Monday, July 2, 2012

My toothbrush is a thing that haunts me...

There are very few moments as nasty as realizing when you hear the toilet flush, that the only other person at home is SmallDaughter (who has no business being in the bathroom, since she is not potty trained!). Upon entering the bathroom, things took an immediate nosedive, when I saw she was A) brushing her teeth, B) with a toothbrush she had just removed from the swirling potty water, and C) That it was MY toothbrush. My former toothbrush, that is.

We have been having a very quiet life this week, because she can't regulate her body temp. She doesn't sweat, and these high temps are really dangerous for her. I find it slightly ironic that my only child who would LOVE to be outdoors 24/7 can't be allowed to, and the other two have to be shoved out physically!

I am working on my plans for having an awesome "summer camp" with the various small fry who are coming to stay with me during the summer. I practiced today, by making up "surprise bags" for the 3 grandchildren of my friend Miss Pat, who have come to stay with her. There is one bag for each day.

Some of the coolness included:

Supplies to make ice cream in baggies
Bubble Blow
Stuff to make Jello Jigglers in the shape of Nascar Race Cars
Little Squirty fish
A jar of cookie mix
A chocolate book and a board book for each child
sidewalk chalk
supplies to make "drawing pads" for tidy fingerpainting:

just make pudding, and put 2-3 tablespoons in a gallon ziplock and let them "fingerpaint" on it. Really fun, actually!


  1. "Then we discovered that Montmorency thought the lemons were rats, and got into the hamper and killed three of them before Harris could land him on the head with the frying pan."

  2. I seem to recall a story about our dear cousin, Vanessa Eberle ( Kean) who as a wee one was found scrubbing Grandma Anderson's toilet with Grandma Andersons' toothbrush, like really getting it clean for her. Wasn't that sweet? :D

  3. Can I come to summer camp?

    1. YES! Totally come to summer camp! That would make it MUCH cooler! However, this is not the best year to show off how beautiful and green Ohio is--our lawn is as brown and crisp as Idaho in Aug!