Step 1: Find yourself in possession of a very comfortable couch that has seen better days.
Step 2: Lay slipcover across the middle of it.
Step 3: Consult written directions for the next step while giggling son climbs all over it.
Step 4: Remove giggling son and spread slipcover over half of the couch.
Step 5: Consult written directions for next step while giggling son races to abandoned couch…..
….. And gets a suspicious twinkle in his eyes.
Step 6: Shake your head and laugh as giggling son climbs all over your work.
Step 7: Mercilessly tickle armpits of giggling son until he is paralyzed with delicious laughter.
Step 8: Remove giggling son and cover the rest of the couch with slipcover while giggling son returns.
Step 9: Give up and wait until giggling son is asleep and strong husband is home to do some serious tucking.
Two to provide the tools.
Two to saw the doorknob off a locked closet.
One to give the rescued toddler a plastic firefighter hat.
And another to give him junior firefighter badge stickers.
Tip for the Day:
If you ever buy a house that (very strangely) has door knobs on random doors around the house…..
….. That can only be unlocked by a key.
And the previous owner doesn’t give you that key.
Replace the door knobs.
Before you have to call 9-1-1.
- Of the five doors in our house like this, Bubbers picked the safest one to suddenly learn to lock himself behind.
- My blessed son waited to lock himself in my closet with all my clothes until after I was fully dressed for the day.
- He remained completely calm as we waited and talked through the door about the firefighters who were coming to help him open the door.
- The firefighters were extremely understanding, helpful and sweet toward Bubbers.
- Bubbers loves to play peek-a-boo in my hanging shirts. So when I told him to go hide in my clothes before the firefighter started to saw, he knew what I was talking about and did it. So he was safe.
Where we’re headed after lunch:
To pick up five new non-key lock door knobs at Lowe’s.
p.s. The last time I called 9-1-1 was almost exactly one year ago.
And it also involved a locked door.
My favorite things about this video:
- How he plays “silent” slides off the harmonica
- That his Daddy taught him how to play
- How much he loves to see himself on the video camera screen (and what a funny, unpredictable ham he becomes!)
- How carefully he puts the harmonica away
- How I ask him to play after he’s so carefully put it in its case
- His sweet requests to “See self” after I close the video camera screen
- His dear wave and “Love you”
- That he knows his Daddy is coming home after a business trip out of town :):)
p.s. Thank you for the harmonica, Papa and gg! We all love it.
Yesterday morning, my Prince Charming announced he was taking a surprise vacation day from work.
He had canceled all his meetings and cleared his schedule to stay home and have fun with me and the Little Man.
I was so excited!
He had never surprised me with a vacation day like this before and I thought it was wonderful.
Unfortunately, my body had other plans.
And a few hours later, it was painfully clear that I had suddenly contracted a bad stomach virus.
So Charming spent his surprise vacation day playing with Bubbers and taking care of me as I languished on the couch.
And I repeatedly told him how sorry I was that we weren’t having the fun he had planned.
But every time he sweetly replied, “I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
And then he’d cover me with a blanket or hand me a new can of ginger ale.
It’s been an absolute blessing to have him home.
But I do hope another surprise vacation day comes our way when a stomach virus doesn’t. :)