Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It Could Be Worse

You know how you are really grateful for a quiet moment? But then, the quiet moment goes on too long, and you wonder why you are so blessed - so blessed, in fact, that you begin to doubt that things could be so good? Yes, you know what I'm talking about.

This happened one day. This is what we found.


Parker was playing at the sink. He found the flour.


Parker discovered what happens when you mix flour and water. Dough. A lot of it. Everywhere. And all over the rug below.


Look. He is so proud.

It could be worse.

33 comments:

Tracy said...

Ours was a complete emptying out of the saran wrap, aluminum foil, plastic baggy drawer. Cute picture but then we made sure to move that stuff out of the reach of small hands.

MultipleMum said...

It is never good when they are quiet! Mine are usually writing all over the walls or something. Parker is such a cutie! Good luck washing those clothes.

Melissa said...

How cute are those pics?! I have had two stupid dogs get out the flour and a bunch of other food from the pantry one day. HUGE mess. I felt like moving. Ha!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Oh...one of THOSE quiet moments. You have them with dogs too. You sort of fade into the bliss....and then you wonder what sort of trouble is brewing right under your nose.

Oi.

Parker's hair looks really long in those pictures! Maybe one day he'll be a chef. :)

PAM T said...

Yes, we have those moments too..lol Cameron's was with a magic marker. He ended up coloring his thighs and stomach with red marker. It did not wash off. Thank God it is still pant weather..lol

Jen said...

The things that kids get into just doesn't surprise me any more.

Or at least, it shouldn't.

That one girl said...

Yeah it could be worse. I had one of those quiet moments once. I went in and found Sawyer had opened up his diaper and smeared the poop all over the walls and his face. Nice.

Mama Hen said...

That is so funny! You are right about longing for a quiet moment and then when it is too quiet we know something is up! I hope you are doing great my friend! have a great night!

Mama Hen

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

This kid I baby-sat for was on time out when I got there one day. The mom had taken a quick 4-minute shower, put in a DVD. Came out, the kid had put play-dough in the toaster oven.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

We haven't mixed flour and water yet, but we have had our share of messes. Two days ago, my daughter found the salt shaker and emptied out the entire contents on the floor.

Ratz said...

Ooooh! That is the silence before the storm.

Annette said...

OMG! Every time there is a quiet moment in our house, our little guy is up to mischief. Oh boy did you have a clean-up job on your hands! I hope you enjoyed the quiet moment before it turned into a cleaning one (lol). Too funny!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Aahhh, quiet and kids, never a good combo!


Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Style Maniac said...

Aww, pretty cute, I think. (Of course, I didn't have to clean it up!)

WhisperingWriter said...

Ha, cute, my daughter loves messing with flour.

Babes Mami said...

He's like what? This is amazing!!

MomZombie said...

It's a rite of passage. I recall my oldest and her best friend being too quiet in the bathroom too long. They had whipped up some kind of potion using all the products under the cabinet. Then they tried to flush it down the toilet.

Rebekah C said...

Oh my GOSH! I have pictures SO similar of my oldest around that age. Little stinkers! Sometimes all you can do is *sigh* and reach for the camera.

colbymarshall said...

Coulda been peanut butter. That wouldve been even grosser. Ew.

Caitlin {Pacifier In My Pocket} said...

Oh my goodness, so cute and such a mess at the same time! But you are totally right, it could have been waaaaaay worse!

julie said...

Ah yes. I know all too well about the "quiet" play. One of those events ended with toothpaste all over a child from hair to toes as well as rubbed into the carpet. Too much of a good thing isn't always a good thing. At least he had fun and he's cute as the dickens so that makes it a bit easier as well.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such a thoughtful comment yesterday. I hope you have a wonderful end to the week!

Mama Hen said...

You have two awards waiting for you! I hope you are doing great my friend!

Mama Hen

Young Wife said...

Oh, my goodness. He is adorable. But how long did that take to clean up?

cutefatgirl said...

Just keep repeating that "it could be worse" in the next months when your picking up tiny pieces of homemade play dough.... :)

LindaFaye said...

Yes. How I do know when the silence has lasted too long... Fun times!!

Draft Queen said...

While I realize this was a giant mess for you, he looks so happy and cute playing in it!

green said...

If this is how Triathletes act when they are in training, well than no thank you! =) So funny, even funnier because it is not surprising to this mommy of 2.

Mommyfriend Lori said...

Simply perfect. :)

Julia Writer said...

This reminds me of my youngest at that age! Cute as all get out but you never know what he was going to get into next :)

Tenille @ Help!Mum said...

Yep, you've always got to worry when it all goes quiet.

Tina said...

oh my goodness i know that feeling well! there is never a moments peace with kids is there!

Tina from Mummy Diaries

hotpants™ said...

When it's quiet at my house, my daughter is either grabbing stuff off of the kitchen counter or dragging out all of my tampons.

Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy said...

oh my!!! What a crazy but FUN (for him, not you) mess. That sounds like something my Lucas would do. Making a mental note to HIDE the flour.