Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Siley - The Update Part I

I went to get Silas up from a nap recently and found him in a most dishonorable state.

And it wasn't the first time.

It started just with the socks, then he graduated to shirt removal. Then pants.

I knew it was just a matter of time...

The last time it happened, I was up in his room, reading him the riot act (2-year old style) and Calvin ran up to get in on the action.

Calvin: Oh look! Silas threw his animals out of his crib! ha ha!
Mommy: (grrrr) No, I threw them out.
Calvin: Why?
Mommy: Because Silas took his clothes off and went pee-pee in his crib.
Calvin: Oh, well I wondered why it smelled like urine in here.

I could just end this post right there, because it pretty much sums up my life.
I say "pee-pee", Calvin says "urine".

Who taught him the word "urine"? I can't even say it with a straight face!

As you can imagine, and maybe you know from experience, it's no fun stripping sheets off a crib every day.

I put on my thinking cap.

I came up with this:

Nap jammies.

{Or, as Ruby would say, "Nap pajams".}

He rocks them daily, between 1 and 3.

The first time he wore them I went to get him from his nap and he said, "I tuck! I doe no? I tuck! I doe no?"

He was stuck.
He didn't know how to get unstuck.

Poor lil' Thang.

The funny thing is? He's never been a better napper.

Heck, homeboy's never been happier with life in general!

Believe me now?

It almost makes me think I need a pair.

77 comments:

  1. I'm laughing out loud! What a cutie.

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  2. Ummm...do they make those for grown-ups? And could someone come by and put me down for a nap between 1 and 3. I am sure I would be a much happier person!

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  3. Hahaha!!! You crack me up, and so do your kids!! LOVE YOU!
    HBY

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  4. And look at that smile! I'm a believer.

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  5. Genius Farmgirl...genius. I was wondering if I could borrow Calvin for a year or two. Three tops.

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  6. haha... GREAT idea! Maybe the zipper was "in his way" and bothering him. Well, it ain't no more! And now his "urine" isn't bothering you! :) I'm glad he got his point across, and I'm glad you got yours.

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  7. Shannan, regardless how he acts any other time, if he greets you with that smile daily, you gotta love him!

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  8. Makes me think I need a Silas! lol :)

    Oh, wait. I've got one running around here with his pants pulled down to his ankles and no undies on! HUH???

    Where's this kid's mother?

    The urine thing made me laugh out loud.

    Fer rillz.

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  9. What a great idea!!! I don't say urine either. It's definitely pee pee. :)

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  10. Oh dear! But what a cutie w/ a good nap in. :) If he ever finds that zipper, I've heard duct tape works.

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  11. Too funny...remember this to shall pass. Gotta love him!!

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  12. Does Calvin use the word "feces" yet? :) Come on over for another game of "Things" and he could be an interesting participant. :)
    pee-pee all over the bed is annoying.

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  13. ha!! that whole urine thing had me laughin!

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  14. Ahh, brings back fond memories! We too had to be resourceful like you for our boy #2 who liked to play in his poo (ewww! Don't tell Calvin, cause I'm sure he knows another word for THAT, too!) during his nap ...and we came up with a nearly identical idea, only we called them "Straight jacket jamma's" ;) Ours worked for a while and then we had to resort to clear packing tape around the perimeter of the diaper (so it would still be stuck!)AND the SJJ's.
    And maybe, just maybe Silas has needed the confinement of the jams for rocking out the nap time? Who knew!?

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  15. you are one smart mama! and that is one super cute boy :)

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  16. oh my goodness!!! SO CUTE. seriously. THOSE EYES! Malone, my youngest, did that. Only i found him eating his poo in the crib at about 12 months. YAY! fun for all!

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  17. HAHA! Love it! I fear the day Rupi figures out how to undo his nappy...

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  18. That boy is too cute for words! He looks older than 2... 22? 32? Somewhere in there :)

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  19. Hilarious and so clever all at once!! Love it

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  20. You are brilliant, Farmgirl! I had my very own nudist back in the day, but I certainly never came up with such a clever solution.
    Glad homeboy's found his happy nappy place.

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  21. This cracked me up!!! Urine..(giggle)... well, doctors always use proper terms. How funny it must have been to walk in on nakey Siley! I'm reminded of a story. I'm sure my sister wouldn't mind me sharing. ;) Way back in the old days when we were young uns, my sis went to sleep with a night gown on and when she awoke in the morning it was NO where to be found. And it was NEVER found. And we weren't young uns. We were in high school. It is a mystery til this day!!! (She was a sleep walker.) I love my sister. The End. jamie b

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  22. oh adorable! way to go you clever thang!! love it. :) good toddler sleep makes everybody happy indeed!!

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  23. on your application to mensa, please reference this post. you're a shoo-in.

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  24. you are hysterical. love the smiley face over his tookus. and he's adorable. and i love that calvin says urine (as i lol).
    thanks for making me smile!

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  25. Did you make these? We get pj's made for us which are very similar. My boy is five with special needs and an uncanny knack for channeling Houdini! X

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  26. "Urine" for some fun times with that Calvin...he is one smart cookie and Mr. Pie- lady killer I tell ya!

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  27. If that is the result, I definitely need me a pair too. Look Shannon... your niche Etsy market just fell from the sky. They say that is how these things work. Inspiration comes from places we seldom expect.

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  28. I was having withdrawls from your blog this last week, I have been so busy. Homeboy is definitely rockin the nap jammies! I also agree with all the comments about wishing I had a pair and a 1-3 naptime! Your kids are blessed to have such a cool mommy!

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  29. Oh my. This post REALLY cracked me up. I even cornered my husband and read the first part of it to him before he left for work. Foxy mama, rock on!

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  30. Oh yea... this (backwards thing) works great. I've had to do this with my daughter - until she figured even that out.

    It's a stage... thank God!!

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  31. His smile was a great way to start my day! And you, well, you are just one brilliant mama. Nap jammies---love it!

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  32. Stuff nobody tells you about parenting--most of it is improvisation. Nicely done.

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  33. This cracks me up!

    Our little homegirl is in her stage where she wants to dress herself. Have mercy.

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  34. adorable. you most definitely need a pair.

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  35. oh girl...you are smart! really really smart. i luved this post. one of these days i'll meet these little characters and maybe you can decifer for me their talk. i had no idea what he was saying.

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  36. you are one smart cookie :) and he couldn't be any cuter.

    we said "throw up" to bryce last night and he said "vomit" - it made me laugh a little. why was I saying throw up and he "vomit" lol. sorry, gross story, but it reminded me of your urine story :)

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  37. "urine" makes me laugh too...hello, I'm 10.


    I love hearing these stories..take me back.
    oxoxox
    Lara

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  38. that is so great! I love it when you discover little tricks like that, that end up saving the day!

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  39. Olivia started to strip naked at 15 months, and two months later she started to climb out of her crib. Kid has kept us very, very busy. I never thought of putting her jammies on backward...that would have been SO helpful!

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  40. LOL! He's such a cutie. You are a very smart mom. I love the nap pj's!
    -FringeGirl

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  41. This is cracking me up!!!! URINE????? Haaaahaaa!!! Those nap pajams are a stroke of genius. :)

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  42. His wonderful face!!! Could he be any cuter?

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  43. Ha ha...brillant! He is adorable!

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  44. This is awesome! It must be a common problem because my best friend's daughter is also a naptime stripper, so now she has to wear a "nap suit". It is zipped up backwards, just like Silas', but she would get too hot, so they cut off the arms and legs as well. It is pretty ghetto and I love seeing her in it!

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  45. Nap jammies! You should patent those and make millions!

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  46. love it..so much better than duct tape which is what I've tried.

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  47. Oh this is so cute! This makes me want babies...oh, and a husband would be nice, too...

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  48. You are so smart!!! Must be where calvin gets it from. ;)

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  49. I may have to try this. My 2-yr old likes unzipping her pj's every night. She doesn't take her clothes off but it's frustrating to see her every night with pj's all the way unzipped. Well, a few times I have checked on during the night and the diaper has been off. Thank goodness I can put back on and she stays asleep.

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  50. this is a great idea! I'll have to use that with my next one when she starts taking her clothes off because I know it WILL happen. :)
    xo, cat

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  51. I love Silas...he is one cute little monster. Great idea on nap jammies, I would pin that zipper too...it won't be long before he figures out where that zipper went! Been there, done that!! : ) Glad your little man is happy with life! Happy boy...happy mommy!
    I too have a dude who's vocab daily impresses me, I am thankful that his smarts don't always have to come from Mommy! Thankful for other smart people in his life to feed his ever expanding interests and love of learning!

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  52. I want to know if Calvin announces "Eww, Silas had a bowel movement" instead of "Ewww, he pooped!"

    You are one clever Mama! I was going to suggest giving him an inflatable pillow and tuck him into the tub each afternoon. :)

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  53. First, that's the funniest thing ever
    Second, you have the cutest kids ever
    Third, my sister couldn't pronounce the word 'urine' for the longest time, I'm talking, 12 or 13 years old and she couldn't say it! It came out like "ur-on-in-on". I had forgotten until you mentioned you couldn't say it with a straight face.
    Thanks for making me smile!

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  54. Love.
    Everything.
    About this!
    even the pee-pee/urine thing.
    My Q would LOVE to hang out with Calvin.

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  55. New follower:)

    I found you from Jennifer Jo and the cool comment you made today on her blog. I decided I had to check out the Flower Patch Farmgirl.

    Glad I did. What a F.U.N place you have here.

    Looking forward to coming back soon!

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  56. HILARIOUS! ADORABLE! FUNNY! SWEET!!!
    Hahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahha!!!!!!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  57. oh my goodness that is amaing! for two days now my 2yr old has been pooping and then taking his pull up off, lets just say pee pee would have been a welcome sight. i've been reading your blog now for a little while and i love it and this is why so honest and nap jammies genius!!! thank you!!!

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  58. Just catching up. I have been MIA with little "A". I just had to comment on this one. I assessed a gent at th State Hospital a while back. He was an impulse nudist just like Silas minus the pee. The solution settled upon was the same as yours...backward britches. XOXO

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  59. Ingenious idea! Hope I never have to use it. =)

    We have that same pair of pajams (I call them that, actually)--sniff--but my boy's outgrown them.

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  60. too funny! my littlest has the exact same pjs but with footies! we like to run around the house naked all day...just looking outside makes me cold.

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  61. You're a genius!!! Why didn't I ever think of this?? I seriously could have avoided The Great Poop Fiasco of '96!!!! Let me just paint you a little picture...Speaking of paint...Poop=paint...painted=sister, walls, crib, Buzz Lightyear and hands+mouth=complete freak out! Need I say more? I'll save the very last gory detail for another day...maybe if we ever meet, and I feel the need to completely embarrass my kids.

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  62. Funniest thing ever. Also? You are brilliant. Backwards jammies indeed. I'm thinking about some way I can dress Maddie in backwards clothes before she goes on dates...

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  63. I just love our Silie Pie!! I wish we could have seen him trying to get untuck! No matter the occasional problems he hurls our way, that smile is the best medicine ever!! You will be able to write a book about abstract child raising when you get those three out of the nest. I know it will be a best seller.

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  64. I just found your blog and I must say that I am completely smitten. How did I not know of your sooner? This post is the cutest! Well, I'm sure for you the pee in the crib is not cute- but that boy is! Mine is almost 1- and starting to do the same thing!

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  65. I had a friend who went through that with their little boy, but somehow he even got out of the backwards pjs! So... every night they would put on his diaper and a "belt" ... duct tape wrapped around his diaper, and then pjs! Ya do what ya gotta do! It is a PAIN changing bed sheets every day!

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  66. Haha! I laughed out loud at the urine comment! Your little family is so near to my heart as I come from a mixed family as well. My brother was adopted from Korea and my sister is Mexican-Indian... I never even noticed it until one of my friends asked me who those people were in our family photos ;)

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  67. I don't know if you'll even see this or if you get notifications that someone commented on your post from soooo long ago, but how cute is he? I mean I can't even with that little face. I love looking at pictures of my daughter when she was little (she's 19 months, so you know 6 month photos). Just thought I would help take you down memory lane.

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    1. Girl, I got it!!
      He and I were just looking at this one two days ago. Needless to say, it's one of his faves. :)

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