putting the conditioner on my hair when I heard the first few “BOOMS!”. I knew that meant my daughter was jumping from the changing table that is attached to her toddler bed (we got one of those cribs that grows with your child…). I finished my shower, continuing to hear the thumps, and wrapped a towel around my wet hair. “Stop jumping!” I yelled as I started to get dressed.
“I said you need to stop jumping!” I grabbed my shirt, through the towel on the toilet seat lid, and started power walking to her room, pulling my shirt on as I went.
I was not prepared for what I saw.
An entire box of Cheez-It crackers (I had just opened them the day before) was dumped on the floor, creating the crunchy landing spot of every kid’s dreams…
When I came into the room Peanut instinctively tried to hide in the closet, Monkey followed her. Angry as I was that the entire box was now smashed into the carpet, I managed to walk quietly back to my room and close the door so the dog wouldn’t come out and try to clean up the mess in her own way. And then I had both culprits (after all it’s possible that Monkey dumped the box…) pick up all the little pieces. And, yes, I had them put all the pieces in the box, informing them that now they were going to have dog hair and broken crackers when they wanted Cheez-Its for a snack.
Lesson Learned: Stick to what works when it comes to taking my shower in the morning…