Monday, February 16, 2009

I am a third time Mom

I've realized there is a big difference between a mother of one child and a mother of three. It seems that once you get multiple children in your house you just can't sweat the small stuff. Things like wet diapers, messy faces, unkempt hair, chokable toys, germs. It's kind of nice because instead of stressing about exposing him to the horrible bacteria lurking in every nook and cranny of my house I can just let him enjoy some of the fascinating things around him like trash cans, toilets, playground equipment, and generally any floor he crawls on. Sure, my kids has had a cold for about 3 months, but he's going to have a kick-butt immune system in no time.

Here is a little clip I like to call Scooch and the toilet. As the third child he spends a lot of time in the bathroom while siblings are getting teeth brushed, hair done, or baths taken. I just can't keep him out of it like I could with my previous two. Right now he has a fascination with the toilet. More specifically he is very interested in finding out how to get to the water inside the toilet. I know he will shortly learn and I will have to invest in some toilet locks. For the time being I will just enjoy seeing him trying so hard to figure it out. Although once he finds out how to reach that water, I don't think I'll take any videos of him actually playing in it. That's still too gross, even for me. Maybe by the fourth child...

4 comments:

The Olsen Crew said...

Spoken like a true, veteran mom... isn't having 3 the best? My youngest has a toilet fascination, too... must be something about the 3rd child :P

Rachel and Jared Lautenschlager said...

Gotta say, this is so true for parents of multiple children....Jorda is the same way with toilets, seems like on a daily basis we find a full roll of toilet paper in the toilet, soaking it all up (literally). I'm just of the opinion that he'll survive :)

lizardofoz said...

AMEN, sista. i feel validated.

TrishAnderson said...

Oh, he is too cute. Brendon doesn't care about the lid, he will jsut leave it slightly down and find a way to play in it. Luckily he doesn't do it all too often.