Sunday, April 22, 2012

You Might Be a Mother of Boys If...Part Deux

Oh, the joys of boys!  This week I don't have any profoundness to share with you, but I do have a few additions to my "You Might Be a Mother of Boys" list.  So, here goes:

You Might Be a Mother of Boys If...Part 2

26. You know that the bird will, in fact, come back if you take the egg out of the nest and promptly return it.
27. You know that monster trucks don't work quite as well as rolling pins, but they get the job done.
28. Likewise, you know that rolling pins work just as well (if not better) than monster trucks when rolling out Play-Doh or mud for mud pies.
29. You've found nests of pine needles, grass, sticks, and rocks in random spots in your home because "baby eggs need homes, too" Easter eggs & Angry bird eggs that is.
30. You have no idea what it would be like to have new clothes for your children that keep their "new" appearance.  It never fails that stains in the form of dirt, mud, vomit, blood, grass, marker, or paint will appear on these "new" clothes during their initial wearing.
31. You also know that if you put yourself OR your child in white clothing (new or not), one of the aforementioned stains will happen within approximately 2-3 minutes of dressing.
32. It never fails that the minute you finish washing, drying, folding, and putting away laundry for the week, one of the boys will pee, poop, or vomit on themselves...thus beginning your next load of laundry.
33. You have come home to find that your driveway has been turned in to a treasure map and many X's are marking hidden treasure.
34. Following mealtimes, you end up cleaning more food off of the table, wall, chairs, floors, and faces than what probably ended up in bellies.
35. You know that all yellow construction vehicles are NOT bulldozers, and you can correctly name and tell apart the bulldozers from the excavators, rollers, backhoes, loaders, dumpers, forklifts, and dump trucks.
36. You also know that all green and yellow John Deere vehicles are NOT tractors, and you can correctly name and tell apart the tractors from the plowers, cultivators, crop sprayers, combine harvesters, balers, and loaders.
37. You know how many children your dryer can fit comfortably.
38. You continue saving cardboard boxes after the rocket ships, pirate ships, and cars have long fallen apart, because new boxes can be turned into birdhouses, helicopters, cash registers, and cuckoo clocks.
39. Your 4 year old can clog toilets like a champion.
40. You know which small things can fit in a nostril, which things cannot fit, and which things get stuck.
41. You have had your child participate in soccer practice wearing a red fleece scarf wrapped around his head because he wanted to be a "soccer ninja".
42. In your home, the words disgusting, gross, nasty, smelly, bloody, yucky, and stinky are all synonymous with awesome.
43. You've discovered that duct tape and super glue don't always cut it and have invested in a supply of Elmer's glue, Velcro, twist ties, pipe cleaners, masking tape, scotch tape, safety pins, and glue sticks...among other things.
44. Both your counters tops and coffee table are "decorated" with Sharpie markers.
45. You have find your child eating sugar...with a spoon...out of a bowl.
46. You have also found your child eating ice cream...with his hands...out of the carton.
47. You have also found your child eating out of the dog food bowl...and drinking out of the water bowl.
48. You children own head-to-toe camouflage outfits.
49. No matter how hard you try to keep your walls clean, they are covered in hand prints in every room in the house.

Like I said, oh the joys!  I am beyond blessed to be the mother of these two unmanageable creatures.  Here's a couple shots of them on Easter in case you need a dose of their cuteness this morning.

Liam during his first Easter egg hunt a few weeks ago

And Chandler.  I will never understand this child. :)

"Boys are beyond the range of anyone's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years."
  ~James Thurber~

Till next week friends!
Brittany :)

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