Yesterday was one of those days. You know the kind, right? One of those days when things just don’t go as you planned, but you love life anyway? My naptime plans yesterday included a blog post about my living room floor cushions (the ones that you can see up in my new blog banner above) and finishing up the tutorial that I should be posting right now. Around 1:30, I went to put Charlie, who couldn’t have been out of my view for more than two minutes, down for nap. I came around the corner, though, to find him standing on the staircase covered in what most definitely looked like blood! I think all moms know that rush of adrenaline that pours uncontrollably through your body when you see a sight like that. “Charlie! Is that blood?” He was remarkably calm for it to be blood, but he could have just been in shock, right? “No.” “What is it?!” “I don’t know.” “Where did you get it?” At this point, I realized that it most definitely did not smell like blood. “I don’t know.” “Show me where you got this.” Nail polish. Bright cherry red nail polish. All over the master bathroom. Tile. Counter. Faucet. Toilet. Cabinets. Rug. And, of course, all over Charlie. At least it wasn’t blood, right? Time to find a better place for the nail polish.
He did do a fairly good job of painting his big toenail, didn’t he? So, I spent naptime cleaning up Charlie and then cleaning up nail polish. It takes forever to remove bright red nail polish from a bathroom, by the way. It did come off of almost everything, though. Only the rug went into the garbage. It did not come off of Charlie very well, however. There will be a little bit of photo-editing involved with that tutorial so that no one thinks my little guy is covered in blood. Which, by the way, I am still very thankful it was not!
In other exciting news, the Fishsticks Designs Facebook page hit a huge milestone last night! I posted this photo to my Instagram and my personal FB page just before dinner:
And with the help of a few sweet friends, including Kristy at Hopeful Threads and Leigh at Rooibos Mom, this is where we are this morning!
I think a celebration of some sort is in order! I’m working on something for next week! In the meantime, barring any unforeseen nail polish incidents, that little boys’ Easter tutorial is coming this afternoon.
Adding a bit of an update here since this topic of little ones getting into things that can cause them harm is so important: We choose to purchase products that are as safe as possible, including all of our cleaners and cosmetics. It’s important to do that, especially when you have small children in your home. It’s impossible to have your eyes on your child every second. Things like deodorant, toothpaste, perfume, nail polish — those things that we use everyday can be dangerous for our little ones. It’s important to keep these things up high where children can’t reach them, but children are resourceful. If a natural non-toxic option is available, I’m always going to choose it. When my child gets out of my site for a few minutes and paints his toenail and drips polish on the cabinets, toilet and tile in the process, I don’t want to have to worry about anything more than cleaning up the mess.
Oh my! So glad for you that it wasn’t blood! I had my sewing machines decorated with Candy Apple Red 3 years ago by 2 little artists, how come they never choose a neutral color? Lol
Oh, no! Not the sewing machines! I am so thankful that Charlie painted things in the bathroom that I was able to clean!
Oh goodness, what a story! Sometimes I think these kid “disasters” are the only way I ever get around to deep cleaning anything. 🙂
Heehee! So very true!
And I would add, too…at least it’s not puke. 😉 Until Wednesday night I would have said toddlers make the biggest messes in the world. But I was proved wrong…my biggest boy did when he *almost* made it to the toilet in time just as a stomach bug hit…after eating a lot of pizza…yeah. I was up til midnight cleaning that up…and maybe add that we have textured walls…I even took the shower sprayer OUT of the tub and used it all over the bathroom…I am serious, it was THAT bad!!! I even stopped and cried once. I think the only way it could have been worse is if he were taller and could have had that much more space to cover. 😉 Now it is a *little* bit funny, because I am pregnant and exhausted and so tired of dealing with my own stomach woes. Anyway, I hadn’t shared that with anyone and thought of all the mamas I know you could definitely appreciate that one, especially after Charlie’s mess!! 😉
Oh, my goodness, Lindsay! Yuck! I hate cleaning up puke. It’s definitely high up on the list of worst mommy responsibilities! We had a stomach bug here last weekend that, thankfully, took a very quick trip through the family with the only big mess ending up on the front porch where Ray just hosed it down.
I didn’t know that you were expecting a new little one! Congratulations!! <3