Thursday, September 23, 2010

Man, this kid kills me.

Three accidents in 24 hours. Nothing that's really his fault but boy does he have bad luck.

First, he knocks over a can of paint upstairs (which apparently I didn't seal all the way) and gets paint all over his brand new clothes that he had just worn for the first time yesterday along with the carpet in one of the bedrooms. Instead of coming to me and telling me about the mess he'd made, he attempted to clean it up himself which only made the clean up worse. I tried for over 3 hours last night to get all the paint out and while I got most of it out of the shirt, and I think it would be wearable, the pants will now become "home pants" because there is no way I'm sending him to school with paint splattered jeans.

Then, this morning, he trips over his own feet while carrying his leftover breakfast to the garbage can and gets food all over his clothes requiring a wardrobe change.

Lastly, his thermos came open inside his book bag and leaked milk all over the place. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal because the only thing he usually has in his book bag is his lunch box. But no. Today was library day and he had a library book in there. The pages were all stuck together and in my attempt to separate the pages, the pages tore apart. The book is ruined.

I know, none of this is really a huge deal. I can buy another pair of pants, I can wash the clothes from this morning, I can buy a new book to give to the school. It just seems as though Murphy has been visiting us a little too much lately and I'd like him to back off.


  1. Yeesh! That's some bad luck! They say it happens in threes, so he (and you) should be good for a while! BTW, I think it's very cool that the school lets them check out books. J's school doesn't allow that until 1st grade.

  2. I think it is awesome that they let them check them out, too. Today was the first library day so it figures that the first book he checked out got ruined. They go every Thursday from here out so each week he will get a new book. Hopefully we won't have any more incidents.

    He was so sad that we weren't able to read his library book tonight. :(

    I feel so bad for him. I think he thinks he is going to get in trouble when these things happen. I have told him again and again that accidents happen and we can always clean up messes but he has to let me know when they happen so I can help clean them up.

  3. Oh no! Days like that are hard. Hope it was just a fluke and things have returned to "normal". haha. Whatever that may be. ;)