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2007 January 15 » Philoxenos

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Floods and other things that happen when mothering preschoolers

15th January 2007

Floods and other things that happen when mothering preschoolers

**I actually already typed this once and lost it completely because of some freak computer problem, so upon the brilliant suggestion of my husband, I’m going to type this offline and then just cut and paste**

Today two things happened that were the result of my forgetting the environment in which I’m working, that being one with two little people. First thing – it was amazingly, horribly hot and humid today. I can’t tell you what the actual temperature was but in my advanced state of pregnancy it felt like a hundred degrees (Celcius or Fahrenheit, you choose) and that was the only thermometer I was paying attention to. About 4 pm when I felt like I was going to melt into the ground like the wicked witch in Wizard of Oz I decided we should play in the bathtub. I got the 16 month old down to her birthday suit and brought her into the tub with me (I was in my swimsuit, if that question happened to cross your mind). She didn’t think this was my most brilliant plan and protested very loudly. She finally acclimated and then farted on my leg, which made her giggle quite a bit. Considering that her farts normally come directly prior to other activities, I quickly finished up our little cooling-down session and got her out.

Meanwhile, the 3yo decided that instead of a soothing, cool bath she wanted to bathe all of her Little People in the baby bath, which we’ve had stored away for months and I can’t even believe she remembers it was there. But I figured this was a rather innocuous request, so why not? Why not indeed. We got it out, filled it up and she baptised all the people and animals while her sister and I splashed in the bath. At some point she decided she had enough and left the bathroom, with the baby bath still full of water. And then enters little miss 16 month old back into the bathroom. Which is now unattended. DO YOU SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING? The next thing I hear from the bedroom where I’m getting dressed is CRASH – WHOOSH! At this point part of my brain has already figured out what happened and the other part is desperately trying to talk the first part out of such a stupid idea, figuring that denial is definitely the best option. I walk into the bathroom, which is now flooded completely with water and Little People, and the 16mo looks at me like – huh? What’s the matter? The 3yo rushes in and says “Look at all this mess!” and promptly starts to splash around in the massive puddle which is our bathroom floor. I, on the other hand, desperately wish I could just lay down in the water on the floor because at least I would be cooler. I didn’t get my wish, by the way.

Second thing – bear with me, this is much shorter. I have been selling quite a few things on Trade Me, NZ’s answer to Ebay. Tonight I got an email from a buyer to say that instead of receiving the two Father of the Bride DVDs that she bought, she received a Ted Dekker book, but she would still really like those DVDs. That can only mean that someone in Ohope will be opening up their letter box to discover that instead of the thrilling Ted Dekker book she had hoped for, she got two DVDs. I quickly sent off an email to both buyers to try to orchestrate a solution and I just pray it works. And of course I’ll be out $14, the cost of shipping both items back to me and then on to the appropriate people. Fortunately the book didn’t cost me anything and I got a very good price for the DVDs. But this all happened because yesterday I had five items to ship and I was addressing them while trying to remove the leech which masquerades as a 16 month old little girl. A constant theme in my head today – does anyone want to adopt a 30 year old expectant mother? I remember the summer days when I was a kid when my only responsibility was to get my chores done by noon and I would spend hours and hours just laying on the couch, reading library books. But the most important part – IT WAS IN THE AIRCONDITIONING!!

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