What crazy things has your child done?

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What crazy things has your child done?
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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 11:51am

The plumber just came and fixed our toilet. It was stopping up and flushing really, really slow. Not a good thing when you have one bathroom and a ton of visitors. The plumber, a close friend since he pratically lives at our house, had to turn it up and found a bar of soap in it. What child tries to flush a bar of soap? A toddler named Alex.


I would get a toilet lock but I have nightmares of needing to go and not getting it to work. I am not very coordinated and child proof things always get me. Zak has to open medication for me.


Devin always says childproof means Kristiproof.

"I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it"

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 12:20pm
I can relate! Our toilet wasn't working properly a few years ago....eventually we found a child's toothbrush stuck in a very difficult to retrieve spot....my DS (then 5 or 6)admitted flushing the toothbrush after it fell on the floor and since it was dirty...he was getting rid of it...huh? We ended up having to take the entire toilet off to retrieve the brush and then put it back.
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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 12:34pm
When we had renters our tenant was complaining that her toilet was backing up. DH snaked it and couldn't find anything wrong. Finally, he took it apart and found a fork stuck in it.
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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 12:42pm
My DS2 got his head stuck between the wall and the radiator when he was 20 mos. old (it was in June so it wasn't hot). I was watching him play with a little ball and he was whining because it went behind the radiator. But he got his head stuck between the end of the radiator and the wall (it was in a corner). I couldn't get his head out because of the valve in the way. He was getting hysterical and I was panicking. My folks were with me so my mom called 911. In the meantime, my dad got the idea to take the valve off the radiator. He did and water sprayed *EVERYWHERE* and we had a police car, fire engine and ambulance in front of our house. DS2 and I stepped out onto the front porch after we got his head out and we were soaking wet (along with my dad) and the police officer was laughing and so was all our neighbors.

When DS2 was about 5 he got his head stuck in an automatic revolving door in a grocery store. He was fine but everyone thought I was a lunatic for yelling at him. I had told him "don't run ahead of me, don't run ahead of me, *DON'T RUN AHEAD OF ME..." over and over. He ran ahead of me. Didn't know whether to go into the revolving door or not so stood there while it closed on his head. Luckily it had a sensor and reversed itself. I was so mad at him because he just does not listen! LOL! I was yelling at him for not listening to me, and everyone was looking at me like I was the worst mother in the world. But I know my son. I knew he was fine. And he does stuff like that all the time!

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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 2:28pm
LOL. I once called our sewer commissioner for an article I was writing, and the secretary said, "your name sounds so familiar, why is that?" Our older son used to flush toys down the toilet so often that she remembered us, LOL. There was no lock or contraption that could stop him. He especially liked to flush any toy that resembled a fish or dolphin. He wanted to "send them back to the ocean."

I'm laughing now, but it really wasn't very funny at the time.

Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear it. I just heard the good news and popped back over, just in case you were still checking in.
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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 3:05pm
Number One Son became fascinated with the little trap door on the VCR. He was also in a phase where he would eat nothing but grilled cheese. You can guess what happened next.

We also had the episode where the boys decided to experiment with hair color over at Grandma's. Number Two Son was Change of Life Blonde for about six weeks. He was a huge hit at school,though.

Now they are learning to cook a little bit and they compete to see who can make the weirdest and/or grossest thing that's still edible. You should see our Christmas cookies--it's like Fear Factor with egg nog.

 

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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 4:04pm
Hey Kristi, the only toilet lock that works worth anything is the one from One Step Ahead. And it's really user friendly! Chase loves to play w/it! SIGH.

Hmmmm...let's see...there is the fact that he climbs our oven to reach stuff--that started when he was going for the brownies cooling on the stovetop. Or the fact that he is addicted to dog food and drinking out of the dog's water bowl. ICK, ICK, ICK. My son thinks he's a dog--what can I say?

Totally OT, but we had our first speech meeting today. She like quadrupled his vocabulary--I've never felt like such an *ss in my life. ACK! I don't think it will be long before he's a chatterbox like mama...WATCH OUT WORLD!;)

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Mon, 12-22-2003 - 11:40pm
This isn't household-related, but it's something really dumb that Joel did when he was about 5.

Picture this: One day I entered the den to find my son, lying flat on the floor, bouncing up and down with a penny balanced on his chin and singing "When the Saints Go Marching In."

Drugs, I tell ya...

So anyway, I had to throw in the obligatory mom warning: "Joel, take that penny off of there before it goes into your mouth."

He kept on singing.

"Joel, take that penny off your chin NOW!"

At this point he's belting out the chorus, and suddenly the thing just falls down his throat!

Luckily he was still very small then, because I'd kill myself doing this now, but I ran over, picked him up upside down and the penny just fell out. I was scared to death and ready to slug him, both at the same time. ;-) Thankfully it didn't turn into a Rescue 911 situation but it came awfully close. I can think back on it now and laugh at the visual, but to this day I have to wonder what in the world possessed him to try that particular activity!


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Tue, 12-23-2003 - 3:14am
hmmmm when she was 5 on Mother's Day she decided to fix me breakfast in bed after her father went to work. I woke to the sounds of something exploding coming from the kitchen, a few moments later my daughter presented me with two slices of toast (a bit underdone) two slices of bacon (more than a bit under done :-) ) and two eggs...cooked in the microwave in their shells...THAT was the explosion...She had put the eggs in the microwave shell and all...
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Tue, 12-23-2003 - 7:50pm
OMG!! everytime im up here on ps, my dh asks me if im writing my book. i really could. um, the toilet thing??? when our ds2 was a toddler i said we should have bought stock in the wax ring company, as we bought two and four at a pop, usually once a week. he flushed a bar of soap down my parents toilet, and my dh and dad each had the opposite hand wrapped up in bandages before this happened from two seperate accidents, and pulled the toilet out together, each using one hand!!! my dh got so good at pulling toilets out and putting them back, he can probably do it in record time by now. he pulled one of our toilets out because it wouldnt flush, and got a wash cloth out of it. put it back, flushed and it overflowed again. he pulled it out a second time, took it outside and turned it upside down over his head, and a fisher-price tea cup fell out!!!! ds2 also flushed the cardboard center left from the toilet paper down dh's grandmother's toilet, when dh was deathly ill and hadnt had the strength to pull the toilet out. i asked grandma where her plunger was and she said she didnt have one. i said, "what do you mean????". LOL.

those are just *some* of my potty stories, we also have the ds2 eating childrens co-tylenol in a second flat while we were right there. he ate my bc pills during the middle of the night while we slept. he climbed out the window while we slept. he ran into the side of a moving car. he would sneak out of the house and show up in my neighbors house without her knowing til she turned around and jumped out of her skin, as she did not expect to see kenneth climbing in her pantry!

i promise, i watched that boy like a hawk, and he would wait for my eyes to shift for two seconds, and he was outta there. do ya think i put him in nursery school as soon as i could????? H@LL, YEAH!!! he drove me nuts!!!

he is now 16, and has come to his senses. i dont have to watch him like that anymore. do ya see why i always say im tired??? ROFLMAO!!!

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Tue, 12-23-2003 - 7:57pm
I asked my ped. if the reckless, senseless ones ever developed common sense. Her answer: Eventually after many visits to the ER. Lovely. Alex has the sense of a chicken. He has already broken the family record for needing stitches the earliest when he fell on a garden trowl this summer. Devin and I were right beside him too!

"I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it"

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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