Friday, July 1, 2011
In which I lost a rubber duck... and my mind
Who knows why this memory is sitting here, in the front of my brain, right now this very second. But it is. And I think it will not go away until I type it into my blog, Pensieve-like, and store it forever. So here goes.
One day I was playing with a very little Violet and a very helpful husband scooped up a then-baby Dash (about the same baby-size and baby-cuteness as JackJack) and took him for a diaper change. From the other room I hear:
It's the tone of voice that lets you know, from two rooms away, that there is Something Wrong. So I helpfully call out "what the what?"
"There's a rubber duck in Dash's diaper!"
"Like, IN his diaper?"
My first crazy thought : The baby ate a rubber ducky? Is that even p o s s i b l e?
"Are you sure?"
".... pretty sure..."
So. What ACTUALLY ALL CAPS happened, as near as I can tell, was that Dash was playing with a rubber ducky as I was changing his diaper. Obviously, something distracted me (squirrel!!) and he somehow stuck the duck between his legs and I totally didn't see it as I strapped him in. I also didn't notice it as I buttoned up his onsie or as I carried him around before his nap. And if you don't believe it, you obviously haven't witnessed my amazing powers of obliviousness.
The husband did not appreciate that the rubber ducky left a dent in Dash's naughty bits.
No rubber duckies were harmed in the making of this post.