Friday, August 13, 2010

If “MacGyver” was my Babysitter

This past Sunday morning, I traveled to Waco for a dear friend’s wedding shower. I took Ethan and Andrew with me. My brother- Collin, Ashley, and Carter were in Waco as well.

 

While the gals were at the shower, Uncle Col was by himself, in charge of watching the 3 kids: Carter, Ethan, and Andrew. (How hard could that be, right?)

 

Well, I realized after we had left- that I had unintentionally grabbed the diaper bag and Collin had no extra undies for my potty-trained boys…you know…just in case of an accident.

 

As we left the shower, I noticed that I had missed:  1) a phone call from my bro (never a good thing when he is babysitting); and  2) this text message (and I quote):

 

 

“Any undies???? We have poo”

Now, you gotta understand something about my brother…like most men, he tends to get easily frazzled around young children…especially if he is by himself. You should hear some of his quad-sitting stories…I seriously laugh so hard that I cannot breathe.

 

I get home to find Ethan like this:

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In a panic, Collin had raided our Dad’s (Papa) underwear drawer and went all “MacGyver” on little Ethan.

Classy side knot, Uncle Col.

IMG_0399When I asked him (through laughter induced tears) why he had used Dad’s undies (who was out of town for the weekend) and not his own, he simply stated:  (said as if it were a dumb question)  “I was GOING to use my undies, but realized that I needed them big enough to be able to tie a knot on the side”.

 

And last but not least…this is what I found when I lifted up the back of E’s shirt:

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Dying…DY-YINGGGG laughing. I let him walk around for several minutes before I put him in age-appropriate undies- while we all got a good laugh out of it.

 

Oh, my dear, sweet brother…(I think I should do a “blog series” entitled: “Adventures in Babysitting with Uncle Col”---for those days that you need an extra laugh…or two…or three)

 

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56 comments:

amber said...

Suz, I'm sitting here totally laughing out loud!! That is absolutely hilarious!

Suzy said...

LOL!!!!! I think his solution is perfect, though ... modest in the front, yet an open back to prevent any more poo in the undies!

Amanda said...

OMG!!! I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at a blog post EVER!!! That was so hilarious!!! At least he tried to keep Ethan covered...well for the most part! Thanks for the laugh Suz!

~Shelly~ said...

OMG that is the funniest thing EVER!!

Jennifer said...

Hands down the funniest thing I've ever heard! Dying laughing! My co-workers are thinking I'm nuts right now!

Stacey said...

OMG...it is through tears that I type this with the trio saying "why you lauging at the computer?!" I think he has watched way to mutch MacGyver:)

mrsstrickland said...

TOO funny!!

Alissa said...

That is the FUNNIEST!! Thanks for the laugh - hilarious!!

Janet said...

This is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh this morning, I definitely needed it!!

Casey's trio said...

OMG Suz, this post has me cracking up! God bless your bro for staying cool under fire :) Love it!!

Kalle said...

CLASSIC!!! That story totally made my friday, especially when I think of my brothers babysitting my son. Uncles are so fantastic - we love ya.

Loni said...

OMG Suz I just laughed til tears were rolling down my cheeks. Hysterical!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog through the Goerlichs for well, for about 3-years now!! This last post and pictures were way too funny and priceless!!! Happy B-Day to your kiddos. Debbie

Larissa said...

That's awesome!!! I really needed a good laugh today. Thanks for sharing.

PS.Long time blog reader, first time commentor.

Shelley said...

Oh my gosh! I'm laughing so hard that I'm crying. Gotta give it to him for being resourceful!

Betsy said...

I've read your blog for a long time and never commented... but seriously, this made me laugh so hard I cried. SO STINKIN HILARIOUS!!!

Todd and Courtney said...

I dont think Ive ever commented but holy moley I have laughed so hard at this post. My 21 month old, Lauren, keeps saying "baby butt baby butt" :) We're moving to the big D too and Im going back to nursing school after working in pharmaceutical sales...small world!

The Townsend's said...

That is HILARIOUS!!!

Shosh said...

hahaha! thats hysterical!

Our Happy Married Life... said...

omigosh, thanks for the laugh-this is hysterical!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This put tears in my eyes from laughing! To FUNNY!! :) Great memories for when E is older haha!

Ashton

TEXOSE said...

This is great.... thanks for the laughs... my face hurts... in a good way now.... got to love those men in our lives.... they make it all worth while.... ;)

Kendall and Brooks said...

haha that is PRICELESS!

Flmgodog said...

Oh my gosh, I so needed a laugh like that today. HILARIOUS!!!!!! Laughing so hard I am crying.

Nikki said...

Can't stop laughing!!!!!!

Jenny said...

This is hysterical!!!!!!!!

MEGAN said...

I died laughing too!!!! The knot in the underwear was one thing, butt cheeks out the back woooweee. Surprised he still babysits!!!

Marcy said...

Laughing hysterically! Looks like something my husband or brother in law would do :)

Crystal said...

Lol. I needed that laugh!!

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness! That is hilarious! I am picturing your face when you first saw Ethan in his grandpa's underwear. And then to see the back! It's a good thing there wasn't another poo accident because it would have landed on the floor. lol! At first, I thought your brother had tied a dishtowel on him. Yes..I needed a good laugh. Thank you!
Cathy in Frisco

amy said...

OMG! Hilarious!!!! Can't stop laughing!

Wellers said...

Hilarious....best thing I've seen all day!

Jenny said...

That is the funniest thing EVER!!! The things men come up with! I can only imagine how entertaining this was to come home to, I seriously cannot stop laughing.

Kat said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! That is FREAKIN AWESOME!

Julie said...

HILARIOUS!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely hilarious - love it! I would have been bending over laughing with tears running down my face - thanks for making me smile at the end of a long work week :)

Kathleen

Michelle said...

I have never laughed so hard! LOL. I LOVE IT!! See....it NEVER hurts men to get a taste of what mommies have to do, huh???? I love it too. It always seems that the "poo" comes on my shift instead of my husbands. :-(

Annalisa said...

Oh my heck, I just about peed my pants! Ha ha ha ha!

Frugal Jen said...

Too cute!

Changed email accounts and I can't find yours. I had some questions about RSV and the shot. My new baby Caroline was a premie. Thought the best person to ask would be a quad mom plus a nurse. My email is jenrudd@sbcglobal.net

Aimee said...

HAHAHAHA! I'm sitting over here in Northern VA with a HUGE SMILE on my face laughing hysterically!! Ha!

Nana said...

I'm just saying...couldn't you make a video...America's Funniest Home Videos... $10,000.00 winner for sure!
Thanks for the laughs!!!!

Rhonda said...

That is absolutely hilarious! So glad you shared that one! I needed a good laugh today! :)

Barbara Manatee said...

First off, I have to give props to your brother for watching the kids in the first place! And he dealt with Poo? AND he came up with a plan after the poo?

Hilarious but ingenious too!!!

Alyssa said...

That was priceless! Made my day!

Monica said...

Oh My Gosh!!! I am laughing sooooo hard. Tooo funny. I'm so glad you shared that with us. I would love to hear more funny babysitting stories. Just tooo funny!!!!

mistymadisonjo said...

I do not think I have laughed so hard in such a long time. I needed that. Your brother is a genius!

Liz said...

HILARIOUS!!!!

Nat said...

That is so hilarious! Good for him for being creative. Hah.

Jill said...

OMG. DYING TOO!!!!!

A urora said...

can't stop laughing. love the text.

Molly said...

Please please please post some of your brother's babysitting stories !!!

Ali said...

Too funny, Suz! Uncles provide the best stories!

Kelly said...

Wow!!! this is by far the funniest post i think i have EVER read ever. I love all of it!! I mean guys and poo just don't go well together in the first place. Good for your bro for being creative, and I totally agree...you def need to do a blog series from your brothers adventures. I so needed the laugh!!

Lori said...

Ha-stinkin larious!!!! Oh my, I definitely have tears too. Sooo funny!!!!

Tiffany Lockette said...

OMG, I am laughing my tush off!! That is hilarious!!

Sarah said...

That is great!! Totally laughing hysterically!!! Oh my, I'm telling ya, you made my day with that one!!! Thanks for sharing!!! That just might be a great pic some graduation time too!!! lol

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