Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Is it me? Is it just my children? Or is it BOYS????

I'm not sure what the problem is but since I didn't grow up with brothers I'm pretty convinced its a BOY thing.
Hello Barrett, whats on your hand and face??

While Brooks was at school Barrett found a little bottle of blue food coloring. I was eating my lunch while I thought Barrett was quietly playing by himself. Thank goodness for tile floors!

After his nap he found my purse and mascara.

While making a phone call (ironically to cash in on the spa day Nick got me for Valentines) the boys absolutely destroyed the kitchen. Every cabinet and drawer was opened and rummaged through. All appliances were open, refreshments were served and a fun game of dodge ball was played with dishwasher detergent cubes.

I guess they are taking a break and having a snack. Barrett looks to be eating the detergent and Brooks is still drinking his Diet Coke in what resembles a shot glass but is really a small tupperware container. Obviously toxic cleaners and bug sprays are out for poisoning, plus the plunger and rubber gloves which are always free from bacteria...nice!

Shortly after the kitchen blew-up. I found Brooks and Barrett at two separate times each in the dryer with the door closed while the other brother just laughed. Clean clothes all over the floor. I promise, all I was trying to do was make a phone call and cook dinner. Obviously I blame myself for the lack of 100% supervision but seriously...this must have something to do with boys. Colors, books, puzzles, etc get very little attention around. Curious George has some stiff competition. I'm pretty sure Caryn and Jenise support my theory! Both have boys and come from all girl families. Help a sister out!!! And Jen, please don't be alarmed that you just found out boy #2 is on the way. They really are fun, just don't leave them alone and plan a lot of spa days!

14 comments:

Sharon said...

I obviously don't have boys, but I'm going with "it is boys" theory! EVERYONE of my friends who have boys are praying, wishing, hoping I have a boy. They say it with that "twinkle" in their eye. Ha!

Your boys may have made a mess, but I can't wait to see them...THEY ARE SOOOOO CUTE!

Caryn said...

Oh sister I love it!!! And I support your theory 100% boys are crazy and fearless and destructive and messy and perfect just the way God made them :) Those pictures are priceless!! I think the self served snacks made me laugh the hardest. Why is it that you can be playing nicely (and by nicely of course I mean fighting and whining while doing something non-destructive) but the minute you go to make a phone call it's, I think this (fill in the blank with whatever off limits very messy thing they come up with) needs some exploring or my personal favorite, I have several URGENT questions for Mommy that I have been saving up for such a time as this. God bless that pending spa day that you may or may not have gotten scheduled!! Love you and love being in the boy trenches with you :)

Duncans in Doha said...

LAUGH OUT LOUD Funny!!!

Kylie said...

That is hilarious! I am impressed at their imaginations and ingenuity! Be proud of the creative geniuses you're raising! :) What a great childhood they're having. Yes, you enjoy that spa!!

Gayla Harris said...

Boys are definitely in a world of their own. Always suspect they are getting into trouble when things get really quiet. My baby boy is now 11 and is so sweet and calm and low key, I didn't ever think he would turn out this way. My mom thought he needed to be on medication when he was 3. So, they can grow out of it or learn to channel their energy in different ways.

Shannon said...

Love Love Love It! The pictures are priceless and I really just had to laugh. You are an amazing mom and they are going to love the fact that their mommy wasn't some tough ole bird that never let them do a thing on their own! Let the imaginations fly! Love you!

shannonmichaelis said...

moms of boys are required to loosen up, so i think it's great that you are doing that very thing! like you said, at least you have tile floors! so hilarious....

nanflan said...

They will only be this age once and messes can be cleaned up :) Miss you like crazy!

The Wilsons said...

You're right, it's the BOY thing. My favorite is when you find them with parts of a bug hanging out of their mouths.

Katy said...

Ok, coming from a girl who grew up with boys, the answer is----YES, IT'S BOYS. ;)
hilarious. I'm SO glad you captured those munchkins on film. You know I could just eat them up! Oh what do I have in store???

Jill said...

Now I know what I'm in for! Thanks for sharing even these special moments.

thesheps said...

I can totally see Cade in all those pictures. :) Priceless!!

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

hilarious...gotta love little boys!!! they are the best...and yours are too cute!!!!

The Berridges said...

My 2 boys are just as "adventurous!" I love the story!