Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just Not in the Mood


The plan was to take this Sunday afternoon and blog about Rhode's second birthday we celebrated this week.

Well, to be honest, I'm just not in the mood to be singing his praises or celebrating his "two-ness" at the moment.

It might sound cruel, but I think by the end of my post, you might be on my side.

Let me back up a little...


I have gotten back into cooking lately, trying to switch up our dinner meals and be a little more creative. It cumulated into an effort Thursday evening to make homemade ravioli. I cooked all afternoon. The ravioli was painstakingly created along with a plum quick bread and a huge batch of cookies to be frozen for future use.

I was rolling the final batch of cookies to stick in the freezer when I noticed Rhode's cute little bum sticking out of the refrigerator.

"Rhode, what are you doing buddy?"


Yes, those are finger holes.

Ordering pizza sounding good to anyone else?



Then we come to last night. I was gathering pajamas and finishing other chores upstairs when Scarlet came running up the stairs.

"Mom, Rhode did something bad and made a BIG MESS!"

"You are gonna be SO mad," she added.


My mind raced as a cruised down the stairs. What would it be this time? The cereal box again? The flour container? Maybe something benign like the silverwear?

Nope


I'll let pictures speak their thousand words.





His mouth and teeth were also an insanely bright blue.

Scarlet asked curiously, "Rhode is that stuff yummy?"

"Yes," he replied as he stuck his finger in a puddle and licked it up.


Here's hoping mom will be in more of a birthday blogging mood next week. I can't help but wonder how much my mood will depend on how long my floor has a greenish tint.

OK, I must add this to my post.

Top 10 ways it could have been worse - By: Grandma Peggy

#10 - It could have been on the carpet.

#9 - Scarlet could have joined him in his shenanigans. Be grateful she acted appropriately by tattling even though Rhode will never trust her again!

#8 - It could have been toxic.

#7 - It could have happened when I was there and I would have had to clean it up.

#6 - It could have been permanent and then your little man would have had to go live with a remote Maori tribe with other similarly tattooed children.

#5 - He could have been turning 12 instead of 2 and that's a whole other kind of naughty that preceeds hurting small animals.

#4 - He could be strangely incurious - showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity, i.e. obtuse.

#3 - He could be ugly and then you wouldn't have cute pictures of that precious face and that adorable bum.

#2 - He is now qualified to be President of the United States because he knows what it's like to be colored. You can't put a price on that kind of experience!

#1 - It could have been poo.

14 comments:

Samantha and Tyrel Ross said...

well it looks like rhode is following in his sisters footsteps!!

Cassidy said...

Oh man. We loved Scarlet's "you're gonna be sooo mad." Sorry. Yeah Meg's not doing too hot with the 2 year old thing either.

ashleyboice said...

hilarious.

Sam and Rachel said...

Wow! How do boys cause such big messes in so little time? Sorry about your floor. I would be livid too. But the colorful bottom an mouth are pretty much hillarious. Hang in there. It'll get better. I mean, it had BETTER get better, right?

Kristy said...

Homemade ravioli, I'm impressed and Rhode is hilarious.

Campbell Family said...

Oh, but his little bum is so darn cute!

Peggy Dee said...

You know my mantra...
It could always be worse!
Top 10 ways it could have been worse -

#10 - It could have been on the carpet.
#9 - Scarlet could have joined him in his shenanigans. Be grateful she acted appropriately by tattling even though Rhode will never trust her again!
#8 - It could have been toxic.
#7 - It could have happened when I was there and I would have had to clean it up.
#6 - It could have been permanent and then your little man would have had to go live with a remote Maori tribe with other similarly tattooed children.
#5 - He could have been turning 12 instead of 2 and that's a whole other kind of naughty that preceeds hurting small animals.
#4 - He could be strangely
incurious - showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity, i.e. obtuse.
#3 - He could be ugly and then you wouldn't have cute pictures of that precious face and that adorable bum.
#2 - He is now qualified to be President of the United States because he knows what it's like to be colored. You can't put a price on that kind of experience!
#1 - It could have been poo.

Lori said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning.... I really needed one.

Kylie said...

this made my day haha i'm cracking up in the computer lab looking like a fool. Love you kacey! and you too rhode man!

Susan said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! So very funny. Of course, not for you, but definitely for us! Good luck, Kacey!

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

IT could have been worse. I try to tell myself that almost everyday!

Oh I want some raveoli please!~

stout family said...

what a stinker...but a lovable stinker none the less! just want to pinch that bum!!!

camery said...

Oh dear. There's nothing worse than the time between the incident and the time when it's finally funny. In the spirit of empathy, I refused to laugh out loud. I can't promise I didn't want to.

Stacie said...

Yep...LOVED. THAT. LIST!!!