Today was a busy day. I exercised in the morning and then had to clean the house so that I could host a baby shower here for a friend. I figured I would shower after the bulk of the cleaning was done… this is the “why waste time with a shower now when I only have to get another later” philosophy.

I still reeked at 4:30 in the afternoon (but my house was clean) and I asked Isaac (a “mature” 7 year old with a good brain) to watch the younger ones so I could get a shower real quick before dinner. He agreed and I hopped in the shower. Mid rinsing off the soap, Isaac runs into the bathroom out of breath telling me I gotta come because “Reece is stuck in the 2nd step by the mattress and we tried the screwdriver, but we can’t get him out!” After thinking “SCREWDRIVER?!?!?!?!” and “there are no mattresses on the stairs… or are there?” I rushed out of the shower to save the baby.

Reece was actually stuck in the ladder of the bunk bed between the bottom mattress and the 2nd step. He has a new trick of climbing the ladder, putting his head and body through the ladder above the 2nd step and wiggling into the bed that way. I guess he was trying a different option this time. He was hysterical and crying and mad and Micah (age 3) of all people was trying to unscrew the step with a power screwdriver so they could get Reece’s head out. They tried pushing and pulling him out, but that didn’t work. Hence the screwdriver idea was born. Too much Bob the Builder? You be the judge. Luckily I was slippery and wet and all that soap on me helped Reece be a little more slippery so I was able to get him unstuck.

All Micah could say was “Mom you’re getting our floor all wet.”

Gee. Thanks.


Mindy H. September 27, 2007 at 7:34 p.m.

Your stories of the boys make me laugh every time! Thanks for sharing them Ily!

Ily September 28, 2007 at 8:20 a.m.

I'm glad they make you laugh! Kids sure are an adventure!

Julie Hague September 28, 2007 at 12:54 p.m.

that is a good one!!!

shannon September 30, 2007 at 7:24 p.m.

LOL!!! That is hilarious! When you said screwdriver I totally gasped!
Well however crazy your day was it sure made for some fun blog reading!