Tuesday, September 4, 2007

There are surprises everywhere....sometimes

Yesterday I was downstairs doing laundry (now there is something new!!) and I had brought Matthew downstairs with me. A few times I glanced over at him, it appeared that he was chewing something. I would go over to wherever he had crawled to and ever so carefully launch my finger in his mouth to feel around for something. Nothing. Granted, I do have to preform this search very quickly, otherwise he will clamp down on my finger and baby teeth are razor sharp!

This morning I walked into his room and was instantly slammed in the face with an overwhelming smell of poo (oh yeah you know where this going, don't you?!?!) Ahhhh, top o' the mornin' to ya. I now know what my first duty of the day will entail, disposing of something that really should have some sort of Toxic Waste symbol on it. As I am changing him and trying very hard not to breathe, I noticed that there are lot's of colors mixed in with the mess. Not normal, "Oh I had corn to eat" colors. These are bright fluorescent colors and odd shapes. So, I do what any mother would do and began to search through the poo. In between gasping for air, of course. I discover that mixed with his toxic spill, is this:
1 Bratz earring, 1 barbie bright pink high heeled shoe, 13 multicolored beads in the shapes of hearts and cylinders, and one very large ball of carpet fuzz.

Matthew apparently found a feast whilst we were in the basement! I am so thankful that he, um, swallowed everything without incident. He takes the 'cake' with things swallowed at our house. Previous standings had Robbie at the bottom from swallowing a dime, next was Alyssa for swallowing a Quarter, then we had Mariah in at the top for swallowing a nut/bolt combination. Matthew is now the leader, having swallowed the contents of Barbie's suitcase!
Then of course the inevitable question, "Can we wash them and have them back?"
Ummmm, "NO!!!!!" ewwww! "awww, but Mom they went through his digestive system...cool!!" Ummmm. "NOOOOOOO!!!!!"

Just another day, folks. Just another day.

God bless, Penny


mommyof2galz said...

OMG! LOL! Glad he is okay.