Monday, March 1, 2010

The very best- Or the very worst; Depending on how you look at it!

Look what I found in Kaishon’s backpack the other day:uh oh I was super excited.

I mean, how cool am I to get a love note

in a school notebook!?

I raced into his room to say thank you

(and to find out what was crossed out.

since I am very old and my eyes

could not discern those scribbled over letters!)

My sweet Kaish is super duper honest.uh oh 2

So, he says,

Well, the part I scribbled out said

“She really annoys me sometimes though.”

I was like,

“What?  No Way!

You think I am annoying?

Why?!?!?!?”

And here is what he told me:

“You are the only Mom that makes her kid

change his underwear every single day.”uh oh 5   Apparently,

Kaishon and his friends

have discussed it and Kaishon reports that

the boys stated they only have to

change their underwear

(wait for it…)uh oh 4

once a week.

I kid you not.

So I said,

like any good Mommy would,

“No wonder it is so smelly when you are all playing.”uh oh 3

Then Kaish threw his pillow at me.

Please excuse me

I have to go wash some underwear.

Love,

the Meanest Mommy in the World

How many loads of laundry do you do a day?

I do one load a day.

I only fold every three days though

and that is only if I can’t find

a poor schmuck to do it for me!

That doesn’t happen too often-

there aren’t too many schmucks in the house

and believe me, I have looked for some!

89 comments:

Mari said...

I'm sorry to tell you that I am laughing out loud at you, you annoying Mom, you!
Thanks for the laugh.
PS - I guess I was an annoying Mom too!

ChiTown Girl said...

This is HYSTERICAL!!

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

I make mine change his underwear once a day too. I'm trying to do my part to make the world just a little bit nicer smelling!

Alicia said...

LOLOL! This made me crack up!

I would be sitting there with a magnifying glass trying to figure out what he wrote!!!

THat was so totally cute, and I love that he was able to tell you what he scribbled out!

And, ewwwwwwww on his friends. That is just nasty! LOL

angie said...

I do two loads a day. One dark, one light. I fold and the kids have to put their own stack away.

And for the record? I make them change their underware every day too.

LOVED this post.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is like my boys and SOCKS!!!

They don't understand that wearing them, sleeping in them, and then wearing them again is gross....

I wonder IF they change their underwear everyday...I need to pay better attention to that...I have just been focued on the socks, but I fear, I have missed the underwear! OOPS!

The Incredible Woody said...

One day his wife will thank you for ingraining the daily underwear change:)

Amy said...

I love the shots of all the boys' faces. So realistic.

But ew about the underwear. :)

Buckeroomama said...

I love little notes like that. :) It is so cute that he actually told you what he scribbled over.

Whhaaat! Underwear hear get changed AT LEAST once a day. I say at least because our little diva here changes hers around 3-5 times a day! No kidding --and it is because she feels like she has to change almost every single time she goes to the loo.

jen@odbt said...

I'm cracking up. I love that he was so honest with you and gag on the not changing underwear. Underwear gets changed daily in this house...no ifs ands or butts ;)

Freely Living Life said...

Once a WEEK? Oh my! :( LOL.

Boys will be boys.

The laundry is endless in our household as well (we have two boys).

christy rose said...

I laughed and laughed at this post! I guess I am the meanest mommy in the world too. LOL

Matty said...

I love it. All kids think THEY are the only ones that have to do this or that. I remember it too.

I do my own laundry here. The family does their own. I might do a load every few days depending on how quickly it piles up.

Christa Terry said...

Oh, gosh, little boys crack me up! Some day when he's bringing home girls, you'll have to retell this story to embarrass him!

CapturedbyTrisha said...

This post made me crack up so much! I cannot believe you force your son to change his underwear everyday! lol!!!! I guess I am an annoying mom too. ;)

brooke lynn said...

hilarious!!
i love the pics of all his friends!

i am proud to say we are a clean underwear everyday family! :)

Sarah said...

Hilarious! I was cracking up :) Gotta love an honest kid, though. He is too cute!!

Linds said...

OH. MY. WORD. That is the funniest thing I have heard in a LOOOONG time! And that's totally gross those other moms let their boys go that long with dirty underwear!!!! Sometimes I think the things kids think are the mean things parents do are the things they end up thanking you for when they grow up... atleast that's how it worked for me and my mom.

Tricia Nugen said...

OMG Becky this was hilarious! I just read this to Chase and he was laughing with me! Then, Chase said good thing you read these blogs they are only preparing you for the fun mophead will bring. So, thank you for sharing all your super hero mom stuff!
xoxo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

LOL..... I can't stop cracking up!! Well if you are a mean mom, than so am I!!! Sounds like you and I could trade some stories!!

Boys.... they are certainly funny!!

I do laundry everyday too... at least a load a day!!

xo,

Lisa

Baby Favorite said...

That's it! I am calling CPS! What ABUSE!!! LOL

I am guessing the other moms just don't REMIND THEM! I bet they'd be horrified if they realized how seldom their kids changed.

Yuck! LOL

I do at least a load a day, too. Sometimes more....

IT NEVER ENDS. But at least our kids don't stink. Much. ;-)

bluecottonmemory said...

One day he will emerge from his room, teeth sparkling, arm pits spiffy fresh, hair all spiffed up - clean shirt, clean pants and clean underwear - they suddenly add deoderant, noxema, tweezers to the grocery list and like finding cologne in their stockings - all without prodding!

Laundry? It's a never ending, festering pile! I especially loathe white socks! UGH!

I so loved your post and your wonderful, joyful, handsome pictures!

S Club Mama said...

gross - really? once a week??? sick dude.
I will make my boys change their underwear daily, too. trust me!

kasey said...

this has to be one of the funniest blog posts I have ever read!!!!! thanks for putting a smile on my face! I needed that today! :)

The one with the View said...

Aww--so sweet--and SO funny!!! loved it!!!

Pam D said...

Haaaaaaaaaa! Heeheeheehee... lawd, I am literally STOMPING my feet over here! Because it is a daily TRIAL to make my boy change his underwear! Well, not really, because he does love his baths. And when he takes a bath, he does put on fresh undies. But if he does not take a bath, I practically have to sneak up with shears and CUT the undies from his body! What IS it with boys? I cannot WAIT to get clean drawers on when I get up!
From one meanest mom to another... I do love you! :<) (and there are NO scribbles or blackouts after my commennt... pinky swear!)

Fresh Mommy said...

LOL, that is hilarious!! I can't believe that's the case, wow! Well it's a good thing you make him change his!! And what a sweet note :)

Shelle said...

i hope my kids change their underwear every day!! they're a little old to be asking now...but they grew up changing every day. I do up to 4 loads a day...during the week and if i'm lucky just the towels...rugs, etc over weekend. the snow gear is a lot of extra though...kinda like all the summer towels. it never ends.

here's a tip: i fold all my laundry now while i'm reading blogs...that way i can sit here all day...i mean that way it all gets done and I have a good excuse lol

Wanda said...

Laughing my head off here! That is too funny. (Odd, I can't find many schmucks around here either.)

Grandma J said...

The not changing underwear thing....it's such a boy thing.

Erin said...

Ohhh I hope I can be a mean mommy like that too!!

And I hate laundry I try to do all like 7 loads on the weekends!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Realllllly??? Only once a week? I didn't know that boys did that kind of stuff. You're such a mean mommy.

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Skeller said...

hAHAHAHAhohohoho... :-P

once a week?!?? really!!!!!

ewwwwww.

and how hilarious is it that you also posted pictures of all the great [smelly] guys that Kaish hangs with. hehe.

alessandra said...

Hahahaha, this is great, and sweet ( not the underwear part ;)

Julie said...

i cannot believe those mom's don't make them change their underwear.... gross....
I love his note to you, that is a keeper :)

Nurse Nancy said...

I am with you on the underwear! I have enough pairs for JBM that I only do laudry once a week. It is a whole day affair but at least the pain comes and goes like removing a bandaid!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You really are horrible. I just knew that already though.
Those other moms? They should try to be horrible too.

I do at least one load a day...usually 2 though. Coach and Lo wear 2 outfits a day because of softball.

I make the two youngest smucks fold and put away all their laundry.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Found your blog through the animator's wife. Your pictures are amazing, and I love your blog design! Too funny about the underwear. I have a 12 year old son - maybe I need to do a recheck on his personal habits (just to be sure).

Jenny said...

LOL, I must be a mean Mommy too. I do at least one load of laundry a day.

Mighty M said...

So cute that the reason you are so annoying involves how often he has to change his underwear!

I do a load or two at least every other day and unless they are towels I fold it all right away too.

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Julie Rivera Photography said...

Oh my goodness, thanks for a chuckle before 9 am! The minds of children are wonderful, goofy places and I think we should record every funny thing they come up with. Then publish it and get rich off this thing we cal parenthood. And because you asked, now that we have a 15 year old boy in the house, I do at least one load of laundry every other day or so. Yesterday I did three loads. But i like laundry. I like the order of it. I like having clean tings put away. I am weird. :)

blueviolet said...

Don't ever change your mean mom ways, at least in terms of underwear!

Dot O said...

LOL. I guess I am equally as mean, or meaner - they have to change their socks too!

Julie, I had to laugh at you too. I make my teens do their own laundry because while I did use to love laundering and putting clean things away, I found that they did not appreciate it much when they were rifling through their drawers and messing up my orderliness.

Now, they can put stuff in their drawers however they like - it is no longer my frustration....

Grand Pooba said...

Once a week! I change my underwear 4 times a day!

Boys are just gross lol!

Elizabeth said...

That is SO funny! I should do one load of laundry a day, but I tend to wait until they pile up and we're out of underwear before I get to it. :)

April said...

EWWW!!! Only once a week??? Thank goodness I have girls! :) I'm a "mean mommy", too...and PROUD OF IT!

the Lola Letters said...

Ahhhhh ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!

MADE MY DAY!!

You are just awfully mean...and so am I in that department!

Nancy C said...

I love this. This is life with boys for sure. I also wish my son was friends with Kaish so you could take amazing photos of him, too.

Wow.

Marla said...

Oh gosh. That's boys for you, right there.

I think your probably the very best mom... even though you make him change his undies.

Emily said...

Once a week? Once a WEEK!! Seriously? They have to be under-reporting!

I feel like I live in the laundry room though, so maybe these moms are onto something!

Kelly said...

Love it! My kid went to sleep away camp this past summer. He told me the best part was no one made him change his underwear ALL WEEK. Only boys!

My dear husband does the laundry. He does a load a night. :)

Karen Deborah said...

HILARIOUS!!! We wash every other day and everybody changes their underwear every day!!! What a crack up.

lizgizzy said...

Hi- thanks for checking out my blog and commenting. I love, Love, LOVE yours. The pictures are beautiful.

I do laundry once a week. I can wash and dry endless loads of laundry, but I can't get my act together when it comes to folding. However, that being admitted to, my son wears a fresh pair of undies every day. I would never, ever let him go a whole week-eeewww!

RR Mama said...

Oh my gosh, my sides hurt from laughing. You can tell Kaish, that i am a mean mommy, My boys have to change them EVERY DAY! As far as the laundry goes, Every now and then the laundry fairy shows up and I'm happy. If not I ususally do one load a day. But I also will fold it and put it away. I hate laundry!!!

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Trudy said...

Oh good Lord...I hope those boys were embellishing. Once a week, that is just not good! Perhaps Kaish would have more room to complain if he were the one doing the laundry, LOL!

Too funny, and icky.

Mental P Mama said...

Priceless! I love how he scribbled it out...

Brittany Ciara Sheets said...

This post is just too funny. My little brother, who is 7, pulled this on my mom yesterday.

Mom: Put on your pajamas and let me have your clothes so I can wash it.

Gabriel: *Ugh* Mooom! Do you know how annoying that is? Is it necessary (yes, I guess 7 year olds know the word necessary now) for you to make me take my clothes of every single day so you can wash them? That's all you ever tell me!

(I was shocked, did he just talk to my mom like that? Where did he even learn those words.)

Mom: Moms are supposed to be annoying. Now give me your clothes.

Gabriel: Fine! But I'm not putting on my pajamas.

Mom: Oh yes you are!

Gabriel: Nope. I'm gonna run around in my boxers (what ever happened to tighty whities?) all night.

Mom: Don't make me make you take a bath. (Gabriel doesn't like night time baths) 3... 2...

*Gabriel runs to the bedroom to change into his pajamas and gives my mom his clothes.*

I find absolutely nothing wrong with being an annoying mom! They keep our underwear clean! ;)

Katie said...

omg- that's hysterical! Thinking about changing my undies only once a week makes me shudder....
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

Maria Berg said...

Love the way you are wirting and what they said!

I do one load a day. - me too!

I do NOT let my kids play with guns (even if they are toys) but I only have 3 girls so maybe that is easyer to say no to guns?

Thank you for stopping by my blog,
Maria Berg

Justine said...

OMG, I think it's even sweeter because he was honest about what he crossed out! Once a week, eh? me thinks they lie!!!

Justine :o )

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

It's never a dull moment over there Becky! This is too funny. Little T wrote a note once saying he loved his mom even though she is real old!
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WebSavvyMom said...

-->That is SOOOO funny.
Also, can I say that I LOVE the picture of the boy with the freckles. As a fellow-freckle face, I looked like that when I was his age and have learned to love my "angel kisses."

~deb
www.WebSavvyMom.com

Cranky Mommy said...

Oh gawd boys are gross! I simultaneously want to ingrain that in my girls brains and prevent my own son from being that way. Good for you mom!

Cheryl said...

This is hilarious! Totally something my son would write (if he could spell annoying). Love it! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kathy Sprinkle said...

LOL! I'm pretty mean too. I make Jessie brush her teeth EVERY day!!

Doing a little SITS hop tonight... Thanks for an inviting stop on my tour!
Outrageous joy,
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
http://blisspot.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, that is hilarious!! I recall a boy admitting to the "one pair a week" thing back at church camp and I was so grossed out. I thought it was just him.

Adorable pictures!!

stephanie garcia said...

Oh, this is so funny!!! I love the new look to your header, too. Very cool!

Michelle said...

First of all, (LOL) how do you have so many comments??????

second, once a week? EEW! Quick comeback though.

third, ONE load a day???? I do sooo many more than that. SO many more.

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

that is the funniest story ever! And I would be embarrassed to be the mommies of those boys if they read your blog! LOL!My boys change their undewear daily... it just has to be done! how funny

Tracey Axnick said...

This is the funniest thing I have read in WEEKS! I have tears streaming down my face from laughing! I can just SEE these boys BRAGGING.... "Well, MY mom only makes me change MY underwear once a WEEK!" ha!!! That is hilarious! Have you told these other moms? They are going to die laughing!

Traci said...

Too cute! BTW, my son wears clean underwear everyday, too/ THough I do have to argue with him about it at times. :-)
Traci

Sharon said...

AH!!! once a week!??? That's really, really gross. Does that mean they only bathe once a week too? 'Cause I don't imagine that their putting on their used grungies after a bath, huh.

Oh yuck. I can't even imagine!

mamamia said...

i loved this story. it made my day!

Mark said...

Can you please teach me how you take these amazing photos of your son and his friends? I just can't figure it out. I would be forever grateful.
Mark

Sara - The Football Wife said...

Do the other mothers not encourage bathing? What's going on there?

Tell sweet Kaish that being annoying comes with the territory. ;) He'll thank you someday... (like when he's the only guy with a wife).

Yxory - (Ixoree) said...

Love it!

Alison said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! This is so cute! Don't feel bad, I'm a bad mom, too. I make my kids change their underwear every day, too! And they have to take a bath. I can't imagine not making them do this!!

Hannah said...

Once a WEEK??? My goodness!

Elaine A. said...

My son changes his every other day since that's how often he usually gets a bath. You know, unless there's a "dirty" day in between.

The freckles on that one little boy - love.

Mrs.Mayhem said...

Love, love, LOVE this post!

Old School/New School Mom said...

Awwwww! How sweet!! That is so nice! Kaishon loves his mama!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Ewwwww yuck!! lol

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Ewwwww yuck!! lol

Chrystal said...

OMG, The Larriest!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh girl, you crack me up. Schmuck. Not you, I mean I grew up with that word so hearing you saying it makes me laugh. I do about one load a day too but about 6-8 total on the weekend. And the note in Kaish's notebook? Great!! So awesome he is honest though.

ModernSauce said...

Your stunning portraits are deceptive because they all look so cute and clean! Too bad we know the truth now...