type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: Bobbing for Apples

Monday, March 3, 2008

Bobbing for Apples

This might be the single most hideously embarrassing post I write. But it's too good not to post.

Isaac is just the age where I can get in the shower and give him some toys, and he'll play while I shower. This single fact has again made showering an almost daily event for me! Woohoo!

We removed toilet accessories (plunger, cleaning brush) from the bathroom, and put the garbage can on the counter. We've trained him to not play with the toilet paper or the toilet itself. He's learned fairly quickly. *Mommy pats self on back*

So this morning, I jumped in the shower and gave him a few toys, and did *not* notice that the dear boy had an apple in his hand, left over from breakfast.

So I'm showering and I peek out to look at him, and to my utter HORROR, he has the toilet lid up and is about to drop said apple into the toilet water. I gasp. Isaac startles and drops the apple into the toilet. Now, I'm freaking out, FIGHTING with the darn glass shower door that I despise. The more I freak out, two things happen: a)Isaac KNOWS I'm coming to get that apple, so he's working HARD to get it out of the toilet, and b)The stupid door will not budge. I'm captive in my own shower. Finally, I get it open, just as houdini baby has somehow managed to get the apple out of the toilet, and..... NOOOOOO..... yesssssssss..... puts it in his MOUTH.

As I finally get the door open, I slip and put a good sized bruise on my leg. I. despise. our. shower. doors.

Isaac sees me coming and with an arm to make daddy proud, he throws the apple back in the toilet, which makes a very large splash and gives him a shower. With toilet water. And I don't mean like eau de toilet. I mean toilet water.

Final scene: Isaac takes shower with Mommy, and every square inch is washed including lips. There is some screaming involved.

10 comments:

kmom3 said...

So sorry. Have to confess...I am laughing out loud...almost crying.
Oh, my. Oh, my. :)
I know that was SO not funny while it was happening, and I am sorry you had to suffer injury during your adventure. But I do thank you for sharing. It is nice to know life is an adventure for all of us. I'm sure you would prefer all future adventures to not involve the toilet, though!!! :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

So who was doing the screaming?

;-)

Jenny said...

When I was telling this story to my husband on the phone, he said, "How do you know that the time you saw him was the first time he put it in there?"

Allison said...

I love Matt's comment. That is such a guy thing to say. I'm sorry about your bruise and your toilet-germed baby, but this will make a wonderful story to tell over the years!

The Scully Family said...

Oh, ooooo, ok, so Elle's dirty diaper on her head wasn't quite so bad...but I'm not holding my breath. I'm sure worse will come our way...

Cheri said...

This is hilarious! Sounds like my house. Oh how we 've got to love our kids...they keep life fun!

Joel said...

Excellent story! Loved it. Excellent story telling!

PJ said...

ROTFL!!!

Jenna said...

i love this story. i am thankful for apples and toilets right now.

Jennifer said...

That is hilarious! We have to work hard to keep the bathroom doors shut so our little one doesn't play with the toilet. I was curious...had your toilet been flushed? :-) Ya never know around here! Thanks for sharing!