Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Somebody's gotta do it!

My children discovered last week that picking up dog poop can be fun! That is, if you pretend that two sticks are giant chopsticks, and you are collecting a "surprise" in a flower pot for Dad.....How I laughed when I looked out the window to see FOUR children, without being asked, CHEERFULLY picking up dog poop, for no reason other than it's fun to use chopsticks. Notice the matted hair, the hand-me-down leotard and tutu, and, don't forget, those famous blue striped socks and patent leather shoes? Hmmmmm. Can we say "homeschool"? (No offense to my fellow homeschoolers).

































One of the dogs has had a massive...grapefruit sized....cyst? abcess? swollen lump on his neck, I'm guessing from a spider bite or snake bit or something like that. After a day's worth of antibiotics, a warm bath and some compresses, I discovered a fresh trail of blood starting from a puddle on the boys' bed upstairs, trailing all the way down the carpeted stairs, through the entry way, and into the living room.

I was pretty overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning this giant mess, so as an experiment, I set the carpet cleaner, a bowl of water with peroxide, and a scrub brush out on the stairs. Look what happened next. Jude started cleaning, then the rest of the three ran around the house looking for extra scrub brushes, saying "it's not fair" that Jude got to clean the blood from the carpet and they didn't. This is not a lie. I am pleased to report that the blood is gone and I didn't have to do anything but wash sheets!























And it sure is nice that one of my kids LOVES to run the vacuum cleaner!

12 comments:

Jeremy and Melanie said...

Loved the "experiment"!

Leah said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHHA Ok, this post is a hoot! I'll have to show Angela the "chop sticks" trick! Our snow is starting to melt here, and with that comes the exposure of a winter's worth of...well...POOP in the yard. (4 dogs in fenced area, and you get the picture!) Today is the first warm day, and the piles are appearing as I speak. We're headed out for clean up so the neighbors don't have to look at our newly exposed treasures. LOL

kirsten said...

funny...Annie-Grace likes to dress like that for school...@ least your kid is home in her outfits!

Christine said...

Your kids are awesome!

Bethany said...

See, we are long lost sisters. LOL. Good idea on vacuuming the stove! LOL... I never thought of that one!

The Monroe 6 said...

Darnit! I'm jealous!
I could have used your kids the other afternoon while I was scrubbing my carpets.
I never could completely get the stains out. :(
My kids love to dress themselves in unusual outfits also. I decided to just go with it. (As long as it is not to school or church! LOL)

Christina L said...

Is Moses okay?

Charissa said...

I think he's going to be OK. The wound keeps draining and draining but I think that's what it's supposed to do. At least it's not gushing anymore. Gross.

Rachel said...

Wow! You will have to tell the rest of us how you trained such helpful children!

JUST A MOM said...

Is Jude covering his hands so that the poop doesn't climb up the chop sticks?

Alison
(Tate's mommy)

jennifer... said...

That is all hilarious!  Kirsten was so funny too with her comment.  And your video from yesterday was PRECIOUS!!!  I guess you can make up for missed love.

Anonymous said...

hahaha that is soo funny ! Simeon, Liesel, Jude, & Hope are all such good helpers ! Please tell them that I love and miss them ! Also ... the pictures that Hope and Liesel drew me are hanging up in my dorm room ! =] They should mail me some more sometime ! ; ) They are perfect for decoration !
Love you guys !
Heather.