It is never a good sign when the house gets too quiet – post your stories

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@Aelie:  Oh my goodness! That’s hilarious!

My dog loves being around his people. Anytime that he’s not right by us when we’re all together then something is wrong. One time, he was busily munching on an apple he found in my gym bag. Apparently apples can upset a dog’s stomach. We caught him in time though.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@Aelie:  LOL, I havent caught my daughter with markers yet..I caught her splashing her toys in the toilet the other day though.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

OMG – is that marker all over your walls too?  Good luck with your cleaning!

I don’t have any kids yet, but one of my favorite stories my SIL told me was when my nephews were 2 and 4 (about a year ago).  She was working on something in the kitchen when she realized that the boys, who had been playing in their room, were very quiet.  She went to check on them, and found them both totally naked, sitting on the shelves in their closet.  They had pulled down all their clothes and toys to make a little mountain to climb up onto the shelf.  And for some reason they needed to be buck naked to do this. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh my goodness…what a mess!

 

My SIL just sent me photos of my niece and nephew. They had thrown half the contents of their playroom out the window into the yard.  Bad babies! She made them bring everything back in and said it took the better part of an hour.  On a related note, SIL has someone coming to give her an estimate to put screens on the windows in that room.  I’d post the pics, but they’re not my babies.  

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oye, no marker mess yet, than again we don’t let him have markers yet.

He has thrown his sippy cups in the garbage though.

 Yesterday it was just him and I and it got quiet, he was standing by the kitchen sink, just standing there. I could tell he was trying to poop. Yep he made his poop face… so guess who got to change a diaper… yay me

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Aelie:  At least the marker washes off! One day my (then) 5 year old daughter played “hairdresser” with our 3 year old daughter. 3-year-old’s not-so-delightful haircut was there for months and is preserved in lots of photos. And before anyone accuses me of being a bad mother for leaving scissors in reach, they were those blunt-ended craft scissors. They’re meant to only cut paper, but let me tell you they also cut hair.

p.s. It must be genetic, because my sister and I did the same thing.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Sassygrn:  Oooo, the stealth poops are pretty hilarious (at least when you’re just hearing about them).  My younger nephew went through a stage where he would go hide when he had to poop (he was being resistant to toilet training).  My mom told me that she would find toys in closets because he took them with him, or once she found her foot massager under her desk turned on because he liked to go under there, like a little poop cave or something Tongue Out

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wish that mine had gotten into markers. I was doing homework when my two year came in to show me her face.

 

 

Nail Polish!! She had let her sister paint her face. Took a diaper wipe and lots of scrubbing before that came out. Apologies for the size, not quite sure how to edit a picture from my phone.

Also excuse the top nakedness, she’s at that stage where as soon as we get home she strips. I’m just glad she finally stopped stripping over friends/relatives houses if we stayed longer than 10 minutes.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SadieBee:  Yeah DH’s nephew who is now 18 apparently when he was a toddler would go hide behind the couch to poop.  I heard that story many of a time,  his parents and my DH like to give him a hard time about that now days.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t have kids but in high school I babysat a 2 and 3 year old (both girls) for full weekends several times while the parents were on vacation.  The last weekend before I quit for college, I made a chocolate cake with them, we iced it, cut little slices, ate them, cleaned up etc.  I was a couple days away from going to be with my then-long distance boyfriend and dying to talk to him and the wifi only worked on one side of the (small) house.  So I’m sitting in the room trying to get wifi and I suddenly I realize the kids, who had been reading in their room, were not making any noise.  I get up and come out to the kitchen and there is CAKE EVERYWHERE.  (I put the cake on the very back of the counter in case the dog tried to go for it, but the kids silently carried a chair from the dining room into the kitchen and dug into the cake with bare hands.)  I ended up vacuuming crumbs, wiping down everything, and giving immediate baths.  Fortunately the dog was passed out elsewhere and no chocolate was ingested.  

Nowadays, we have a dog that doesn’t like to ask to go out.. and will sneak off and poop in the back hallway every couple weeks if we forget to haul his butt outside regularly.  I think he gets a thrill from it. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1994

One morning I was trying to get motivated to get out of bed when I suddenly heard little footsteps running down the hall. I jumped out of bed and went to investigate and my 2 year old son comes out of his dads office looks at me hides something behind his back and says ” I don’t got no money’s” my husbands wallet was in pieces all over his office floor and the $100.00 that used to be in it was tucked safely in little mans piggy bank! 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

When my older daughter was about 3 1/2, she cornered our beagle with a bottle of lotion and lubed him up.  As in he was SLICK!  I said “what are you doing???” And she replied “He had dry skin!”.  I bathed that dog like 7 times!

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