Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Reed Post

Just some quick things that I wanted to write down about bath time and some things Reed has said lately:

The boys were in the bathtub together and of course, Gaines was trying to drink the bathwater. I again told him not to do it and he again didn’t listen. He got a little choked and started coughing and Reed says “That’s what happens, Gaines”. Pretty sure he’s heard that before.

Also, I wanted to walk you all through Reed’s end of bath time routine. All of this is every night. Gaines has long been out of the tub as Reed likes to stay in and play for about forever. Finally, he’ll decide to get out and will let the water drain but he stays in until all the water is drained. He lays on his stomach head toward the faucet and holds all the toys back from the drain like it’s his job. He yells at the toys, “Nobody wants to get lost!” Once all the water is gone and the threat of losing a toy is gone, he stands up and stomps his feet in the tub as he yells, “FEE, FIE, FOE, FUM…I AM A GIANT. A SCARY, SCARY GIANT”. Then he gets out and runs in his room were one of us wraps him in a towel. Now he’s a bird in an egg. He stays that way until he’s warm enough and then he starts cracking. “Crack, crack, crack, crack” until his towel is all the way off. Then he runs around his room “tweeting” and flapping his wings until he is forced to put on pajamas.

A few other quick things…a couple of them are a little gross.

-We were all in the car over the weekend and Gaines was acting a fool like he does sometimes and almost under his breath Reed says, “What are we going to do with that child?” He might have heard that one before too.

-He likes to call Gaines, “Gaineser Waineser”. I’ve caught myself doing it some too.

-He told Beau the other day that he (Reed) needed to go on a jog so that he could be helpful.

-I caught him picking his nose the other day and told him if he kept doing it, worms would grow in his tummy. He said, “Well, I like worms”. Beau looked at me and smirked.

-I was using bleach in the bathroom the other day to clean something and he was right behind me watching. I kept asking him to leave the room because I didn’t think he should be inhaling bleach fumes. I told him to go in the den because this stuff really stinks and he said, “I know…it smells really, really yucky. It is making the boogers fall out of my nose”. I can assure you, he did not pick up that on from me.

I think that’s about it for now. I just wanted to get a couple of those written down.

Love to all,



Carrie said...

Oh, I love the "what are we going to do with that child" comment. Funny!

Triple J's Girl said...

First of all, I absolutely love reading your posts because I read them the way I assume you are talking and its identical to the way I talk! LOL! I hear myself saying the same things. This part about Reed in the tub brings back a major memory and I just have to share because I believe there's something to it. When I was little, I had a recurring dream (it was a nightmare to me at the time) about a huge bathtub that a giant lived in the bottom of. Basically the giant was laying in the bottom of the bathtub and there were a bunch of people standing on top of this giant. I was in the front, closest to the water coming down and was always afraid of getting burned. In every dream, the giant had to get up and help someone in the back of the tub from going down the drain. So when you wrote this about Reed and his giant and keeping things from going down the drain, it brought back this dream and it's just too crazy! Maybe there really is a giant in a bathtub somewhere.... HA! (Why I never thought anything about there being a bunch of people in a shower all together as strange I have no clue). I'm glad to see the boys are doing well, I've been reading since you were in the hospital with Gaines. Congrats on the race and keep writing funny stories about the boys!


Angie said...

I'm always entertained by your blogs. Thanks for the laughs! angie sasser