Moral: Clear the table before you feed the baby.
Okay, so we finished our spinach artichoke dip dinner (yum) and Mr. Crum needed to run an errand - QUICKLY. He was kind enough to take Monkey with him, leaving me with 22 month old Crackers, and 3 week old baby.
Naturally, baby got hungry - leaving Crackers somewhat unattended. Mr. Crum had cleaned up a few of the dinner dishes, but not all. There were still cups and tortilla chips on the table.
Crackers is a scavenger. He loves food, he hunts for food, he FINDS food. He was climbing from chair to chair, doing his typical after dinner search - making sure to get every last morsel.
He emptied everyone's cups (except mommy's because I did not want him drinking coffee).
As soon as I was able, I put baby down and cleared the table.
When Mr. Crum got home, he started getting the "big" boys ready for bed. Crackers was emphatic that he was not ready for bed. In fact, he was very vocal about this for about 3 hours. This is VERY unusual for our little guy. He's generally pretty easy, we put him in bed, he talks or sings until he falls asleep. Tonight he would not stay in bed, he screamed he yelled, he cried... I could not figure out what was going on.
That is, until about 10 minutes ago, when Mr. Crum said, "I should finish my coffee from dinner..."
Oh... there was coffee in your cup? I thought it was empty. Crackers finished it. How much was there?... half a mug... oi.. no wonder he couldn't sleep.
Next time - we clear the table while baby screams his head off. My toddler does not need the coffee, especially at bed time!