Thursday, March 26, 2009


#1 At music class the babeola was exposing her 'Buddha Belly' when one of the other toddlers came over and inserted a finger in her belly button with a rich, deep sigh of satisfaction.

Funniest thing I have ever seen in my life.

#2 The babeola, like many littles, is terrified of the vacuum cleaner. If I vacuum when she's awake, I have to hold her while I vacuum. She sobs the whole time and I end up yelling comforting things at the top of my lungs to reassure her (not sure how well that works). Today I spilled some Tylenol capsules and, in a panic to clean them up before the dogs got to them, I ended up using the vacuum.

And then figured, what the hell, I'll vacuum the living room too. So I left it plugged in and set it in the living room while I tended to something else that couldn't wait. The babeola went over to 'explore' and accidentally turned it on.

Next thing I knew, she was barreling down on me like a semi without brakes, our black lab hot on her heels. Both had looks of abject terror on their faces and required lots of hugs and reassurance (What can I say? My dog is a wuss).

I'm still laughing about it. I have never seen her run that fast.


Midwest Mommy said...

Oh my gosh! My kids hate the vacuum too! BG will run and scream for LM to get away. He is scared to death of it because she is scared to death of it. lol, they kill me!

Jenners said...

I'm totally laughing at these descriptions. These are some of the moments that make all the other hard stuff about parenting worth it!

And my son (at 4) still hates the vaccumn!

Anonymous said...

My cat and kid both have similar reactions to the vacuum cleaner.

My son has few fears, but the vacuum really freaks him out.

Jenners said...

Hi--Just wanted to let you know that YOUR BLOG is my featured blog for the day! : )

CDB said...

This is hilarious.. my toddler is actually a HUGE fan of the vacuum, but both of my dogs are terrified. So I can relate to half of this. Love the blog (popped over from Jenners'.)