Friday, March 03, 2006

Another thing I thought I would never say

It rained today in sunny Southern California. Actually it has rained a few days this week, off and on. But today it rained hard! The streets were flooded and I was thankful I had a big car to splash around the puddles in. I dropped Christopher and Elyse off at a sitters and I went shopping for Elyse's birthday present. My baby girl is going to turn two over the weekend. TWO! How can that be possible, I am not ready for my baby to be a big girl. So I shopped and got everything done quite quickly. I went to pick the kids up and of course once we got outside they went right for the puddles. Elyse was up to her ankles in a puddle when I fished her out. I took her shoes and socks off and buckled her into her car seat.

I was driving home and I heard a funny sucking sound. I glanced into the back seat and Elyse was sucking the water out of the bottom of her pants. It was puddle water, a puddle of dirty water that probably had worms in it, eeeewwwww. I was driving down the road yelling, Elyse stop sucking on your pants. I couldn't stop, there was no place to pull over. She wouldn't stop sucking on her pants and Christopher kept saying in a singing voice, "Elyse is sucking on her pants." Luckily it is a short ride home she finally stopped sucking that dirty water. I changed her when we got in the house but I am still wondering what kind of disease she might have sucked up.

I often hear things coming out of my mouth that I thought I would never have to say. Obvious things, like don't lick the carpet. Stop sucking the puddle water out of your pants is at the top of the list.


Blogger Veronika said...

Happy Birthday, Elyse! They grow so fast, don't they?
I'm amazed at the silly things kids put in their mouths - yeck! I remember when my oldest son was about 2, and we were outside talking to a neighbor, and I turned around to check on him only to see that he had a dead moth in his mouth! I felt horrible that I didn't notice and stop him before he put it in his mouth.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Slacker Mom said...


My son just grabbed a toothbrsuh in the parking lot and... you guessed it. I wanted to bleach his mouth out, but obviously I just had to deal with it.

2:33 PM  

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