What Aaron also has a love for is cat food. I've tried everything! I've redirected his attention. I've spatted hands. I've sternly said no. Short of placing the cat food out of his reach, I cannot keep him out of it! Sure, I know logically that it's not going to hurt him, but still . . . yuck! This cannot possibly taste good! Not to mention a little boy with cat food breath is also not the best smell in the world! Sigh! I suppose I should look at it positively. It is indoor formula cat food, so at least Aaron shouldn't develop any hairballs any time soon! LOL
Of course, I've been comforting myself with the fact that Aaron had not yet discovered the litter pan. This discovery has been delayed by closing the bathroom door. I know you can guess where this is going . . . Ron left the bathroom door open. I'm trying to finish supper, and we noticed Aaron was very quiet. Now all parents can tell you, contrary to what one might think, this is not a good thing! Ron went to check on him, and the next thing I hear is, "Darlin'? Can you please come? I need your help!" And what should I find in the bathroom? A helpless husband, and a little boy that's a bit perplexed. He can't possibly understand what is so distressing at this moment, as he stands there . . . with cat litter in his hair, all over his clothes, on top of the closed toilet lid, in the bathtub, and all over the floor. His main concern at that moment is that Daddy was holding him, and he couldn't continue with his fun! I am so thankful that I'd just cleaned that litter pan, meaning it'd been sifted, not that this was new clean litter! First step, clean all the litter out of the tub. And that doesn't mean washing it down the drain. It is after all clumping litter. Once the tub was clear of litter, Aaron was stripped and plopped in bathwater to play with his duckies while Mommy cleaned up the remainder of the mess!
And while Ron has been most attentive to closing the bathroom door since this event, the solution to ending the consumption of cat food has yet to be found. If this continues, I fully expect to hear Aaron say, "Meow!"
Aaron & Oreo both giving me a little while of peace!