Wednesday, November 30, 2016

One last poop story

One of the earliest stories on the Savage Peanut detailed how I stepped in Matthew's poop during an unfortunate potty training incident.

Twelve years later, I close out my potty training career by stepping in Tommy's poop.

It started when Tommy came down from his bedroom.  (Again.  Half an hour after bedtime.)

"I peed my diaper." 

I sighed.  I think he's getting lazy and using his diaper at night when really he could make it to the bathroom if he bothered.  I have him pee into the toilet to get him good and drained and get another diaper.

But he decided he had more business first.  "I go caca."  And he climbed on the toilet to do a two.

I sat back down outside the bathroom to read.  Soon enough his Majesty called for the lord of the stool.  "I ready wipe!"

I wiped the royal butt.  "Watch out, Dad!" he warned me.  "Watch out!"

"Watch out for what?" I wondered.  Then I looked down.  My foot was in a pile of poo that he dropped before he quite made it onto the throne.

Fortunately at some point during the last twelve years they invented clorox wipes.  I scrubbed both my foot and the floor, then I re-diapered Tommy and sent him back to bed one last time.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The limits of art

Corinna handed this to Rachel. "I drew this for you at school!" 

Rachel: "What is it?" 

Corinna: "A girl peeing!" 

Rachel: "I see. We don't draw pictures of people peeing. Okay?" 

Corinna: "Okay." And she drew a skirt on the girl. 

(Photos taken 2016-11-10.)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween pictures, 2

(Photos taken 2016-10-29.)

Halloween pictures, 1

(Photos taken 2016-10-29.)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Corinna reacts to her first wiggly tooth

Fortunately you are spared the audio. 

(Photos taken 2016-10-29.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Melissa in the chair she assembled by herself

(Photos taken 2016-10-11.)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Making animal food

Who knew animals like eating ground-up chalk dissolved in water?

(Photos taken 2016-09-29.)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Speaking at Cassandra Summit 2017

(Photos taken 2016-09-07.)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rachel taught Melissa and Isaac to play Catan Jr

(Photos taken 2016-08-14.)

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Grandpa and his girls

(Photos taken 2016-08-07.)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Boxing with Gabriella as Lucas looks on

(Photos taken 2016-07-30.)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Story time

(Photos taken 2016-06-28.)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tommy's first haircut

Rachel says he kept yelling, Ow ow ow ow! 

(Photos taken 2016-06-23.)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I'm not sleepy!

(Photos taken 2016-06-22.)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tommy, eating butter with a knife

(Photos taken 2016-06-18.)

Monday, June 06, 2016

Lunch with Melissa

Everything went fine until I asked if her fries were good and reached out to try one. She looked at me, then started eating them three at a time, stuffing them in her mouth as fast as she could. I had to tell her, Don't worry, I won't eat any more! 

(Photos taken 2016-06-06.)

Grandma gave Corinna a puzzle last night

She finished it this morning. 

"J'ai fait toute seule!'

(Photos taken 2016-06-06.)

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Oui, I fort

(Photos taken 2016-06-05.)

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Isaac made this for his mommy

"This one is you, that one is me."

(Photos taken 2016-05-08.)

Dreamhack 2016

(Photos taken 2016-05-07.)

Mother's Day 2016

(Photos taken 2016-05-08.)

Monday, May 02, 2016

Mopping up the floor this morning

Because Corinna decided to make herself a bowl of sugar soup. The entire kitchen was covered with sticky footprints. 

(Photos taken 2016-05-02.)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tommy goes commando

At McDonald's this morning, Tommy decided he needed to use the potty.  This was after he soaked his diaper, so I didn't put the wet diaper back on him afterwards.  I didn't have a spare either, so he went home commando.

Then I forgot about it.

When Rachel woke up, she asked me how the kids were at McDonald's, and that reminded me that I had some unfinished business to take care of.

I checked Tommy, who was watching cartoons on the couch.  His pants were wet.  Too bad, but no big deal.  I pulled them off of him as he sat there.

A huge load of poo came out of the pants and onto the couch.

I sent out a code red.  "Matthew!  Wipes!"  I cleaned up Tommy and the couch, but this was more than baby wipes could handle.  Matthew couldn't find the clorox, so I diapered Tommy and got that myself.  Rachel must have wondered why doors were opening and closing all over as I searched for it.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

At the park

(Photos taken 2016-04-24.)

Corinna draws a multiracial family

(Photos taken 2016-04-24.)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tommy likes to help vacuum

(Photos taken 2016-04-22.)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Melissa sews two dresses

(Photos taken 2016-04-10.)

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Hanging the exercise rope

(Photos taken 2016-04-02.)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Matthew's craptop

Cannibalized from one machine with a fried motherboard and another with a broken lcd. 

(Photos taken 2016-03-21.)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nightwish concert in San Antonio

(Photos taken 2016-03-19.)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tommy's first poop on the toilet

Tommy has more or less unilaterally decided that he's ready to potty train.

(Photos taken 2016-03-19.)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

On our bed, from Corinna

(Photos taken 2016-03-18.)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Matthew busting out the Rock Band

His voice is starting to change and he has the beginnings of a mustache.

(Photos taken 2016-03-16.)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tommy learns about fried cheese

(Photos taken 2016-03-13.)

Tommy's ritual

Tommy likes goldfish. But he will only eat them one way: in a cup like this with the lid. This is cute, but also frustrating when I can't find the cup and he wants gold fish.

(Photos taken 2016-03-13.)