I have a list of moments that have been really scary and had the potential to be disastrous. I won't go into the others right now. Today's very scary moment went something like this....
I was downstairs on the phone. Adele and Spencer were playing upstairs and Titus was in his walker. I was talking to my Mom and kept thinking that it smelled really bad in our house. Our house has a tendency to smell bad thanks to Titus and his diapers but this was different. I walked around the downstairs while on the phone but couldn't pin down where the smell was coming from.
Finally I got off the phone with my Mom and something in me told me to go up and see what the kids were up to. The smell was worse as I went up the stairs. When I went in the boys room, where the kids were playing, it was awful. Immediately I started looking for where the smell was coming from. My sweet little Spencer had put his socks on top of the light (they are wall lights that have a cover around them so you can't really see down in them). Once I figured it out I acted fast, I pulled the first sock out and it was only seared the second one was melted and on fire. I put it out and in as nice a way possible made sure Spencer knew the severity of his actions. I really wasn't mean but I am guessing by the fact that he hid under his bed crying for a few minutes that he got the message. Don't worry we talked about it a lot after and I don't think he will ever do it again. I think our house might smell like burnt sock for a while but no damage was done.
It was a brief part of our day but I still can't shake it. The thought of what could have happened is still too fresh and scary. I am thankful right now that I followed the voice in my head that sent me upstairs. I am thankful that my kids and house are safe. I am thankful that this moment gets to go on my "could have been disastrous list" and not on some other more tragic list.