Thursday, April 8, 2010

Security Ice

This morning I was trying to fold some laundry while Collin was awake (mistake #1), and he was in the laundry room "helping". He bent down to pick up a dryer sheet that had fallen to the ground and in the process he hit his face (lip) on the open dryer door on the way down. Poor baby!

I picked him up and noticed a little blood so immediately I was thinking about all of the baby ice packs we had received as shower gifts...all of which were NOT in the freezer. This is why I will again not be in the running for Mother of the Year :)

Anyways, all of the cute boo-boo bunny and ploar bear ice packs weren't going to us any good room temperature so I got a ziploc baggie and put a few ice cubes in it. For a while Collin was happy sucking on the ice whil I held the baggie, but after he calmed down he decided that he wanted to hold the ice himself.

After a few minutes I felt cold drops on my legs and realized the baggie had a small hole, so I tried to take it away (mistake #2). Let's just say that in the previous 5 minutes Collin had become very attached to his baggie! I even tried to replace it with a new one with fresh ice...but it just wasn't the same. Every time I even reached for the baggie he would cry and clutch it so tight that even more water would come out!

So now Collin has his "security ice" that he refused to let go of, and we had cold water dripping all over him, me, and the floor.

Fortunately I was able to pry it out of his fingers as he drifted off to nap time...but I know when he wakes up I am going to get a look and a whine that says, "where is my baggie of ice mom?"

And yes, the boo-boo bunny and polar bear are both in the freezer now :)

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Southern Belle Mama said...

How funny! It's amazing what they decide to attach least naptime saved the day!

Erin said...

Why do they never want the things we actually BUY for them? They'd rather play with the random free stuff around the house!

Elizabeth said...

poooor baby! isn't that the worst? JM has fallen twice now - on his top gums where his teeth are trying to break through, and the blood just GUSHES!!! I did have the boo boo bunny in the fridge - but all he wanted was his paci! so I had a kid, with blood streaming from behind the paci - spreading it all over...and I couldn't even attempt to take the paci away! ahhhhh!!! they have such funny little personalities!!! JM helps me with the laundry too, and I have been worried about him doing the same thing C did!

bbaldridge7481 said...

Julie you are too cute. I absolutely love your blog, it brings a smile to my face everytime I read it and I think you would be a GREAT mother of the year! :)


Angela said...

That is hilarious! What a funny little boy :)