Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Candid Parenting

This has been a crazy house for months.  Summer school bled into the Fall semester.  Now it seems like it's almost over, and we're trying to figure out what's next.  I've been far from the perfect wife and mother these last few months... so I thought I'd share some of my candid thoughts on parenting.  Some of these have been Facebook updates, some have just been passing events or thoughts.  I hope they make you chuckle.  Maybe they'll show you that you're not alone, if you feel like you're losing it with your kids too!

Getting to the point where you tell your two year old to, "o-freaking-bey"... appropriate or inappropriate?? (Don’t worry grandmas, I know the right answer)

We were in and out a lot today so I've got about 5 houseflies as house guests. On my hunt I swing at one, and I miss. Me: *under my breath* "Sneaky little bastard." Andrew: "BASTARD!" Me: "oh, crap!" Andrew: "CRAP" AHHH! Someone put a shock collar on me or something!! I thought bad habits disappeared when you had kids.


I just turned around to see that Andrew had dragged Judah across the floor by one arm... bad parenting, or typical brother stuff? Either way, my neighbors just heard, what they probably believe to be a man, yelling, "NOOOOO"

Trying to bathe both boys at once, with no assistance = 3 near drownings between both boys, an unintended infant baptism by Brother Andrew, a potentially sprained wrist due to slipping in the urine puddle left by Andrew while I was dressing Judah, 2 clean and slightly frazzled kids, 1 pee soaked sore wrist-ed pissed off mommy.


Andrew just dropped a man sized deuce in the tub. Had Rusty been home I would have thought it to be the least funny prank EVER. Not my favorite parenting moment, thus far.


Andrew just soaked me while we were doing dishes, and I hollered out like he'd covered me in Napalm. When did I lose my sense of humor?


I hope you got a chuckle out of these.  I promise I love my children.  I'm doing the best that I can, and regularly put myself in timout.  Here are a couple pictures of the boys that make me happier and crazier than anyone ever has!!