When I posted about our Thanksgiving journey to Omaha I got to the end and felt like I didn’t share the funny, crazy, and odd moments of our trip. My post just seemed to perfect to be true. So here is the truth of Thanksgiving!
1. We beat two school buses full of high school students to the McDonald’s in Fort Morgan. You should have seen that line!! Levi and Nathan would not have been happy not being able to have their cinnamon bites. :)
2. Within 5 minutes of arriving in Omaha I came upstairs to find both boys had climbed up on Matt’s parents kitchen counters and were crawling around scrubbing them with sponges. Helpful or not? Hmm.
3. Levi unleashed his true orneriness on his first evening in Omaha by sneaking into Matt’s dads bathroom finding some white cream that he smeared on his face (he assumed it was lotion) and took his after shave and dumped it into the basement bathtub (he thought it would make bubbles for a bubble bath).
4. When we went to the Omaha Children’s Museum we all headed upstairs at the same time. We arrive at the top of the stairs and turn around and Levi is gone!! Matt and walking up behind Nathan and I with Levi. I’m watching upstairs while Matt went back down to find our missing kid. Guess he made it to the top with Matt but turned right around and went back down undetected by us all.
5. Matt’s dad had to go to the ER on Thanksgiving eve but happily he did not have to stay and was feeling much better the next morning.
6. Nathan ate only white-ish colored foods for Thanksgiving dinner. Some turkey and a buttered roll was all he would eat out of all the foods available. Would not even touch the mixed fruit.
7. On Thanksgiving the words “Aunt Kyle, we found Levi playing in the toilet and he’s soaked” came from my sweet nieces. Matt went downstairs to check out the situation which was followed by another niece running upstairs to get me saying “Uncle Matt needs you pronto!!”. Levi had managed to put his ya-ya’s (blankies), a roll of toilet paper, a stuffed toy lobster, and the top of his head in the toilet! He was soaked, the floor was soaked, the ya-ya’s dripping, and the top of his head had obviously been in the toilet. Levi got a bath, new clothes, and I got to do laundry!
8. Levi did not quit his bathroom fun on Thanksgiving. Saturday night he chewed on Matt’s toothpaste and emptied my shampoo and conditioner bottles into the bathtub. I was just elated that he chose not to dump them on the floor or carpet.
9. While scolding Levi for making a mess with the toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner I told Levi “You do not make messes. Mommy is not happy!” Levi quickly returns a smile to me and says “Yes momma, you are happy!!”. I had to turn away because I couldn’t stop laughing.
10. Nathan “forgot” he wasn’t wearing a night time pull-up (we still have night time accidents) on the drive home so when we got out of the car for breakfast we discovered he had peed in his carseat and never said anything to us. Guess sitting in a pool of his own pee didn’t bother him.
11. We had time to change Nathan’s clothes, clean his carseat, clean the trash out of the car, get Levi dressed, and still sit for a good 15-20 minutes before McDonald’s had our food ready on the way home. Seriously have never waited so long for “fast” food.
12. Nathan lost it shortly after arriving home. Sobbing about how much he missed our cat while we were got. This is the same cat that was currently next to him and the onethat he had never even mentioned while we were away. I put him in his bed and 15 minutes later he was happy again.
As much as I may have fooled you yesterday with the “perfect” Thanksgiving I just felt the need to come clean and truly share my crazy life. :)