Toilet Trash

Ace has a new obsession…the toilet!

No, not potty training yet (wouldn’t that be nice!), but playing in it…  😀

He’s been curious about the toilet for a while now.  He would get so excited to see the rush of water wash whatever happened to be in there at the time down into that hole in the bottom of the toilet…never to return again.  😀

So the other day Momma went down to the basement to switch a load of laundry.  When she came back up here is what she found… (it’s a bit blurry, but you get the point)

Ace Playing In The Toilet

Ace Playing In The Toilet

The toilet lid was down.  Ace lifted it up and threw in an empty toilet paper roll as well as a brand new full roll…and was playing away.  😀

The next day I was home with Ace and was cooking up a magnificent lunch (Ramen Noodles) and I see the bathroom door was open.

I had a feeling I was walking into something bad…here is what I found…

Toilet Trash

Toilet Trash

Ace had taken the entire contents of the bathroom trash can and emptied it into the toilet.  Empty cigarette packs, an empty box of razors, some empty toilet paper rolls, a dirty diaper,  a wrapper from a pregnancy test.  Good Lord Kid!

I’m just glad he hasn’t learned how to flush yet… 😀

White Trash Is Contagious!

Remember the post I wrote a while back titled, Momma’s Going To Kill Me!?

I confessed to having a small addiction to free things that have wheels and a motor. Momma commented on the post and was joking about how we may need a permit and a taller fence due to all of the junk piling up behind our shed…and she suggested that I may be white trash (As if it isn’t obvious). Remember that?

Well, look what I captured on the digital camera the other day…

Momma and Ace On The John Deere

Sorry Momma! Looks like I must be rubbing off on ya a little bit. 😀

(I can’t lie…if anyone has rubbed of on anyone, it has been her rubbing off on me. I was full fledged white trash before…now I just have some white trash tendencies.)

Ace loves riding the mower around the yard (almost as much as I do), and I do not blame Momma one bit for temporarily white trashin’ it up and cruising around the yard with her little man! 😀

As you probably remember, I found this mower for free on Craigslist! I knew it didn’t run, but when I went to pick it up I found out it did not have a mowing deck either. So, I planned on it being a “lawn tractor”…not a “lawn mower”. Many of you even suggested turning it into a racing tractor (which I seriously considered) 😆

Well, that has all changed thanks to some awesome folks Momma and I had the pleasure to meet last weekend!

After the first post about the old John Deere 56 tractor I got an email. The email was from a guy named Jerry in the Pittsburgh area who reads DadThing. Jerry said that he had a mower deck for this mower that I could have for free! Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-FREE!

Sweet Jesus! There’s that “F” word again! I just can’t help myself! 😀

Last weekend Momma and I drove to Pittsburgh, PA (we spared Ace the 6 hours of being in the car since he just got done with a 28 hour car ride) and met a really cool family…Jerry, Lynn, and Tyler.

When we arrived Jerry asked, “Where’s Ace?” Which caught me off guard because we have never met before, but then I realized he reads DadThing. He knew all about our trip to COSI and our trip to Iowa. It was kinda cool for me to meet someone that actually reads the stuff I write!

Jerry didn’t know Momma’s name, so he referred to Momma…well, as Momma! I loved it! 😆

Jerry and Lynn have a cute baby boy named Tyler who, at only 7 months old, already has his very own awesome Camaro! Guess what! Dad Jerry (who is a very involved father as well) has a cool Camaro too and plans on drag racing (and beating) his son some day! 😀

Thanks Jerry, Lynn, and Tyler for the mower deck! Hopefully I’ll post some pictures of it chopping up some grass in the near future.

It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you! And Jerry, make sure to send me a video of that drag race one of these days! I got this funny feeling Tyler is going to whoop your butt! 😆

In no way shape or form am I implying that Jerry, Lynn, or Tyler are white trash by mentioning their names in this extremely well titled post! Unless being white trash really is contagious…then they may have caught it from me and will be mutating to white trash in the very near future 😆

The Poop-endectomy

Saturday, after breakfast, Ace and I went out to explore the backyard.  I was excited!  Ace was curious!  We were going to have one hell of a time rolling around in the grass and digging holes with sticks!

Ace Eating A Stick!

Not long after putting Ace down in the grass I realized we had a major issue on our hands!

POOP EVERYWHERE!

There is a whole winter’s worth of Buddy turds scattered across the newly discovered playground we like to call the back yard.  Images of Ace chomping on a dried up crap-biscuit flooded my previously serene mental state.

I sprint inside for a plastic bag.  Then race to the shed for a garden shovel.  Then back into the house for some toys to keep Ace occupied while I partake on yet another glorious aspect of being a parent…disarming the mine field!

Picking Up Poop

Off I go!  Scooping, and smearing, and plopping booty-cakes into a plastic grocery bag…  😐

Despite my best efforts, disaster was inevitable.  A casualty was encountered.  Here is a picture from the case file…

Poop On The Shoe

I immediately gathered up the victim and raced inside to perform an emergency poop-endectomy.  This was an urgent matter that had to be dealt with and covered up before Momma found out.  Why?  These were his good shoes!

The poop-endectomy was a success!  The shoes were as good as new, however completely soaked and temporarily unwearable  from the operation. 😀

PB & J Overdose

Here’s a quick video for your entertainment needs…

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Also, I wanted to give a quick thanks to Alltop.com for listing DadThing.com in their directory! You’ve probably already heard about it from one of the other dad bloggers, (I’m behind the ball as usual) but just in case you haven’t…check out their cool new Dads section.

He Likes The Cookies

Most of you that read my blog probably read BusyDad’s blog.  If not…you should!

The other day BusyDad wrote about an experience where he and his son were walking into the grocery store past the Girl Scouts selling cookies.  His 5 year old son asked if they could stop and buy some cookies…not because he likes the cookies, but because he likes the Girl Scouts. 😀  Remember he is 5 years old.

Momma took this pic the other day, and when I saw it, I immediately though of BusyDad’s post.

Now we're talking!

 I think he likes the Thin Mints for now.  But you better watch out future Girl Scouts!