Monday, December 12, 2011

Deck the Helmet

I finished my grades for the term, so I am free!  FREEDOM!  I've counted, and I have 13 afternoons of 4 and 1/2 hours a piece -- all. to. myself!  Mwahuahuaha!  What will I do with all that time?

Plan to take over the world.  Of course.

Anyway, with my first afternoon of freedom, I actually downloaded some pics off the camera, and I forgot to mention before that Caleb's helmet is now decorated.  For December, he is sporting the fashionable, seasonable look:  Mistletoe!
Because he needs lots of kisses!

On the side, it says "Merry Christmas" and on the back is a cute reindeer.  I don't have any pics of the reindeer.  Just take my word that it's cute.  Below is a shot where you can partially see the side with the "Merry Christmas."
Yeah, Norah's a good big sister who insists on helping with nearly every Caleb task there is.  If she had the dexterity, she'd change his diapers in a heartbeat.  As it is, she settles for standing on her step stool and observing, and commenting, during changings.

But, back to the Helmet Baby, today he had his first "helmet check-up/adjustment" and he's already showing improvement, and they adjusted the helmet accordingly.  While we were in the waiting room, there were 2 other helmet babies there, and each one had stickers on their helmets too.  One had his name emblazoned on the front, and the other, a girl, had a pink helmet with flowers and butterflies and stuff.  It seems most parents with helmet babies have fun with it and decorate the helmets.  Might as well.

If it's pretty visually, it helps distract us from its awful stench -- yeah, despite cleaning it once a day, the helmet is one stinky piece of baby accessory.  It reminds me of my shin guards from my years as a soccer player. 

In other helmet tidbits, we've already become so accustomed to Caleb in his helmet that when we take it off for his one hour of head freedom every day, his head seems unbelievably tiny.  In fact, you know what he reminds me of during that hour?  You know the scene from "Return of the Jedi" when Luke takes off Darth Vader's mask and helmet, and Anakin's head seems small and pasty?  Yeah, that's what Caleb's head seems like sans-helmet.  I hope this resemblence doesn't indicate any future temptation to cross over to "the dark side"!

Anyway, Jerry made the stickers, and they peel off, so after Christmas, Caleb will don a new theme.  What that is is a mystery even to me.  We'll have to see what Jerry can come up with!

15 comments:

Carrie77 said...

How can they make helmets so cute? Or maybe it is just him sporting it that makes it so cute! Love the Christmas decals!

Agate Lake Girl said...

Very festive!

Caleb does have one of those cute, tiny baby heads (unlike Rylee whose noggin was probably bigger than his helmet head). :)

Firefly's Running said...

Very cute!!

Xenia said...

That's not mistletoe; it's holly. Doesn't matter though because Caleb is adorable no matter what. Seriously, you have two of the cutest kids I've ever seen....and I don't even like kids.

Erin said...

Caleb can sport anything and be a cutie because of that smile. Miller likes to help with diapers too. Unfortunately he's not quite big enough to complete the task either. It's so cute to see Norah feeding Caleb.

MCM Mama said...

I love that you aren't just decorating it once! Changing themes = awesome!

Carolina John said...

That is really cute. Being able to change the stickers is a big plus. Enjoy the christmas break!

fancy nancy said...

very festive and cute!

Marlene said...

I love the decked out helmet. Can't wait to see what Daddy comes up with next!

Great news that the helmet is doing its job as well, in addition to being a cute baby fashion accessory!

Lee said...

I love that the helmet will change themes!

Nobel4Lit said...

Sorry that the helmets accumulate smells... Norah seems like a great older sister!

And enjoy your break!

Krissy said...

I love the helmet decorations, it looks absolutely adorable on Caleb. Glad he is showing signs of improvement too!

ajh said...

He looks sweet with or without helmet! As does his big sister.

Wes said...

as long as your plan doesn't interfere with my plan, we're good. Kapish?

StephanieC said...

A tip from a baby helmet specialist - get some rubbing alcohol and clean the inside with it. It kills all the bacteria that is building up and smelling. He looks cute too btw