Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Oh these are great!! Glad E is older but I miss the funny stuff!
I have a similar story Lockwood,
We live out too and drive over an hour to the grocery store in Fayetteville. It's one of the windiest most dangerous hwy's in the country. E was about 18 months and we were heading to the store and meet for dinner with my parents. Going around a corner I got run off the road by a logging truck, barely missed a culvert and screamed out "Oh Sh!t!!!!!!". Those were her first real words.
I went out to feed one evening and left DH in charge of the kid (1 1/2), usually I took her with me but it was raining. We were living down by the river in our cabin, 1 room, about 450 sq. ft. not including a loft as big as our bed where DH & I slept, E's bed was under the ladder in the kitchen. Oh good times!!!
So I'm out for all of 2 mins and go back in to get a rain jacket. Did the Mom scan and INSTANTLY knew the kid was GONE! DH started looking for her and ran out the door, I looked up to my right and low and behold that kid had climbed a 15ft. ladder and was standing on the edge of the loft!!!!!!!
Another Oh sh!t moment. How on earth do you loose ONE kid in ONE room?
I went to visit my Mom and left the kid and DH at home. (I know, should have known better right?) I got a call 5 mins after I walked in parents door, DH was screaming bloody murder:
"HELP, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DOOOOOO!!!!! HELP ME HELP MEEEEEEE!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!!"
I started shaking and asked as calmly as I could "Is there blood?"
"NOOOO NOOOOOOOO!" he screamed "It's alll OVER, HELP MEEEEE!!!!"
I asked "What's all over dear?"
"YOUR MARKERS!!!!" "SHE'S COVERED AND I CAN'T GET IT OFFFFFF!!!!!!"
DH had spaced out on the computer and thought E was coloring next to him with crayons... Oh noooo, she was coloring HERSELF with my permanent art markers. Her body was SOLID purple, brown, black, green, and her face had brown swirls and patches ALL OVER. Didn't come off for a WEEK.
You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!! What do you mean what do I mean?