If you leave a toddler with a spinach-very-berry smoothie for 2.2 seconds, it not only poses a potential choking hazard (never leave a child unattended while eating or slurping). But it just may also leave you at risk of having a mom meltdown when you discover your kitchen looks like a scene from a very gruesome and very gory horror movie.
This morning, it was Thomas v. his sippy cup. Thomas won. Big time.
My two older children were asleep during the incident, but one child was present at the scene of the crime when it all went down. When I asked my 3-year-old why she didn’t call out for me when she saw that her little brother had opened his cup and started playing with his smoothie rather than drinking it, she told me, “He was very quiet. All I heard was a ‘ssss,’ ‘ssss.’ I didn’t know he was doing that.”
Clearly, she’s not my most observant child. Nor has she learned that silence plus a toddler almost always means trouble or a big, big mess.
Hey, at least he tried to help clean up after watching Mommy wipe down every surface and mop the floor.
Yes, the photos are very blurry. I was in a state of shock, and I’m pretty sure my hand was trembling slightly as I attempted to capture the messy moment with my smartphone. And, yes, there are few rogue Kix still on the floor. This is my life in all its messy glory.