About a month ago Dropcam contacted me about their “Life’s Mysteries” campaign. They invited bloggers to share stories of times when something went awry, but no one’s certain exactly what happened. With four toddlers in our house, missed moments occur several times per day. We have enough of them that I compile pictures for a semi regular series called “Shawver Shenanigans”. If you’ve been keeping up with us for a while, you may recall the great corn starch incident. It was a doozie! I think there are still traces of cornstarch in our kitchen, and that’s been months. Last week, we had a similar doozie during Icemagedon. In an effort to entertain four busy toddlers, I introduced many new activities, and opened up typically off-limits areas of the house since novelty is always entertaining.
On this particular day, I set up our Tinkerbell PlayHut and a few tunnels in our dining room/ foyer. It was going fabulously until I left the room to change Rylin’s diaper, leaving three toddlers unsupervised. I thought I did a great job baby proofing this area. I was proven wrong. Upon my return, I realized the trio discovered a box of Sprite cans hidden underneath our hutch, and naturally began exploring them.
Rylin did not wait for an invitation to play along. She gleefully snatched a can for herself. Judging by the pictures, it looks like she found a new best pal.
When my Dad called to chat, I figured Sprite cans were safe enough so I let everyone continue playing. That was, until I heard a distinctive sound- the one of a shaken carbonated beverage exploding. Apparently someone dropped, or threw their can. Naturally, this lead to a puncture on the can and an eruption of Sprite under our dining table. I ferociously grabbed the dented can, but it was too late. We already had a flood and eight little feet traipsing through it, tracking icky sticky all over the floor.
I don’t believe we will explore soda cans for quite sometime, but I assure you that this is not the final Shawver Shenanigan. There are many, many more to come. In this episode of Shawver Shenanigans, we had not one but two incidents 1. exploration of forbidden Sprite cans 2. a Sprite explosion. Give the pictorial evidence, who do you suspect caused each of these incidents?
P.S. I was in no way compensated by Dropcam for the writing of this post. I simply enjoy writing and a good challenge so I had fun in recanting our latest incident. I hope you enjoyed reading.