Friday, February 19, 2010

I Should Have Known Better...

You had me going Jake, you really really did.

For months now, I've seen you playing with the cardboard tube that comes from the center of the toilet paper roll. I've watched you get it wet in the sink, unroll it, let it dry and then use it to paint on. Sure, I thought it was a little weird, but who am I to stand in the way of your creative genius?

For months now, I've also been very irritated with the one and only toilet in our house. It seems to get plugged all the time lately. I've had my suspicions. You were at the top of the list. And yet, you were very insistent that you had not put anything down the potty that is not supposed to go down the potty.

So, I started buying cheaper toilet paper, because someone must just be using too much at a time.

It wasn't until a couple of days ago when I met you coming out of the bathroom, with a fresh cardboard tube, that it hit me. I am the mother of boys, I should have figured this out waaaay sooner.

I'd JUST refilled that toilet paper roll...I knew it had been full. (Sidenote: I've also been perplexed as to why we're going through so much toilet paper the last few months...)

You were indeed right, you had not been flushing anything "foreign" down the potty...just a roll of toilet paper in order to get to the precious cardboard tube. What had I been thinking, all those times I saw you with a new tube?!? That you'd just always happened upon an empty one in the bathroom?!?

You got me kid...you got me real good. But from now on, can you just check the recycling container for some cardboard...I think you'll find it much less work...and probably far less entertaining as well.

Love you, my baby boy who is soon to be a big brother. You never cease to amaze me.

24 comments:

  1. I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER understand the way a boy thinks and I have four of them. They never cease to amaze me!

    God definitely created these little guys to give Moms like us the life of adventure!

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  2. wow, ur boy is creative and have a scientific sense that wetting a tube can soften and unroll it! to top it off, he seems to be artistic and very fond of painting. maybe u can consider giving him some paint or bigger canvas paper he can paint on?

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  3. haha! I'm gonna send you a little gifty once you have this baby. Maybe I'll include a package of toilet paper for Jake!

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  4. I'm giggling. Only because it wasn't my kid that did it. ;-) It really is kinda funny though.

    -FringeGirl

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  5. What a hoot! I'm glad you solved the mystery :)

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  6. I heart little boys......Even when mean things to my house. I heart little boys.

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  7. Jake l have a big bag of toilet rolls for you here at the library ..... come and get them any time you feel the need to.....

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  8. Are you sure?!?

    Because, come on. Look at that FACE. He's totally innocent!

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  9. Sweet little boys and their creative minds...

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  10. Thank you for sharing such a sweet story!

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  11. wow.
    thats all i can say.
    oh, and haha...
    its just too funny.

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  12. That is utterly hilarious!

    You're gonna have to eat your Wheaties to stay a step ahead of your boys!

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  13. I'll start saving him our tubes and put them in with the baby gift!! *smile*

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  14. That is AWESOME! I love boys and how their minds work!! I snickered the entie time I was reading this, I can see my littlest doing something like this.

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  15. OK, I'm, giggling over this! First of all, my girls would never think to do that and second I would never think that they were snagging it!

    Your good!!

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  16. So funny! Kids have such creative little minds!

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  17. Jake, you are awesome!!!! I can so see that it our Noah.. keep up the genious buddy. Teach that little one well..

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