Should I Tell Him Maxi Pads Aren’t Bandaids?

He was supposed to be taking a nap in our room. I put him in our room because I didn’t want him to wake up his baby sister. It was an attempt to get a little peace and quiet around here.

Of course, as soon as he got quiet, Leyna woke up.

Oh well, at least one of them was napping. Finally.

30 minutes later he emerged from our room. Obviously, he’d never gone to sleep, despite being strangely quiet for an extended period of time.

“Momma, Mr. Elephant had lots of boo boos so I had to fix him,” he says.

For your reference, this is Mr. Elephant:

Yes. We have an elephant shaped humidifier in our master bedroom. We also have toys and pacifiers and booger sucker things scattered about. Romantic sanctuary, it is not.

I slowly walked back to our room to inspect the damage (aka “boo boos”). What did he break now?

What I discovered is one of those epic moments in parenthood that you’re pretty sure will happen at some point, but you can’t ever predict it, and when it does come to pass, you sure as heck better take a picture.

And then you run to your blog to share with all your readers the creation your 3.5 year old made out of a bag of maxi pads, and toss a $20 in the future therapy fund.

Kids are hilarious.

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  1. I can distinctly remember my brother and I using my mother’s tampons as grenades. I was, later, horrified by how much money with wasted going through a box of them as if they were toys.

  2. Too funny! The other day my girls (39 months and 14 months) decided to pull everything out from under my sink in our master bath. They came across a box of disposable nursing pads that I barely used (much preffered the reusable). My oldest dug around in the box for a bit, pulled one out and exclaimed “Look, pancakes!”. They also used my ob tampons as other bits of food they were cooking up. I wish I had thought to take a picture. I was too busy peeing myself because it was so hilarious.

  3. I did this when I was about 4. I was supposed to be napping in my parents room, and ended up COVERING their headboard with “stickers” as I called them!

    He did a pretty good job covering the elephant! Impressive crafting skills.

  4. My nearly three year old is obsessed with pads. She thinks that every time I go to the restroom I need one. She opens them, peels off the thing on the back and hands it to me. My husband decided that after she went through an entire pack we needed to lock them up.

  5. Oh gosh! This is HILARIOUS! My little guy is 2 now so I guess these are the types of things that I have to look forward to next year! I guess I need to hide all of my “princess band-aids” now! Lol! I’m glad the blogger instinct took over & you were able to capture this picture!

  6. Fan – bloody- tastic! Friend of mine experienced similar quite from her then 2yr old DD only to find her in the loo when she became slightly suspicious with about 8 disposable nappies stuffed down it….however, she didn’t take the photo! Excellent job 🙂

  7. That is absolutely fabulous. Sad thing is, I would probably have made my kid pose with it so I could whip it out when he’s 16 and embarass him in front of his girlfriend…. I’ll be an evil parent.

  8. Hahahahaha!!! I started laughing and MY 3.5 yr. old came over and was like, “whats funny?” Which just made laugh harder. And she KEPT asking, so I laughed even harder.

  9. Gail Nordyke-Smead on

    This is wayyyy too cute. This goes in the category “kids say the darndest things” even though it wasn’t spoken, and it was acted, it was wayyy too funny not to be in that category 🙂

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