in order, they go like this: poison control, "no", and poop.
last week, while jeremy and i had our heads stuck under the sink in the guest bathroom, harrison gave us a little scare. you see, normally, the guest bathroom cabinet houses all of harrison's bath products and medicine...and other household products that need to be behind a safety latch. due to the "leaky faucet debacle of 2008", all those products were strewn throughout our hallway.
as i was trying to balance the roles of mother and plumber, i looked over my shoulder to make sure harrison was okay. he seemed to be having great fun with daddy's (aka plumber extraordinaire) flashlight. the next minute, i looked over to see that he had managed to open a bottle of rubbing alcohol.
imagine seeing your toddler casually walking down the hallway carrying an opened bottle with the words "70% isopropyl". my first thought was, "oh, how sweet, he's going to be a doctor someday". uh huh. i am cool under pressure.
i did not know whether or not harrison had actually imbibed. (Lord, i hope i don't ever repeat those words. especially not during the teenage years.) and the nice lady at poison control told me that it is a rarity because most toddlers don't like the bitter taste. (again, Lord, please let all alcohol taste bitter to him. forever.) so we simply watched for signs of drunkenness.
you know...staggering speech, walking into walls, vomiting. all classic toddler behavior if you ask me.
needless to say, i wouldn't be "celebrating" this "first" if harrison, indeed, had gotten drunk. but, he was just fine.
i highly recommend our friends at poison control, who even called us back an hour later to make sure everything was okay.
the other "firsts":
harrison told me "no" (not verbally, it was by shaking his head back and forth). listen people, the boy has been shaking his head "no" for a very long time, but i purposefully did not ever use the word "no" while "shaking". that is, until the speech pathologist told me i should start associating the two. so, now he can say "no". the first time he used it was while in the bathtub.
mama: harrison, it's time to say "bye bye water"
harrison: defiant head shaking
the other "first" was also during bath time. he pooped. in the water. amidst lots of floating toys.
the only thing i have to say about that is that i (pregnant girl) did an AMAZING job of not freaking out (and not gagging). really, kudos to me.