This has been the roller-coaster week from Helena, and this morning got off to a rip-roaring start, as if we needed that.
You may remember from the Houdini post that J-Man is the David Blaine of sleep clothes. One minute he’s clothed and then you blink and everything he’s wearing is piled on the floor and he’s jumping up and down in the bed butt nekkid. Thankfully, David Blaine hasn’t tried that on prime time TV yet.
So we had given up on two-piece pajamas for a while and have been cramming him back into sleepers again. The stress of having to run into his room the second he woke up in the morning to prevent endless sheet washing just got old. His sleepers are zippered and snapped and fit him so snugly that it’s hard for him even to completely straighten out. He’s chewed on the neck area of them a lot, but they’ve stayed on and always zippered up, which has thankfully thwarted any more ecstatic fits of aerobic urination in the bed.
Well, at least until this morning.
I was running around trying to get stuff ready for school when I heard him doing his jumping, cackling banshee thing in the bed. Usually this is a really bad sign, but given that he was in a sleeper, I didn’t even think about him getting out of it.
At least until I went inside his room.
There he was down to his bare necessities with his sleeper and diaper all wadded up in the floor. But it gets worse.
Just so you know, one of the worst sentences you’ll ever utter as a parent – especially in a dark room – is, “what’s that on the floor?” [insert click of light switch and loud invocation of multiple deities here]
Along with his sleeper and diaper, he had left a little present in the floor. I don’t think I need to say anything more.
After an initial “DEAR LORD!!!”, we had a pretty good laugh about it. After all, he did somehow figure out how to unsnap a snap and unzip a zipper and manipulate his body to get out of the sleeper. From an occupational therapy, fine motor planning perspective, that’s quite an achievement.
I just wish we could have accomplished that with fewer bodily functions, that’s all.