Friday, February 08, 2008

See you later!

Ack! 80 posts in my Bloglines, and here I am signing off for the next four or five days to drive Way the Hell Up North with Munchkin for a trip to Gramma/Grampa, as she says.

You know that when I get back I'll have lots of eye-rolling stories about my mom critiquing my parenting, and possibly pictures with lots of snow in them.

For now, I can offer you (as an antidote to revive those of you who got lost halfway down the first half of the giant answers post ...) a short and sweet critique of my own parenting.

Last night, Munchkin peed on a library book. It was Stumbling On Happiness, funny enough. Totally my fault. She likes to run around naked, doing the 'No Pants Dance' and occasionally sitting on her potty and making peeing noises ('Psshhhh! Mommy! Peepee toilet! Pssshhhh!)
. Well, the telltale psh suddenly issued in earnest, as she squatted down to peruse 'Mommy book' more carefully. With remarkable bladder pressure, she peed directly forward, and all over the book.

Awesome! I rinsed the pages in question, and let them dry. I imagine they smell like musty book, rather than musty diaper. I hope.

See you next week :-)

16 comments:

Alpha DogMa said...

Yeah, Mad and Mo-Wo are gonna LOVE that story. My mother worked as a librarian and she said the toilet-training books frequently came back suspiciously soggy.

Have fun with your mother. And the snow.

Kyla said...

Hahahaha. Oh, that's a funny story. And I'm going to think twice before sniffing my next library book. ;)

Jenifer said...

That is so funny! I owe you an email...the last two days have been brutal I have a high fever I cannot shake. Well, I am shaking and shivering and sweating through pajamas at alarming rates. Have fun way The Hell Up North!

bubandpie said...

I read a post recently somewhere about someone who returned a book to the library because of the smell. (The librarian appeared wholly unsurprised, as I recall.)

Beck said...

Hey, have a safe trip!

cinnamon gurl said...

Safe travels! And thanks for the laugh...

crazymumma said...

we have GOT to coordinate our visits to the GWN. Have fun!

NotSoSage said...

Is there really a difference between the musty book smell and the musty diaper smell? No one will be the wiser.

Have a good time. See that? I refrained from using scare quotes!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! I can't stop laughing. I was just thinking about germs on library books the other day. All those strangers touching it. Taking them in the bathroom. I really can get myself creeped out when my mind gets to going. Now I know!

It is very funny and I am oh-so-thankful that it did not happen to me. Of course, as I recall, Brendan peed on a book of mine when he was potty training and I think I threw it out.

Nothing is worse, though, than the time my husband (then boyfriend) had the flu and threw up on my autographed copy of Sharon Olds' The Golden Cell. I was so bummed.

kittenpie said...

Heck, you could come to my place to get pics of lots of snow...

And let me tell you something - the librarian is going to know the book was wet, and depending on the keeness of her nose, maybe even with what. We see some yucky, yucky things.

Omaha Mama said...

I hope that you enjoy your trip. Critiques or no, there's just something about being with the grandparents.

JENN said...

Have fun!

dlyn said...

They have the best aim, don't they? Years ago my daughter came in the bathroom with 3 VHS tapes in her hands and dropped one int he toilet - of course, the one from the vid store. sheeesh! have a great trip!

Lisa said...

Oh No! That's too funny. Better pee than poop tho.

Hope you have a great trip.

the end of motherhood said...

What is it with mothers and their daughter's parenting styles anyway? Have fun...

dean said...

The stories that library books must hold...I'm sure being peed on is the least of any book's terrors.