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Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What the GUM!!


I had to have some blood taken today. I gave the children some gum to keep them happy while I was busy. Gator has never had a problem with gum until today. On the way home he happily played in the back seat. Then Ry freaked out. "He has gum every where" ! I was nervous to look in the rearview. I peaked just a little, I hoped it wouldn't be as bad as my four year old discribed. AHHHH! IT WAS!. I had to pull over. I jumped out, went to the back door to get a better view. It was every where, not just a little clump that I could pull out and worry about when we got home but strings in his eyelashes, eyebrows and hair... Because I was freaking out he started to cry. What was I going to do with it in the car, what could I do to even make it better until we could get home.... nothing... so I took pictures. I called daddy and my mom. I needed to vent so I didn't kink his wind pipe... We still needed to do a few more errands. Some would wait, one I was doing right now... So I sent Ry armed with $ and my card into Sams Club to retrieve the disc of pictures. I could do everything else pretty easy, but we would have to come all the way back into town for this. She did great and Kathy the door lady was really surprised to see only Ry... So I jumped out and had her come look at Gator. (She had a good laugh) Then we ran home. I grabbed the supplies. Goo gone and towels. As I was grabbing the camera for one more pre-tubby shot, Gator emptied Goo gone on the floor, cabinets, sink, and toilet... Nice!!! another mess. I wiped up and thought, at least this is making the bathroom cleaner. I stripped him down and layed him in the tub. Sprayed the Goo Gone on and got to work. It came out pretty easy. I used a comb and he screamed; I used my fingers and he screamed; I used water and he screamed.... The real task is to make sure all of the cleaner is off him so it doesn't irritate his skin. Then I put him in a towel, took a picture and went to put away the cleaner and clean up the bathroom. He jumped right off the couch, headed down stairs with Ry and El who were playing in the playroom..... MORE SQUEELS..... the girls come running up stairs and report that Gator has POOPED on the floor in the playroom.... I went to grab the cleaner and the towels... Sent them all upstairs and cleaned up the mess. I came up stairs only to find my little poopster was spreading it all over Ry's bed spread and decrative pillows.... BEFORE> I cleaned up THAT mess. I cleaned and diapered my mess monster and put him safely down for a nap. Then I cleaned up the rest of the Poop-tastrify. Needless to say I need some chocolate and to hold still for a minute.

P.S. The close ups with sad Gator faces are so blurry because I took them with my phone.

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14 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow! You do deserve some chocolate! What a day. . . what a kid! :) You're such an excellent Mommy, I'm constantly impressed by you. I'm gonna be like Brynn when I grow up!

Christina said...

Wow, what a day. I thought mine was exciting because I clogged my wheat grinder trying to grind flax seed (FYI, you can't grind flax seed in a electric wheat grinder- too much moisture & oil). If I would have looked at the manual BEFORE I started I could have saved myself 45 minutes of "repair" work. Sounds like you need a diet coke and a nap :).

love, hugs & prayers,
Christina

The Snell Family said...

UGH!!!! Gotta love the Gator. Come over and I shall make you a chocolate molten lava cake, yum!!!

Juls

Jenni said...

Brynn. I couldn't help but laugh as I read about your day. It sounds horrible, and hopefully in a few days, or months, or years you'll look back and laugh too. Being a Mommy is tough stuff sometimes, and I commend you for not losing it! I hope you get a break and some much needed chocolate before the end of the day. :)

Mom of twins ♥ said...

Oh, that is a wild and crazy day you had! I hope you do get some much needed chocolate and rest! :)

Ryan and Hilary said...

Oh man, that is hilarious. I am so glad that it came out. Goo Gone? Who would have thought? You definatly need chocolate and a caffeinated beverage.

Likes Chocolate said...

That does not look fun.

J.B. said...

My husband is grateful to you because this post has definitely eradicated any baby hunger I have. I'm so sorry.

jenny said...

Oh that is too funny! Gotta love little boys! I tell ya they are something else. JAke still never ceases to amaze me with his wonderous adventures. Alex is so stinkin' cute, so I hope you didn't beat him to hard, lol.

Anonymous said...

Brynn,

When Tanner was little and would do naughty things, I would have to put him in another room and call your mom and say hurry and tell me something Av's did today so I don't kill him. She was a little stinker too and so I would usually calm down after hearing her escapades and laugh off my day. It could work for you too, and chocolates works too.
Love you!
Aunt Lisa

summergibbs said...

I totally feel your pain! Our little guy is two and a half and right in the middle of potty training. He pooped on the floor in his room the other day and then drove his tractors through it and smeared it everywhere. He has also pooped in the garage and smeared it on the side of our pick-up. So much fun! You deserve a mani and pedi for all that work!

Andrea said...

Chocolate? Try a gold-freaking medal! Somehow, I think this is one of those days that will go down in infamy!!!

Mindurs said...

Love it. A day in the life of a little boy. Thank heavens for chocolate.

Cynthia said...

I'm pretty sure I'm going to Hell now because I am laughing SO hard at your plight. That's quite a day! You painted the picture so well I could just see that little critter doing all of that. What a busy little guy!

ps- I need to get my hair done again but I'm waiting because I've had Swine Flu. I just want to make sure I'm not remotely contagious with anything when I come to your place.