Posted by: Kate | January 24, 2008

A Budding Scientist

We’re still doing a lot of this extra-short-term relationships with food, here, at least in the 3-and-under set, but I’ve grown numb enough to it to be able to find some humor in the situation. Hence, a post to a message board earlier today, with some additions for the subsequent events of the evening:

My son and I have embarked on a bit of scientific discovery today.We have learned that when a 3-year-old eats banana and oatmeal for breakfast, it is remarkably difficult to clean out of the carpet when deposited thusly several hours later. But a half a piece of bread with peanut butter can be cleaned, well after consumption, off the bathroom floor with minimal fuss.We have also learned that gravity works, and that the liners in his winter boots are easily removable. These two discoveries were directly linked, through a gastrointestinal incident best left undescribed.

We’ve learned that certain mothers have a very low tolerance for dubiously damp spots on socks, and a consequential elevated willingness to do laundry despite nerve pain and a desire to conserve water.

The proclamation of, “I don’t feel good,” is likely to be closely followed by intensely unpleasant events. Oddly enough, the same applies to, “I’m hungry.”

Bedtime, after a day without a nap and with unusual levels of alternating lethargy with abdominal stimulation, goes smoothly and sleep comes swiftly.

We’re hoping that the major discovery of tomorrow has something to do with the short-lived nature of this particular regurgitory chapter in our lives.


  1. LOL!

    I really do hope he’s feeling better soon!

  2. Long day girlfriend. Hope he is the only one afflicted and everyone has a terrific weekend!!!

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