Thursday, July 9, 2009

Since Naji's come

We have experienced:


Severe chin burns
(or maybe he just likes bandaids?)


Upside down couch flips
during spontaneous wrestling!

And peeing (!) on the neighbors fence.

And I have survived all of these moments.
Survived and conquered.

I don't drink.
But I think I need one.

Have you had any
especially difficult moments
this summmer?

Mama Kat's prompts are fun this week!
Go check them out.
And then be thankful!
Be very, very thankful,
that Naji and Kaish are not
in your living room : ).

43 comments:

Grandma J said...

Um, so far this summer things have been a bit calmer around here than there! Except I think JJ pees on the neighbor's fence. HA!

The Incredible Woody said...

Ha - his shadow looks like a bunny rabbit!!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

And how do the neighbors feel about the spontaneous "watering?"

Hallie :)

Marilyn said...

Well, yes. Not just this summer but always. I have a drama queen for a mother and I am her care giver. No peeing on the fence--that I know of--but lots of drama.

You, will have more. Just have to warn you. I have raised 2 sons and now have 3 grandsons and those little adventures go on and on. You just never know what they are up to.

Rebecca Jo said...

The shadow on the fence.. I thought it was a big bunny!!!!

Nessa said...

I have a grandson due in September. Thanks for letting me know what I have to look forward to. :)

April said...

So far, things have run pretty smoothly! Peeing on the fence...now, that's one thing I'm very grateful my girls can't do! :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Dont worry R! Its a boy thing. This too shall pass.

Love ya!

Nurse Nancy said...

Your summer sounds challenging. Maybe chocolate or ice cream can take the place of the drink?

Busy Bee Suz said...

My dog also pees on the neighbors fence and I am trying to deter him from this.
I would not survive boys. Not one single day.

Kiki (G.G.) said...

I think I would loose my marbles if my son and his friend did roughhousing like that in my house. The peeing outside thing is something that big D & lil' D both do so I can't control that. Kaishon must be having so much fun though. Have a wonderful day and take care.
-Kiki

Caroline said...

LOL...my girls whine like crazy, but they don't flip couches!!! Deep breaths and red wine (if you drink it) helps...

Unknown Mami said...

The picture of the peeing on the fence is awesome and that shadow on the fence looks like a giant bunny.

Grammy Suzzy and DJ Doran said...

They WILL grow up...I promise! I have three grown boys, and one 16 year old. However, I won't guarantee that they will stop doing their thing on the fence. I guess it's a guy thing...and I just don't understand!

Melissa @ The Best Nest said...

Oh now, that is just 100% boys! When all that 'boyness' is going on you just have to 'let it all go', at least that is what I tell myself. Bed time will always come, a peacful moment is just around the corner and boys just love to pee outdoors!

sunnyme said...

Well your house must be very messy with flipped over couch's. ;)

I really like the shadow one the fence. The watering is just inappropriate though.

jennykate77 said...

OH, Girl! You've got to be the most patient enduring mama around! LOL! I love the pics to document all of your "experiences". At least you keep your sense of humor and positive outlook! Peeing outside is such a boy thing to do. You would think that we don't have indoor working toilets with Isaiah around...he ALWAYS wants to pee outside, but he's quick to inform me that it's "boys only". :) Good thing, because I have no desire to pee outside.

Hope you're having a great day! Miss you!

drewmark19 said...

Peeing outside around here is a normal occurrence. Nathan and Ben even have a designated barrel at grandma and grandpa's house to pee on. Once again, I've confirmed our redneck status. :)

Kekibird said...

Hahahaha!!! Oh my...The couch turned over tickled me so much. Thanks for sharing. And the peeing thing...yeah and blessing when you are out in nature camping but not quite the same thing in the backyard.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Looks like the yard is big enough for wrestling, instead of inside the house.

My son is just not a roughhouser...when the neighbor kid started wrestling, he just yelled, "Hey, stop it - I'm weak!"

I guess not being around other boys all these years has softened the boy up...and he has no interest in joining in on the physical stuff.

antoinette marie said...

sometimes your posts make me anticipate how fun asher's gonna be as he gets older! funny too, i just showed him how to pee outside last week and one time when he really had to go he started as i was working his little pants down and peed on my hand, YUK! blessings...

Lady Di said...

Peeing on the neighbor's fence??? How 'bout surviving the humiliation of your son whipping it out the first week of kindergarten after school and peeing on a bush right outside YOUR OWN classroom.

Yes, that's right I worked at the same school my son attends and he not only decided to be one with nature at school but about four of my fellow teachers were standing in the vicinity and witnessed the whole thing!!

mimi said...

Ahhh,life with boys! I thought the shadow looked like a bunny too!!

Crazy days and not so crazy days!

I love that you share the crazy days, just love it. Y'know I have 'em too!

Jenners said...

Oh Lord ... now my summer looks like a piece of cake. I'm praying it never occurs to my son to pee outside...

mummyof5monsters said...

my 2 boys are 18 months and 4, already flip the lounge, dont pee on the fence yet:) Great post, thanks for the glimpse into my future haha

mamamia said...

this made me laugh, deep, gut laughs! I am truly thankful that those two are not in my living room! What a summer you are having! Thanks for sharing the joy!

Debbie said...

I could handle it all except the couch flip. I can't stand playing with the house!

Libby said...

Love the fence pic!

Karen Deborah said...

God knows just who can raise boys, and you girl are one who can.

Marla said...

I once babysat for a little boy who tried to poop on a tree at a public park.

It was awkward.

Dan said...

Just tell the neighbors that it's all part of the water conservation plan!

Mental P Mama said...

Yup, he's all boy;)

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! Cute!

g said...

Upsidedown couch flips! Yikes~

queenofphrump said...

BOYS!!! I am so unprepared.

Melinda said...

Hmmmm...Beau is constantly taking off his diaper (I am worried he is a nudist) and even after having taken the advice of friends to ducttape said diaper, he still manages to take it off. I am at a loss for what to do : )

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Not yet... but I still have a few more weeks to go. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

mypoliticalexile said...

Love your prose, love the photos of the boys. Thank for stopping by my blog.

Melinda said...

I am sooooooo excited for you...a D90!!!! You will absolutely love it! I thought your pics were pretty fantastic before, now they are going to be downright breathtaking. Congrats!!

BTW - you move to OK and join my family whenever you want. I have a spare bedroom just waiting for you : )

Yaya said...

Gotta love outdoor peeing! At least he's not pooping outside...yet...

Tess Jones said...

Nothing major so far, but I am getting a very tired baby who hates being in her carseat for longer than 5 minutes. Drives are the worse, but I think she is to little to turn the couch over, but she does put everything behind it.

Liz said...

Oh my....Girl, it is quiet at my house. I think I'd need a drink too... LOL!

Elizabeth said...

So funny! I cannot even imagine!