Well...you just never know where life's unaccounted for surprises are going to turn up. Yesterday, I had two:
My toddler got into his big brother's cologne while I was occupied elsewhere in the house (that's not the surprise). I knew I was in trouble when the smell started wafting through the house in an overwhelming dose that compelled me to turn off the heater and open all of the windows in the house, even though it was cold outside. Upon investigation, it turned out he'd sprayed it on the door to the towel cabinet, on the towels, on the shower curtain, on the bathroom door, and well, you get the idea. So it was time to give him a shower (in a different bathroom that didn't smell like a perfume factory).
I got his clothes, put them on my bed, and put him in my shower.
When I was done scrubbing him down, I went to open the door (didn't even realize I locked the door when we were in the bathroom if no one was home...I realize it now).
Surprise number one came in the form of the door not opening. The lock on the handle spun, just like it's supposed to, to unlock the door...but the lock wouldn't budge from inside of the wall. Uh oh. I didn't have a phone in there, no one was home, and my son didn't have any clothes (I ended up putting the cologne-soaked ones back on him to keep him warm). We tried to no avail, everything we knew to get out of that bathroom. With no tools though, we were pretty much out of luck.
To top it off...hubby's car has been overheating, and he told me early that morning to be on alert in case it broke down, so we could come and get him (we're dropping it off to be fixed later today). You have no idea how much I was hoping that every phone call that came in was NOT him calling to get a rescue.
We were in that bathroom for hours.
After my son cried (just a little) and got over being a bit scared, we settled in. Surprise #2 came in the form of us having a good time. We practiced letter writing (in the air), talked about his school day, counted the lines on our feet (LOL!), and discussed just about everything we could think of...and it was fun.
What a super huge, awesome blessing to get to spend that amount of completely one-on-one time with my son. Who gets to do that, really? And I loved it.
We were sure glad though, when dad got home and after retrieving a tool or two, got us out of that bathroom (thanks hubby!), and then found ourselves really, really wanting to get out of the house (despite it being time to make dinner). So...to treat ourselves after our unusual dilemma, my son and I went out for subs (Jimi John's rocks our world), and did a bit of shopping. I got the camera I have been needing, and he got a Darth Vader mask he's been eyeballing).
So...all is well that ends well, and the moral of the story? You just never know where you're going to find your blessings. Who knew we would find ours in the bathroom yesterday. Three cheers (this time), for unaccounted for surprises.
Happy weekend everyone!