Patience with a small boy is rapidly running out especially as the Mister does a quick escape with his pizza and a poker set. "Over tired" is a meaningless word before you parent a small child, only as the hours tick past bedtime and said child has not fallen asleep, do you truly understand the horrendous reality of this innocent sounding phrase.
He calmly informed me "My eye is down the sink".
Having spent so much time patching his sisters wonky eye for a moment I saw us moving into orthoptic outpatients. However as I took a moment to look around I suddenly realised the source of all our recent blocked sinks and poorly draining plugs. Of course it was smallest boy! Middle boys christmas googly glasses were dismantled and pieces strewn around the floor.
The reason for this particular almost overflowing sink was obvious. Grabbing the best thing I have found for such a crisis (a chopstick) I expertly created that glorious gurgle of a drained sink. The eye has gone forever as have no doubt several other items from around the house in recent times. Quickly little man was marched off to bed before he creates another catastrophe.
The happy result of this episode was a positive change of mood from slack and slovenly to disaster diverting mum, a far happier end to the week!
What mishaps have small people created in your house? We have had plenty but at least one was avoided tonight.