Friday, August 22, 2008

Oh No! Not That!

I was on the upstairs phone with a friend yesterday while Graham was crawling from room to room and playing with toys and other random objects. He went into the bathroom where he likes to open the drawers and knock over the shampoo and toys into the bathtub. I heard the doors opening and closing and recognized familiar sounds of him playing.

Then, I heard something a little different. It sounded like splashing. And clinking. I set the phone down and hurried off to the bathroom. I found Graham standing in front of the toilet with my hairbrush in his hand. He was dipping my brush into the toilet water and pulling it out so he could drizzle the water all over the floor. Oh, and did I mention the toilet had pee in it?

Ugh! Gross! That is the brush I use to blow dry my hair!

He just looked up at me with a big grin and then started wondering why I was saying "ewwwww, gross, yucky!" And "we don't play in the potty". Since Ewan and Isaac never feigned any interest in the toilet I am now the queen of making all the rookie mistakes with a child who is fascinated by splashing in the water, toilet included.

So what do I do with my hairbrush? (Insert body shudder here)

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow. That is gross. Those kinds of brushes aren't cheap, either! (Assuming you have a nice round brush for drying/styling.)

I swear as soon as I leave the room my tykes manage to find anything they're NOT supposed to play with (cough sharpie-on-the-couch cough cough).

Anonymous said...

maybe he was just helping mommy clean the bathroom--good boy that he is,just looking out for you --gramma

Anglican Student US said...

I guess I won't tell my sweet wife about the razor blade I found in his hand today! yikes! btw, not a scratch on the kid; daddy's luck. gulp.

Sharon M said...

AAHH! You can probably put it in boiling water, unless it'll melt... that should sterilize it.

Tina said...

Buy a new hairbrush and keep the lid down. :)

Darlene said...

You can use your brush as a paddle next he tries to do it....Haahaa

mamabrown said...

Gross! Graham was just exploring his environment and making "rain"...what a cute little scientist! Babies are pretty fast at finding things to keep them entertained. At least it wasn't a live puppy he was playing with in the toilet. I found one of my baby brothers trying to give a puppy a bath in the toilet by flushing the puppy and watching it go round and round...poor little puppy. Puppy survived the toilet bath and the bath that I gave him after he was rescued!