Saturday, February 27, 2010

It is found! Darth Vader's head is once again upon his little Lego shoulders!

A couple of weekends ago Sean exposed Keenan to his first non Duplo sized Lego set, an Anniversay edition of Darth's Vader's TIE fighter.  I bought the set for Sean a couple of years ago and he's held off on opening the box until Keenan was old enough to "appreciate it".  An out of practice Sean toiled for about an hour to complete the TIE fighter.  Keenan thought it was cool but he clearly favoured Lord Vader and his bitty light saber.  So Sean tucked the fighter up on the top shelf where we keep all the other stuff Keenan is forbidden to touch but Keenan kept Vader to himself.  Within a few hours a very sad and apologetic Keenan approached Sean to tell him that a certain tiny Lego head somehow rolled 15 feet across the floor and fell down the register grate.  However unbelievable the story was Keenan's attitude lead us to believe that it was simply one hell of an unfortunate accident.  Sean was an understanding as possible given the circumstances but inevitably there were cuss words and in short order the shop vac was deployed.  All manner of grossness was sucked into the canister but after careful, archeological style sorting, Vader's head was nowhere to be found.  Until today.  Keenan found  Darth Vader's head in the corner of the room under a cushion.  There was much rejoicing, a round of high fives and then Sean ceremoniously reunited Vader's head with his body.  He now resides on the top shelf, safely tucked into his TIE fighter until Keenan turns 21.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Beware of explainations starting with "It was an accident..."

I went to bed late last night.  My sister was over and after she left Keenan woke up coughing and claiming there was a giant spider in his room so he couldn't be on the floor or the bed.  So we crawled into mommy and daddy's bed around 12:15 am and fell into a cozy, spider-free sleep.  I seem to remember Sean lifting Keenan out of our bed around 5 am.  He recently borrowed the Batman XBox game from Kev at work so he was likely up late chasing nutbars around Arkham Asylum.  I woke up in a bit of a haze and totally alone this morning which means Sean ended up sleeping in Keenan's bed and Keenan must have slept with me and then he went downstairs to play.  I got up, got dressed and then Keenan came upstairs to tell me that "It was an accident, there's water all over the kitchen floor mommy, I was trying to clean the fridge".  "How bad can it be?" I thought to myself.  In my attempt to rush to the kitchen sink tap to turn it off I slipped and nearly cracked my head open on the table.  The floor was half covered in water. Our son had built an aquaduct from the tap, over the edge of the counter, across the top of a chair and the water was cascading down onto the chair seat and to the floor.  It was literally 2 inches from the wall where it would have surely  leaked down into the basement.  To be quite honest the setup was quite an accomplishment for a kid his size and in hindsight I'm sad I didn't take a picture of it.  I did however seize the moment and I poured cleaner all over the floor and mopped the whole mess up.