Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Can I borrow some toothpaste?

This is one of those moments that I really wish we had gotten a picture but we didn't. May the story begin.

Yesterday after we had finished playing outside before dinner we sent Eli upstairs to clean up. We called up to him a couple of times during the process of making dinner to make sure everything was OK. The report was always positive. Well, dinner was ready so Alicia went upstairs to check on him. And what a surprise she found.

Now close your eyes, well, that would make reading this difficult so imagine with your eyes open.

Imagine a 4 year old. Stark naked, sitting indian style in the bathroom sink covered from chin to toes in toothpaste. He was making a valiant effort to fix the mess he was in. He was quite distraught about how we were going to get the toothpaste off.

Well, Alicia extracted him from the sink and move him to the tub. A more appropriate location for bathing a 4 year old. Well, we told him to clean himself off, gave him his washcloth and drew up a bath.

Needless to say, he gets these ideas from Curious George who is now on the banned book list. Our list is a very short one, currently consisting of one item, Curious George. Now perhaps some background is needed. A few months back we checked out a book in which George counts from 1 to 100. Number 18 happens to be drawing 18 toothpaste pictures on the bathtub. Well, Eli didn't use the bathtub as his canvas, he used the mirror. The second time he deposited a fair amount of toothpaste into the soap dispenser. And now incident number 3.

So, toothpaste is now in our possesion to be doled out in pea sized quantities as it should.

He is still working on purchasing more paint so he can do more art. Last week's paint money went torwards new dishwashing soap (1/2 bottle makes lots of bubbles). This week's goes torwards more toothpaste. Perhaps next week he'll get his paint.

To be honest, we're chuckling while we write this. Last night, not so much.

Hope you got a good chuckle out of it, we sure did.

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