I put Kyra down for a nap after her lunch, same as I do every day. Kyra plays in her bed, gets up, comes down stairs, gets hollered at, climbs back in bed to play some more. Normally, this playing process lasts anywhere from 10 minutes to nearly an hour before she falls asleep.
After 15 minutes or so quiet filters down the stairs and all signs of life cease. Good. Mama has a new book she's aching to start. My new thing, since it has be incredibly gorgeous weather here in New England, is to sit on the front porch in my rocker and read, peacefully.
Phone rings, I dash inside to grab it before it wakes her up. Walk quietly back outside to talk.
Caller: Hey, what are you doing?
Me: Nothing much. Kyra just went down for a nap.
Caller: Oh, I didn't wake her up did I?
Me: No, I don't think so. Even still, if she does wake up all the windows are open and she'll just start crying to let me know.
Start crying, HA! I just had to jinx myself.
Just as quiet as could be she, apparently, climbed to the top of her changing table, found her liquid baby powder and commenced to rubbing it over her entire body. Kyra was covered, the cloth over the changing pad was covered and a large spot on the floor.
30 minutes later while still chatting on the phone Kyra comes to the screen door. "Hi Mummy!" she says just as happy and cheery as she could be. I go in to get her, she's got a clean spoon in her hand and is covered from head to toe in a white, flaky substance.
Great, she's gotten into something in the kitchen. What could she get into, there's nothing at her level...
Kitchen is clear.
Kyra, can you show Mommy where you got dirty?
I'm led upstairs to her room, to her changing table, where everything is covered in the same flaky, white substance.
Today, the spot on the floor is now clean. The cloth on the pad has been washed. The table itself, now in the garage- still dirty.
Kyra? Is now taking naps downstairs on the couch.
**Lisa had the closest answer with "baby powder." Congratulations! Email me your address and a box full of brownies will be heading your direction!