We may not be the best housekeepers in the world. OK. We probably don’t even make the top half of the list. Not that our house is “dirty” (although it certainly has its moments). Not that our house is “cluttered” (although we have plenty of these moments too).
But let’s face it. We have a toddler…
Mike has been fairly understanding of our “momentary lapse in household cleanliness”. And while his vocabulary might only consist of 50 or so words (and none of them are “momentary” or “lapse” or “household cleanliness”) – he can still communicate rather effectively.
And how does he tell us that he doesn’t mind the occasional clutter. Or perhaps the rug that should have been vacuumed a day (or two or three) ago? How does he let us know that these things don’t bother him? That he understands that he demands a lot of attention and things like “mopping the kitchen tile” might slip a little?
Well – I’ll tell you how he does it! In just a minute…
But before I just “spill the beans” – Let me tell you about one of Mike’s favorite foods. It’s yogurt. And while he’s somewhat partial to the “Yo Baby” yogurt (because it’s not as sweet) – he will certainly not turn down any other brand or flavor.
As a matter of fact, as soon as he sees the container he will point and say, “Yo. Yo! YO!!!”. From that point you have approximately 3.8 microseconds to have a spoon and yogurt in his hands (did I mention that he is “really turned off” when we try to feed him? He can do it himself – thank you very much!).
In that 3.8 microseconds – you usually don’t have time to get him up in the high chair. Which brings me back to the not minding that the “kitchen tile needs to be mopped”. So – what does he do to let us know that the floor is more than clean enough to eat off of? Why – he eats off of it!!!
“Mmmmm. Gimme the YO!”
“I LOVE IT! And eating from the floor is FUN!!!”