Published on 5/3/2012
We just celebrated Denver’s sixth birthday, and I have learned a ton from being his mom. Here a few things I now know, that I didn’t know before.
1.) Permanent marker can be removed from tile with nail polish remover, but not from grout. And if you give yourself a “Hitler-style” mustache with permanent marker, you are in fact, stuck with it until it wears off.
2.) Jumping off the top bunk doesn’t always result in broken limbs. It can, but not always.
3.) If you follow the trail of brownie mix from the kitchen into the laundry room you will find the culprit.
4.) Three-year-olds can hide really well in the dryer, but cannot get themselves back out. And if you’re yelling their name over and over, they will be unable to hear you. Thus giving you a major case of heart failure, followed by a huge laugh once you find them.
5.) When you hear the words “Don’t go in there,” that is really code for: “Go in as soon as possible,” but at your own risk.
6.) Never, ever, leave dog clippers unattended for any length of time. You will have a bald child if you do.
I have also learned other non-heart stopping things as well.
1.) Creativity comes in all forms.
2.) Prince charming does exist.
3.) Sometimes all you need to be happy is a box and your blankie.
4.) Being complimented by your own son can make your heart soar.
5.) Enthusiasm is contagious, even if it’s only over a roll of tape.
6.) Sometimes the best gifts are unexpected, even when the giver is covered in blue paint.