Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Second Child

When you have had a first child that never got into anything...

When you no longer believe that childproofing is necessary...

When you think that your daughter's lip gloss will be safe in your bathroom...

When you think that your very own make-up and nail polish is just fine in your bathroom drawers...

YOU WILL BE PROVEN WRONG!!!

That second child will find his sister's lip gloss in the afternoon, and knowing exactly what it is, decorate the entire bottom of his face with lovely shades of pink and blue.

Later in the evening, while mom and sister are out of the house and dad is cooking dinner, he will trot back to the bathroom, where he will find the lip gloss now missing (AKA thrown in the trash), and decide instead to try out mom's lipstick.

Then he will see the pretty bottles of nail polish, and knowing what those are for as well, will paint his nails a lovely shade of wine.

Figuring he can get away with the crime, by putting away the bottle, he will promptly leave it in the make-up drawer with the top off, and daddy will then find that the entire drawer has been covered in nail polish.

Amazingly, only 2 tiny drips were on our bathroom floor just inches from the carpet. At least we can say, he was careful.

He just didn't remember the closing the bottle step.

4 comments:

Mom to Four said...

Oh, my goodness. That is way too funny. Well, it is funny from way down here. I didn't have to clean it up and suffer.

mom-in-training said...

Something about those second kids... ;) I just cringed as I read about the nail polish all over the cabinet. Yuck. I bet that was a joy to clean!

Anonymous said...

That's MY nephew!!

Jill said...

I agree with Celeste- it sounds funny to us since we didn't have to clean it. But, it also sounds familiar. My daughter didn't get into anything as a baby. We thought we had childproofed the house, but realized what childproofing really meant when the boys came along. Although...she did do quite a number on my carpet with a marker once...