Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bad Mother Moment....

I was SO tired today. I had no energy. So I may have let Grayson have the run of the house the last few hours before his bed time. I was upstairs going through the mail, and Gray went downstairs -- usually he just plays with the video game controllers and his pony toy, but this is also where the dog bowls are. He usually heads for them, hesitates, looks up at me, sees me watching, and turns around to play with something else. BUT this time I was not watching. I was being lazy. So of course he took the opportunity to go at it. I first heard him splashing in the water dish. I half-heartedly said "Grayson. You know you're not supposed to play in Ollie's dishes. Come here, please." Of course he ignored me. So I decided to ignore HIM (hehe) and let him have his fun. As long as it doesn't hurt him, it's fine, right? It was almost his bath time anyway. So I hear lots of splashing, lots of giggling. So cute. Then I hear the clinking and rustling of the dog food. More giggling. And then it goes quiet. Okay, I think to myself, I guess I better go stop him now before he chokes on the dog food, because I know he's now eating it. So I hoist myself off the floor, go downstairs, and find this:



Gray was happily eating as much of the dog food as he could (of course shoving his cheeks full as soon as he heard me coming), while throwing the rest of the food everywhere around him. He had already splashed all of the water out of the bowl, but had kindly replaced the water with his favorite toy elephant. Or maybe he was trying to give the elephant a bath. I don't know which -- but it's in the water dish! And I love that Ollie is just watching him like "Hey, that's MINE!!!" And just to round out my bad mother moment, of course I took a picture with my phone before I scooped all of the dog food out of his mouth and took him up to his bath. Hey, he had fun. No one got hurt. And I was just so darn tired! I'll do better tomorrow.

14 comments:

Hannah said...

hahahahaha. I love it! So cute! Miss you guys!

TRIBE'S said...
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TRIBE'S said...

OK so I'm laughing really hard right now!! He is so cute and you are the best Mother!!!

Jennifer said...

What is up with kids and dog food? Cute picture.

Sarah & Trent said...

Yahhhh ahhaaa haha that's so dang funny! Oreos and dog food. He's getting a nice little variety of fun food experiences. I agree with Lydia, you ARE the best momma.

Amy said...

That is so funny! If that is being a bad mother then I must be really bad!!!

Jacque, Tyson and Jackson said...

Thats so funny! What a fun little guy you have...

The Rice's said...

Oh how silly. I just love that he knows you are coming and shoves in all the dog food he can. LOL!! He has such a funny personality. I think you have many more exciting moments ahead. :)

Cassi and Chadd said...

That is awesome! I can't say it hasn't happened to me before...whoops!

Katie said...

I love it!!! You are not a bad mother at all! That's hilarious!

Ben and KoriAnn said...

Love that baby gray is looking at you totally innocent. So cute!

The Melo Family said...

That is so cute!

Harmony said...

Don't worry, Hali eats dog food too.

Ty and Ber said...

Maybe if you let him eat the Oreos he wouldn't go for the dog food?? JK. What a cute kid. I love the "I don't have dog food in my mouth, Mom" look that he has on his face!