It’s cute the first time your kiddo says “Uh oh.”
It’s cute the second time, maybe even the third time.
Somewhere around two or three days after learning the word “Uh oh” it dawns on the stay at home parent that “uh oh” is toddler-speak for “Mom, come clean this shit up!” and it becomes infinitely less cute.
This week I did that foolish thing again where I go to the bathroom. Alone. I wasn’t gone thirty seconds when I heard “Uh oh” from the kitchen.
I hurried back out to the kitchen and there they were. Lucy and Fisher. Covered in baking powder. Completely covered.
Fish likes to give me this look like he has absolutely nothing to do with what is going on around him. Like all labs, you can catch him red-handed and he will still do the dog version of shrugging his shoulders.
I didn’t have the good sense to snap a picture before I started cleaning up baking powder. But even a picture would not have captured the madness. Dog covered in baking powder. Floor covered in baking powder. Baby delighted with herself. “Lucy! What are you doing?” Lucy smiles. Fish just looks around like he is as innocent as the day is long. Lucy turns and reenters the pantry and emerges with a handful of dog food.
Kid ratted him out. She knocked the baking powder on the floor while getting him a little snack. These two are thick as thieves. Uh oh.