Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Talah's Room: Crime Scene | Raleigh Children's Photographer

This is what I woke up to this morning. You know when something happens and you aren't expecting it and you're so confused that your mind fills in the blank with explanations? That's what I did. I heard Talah on the monitor saying, "Mommy, look at my toes!" As this is not something she normally says, I decided to go in. I walked in to what honestly looked like it could be a crime scene. Talah stood on her mattress, face and hands covered in red. At first, I thought, "Is she bleeding?!" Then I realized she was standing there smiling, so that wasn't likely. Was someone else bleeding in here? No, of course not. Duh. That takes me back to college when someone had broken into my car. I didn't know what had happened until I sat in the driver's seat and saw wires hanging down where my stereo had been. For a moment, I stared dumbly, wondering if I had somehow left wires hanging out in my car. In this case, it just took a moment for my eyes to wander over to the limp bag of frozen raspberries. It sat crumpled, looking ashamed for what it had been accessory to that morning.

Okay, let me rewind. Last night, I was trying to get Talah in bed and we were going through her whole "routine." I strayed from the routine a tiny bit because my friend Tory was waiting for me in the living room and I felt bad about taking so long. Talah did not appreciate straying from the routine. She got upset and started crying and accidentally walked into the bed and hit her head. I got the bag of frozen raspberries because she wanted something cold on it. I put them on the dresser by the door so I wouldn't forget to take them out of the room. Clearly, I forgot. By the time Talah woke up, they were nice and thawed. And juicy.

Sigh. Well, it looks like it is coming out of the carpet. The sheets and pillow cases are another story and we'll have to see.

By the way, Jacob was a real saint this morning. He was very forgiving when he found out all of this happened because I had left the bag of raspberries in there. I can't say I would have been as understanding if our positions had been reversed. I'm sure I would have questioned him to the death. So thanks.


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Sorry for the poor quality of the above picture. I was in a hurry and just went ahead and used on camera flash since it was so dark in the room. I'm not sure if the picture fully shows just how messy everything was.

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15 comments:

Julie Faith Photography said...

Jen!!! OMG that is so cute! I love how innocent she looks. These photos will be kept for a LONG while i'm sure! :) I hope you are able to get it all out.

Kate said...

Wow - thank you for sharing. I would have been completely freaked out to have walked into that scene. You should frame that picture of Talah - it is too precious!

m said...

Adorable :-)

the mama bird diaries said...

That is HILARIOUS. The photos are awesome.

Marinka said...

Fantastic!

Michelle said...

Jen, I saw Kate's post on FB - so of course had to come see for myself. Absolutely precious and hysterical! Thanks so much for taking the time to write it up and have pictures as well! Really got my day off to a great start. The close-up of Talah is fabulous and should not only be framed, but submitted to various outlets for sharing.

I wanted to recommend to you - two different types of stain removers that may be of help on the linen front... the various RIT products and GOOP (in the large tub - it is a thick paste like substance). Additionally if there is anything that is all white - there is a product called White Brite (i think - it comes in a small bottle). I have used all of these and they work really well. At times it takes a few tries, but will work.

Good luck and thanks again!

Maddison said...

How PRECIOUS!!!

The Reedys said...

OHMIGOD!! I scrolled down to the picture first (which is a problem I have that I'm working on, I swear...) and was like OMG!!! LOL... That is so funny Jen. I know it wasn't funny when you were cleaning it up, but man... at her wedding that would be a fantastic picture to pull out :)

Lois said...

Really cute pictures and story. I had a similar experience, only my son found the black paste shoe polish and polished not only himself but the walls, bed, etc. What a mess that was.

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Brilliant!

Teresa said...

Just think, you can totally embarrass her when she is a teen with the story and the photos! She is adorable.


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Tammigirl said...

Love it!

This absolutely tops the baby scented Vaseline my daughter smeared into the carpet when she was three.

Pollyanna said...

She is so cute, it would be hard to stay mad at her. Look on the bright side, at least it wasn't poop between her toes (which is what I dealt with this weekend).

Ayah:) said...

awww my cousins name is talah and she would so do the same thing!!!

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