Tuesday, 5 August 2008

And the Winner Is......for Once, The Mummy

Remember our Poop art issues?


(As if you could possibly ever forget. I know those pictures burned a permanent impression in many a blog readers mind.)



Well after he found several new opportunities to create various new masterpieces (fear not no photographic evidence included in this post!) I was at my wits end.


So I resorted to what I hadn't done for over a year.

I put him back in vests.


Who knew you could even buy them in his size?

The little monkey can no longer happily delve his hand into his nappy and let his creative juices flow. We fought this battle and for once I was victorious!

Yes, he looks really ridiculous. (But also kind of cute!)
Yes, he may very well collapse from heat exhaustion from wearing an extra layer under his clothes with it being summer and all.
But my walls are poop free and frankly it is worth the risk!

25 lovely comments:

Chelle said...

Yay for poop free walls!

Patrice said...

hahaha! congratulations on the victory! I think I would stop at nothing to prevent poop from getting all over my walls, so I don't blame you.

Melissa said...

TOTALLY worth it! And he does look kinda cute in his onesie (as most of us call them here). If it's any consolation, my SIL still dresses her nearly 3 year-old with a onesie under all his clothes, and he hasn't passed out from the heat yet.

Here's to poop-artless (is that a word? I guess we can make it one now, thanks to Eli!) walls! :)

jennie w. said...

Well, when that fails (i'd like to be optimistic but we all know there is nothing that will stand between a toddler and his poo.) try duct tape. I prefer silver but it comes in many fun colors now! Wrap the diaper with it several times, but make sure the tape ends in the back, so it can't be unpeeled by naughty little fingers. This works pretty well until they discover the leg openings on their nappies.

Mamasphere said...

We call those onesies here. And I think it's an excellent solution! Much better than taping the diaper to his tummy with duct tape (though that would be a good solution, too, lol).

Dana said...

Ok, seriously Carol I'm LOL! In the US they're called onsies. You could just use that as the shirt and put a pair of shorts on, then it wouldn't really be an extra layer.
I've always hated onsies after a certain age (about the time they start fighting diaper changes), but I know if I had the same issues you're having, (and I probably will) I would do the same thing.

Lisa said...

Too freaking cute!

Kelli said...

AHHHHHH!!! I just clicked on the "poop art" pictures...oh my gosh! Keep those "vests"(aka "onesies" here in the US) on that boy. He will be just fine.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Agree--totally worth it for poop free walls ;)

Kristen said...

That is too funny, because I just ordered Anya size 4T onesies!!

I have to say that I love that you called them vests. Is that what they are called in England??

Good for you on controlling the "creativity" in your house! :)

3boys247 said...

Oh, he looks so cute in the onesie.

I missed the Poop art post. Wow, did you just want to cry? Or did you think this is going on the blog?

Jayme said...

He is very cute! Where did you find them that big? Anything as long as your walls stay poop free!

carrie said...

That is an excellent solution to your little "problem"! :) I'm glad they make those in big sizes, obviously there is a reason for this!

And poop artist or not, he is adorable!

Jenny said...

OMGoodness...just went to that post. WOW! Glad that you are now poop free though.

Krystyn said...

Must. do. this!!! We have had one poop incident, and frankly it was one too many!

He looks adorable!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Hence the reason I still keep the Little Imp in onesies/vests. I would just DIE if I had to deal with that....again! My twins pulled the poop art stunt when they were two, and that almost did me in. We had to repaint! Seriously!

And poop artiste or not, he's pretty stinkin' cute!

anti-supermom said...

So, I bet he didn't know that poopy walls means being hot all summer long, perhaps next time he will think long and hard before 'painting' the walls :)

Vashey Fam said...

You know, have you ever thought of *you* painting your walls.....maybe chocolate brown? Just a thought. I have yet to have poo art from Wyatt. I'll have to try the vest/onsie technique when he begins to find his creativity.

Jen said...

I love how you guys talk over there. Vests?!! That is too cute. Almost as cute as that big boy wearing one. You know when he is a teenager you are going to have to delete the "art" photos.

Leslie said...

Whatever it takes!!! He looks rather cute in them though! ;)

Diane said...

Thank goodness you found a solution. That is wonderful. I think I will keep my kids in them forever just to avoid that!

Tiffany said...

WOW! I never knew that a toddler could do such works of art! So glad you have found a solution!

Aprille - The Muddled said...

Sweetheart. I have to admit - it has been a long time since a post made me cry from sheer hilarity - your Poop Art (love the pun) did so. BAAHHH HA HA HA good for you. I am still waiting for my youngest to repeat his sister's fun. But wow. just digging in and getting it huh. You've got your hands full!

ps... I like you! lol

THopgood said...

LMAO!

I'm loving your blog and your sense of humor and will have to add you to my reader list! but I have to tell you that I'm afraid....VERY afraid... to continue reading lest I fall upon the post that resulted in THIS post!

crunchiemummy said...

He looks very cute too me -- like butter wouldn't melt! LOL Those poop pictures tell a different story!