Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Refrigerator of Mystery and Wonder

Mac can open the fridge. He can close the fridge. He likes to open the fridge, place his sippy cup in the fridge, close the fridge, open the fridge and take a drink out of his sippy cup, replace sippy cup on shelf, close the fridge, open the... see where this is going.

And sometimes while he's in there he likes to rummage around, you now see what he can see...
Mom this medicine is old, should I take some anyway?

MMMmmm what's this that has it's own compartment...

He also likes to play with the tempurature settings of the refrigerator. And who wouldn't since the Whirlpool people made the controls into fun little dials that turn back and forth! I pulled out something from the middle of the shelf the other day and it was frozen solid! He had turned the temp to 5-coldest and I checked the freezer setting it was on 2! And last night we had the strobe light dance party going on because he was pushing the light switch on and off haha!

So what happens when you leave the room with a 19 month old that knows how to open the refrigerator door. This...

Yep, I walked in on him EATING BUTTER!! This happened two Sundays ago, Aug 7. I was trying to pack the car with all of Mac's gear because we were trying to leave and meet my Mom so he could go to Mt.P for the week. It could have been much worse because he had not gotten it all over himself (yet) so I just washed his hands and face so I am thankful for that. Nothing like trying to clean a greasy baby!

Actual text convo to Jimmy about the incident...
"I just caught your son in the fridge eating a stick of butter".
"I hope you spanked him instead of just laughing because that's pretty funny".
"Um No, I didn't laugh I got grossed out and grabbed the camera and decided I wouln't be mad because a package of stick butter is less than a dollar and eating butter is prob punishemnt enough. haha"

I did buy fridge locks at WalMart last night but not sure I want to mess with that just yet. We are currently putting those knob guard thingys on the doors because, yes, he can open all the doors to all the rooms and let himself out the front door (which cause me to have 57 heart attacks in as many seconds the first time that happened).

But, really, who could be mad at this face!


  1. Stick of butter! That's hilarious...I don't think I could have done much other than laugh myself. :-)

  2. HOLY COW - MAC CHOWED DOWN ON A STICK OF BUTTER. ha ha!!! I'm going to be laughing about that one for awhile. Thanks. :-)

  3. I hope Mac did not get sick from eating raw butter.

  4. OMG, that is too funny! He's such a mess, you can't help but laugh! I am so glad (1) the door to our fridge is heavy, big and so far unopenable for Eli and (2) that he will be too short to reach the top lock of our front door for at least another year. He can, however, open a few doors, including the door to the garage (which he runs out to whenever he hears Scott come home) and our downstairs bathroom (beware the next time you're at my house!).

  5. ha ha!!! Too funny! Butter? There had to be tastier things in there. Ha ha.