Friday, March 12, 2010


Thew other night I was rushing to make dinner after swimming lessons. The boys were sent upstairs to get their jammies on while I ran to my downstairs pantry** for some pasta.

Seriously, I DO know better than to leave those two unsupervised. Maybe the chlorine fumes were causing my brain to short circuit. As I was running up the stairs to check on my browning meat I heard a "thump, thump, thump". Which in this house isn't all that unusual of a sound. Because I have two VERY ACTIVE boys (one with my clumsy gene) falling down the stairs is a twice weekly experience. It is truly is a wonder that we've not yet broken any bones. And now that I have typed that, I will be posting pictures of their imminent casts next week.

Sure enough there was a sobbing boy at the bottom of my stairs. Without a stitch of clothes on. Also a more regular occurrence than the pre-child me would have deemed possible. Some days I really do feel as if I am running a nu*dist colony.

So I scooped him up, turned down the heat on the meat and headed to the couch for a cuddle. Part of me wanted to know why he was falling down the stairs wearing only socks and part of me was shouting "don't ask - you'll be sorry"

I ignored the voice. Becuase I am stupid like that.

"So buddy, what happened?"

"Spud and I were playing swords and he went to grab mine and I went down the stairs."

Warning bells were madly going off yet I continued.

"Swords? With what?"

Any guesses from those of you with boys?

Yep. The built in kind.

Which lead to me using the word pen*is for the 438th time this week and yet another talk I never once in a million year envisioned as I bought sleepers and planned out the nursery.

**Yes, I do have two pantries. Way Cooler is a we are big believers in stocking up on sales and buying in bulk. If we were stuck at home we could live for weeks on the cereal alone.


Beck said...


TWO PANTRIES! I don't even have one! I have like, one very full cupboard. And that is IT. I want 2 pantries. Grumble.

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Nicole said...

Oh boys. Boys. On a related note, mine now think it's HILARIOUS to call each other a "dink". Mm hmm. Clever boys.

Knittinchick said...

rotfl.... those guys are hilarious!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I am suddenly very frightened to be having a second boy.

Janet said...

Oh my. I actually laughed out loud at that one. "The built in kind." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

CC said...

OH NO!!!!! Aack. I'm blushing from thousands of miles away!!!!!!

(and I'd love to have 2 pantries. Or a basement for all the stocking up on sales that I do)

Stephanie said...

Oh, gosh, I was ROFLOL at that, and I have girls!

We have a downstairs pantry, too. (Which is to say an old metal cabinet I salvaged from someone's tree lawn to cover for the fact that if our kitchen were any smaller, it'd officially be a kitchenette.)

C said...

I don't even know what to say! I am now starting to pray that I never have boys!

a Tonggu Momma said...

And this is why I read your blog... I want to always remember why God has given me a girl.

Christi said...

I am so very, very grateful that I only have one boy.

I have noticed that boys have an amazing ability to find things to do that have not been forbidden because who in their right mind would think that those things need to be forbidden. Seriously the stuff that my son got in trouble for would have never been thought of by my tea party loving girl.

Anonymous said...

Awright, I know you guys. You teach your children the proper names for things. WHO TOLD THEM THEY WERE SWORDS????


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