Monday, August 30, 2010

That Little Sucker

It was late. We had been up since five and out in the sun all day among thousands of others at the capital. Isaac had had a run-in with poison ivy. Noah had had a violent and loud meltdown at Pizza Hut on the way home. They were both tired and very dirty. A bath and a shower were desperately needed. Noah was shrieking nonstop; Isaac tried to stay in the car, jumping out of his seat to the floor and falling back asleep. Nothing short of a miracle could help me bathe these two without losing my mind. And that miracle came...in the form...of..."Washy."


"That little sucker just saved your life!"

It stopped the tears. It talked and sang to each of them. First, Noah in the tub upstairs and then Isaac in the shower downstairs.

What Isaac had to say:
"Mom, do you know what Washy did? He made me want to take my shower. I don't know how that works. It's a mystery. He must be a magic frog!"

Thank you, Washy (and thank you, Mimi)!

6 comments:

Laurel said...

You are so creative. It's difficult to come up with a tactic in the heat of the moment. I'm thinking I need to remember this Washy idea...

Kirk and Cami Hull said...

!!! Thank you Washy is right!!!

Noelle said...

Ha ha, oh, Mystery Men. So I'm assuming a stress ball was in use this evening?
And do the boys call Mom "Mimi" now, or is that someone else?

Whoever Mimi is, it's a brilliant idea!

Carina said...

Haha...I love it :)

joanie fairbank said...

So cute! I love Isaac's response....It is a mystery:)

Trace Gibson said...

I just love Isaac's hilarious comments...sometimes I scroll through the list to have some great laughs & get nostalgic about my darling nephew. It IS a mystery Isaac! Oh my gosh, I just want to hug & give lovies to all these kids, especially my new niece that I haven't met yet!!! And is Mom Mimi? I like that; very cool!