Have you ever done something that was utterly stupid? Well, I did...
Last night, after I put M and C to bed, I went into my bedroom to check my email. In walks M and, passing me by without uttering a single word, walked straight into my bathroom.
"Son, what are you doing?"
"I forgot something, Mommy," M replied softly.
"What did you forget?" I questioned.
"I forgot wash my face."
Ah. The poor guy has horrible skin that seems to be filled with little white heads. He's going to have acne problems as a teenager, I just know it. So, I went on blissfully typing away, letting M do his nightly ritual of cleaning his face, though generally he does it in the downstairs bathroom. That is, until I heard...
"AH!!! Mom, come quick... SANTA CAME ALREADY!!!"
Oh Crap! I forgot I had put all the Santa gifts in my bathroom closet... It's the one place the kids rarely, if ever, get into. DAMN!!! So, of course, I had to go in and play it really cool...
"WOW, Son... Check that out. That's pretty cool. You know, sometimes Santa gets super busy and needs to drop off presents early. He must have left those for Mom to put out later."
"Yeah, can we open them now?"
"No, Buddy. And if you try to open them, then Santa will know about it and might come take them back. We don't want that to happen, now do we?"
Right about this time there is a scream and a definite, "NO!!!"
"Okay, then... Stay out of Mommy's closet, cuz Santa will know if you get into it."
"Yeah, cuz Santa knows everything!!!"
"That's right... Santa knows everything, so stay out of my closet, okay?!?"
So here I sit, telling you all about my terrible error, hoping the entire time that M doesn't show his sister and that he actually follows the directions to stay out of my closet. There are still several things that aren't wrapped, though, thankfully, those were in non-transparent plastic bags. Being the weekend, both kids are still at home so I haven't had an opportunity to move them, yet. I'll be sure to get that done tomorrow. Needless to say, I feel like a complete idot because I should have understood that M was going to get into my bathroom closet to find a washcloth to use on his face. Well, lesson learned!
Hugs to all... And to all a good night! Merry Christmas!
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