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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What the %@*#?! Wednesday, Week 6

The other day, I came downstairs after nursing Beauty to sleep and found the little Beast crouched on the floor between the couch and the coffee table. He had his back to me, and was looking wide-eyed over his shoulder at me, trying to appear innocent and inconspicuous. I instantly demanded to know what he was up to, and approached him to find the item below possesively clutched to his chest.



That is a bottle of Spiderman gummy vitamins. With a child proof, twist-to-unlock lid. And yes, it is empty. Because he ate them. All of them.



What the @%*#?! Is the little Beast some kind of evil genius? Do you know how much intense concentration and coordination it must have taken for him to pull off such a feat?! First he had to climb his way to the countertop by wrapping his freaky monkey toes around these tiny knobs. Ouch!



Then he had to stand on that ice-cold granite slab barefoot and streeeeetch to reach the bottle of vitamins on the top shelf of this cupboard, without toppling over and crashing to the ground.





Then, he had to figure out how to outsmart the childproof cap and devour the dozen remaining vitamins, all without making enough noise to alarm me. And he had to accomplish this in a matter of minutes before I could return and foil his plot. If we could just teach our precocious child to use his superpowers for good instead of evil, I believe he may be capable of single-handedly resolving the economic crisis or bringing peace to the Middle East. But, alas, I fear he finds troublemaking more fun than peacemaking...

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48 comments:

Following Him said...

Now I see why he is the "little beast" sometimes :)
~Elyse~

Sara said...

Wow, he has a lot of ambition! To go through that in that short of time, wow!

Carebear said...

Yes, Elyse, but this is actually a mild version of the little Beast, LOL! My other Wednesday posts have been much more funny, exasperating, shocking! He keeps us busy every second. Thanks for your comments!

The Rambler said...

No way!!

They are sneaky aren't they?

Phffft, childproof my but-te.

:)

Sara Bonds said...

Oh man. I guess the good news that he really likes vitamins. I mean, he worked really hard to eat them. haha

My WW is @ http://ordinaryandawesome.blogspot.com/2009/03/wordless-wednesday-i-faces.html

Hootin' Anni said...

Now that is kinda scary if you ask me. What's he going to get into in the years to come?

I'm celebrating a 40th birthday today...come see who is the big four oh!!

Have a great Wednesday.

Tim said...

You have got to be KIDDING ME!!! This JUST happened to WIll. He ate the EXACT same vitamins. Only difference was that it was a brand new bottle and he ate them ALL!

You can find that story on Fort Thompson as well as his blog. When I saw that bottle at the top of the post I knew right away what had happened. Turns out that those caps arent child proof after all. They are only rated for like 1 minute as a deterent. After that the kids getting in.

Will cant have vitamins now fro like a month and a half! Fortunately these dont contain iron which is what they worry about in vitamins. So he was ok, just had a tummy ache and diarreah for a few days.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Tim said...

Oh yeah. I just noticed that you have the 60 count. Ours was the 180! We had just bought them so he had like 165-170 of them!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

April said...

Wow...that is pretty scary! It's so amazing to me what those little creatures of ours can get themselves into, particularly in such a short amount of time!

Jingle said...

There is always an adventure in your house! LOL! At least he will be strong from all those vitamins! LOL!

Kati said...

Oooh ma.. talk about iron overload!!

Miss Serenity attempts the same.. she LOVES her vitamins too!

The Emery's said...

We own the same stove, microwave & kitchen cabinets!!

I like your countertop better than ours though.

I also think our kids have the same monkey gene.

Janna Bee said...

That is impressive! Why are kids so obsessed with those vitamins anyway? My son is crazy about them!

Trisha said...

Wow. . .he's good!!!! :|

I'm just glad that he didn't get into the aspirin or something more dangerous. Silly little guy!

Amy said...

I guess there is no fear.

Nikki B. said...

now that is impressive...

bravo, little man!!

you better run out and get some chains, a straight jacket and an electric fence...cuz that kid is GOOD!!!

Cole said...

Wow, that's a lot of vitamins!!

pink~leopard~print said...

Poor Spiderman didn't even stand a chance...

sandy said...

I ate a whole bottle of Flintstones vitamins when I was little. They are just too yummy. I had to take ipecac. The vomiting part, not so much fun:0(

Kids can get into anything! geesh!

Jenn@mylifewiththecrazies said...

OMG... my kids do that too! I stopped buying tose gummy vits because they were stealing them all... oh and the gumball ones too!

Heather said...

I am, right now, going to hide the princess vitamins! I can see Hanna doing the same thing!

Alexia said...

Niiiice. My son managed to make it to the counter today (and dumped a bottle of hand soap all over the floor) and I'm fairly certain that the upper cupboards are next *sigh* guess I should go move HIS vitamins!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh the littler stinker! Every time I see something in my girls hands that I know is from a very high shelf I get a bit freaked out that their neck is not broke!

Michelle said...

Apparently those spidey Vitamins are giving him super powers. :)

Jolene said...

Wow, that is amazing that he accomplished all that! And taking vitamins IS using his super powers for good! He wants to make sure he gets his vitamins for the day!

kbreints said...

oh that is so funny! Mine gets them down ans brings them to me... but has been busted to many times to eat them without my permission...

Simply AnonyMom said...

I hope he is ok after ODing on gummies!

Your kitchen is very pretty and wow your cabinets are organized!

blueviolet said...

Well, his determination will serve him well down the road!

Whimsical Creations said...

WOW!!

Carla said...

LOL! You know those childproof caps are only for grownups:) Makes you want a spy cam doesn't it:)
Laughing WITH you not at you!!

Mighty M said...

Wow - now that takes effort. And I am not so sure our own gummy bears are so secure. Did he get sick?

Sparkette said...

That is quite the climb! Holy cow! Thanks for sharing!

MaryAnne said...

Wow! Some kids you just can't childproof for...

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Childproof lids are not childproof thats for sure!

My son...at 2 years old overdosed on cough syrup and was in the hospital for a day!

Rachel said...

Wow! That just blows me away that he did that so quickly! What a sneaky little monkey! Always makes me nervous when Itty Bit is out of sight and I don't see any obvious sign of destruction, LOL.

Glad he's okay! But where on earth are you gonna keep your vitamins from now on?

Rocksee said...

What a little engineer!! My cousin (age 2) just figured out that mommy keeps her pixie stix stash on the top shelf.

Needless to say the WHOLE house smells like cherry pixies!

:)

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL ya gotta give the kid points for endurance, speed, and deviousness! I'm impressed!

Chris said...

THIS is precisely why I had to stop thinking about all the things that my kids could be doing to kill themselves while I was gone.

Have I mentioned that I love coming by here on Wednesday nights?

Angie said...

HOLY....What an ornery little guy...I see now why ya call him the beast...wow...I hope he is ok! It's good that they taste good....but maybe not....yikes!

Roxane said...

Holy Canoli! What a little beast indeed (in a very cute way still!) So what did you do? Did you have to induce vomiting? There must be such a things as too many vitamins right?

Brooke said...

That's pretty impressive! I often have trouble opening those child-proof bottles myself! I hope he's okay - did you have to call the dr. or poison control?

Connie Weiss said...

Man oh man are you in trouble!

Susie said...

Wow!! That is quite a feat!!

Busy-Budget Moms said...

This made me laugh out loud! Kid's are so smart! And my kid's LOVE those darn gummy vitamins!

beausarmywife4life said...

You totally organized your cupboards before you took this pic didnt you?? DIDNT YOU??!! (that was me doing my best intimidation voice)

Carebear said...

@ArmyWife: I'm not tellin'! ;-P

Melinda said...

Okay, so I am getting really ticked at my Google reader because for some reason it keeps skipping your posts...and you know how much I enjoy your What the @%*#?! posts. They seriously are the highlight of my week! : )

J. Leigh Designz said...

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