How did I forget-- aside from being human?! Let me tell you a little story...
One of the dumb things my hubs and I did when we were early in our marriage was buy an "investment" property. Dumb for many reasons but mostly because it has tied up a nice chunk of change and we didn't sell it right away like we thought we would!
He's handy, I enjoy design and can swing a hammer when needed so we bought a fixer upper, added a full bathroom, bought carpet, updated tons... well... then the margin of profit wasn't as great as we thought so we decided to rent it out and wait on the market to go up more. Low and behold a friend of my hubby's needed a place--so we let him rent it at our cost. Another bad idea. He also had a dog. Bad idea again. And without bad mouthing the guy-- the place did not stay looking nice in the 3-4 years he lived there and smells like dog. He just moved out to change to an out of town job so I have camped out there painting and cleaning all week.
Knowing all 4 bedrooms needed to be repainted I got the bright idea to attempt it while the kiddo was with me and awake. I brought his pack and play along but that lasted about 30-45 minutes before he really wanted out. So I decided to let him roam for a few minutes and planned to put him back in. That was until this happened...
Oh yeah-- that's a gallon of paint tipped over onto the carpet. I only noticed (your backs to the room when you paint) because I heard him giggling and then saw him happily smearing his hands around in the puddle! Whoa. I scooped him up-- called my husband in a panic who said-- just take him home and get him cleaned up, leave the paint (there was no water on in this house at the time) and he said-- take a few pictures!
So here is kiddo after stripping him to his diaper...
So yeah-- all that to say-- the house and messes and constant working on it and knowing I was going to be back there all day again today-- is why I completely spaced that today was Saturday and I had a long run planned.
Disclaimers-- This was No VOC paint but did not make it a good idea to allow a toddler to roam in the room with a full can and a lid that obviously wasn't on very well!
Yes-- we usually use cloth diapers but knowing I would be here for a long day-- we put on the easier ones.
I do indeed do archi work at home but this week was a bit slower and therefore I tried to play this role too. Little man has now had many naps there and I only paint during those. Some lessons you do learn quickly.
Here's to hoping we can sell the house and make an investment property another lesson-learned-- at least until a later phase in life!