Yes, it was one of those days today. Actually, it wasn’t really a bad day, but it started off looking like it was going to be one. I woke up and discovered that Cricket had managed to unscrew the cap from a full tube of Desitin. Evidently, he thought it would make a wonderful styling accessory because his hair was full of it. I guess he also thought it would make great make-up, because his face was covered in it, too. Naturally, it was all over his hands. He got it in his bedding, on his feet, on his door. It was a mess.
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take a picture of said mess until after I’d already started cleaning him up. This required a bath. Cricket hates baths. If you asked him – and if he could speak with an adult vocabulary – he would tell you that baths are the latest form of water torture devised by the CIA. Giving him a bath is a two-man job and there are times when a third man would be much appreciated. Instead, I was on my own this morning, until Miss Tadpole showed up. Watching the two of us trying to give Cricket a bath was like watching Three Men and a Baby. Or, you know, any of those videos they show on AFV of dads changing their kids’ diapers while wearing gas masks and/or trying not to vomit. You’d think I’d never given a baby a bath before, but I have, I swear! It’s just that this kid despises water. He doesn’t even really like to drink it. He would much rather have milk, though juice will do in a pinch. But I digress.
Clearly, the fight to win the washing-up made me late for work. It also made me wet. Luckily, I was still in my pajamas, so at least I didn’t have to find new work clothes and then change into them, thus making myself even later for work than I already was. I succeeded in getting most of the Desitin out of Cricket’s hair, but it’s still a bit stiff in places, so I really should wash it again. Tomorrow. When Seymour is home and available to help. *sigh*
Anyway, once I got to work, the day went pretty smoothly, outside of a little craziness around the time my coworker left for lunch. And now I have a lovely four-day weekend to look forward to, filled with good times with good friends (and pretty dresses!). But now it’s time for bed. See you all on the flip side!
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