4/1/09

Oh Who Am I Kidding- It Isn't Going To Be Wordless

It's Random Thoughts About Parenting Wednesday!

See this?

Crib Sheet Laundry

The lesson here is that if you pay $60 per crib sheet they will be soft polished cotton baby blue wonderfulness that your kid will have vicious nose bleeds all over. He's my third so you would think I'd know better, but it took me three kids to get to the point where I could afford a couple of $60 crib sheets to act as gorgeous vomit/pee/blood catchers.

I still cringe a little when I see that though.


Actually the best crib sheets in the world are the chamois crib sheets from Pottery Barn Kids. They are like snuggling up on the softest, warmest blanket ever. Bear loves his, and I've given them as baby gifts many times. I highly recommend them!

Bear reading bedtime

This is Bear reading his Going To Bed Book. His jammies have a turkey on them and say something about how he's what everyone is thankful for because they are Thanksgiving jammies. In case you've lost track, it's almost Easter. I also sometimes put him in PJ tops and bottoms that are mismatched, like the frog bottoms with the airplane top. That would never have happened with my first two because if nothing else those dang kids matched. By number three, I can say that he's always clean.

And his sheets have higher thread count.

15 comments:

evenshine said...

I'd be heartbroken, too. They're gorgeous! Haven't tried the Pottery Barn ones but maybe I will for #3. Who will be clean.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El) said...

My aunt had four children. The first two were always impeccably dressed and ready for any photo op. She would say until she had her third every game had its pieces and every Fisher Price Little Person (back when they were littler) was in its house/barn/school bus.

Something happened with her third and "worsened" with her fourth. Chaos!

I met a woman with six kids, who told me once you have three you might as well have a dozen--you lose all that control.

I have one. Just one. So I wouldn't know the joy of beyond two--but you do! How blessed you are.

A little neosporin on a Q-tip dabbed in the nose might help with the bleeds. I can't help myself, my mom is channeling thru me at this moment.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

evenshine - So far the sheets wash up well. One of them has a spot of blood (my babies are a bit prone to nose bleeds) that I can't get out no matter what I try, but they've held up well. I do love Pottery Barn for the kiddos!

The chamois sheets are so amazing -and I think they are only $30 each.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

I guess I'm commenting in numbered bullets today.

1) DAMN NOSE BLEEDS! (Did you catch my post with the pic of my little guy with blood ALL OVER HIS FACE? I first thought he was dying before I realized he had just rubbed it all around.)

2) I've decided I'm going to let my kids pick out their own PJs - they hardly ever match, but there's less of a fight getting them dressed.

3) I need to first get myself high threadcount sheets. Then maybe the kiddos'll get some!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Yup. I hear ya.
Lately Baby has taken to wearing Eldest's clothes. Including pj's. He never doesn't look like an orphan. But I figure as long as he's dressed...who cares?

Peggy said...

That is a sweet picture!

My third is always in mismatched jammies too. Hilarious!

Angie's Spot said...

And this is why I bought some adorable polka-dot sheets from Target for my youngest. She had a horrible nose bleed a month ago and ruined some great sheets. Sigh. And I love the turkey pj's! My girls are still rocking their Christmas pj's with pride.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

High thread count is SO MUCH better than matching jammies. In fact, I would much rather spend my money on nice sheets (for me) and sleep naked (again...me).

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Those look like great sheets! Too bad the babies don't respect them! :o)

Just found your blog. It's great!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El) said...

I teach elementary school, and there a kids who still rock their Halloween and Christmas T-shirts in April! Moms who allow their kids to dress themselves should be praised--it's not neglect, it's allowing freedom of choice.

Mismatched jammies are a good start.

designHER Momma said...

oh I know what you mean. I had so lovely (expensive) baby sheets and then the baby decided to get sick on them - the same day we went blueberry picking (see where I'm going with this).

when will we learn?

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh the stink. Seriously, I feel ya, crib sheets are the worstest things in the world to change (besides the diapers of course). :)

Anita said...

Try soaking the bloodstain with Peroxide for about 5 minutes, rinse out under a stream of clear water and most, if not all of the blood will dissolve...if still a stain, douse with peroxide again and use a stiff bristled brush and then rinse. A Nurse friend of mine gave me this tip many years ago and I have found it very helpful.
As always, check for color-fastness, but I've never had a problem with any color or depth of color, even red.
Anita
(TheycallmeJammi.blogspot.com)

Suburban Turmoil said...

Ha. I don't even put my son in pajamas. I bought a bunch of pairs of sweatpants and he just hangs out around the house in those and a t-shirt and goes to bed that way!

And with him, I buy crib sheets at Tar-zhay. Because he gets them dirtier than you'd believe, and I have NO IDEA HOW.

wheelsonthebus said...

he lets you pick his pjs?!

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