Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Trouble With Jaxon

When we visit other people's houses (Mainly in-laws and parents for holidays or parties) Jaxon carefully browses 'round the room and tries to find an abandon drink (or 5)...It doesn't matter whose drink it is... if it is sitting there, unattended, he chugs it. Even if you ARE tending to you drink, Jaxon will hang around casually until you looked away and then try to grab your drink and get a few swigs in before you noticed.

Jaxon just has a penchant for "sneaking" I guess. It drives me totally batty and unfortunately, it happens mostly when he gets up at 5:30 a.m. FORTUNATELY he doesn't to that EVERY day, but on the days he does, I will most certainly wake up to 5 granola bar wrappers that were gently snipped open by a pair of scissors... see a few discarded juice boxes and on occasion.... the box of cookies that was left on the counter from the night before will be...suddenly...empty. You would think I would learn and put them away at night, but since he doesn't wake up that early EVERY morning... I guess I like to roll the dice.

Not too long ago, I found this: A brand new bag of chocolate chips.. in a corner...behind the living room table with the necessary items to open the bag and partake. I had actually found the bag earlier on the counter with a little snip in it and I thought maybe I had brought it home from the store that way. I slipped it into a zip lock bag (shown above) and put it in the pantry... Went out to do some yard work and found the stash as pictured... luckily.. I had caught him early into the procedure and I don't think he had eaten too many.

Today I took the kids to stake conference by myself (SINGLE MOTHER FOR THE LAST WEEK UNTIL THE MOVERS COME NEXT MONDAY). About mid-way through the conference, Jaxon said he needed to go Poop (his words).... great. My lovely assistant Abby took him out and they came back. A few minutes later, the same announcement was made. Abby again, took him out, they returned. The request was made SEVERAL more times, but only granted one more time.. and I thought most certainly this was becoming just a way to pass the time for Jaxon during the Conference until I came home and found this:It WAS a bag full a grapes... a BRAND NEW bag full of grapes. Enough said.

10 comments:

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh! That is so funny! Both of my boys like to sneak. I am always finding candy wrappers behind the sofa. But wow,....an empty bag of grapes. That is hilarious.

Anne said...

I have a "sneaker" too. It drives me crazy!!! Unfortunately, my 8 year old's bedroom is right next to the food storage room. So last week Jon was looking in is dresser drawer and found about a half dozen empty pudding containers! I keep trying to tell myself that it is relatively normal, and not a comment on his character!

katie said...

TOO FUNNY. Check out my post last week... we actually put a lock on the fridge outside... and that's where all the snacks remain.

Completely. Necessary.

Jeanelle said...

My friend's little boy is the opposite -- a horrible eater. We were smelling this horrible smell and started digging around and he was hiding his uneaten PB sandwiches and they had gotten all moldy in the pantry. Ick! The frequent pooping made me laugh, though -- it's too bad he won't associate that with eating all of those grapes though and then NOT do it again!! :)

Tina said...

I have 4 daughters, and we know girls are a bit sneaky by nature....
I find chocolate wrappers down in the cracks of my couch.
A bag full of grapes though, no wonder he had to go potty!!

FUNNY!
(thanks for the sweet post on my blog too, its fun to make friends through cyber space!)

Melissa-Mc said...

How funny! I actually feel a kinship with Jaxon. I could very easily hide myself in a secluded place and go to town on a bag of chocolate chips :)

gab said...

He would fit right in around here! Seriously...I am always looking for a hiding place for the chocolate chips.

Ilene said...

I'm impressed with the scissors, myself. Totally covert and silent method.

I'm not letting my boys near this post lest they get any ideas.

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

Arent you glad you didnt insist that he did not have to go poop again and that he should sit quietly???

LOL

Andie said...

We are swap partners. I am so excited! I have already started putting some things together.

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