I Have A Headache

Yes, I am prone to them.

Yes, I have had one all day.

Yes, I am drinking water.

It was begining to subside. Untill …

I put DD upstairs for her nap. FYI she is on nap strike. We are going on at least a week. I was then sitting on the couch nursing DS prior to his nap. While sitting there holding him I smelled baby powder. This worsened my headache. I thought maybe I got some on my hands cleaning up DD’s room before nap time. She had been playing with the bottle before we went downstairs for breakfast, and got some on the floor.

After laying DS down I washed my hands. I could still smell baby powder. Actually, the smell was stronger. I smelled my shirt. It smelled like me, not even a hint of baby powder. Irritated a bit at the smell that was making my headache worse, I shrugged it off and went up stairs to change.

Why do we have baby powder?
We have NEVER used it on a baby. Okay maybe twice, tops.
Why does it have such a strong smell?
Does anyone ACTUALLY use it on babies?

Well I’m sure you can see where this is going, right?

I turned the corner at the top of the stairs to see my sweet sweet daughter playing in a pile of white dust. It was everywhere. I had a fan on in the middle of her room. Helping transform her room into the dusty white that it had become. I should have stopped to take a photo. Instead I turned back downstairs to get the vacuum.

Strangely, I was not mad.

I came upstairs quietly, vacuum in hand.

I calmly asked DD to sit watch as I cleaned up. She proceeded to freak out, waking her brother downstairs. Yay! I didn’t have the stairs blocked because I came up with the vacuum. Now the dog comes up stairs too. *sigh* Vacuums make the dog crazy.

Now the baby is crying his way up the stairs, DD is crying on a pillow on the floor, and the dog is ready to play tug or run from the vacuum, whichever comes first. Oh, did I mention, someone is on their way over? Oh, yeah, about that.

Fortunatly the kids like the vacuum.
They think it’s hilarious fun.
Unfortunatly, baby powder can hide orange baby wash cloths.

Yes. The vacuum is now sitting in the hallway, with an orange wipe stuck in it. Of course it couldn’t get stuck in a spot it could be removed from with out tools.

For now I’m going to sit on the couch, nurse my headache, and play peek-a-boo.

The wipe will still be stuck later, and the screw driver will still be waiting.


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One Response to 'I Have A Headache'

  1. Linda says:

    Ricky covered himself and our family room in ash from the fireplace when he was a toddler. How foolish of me to take 90 seconds to use the restroom! I, too, was not mad — more amazed at the magnitude of it all and trying to figure out just where to start. I also did not take a picture, but have no trouble picturing it in my mind’s eye. I was even more amazed that I was able to get it cleaned up — luckily without sucking up anything that disagreed with the vacuum. Hope your headache is better!

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