Let me tell you about curious children. Yep, we all know one. A child who seems to get into everything. A lot of people jump to conclusions, oftentimes blaming the parents, or more specifically the mother. I will totally admit my guilt to this at times, but dang. Read a "Curious George" story sometime and try NOT blaming The Man in the Yellow Hat. It's kind of hard, I mean, really, he only had one monkey to take care of, right?
So, we have a Curious George in our midst. We love him to pieces, and he is a good little boy, but always....very...curious. Curious about water, about soap, about toilet paper, and about peanut butter, just to name a few.
Where was his mother when all this happened?
Probably changing a diaper, wiping a bum, folding or moving laundry, paying bills, using the bathroom, nursing a baby, breaking up a fight between the other boys, or one of the million other things I do throughout the day. Having a rascally kid doesn't mean the mother is negligent, just so ya know.
In fact, just last week, he managed to flood the bathroom because of his curiosity with soap and water (someone encouraged me to get regular soap instead of the foam pump kind....yeah TERRIBLE idea with kids, going back to the foam pump for them). All this while I was making lunch for everyone. He plugged the stopper in the sink, used half the bottle of soap and turned on the water. The water overflowed through the cupboard below the sink (through the overflow hole, or whatever that thing is called), destroyed the toilet paper and several other things under the sink, and started covering the bathroom floor. This was all done in a matter of 2 or 3 minutes. What an irresponsible mother. Did I mention this was on a day when we would be having company in a few hours? This set me back about an hour, which was evident whent he company arrived. Ahhh. The bathroom did get nice and sparkly though, which I guess I need to look on the bright side. At least it wasn't oil or something everywhere.
So next time you come across a child being