I think I may have accidentally given birth to a goat. Despite having a whole room full of toys – plus the world’s most tolerant dog and two loving parents willing to play – my child is obsessed with trash. I swear he wasn’t tall enough to reach into our trash can last week but he seems to have grown two feet overnight and can now not only reach in but operate the push-lid latch. It’s disgusting. I didn’t mind when he decided he loved remote controls. I got over it when he started dragging my shoes around like they were lovies. I was even OK with the dog licking. But pulling actual garbage out of the dirty nasty can and chewing on it? NOT OK.

Of course, I mean not OK after I take pictures of him doing it. Please note the toys he has to literally climb over to play with his trash, in case you doubted I was providing him with plenty of alternatives.

That's not a kite, it's the plastic wrapping from around a Stop & Shop bouquet of flowers.

Oooooooo an empty tissue box! It was actually a full tissue box before he pulled out and chewed up all the tissues.

I have no words for this one.

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8 Responses to “Trashy”

  1. hahaha! the best part is the PURE JOY coming from this kid – he has FOUND the motherload of awesome toys! he’s such a little butterball/cutiepie/precious/nommable delight. even whilst playing with trash – cute cute CUTE!

    p.s. i’m 100% guilty of holding off on stopping p from doing something um, not ok, long enough to snap a picture (or 35). shit, if we can’t be entertained with this whole mothering thing, what’s the point?

    KIDDING. but not about the pictures. i really do that alllll the time.


  2. Brigid Keely says:

    Niko got a crapload of toys for his birthday. What did he play with for 45 minutes today? A mostly empty bottle of gatorade I’d been drinking.

    I should have told people to just give us plastic bottles and empty cardboard boxes.

  3. Mkp-hearts-nyc says:

    baahahahaha. Everyone knows that last half inch of frosty is the best – the kid just knows where to look for the good stuff. I think one of my relatives at one point made a faux trash can with clean trash (like the empty boxes, tissue paper etc) to have on the kitchen floor and kept her real trash up on the counter. Which worked until her kid turned 4 and started pushing chairs around to climb on things.

  4. Amy says:

    The look on his face is just TOO ADORABLE in that first photo!

  5. Leah says:

    My nephew loooooves garbage but only certain items, like fast food packaging. He is very loyal to certain brand names and has been known to take an empty Dunkin’ Donuts box to bed with him on more than one occasion.

  6. sarrible says:

    Well, he does think Brutus is his brother. I think it’s only logical.

  7. Suzanne says:

    Can totally relate! Our trash can lid swings on a hinge, making the hunt extra fun for Small Fry. She actually says “no trash” while she leans in there to pluck something out. As in, “I know I’m not supposed to play with the trash, but I’m definitely not going to stop.”

  8. Emmie Bee says:

    HA! Why is it that they all will play with anything BUT the toys and stuff we pay good money for? Hudson’s favorites include wipes and opening the toilet.

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