Friday, February 27, 2009

What do Winnie the Pooh and Henry have in common?

Henry has a fascination with honey. An hour after we brought Lizzie home from the hospital we couldn't find Henry anywhere. We called and called and searched and searched and were starting to get really worried. Then I saw some little feet backing out from under a table we have with a floor length tablecloth on it. It was Henry. When I peeked under the table to see what had keep him quiet (must have been a "no" for him not to answer our calls) I found the honey bottle and a large puddle of honey on the carpet. That was the beginning of the honey battles. We've had honey on the couch, honey on the table, and today Henry walked in to where I was feeding Lizzie with honey from hand to elbow and dripping everywhere. (There was a lake of honey in the kitchen and honey footprints leading from there to Lizzie's room.)

Does anyone have any ideas of how to lock up honey? We've tried high places (there was a chair next to counter today that allowed the honey to be grabbed) and time outs and loss of honey privileges. Any ideas? I use honey to make bread and so don't think I can ban it from the house entirely, but I don't think the carpet can take much more honey treatments. Though luckily it seems to come out great with just lots of warm water. (and I think Henry's skin is looking great from all the honey treatments its had.) Please send any and all ideas. I'm thinking of a large Tupperware that Henry can't open, but not sure it will work with our little honey liberator.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

this is the funniest post ever!! the thought of henry sneaking honey under the table and leaving honey footprints is hysterical!!! it's one of my favorite sweets and i'm happy to hear that henry has such excellent taste :)

Sarah said...

Do you have a cabinet that you wouldn't mind having a child lock on? I don't have any of this type, but I have friends with the type that is activated by a magnet. Would be a pain to open, but not as much of a pain as scrubbing honey out of carpet! Maybe just a small cabinet over the microwave or fridge or something?

This may not be a good idea, but if he were allowed a certain amount of honey periodically (like a bit after meals, or something) and just ate it at the table, would that perhaps help?

Okay, my thoughts for now. If I think of something else I'll pass it on!

Nielsen Family said...

Funny, I cannot believe that he loves honey that much.. Maybe once a day go out in the yard and have a honey fest and after a shower (clean up) from the hose:)... I bet he would love a pool of honey! Just kidding:) Sorry I am not good in finding ideas to get the honey problem resolved...

The Awesome Rawsons said...

oh goodness! I don't know what to say! I have similar issues with Sadie. I tend to be afraid to put things up high because it just tempts her to climb and i don't want her to fall. Hmmm...i'll sleep on it and see if I can come up with a solution to your honey problems!

Lizzie is so cute! and you are right. she looks a lot like Henry.

Where do you guys go when you go to the Guadalupe? Is there a special spot you've got?

mlh said...

Maybe it would be easier if you just indoctrinated him that every time we gorge on honey we wear a plastic smock? I know it worked for me...

No, I think this is the funniest thing I've ever heard. He'll probably just grow out of it. I'll chip in for a carpet steamer, in the meantime.

Mike said...

Honey! I'd agree - great taste. And simpler than jam. Maybe this would do the trick http://www.firebox.com/product/495/Bottle-Lock