Tuesday, March 31, 2009

an entertaining safety hazard...

I am a careful parent. (but not one of those obnoxious safety-freak moms)

I don't let my kids stick things in electrical sockets or give them WHOLE grapes that they might choke on. I don't fill the tub too full or let them run around with scissors in their hands and forks in their mouths.

But today I threw caution to the wind...



I was FULLY aware of what Bianca was up to.

I was making dinner as she took those scratchy, annoying bags out of the drawer one at a time.


The "mom" in me thought "hmm, those bags are a potential choking/suffocating hazard...I should remove her from the situation and childproof that drawer"

But I didn't.

I just let her play in the death trap while I finished dinner.



And she was entertained by those dumb grocery sacks for 30 minutes.

And I made a delicious dinner without a tired one year old attached to my hip.

So worth it...





10 comments:

Woods said...

That's so funny! I think you have to let them do something dangerous once in a while right? She's adorable in that mess!!

Jessie said...

Funny that you should blog about this today.

Today while I was cleaning up THE WORST BLOWOUT IN HISTORY, I sat Crew down on the floor in his nursery. I just so happened to have a bunch of trash bags in on of the drawers for taking care of diapers that are EXTRA stinky {and ya know, sometimes the poop gets EVERYWHERE}.

Needless to say, I through a couple of trash bags Crews way and its entertainment for at least a good 20!!!

Every time he plays with one, I have the same internal battle about it being a hazard, but I just makes sure to keep a close eye. Im just reliever to see that I am not the only one.

Jessie said...

And I meant to say relieved, not reliever <--whatever that is anyway. HA!

Amber said...

Jill, she is such a beautiful baby.... I just can't get enough of her little chub!

cindy said...

Most kids like to live a little on the 'dangerous' side!! She is too cute don't you think it is time for a trip to UT??

Kim said...

What is it with the plastic bags, Clay loves them too. She just keeps getting more beautiful.

Celena said...

She is so cute! I would have done the same thing. You were close by to notice if anything went wrong. I would have done the same thing.

McKayJoice said...

Jill! i'm glad you found me. . . holly heck. . look at you two kids, and all crafty. . this kills me, that is so funny. You can't be a mom of two. how did that happen?

And come on mom, just let your kids try the electrical socket once.. . it is good for them. gets your heart pumping!

Kristy said...

Ya know, I don't know of any kid who has actually suffucated from one of those. It's not like you were letting her sleep with it! Whatever makes a kid happy right?

P.S. I totally know what you mean by the obnoxiously safe parent. I once babysat a kid and their whole house was covered in bubble wrap and styrafoam, including the kitchen chairs. It was hilariously tacky.

Anonymous said...

anytime you need me to keep her busy just let me know