We learned many things about caring for children during our stay with the Altizer boys. One of them was the importance of keeping baby powder, among other things, out of the reach of little hands.
On a pleasant afternoon as the twins were supposedly napping, Josh and I were playing play dough when Emma suddenly interrupted us with some unusual news. “What?” I asked. “You don’t want to know!” she exclaimed; David had gotten hold of the baby powder. We peered into his room at the snowy whiteness that was on the floor, all over his bed, and covering him. Outside we created quite the cloud of powder as we vigorously shook out the blankets and everything. Back inside to give David a bath, I found him emptying the trash into the toilet! Soon that problem was solved and he was powder free, so we turned our attention toward washing his blanky, pillowcase, comforter and clothes and vacuuming the floor.