December 22, 2009

I had a rash

Oh, the things I could tell you about life with a 2 1/2 year old right now. Let's just say that there are ups and downs. Good days and bad days. He says so many funny things . . . and does so many frustrating things.

Today, I put Jack down for a nap and sat down to nurse Bennett. As I was nursing him, I was thinking, "Wow . . . that was the easiest naptime ever." I should have known better.

As I was headed to Ben's room to put him down for a nap, I decided to check and make sure Jack was really asleep. It had been quiet in his room for about 20 minutes.

When I opened my door, I gasped audibly. He was laying in bed with his diaper next to him and diaper rash cream from head to toe. COVERED. It was all over his bed, his clothes, and literally covering every inch of his body. His head was the only thing not covered.

I just stared at him in disbelief and finally found it in me to mutter, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"

How did he respond?

"I had a rash, mama."

Oh, a rash? My bad . . . carry on.

I put Ben down and picked Jack up and took him right to the bathtub where I proceeded to scrub the cream off of him. I distinctly remember thinking, "There will never be a time that I find this remotely humorous."

Fortunately, I can laugh about it now.


Emily said...

Haha! Is that why you bought the Magic Stick? ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Sara, I laughed til I cried reading this (especially your "carry on" response)!

I have to tell you, my husband, as a toddler, once took a tube of Desitin (the old-fashioned, super-greasy kind) and squirted his Matchbox cars full of Desitin. I'm thinking his mama was not happy...

Anonymous said...

My son used the nasty, old Desitin to paint our bathroom mirror. It's still in the edges where I can't even get a toothpick in to scrape it out. Same son used toothpaste to cover every inch of the sink. And THAT is why he wasn't allowed to use the potty with the door closed until he was six!

Silver lining? At least he didn't use the contents of his diaper.

John Waldo said...

We walked into the dining room one time to find the two youngest under the table "finger painting" the under side of the table with margarine....

Jodi said...

Not that I'm glad it happened to you, but I am SO glad this didn't happen while I was there.