We (meaning Ryder) had a rough day on Monday, dr. apts and shopping out of town Tuesday, projects and just general busy-ness on Wednesday so I woke up today fully intending on taking it easy. Round 3 of being pregnant has been exhausting. I don't know if its that I have 2 other kids I'm taking care of, the few years older, or just differences in pregnancies but I am out almost as soon as my head hits the pillow and just about everything wears me out.
Intentions never go as planned. I'm a mother. I should know this. At least, I should by now.
There have been very few major incidents in our household in the past 4 years and 7 months of being parents. We did have what I would call "The Great Oil Spill of '09" which was an overwhelming mess, and today we experienced another disaster of that nature that I will refer to as "The Dust Bowl of 2013" only this dust bowl wasn't in the Oklahoma region many years ago due to lack of rain and very very dry lands. Oh no. This dust bowl occured in the Waite home, at the hands of two boys (mostly one, really), and a brand new bag of dry tile grout.
My boys tend to get up and play for and wait a bit before coming to get me out of bed. Today was the same, I was vaguely aware they were up but for the most part still in a sleep stupor. Ryder came in and asked if his 'byper' (diaper) could come off- because he hasn't mastered potty training at night yet- when I noticed white spots on his hair and forehead. This paint-like looking substance put me on alert. I asked what was on his head when I hear Brody shout from the kitchen, "Its just nothing I want you to see!!! I'm cleaning it up!" That sent the red flags up in an instant. I threw off the covers and hurried to the kitchen.
Before I reached the doorway I noticed white spots on my carpet in the dining area. This was so not going to be good.....a sense of dread was already upon me. I look in the kitchen and there is a new bag of white tile grout split open, and that gritty-flour-like substance everywhere! Layer upon layers. Splotches of it sprayed up onto several of the walls. A new cabinet that we are installing was wide open with a generous amount of grout inside. And then Brody. In the middle of it all. Holding a dust pan scooping up piles of grout and trying to put it back in the bag.