Oh, boy!


They are so much fun!

So much fun that if I knew then what I know now, my son would be an only child!

Let's start with crayons. In particular, a brown crayon. That found it's way to my washing machine. It either colored on half of the load while getting a bath or it made it's way into my dryer as well. Let's just say that if it weren't for OxiClean, neither my son nor my favorite Winter Classic sweatshirt would be here right now.

Moving on. The bathroom sink. While we can't prove that he was involved in the clogging of it in any way, we have our suspicions. I'm not sure why Q-tips were in the sink once the water drained, but I'm not ruling out the possibility that Little Dude put them in there.

My latest discovery would be the Etch-a-Sketch. Apparently there was water coming out of it when he would shake it to erase a picture. I'm only saying it is water because I'm afraid to think what else that liquid could be.

This Etch-a-Sketch issue is not an urgent matter. Obviously he couldn't use it to make me a fantabulous picture at that very moment, but he was supposed to be in bed trying to sleep anyway. What I can't figure out is why he had to barge into the bathroom while I was showering to ask me what was wrong with said toy. I had shampoo dangerously close to my eye at that point. The Etch-a-Sketch was the least of my concerns.

These events, plus a few others, are all within the same week. Right now I thank the heavens that Little Dude is in school 5 out of the 7 days per week. Summer vacation is fast approaching. I fear I may very well lose my mind in those 3 months.

Why are boys so much fun?!

Someone please tell me there actually is some sort of liquid inside an Etch-a-Sketch so I can stop freaking out!

Until next time....


Oka said...

this should answer your Etch a Sketch question... http://www.howstuffworks.com/question317.htm

Sounds like a mild week so far, LOL. Okay, so I admit, I am the mom of three boys and one tom-boy. I also babysit my nephew and twin boys.

Know what I found in my washer yesterday? Several pieces of unchewed cinnamon trident gum. So glad I found it all before the clothes went into the dryer.

Unknown said...

My oldest son once had a worm and a clod of dirt in his pocket. I didn't know it when it went into the washer. The clod of dirt cameout looking much like a HUGE ballof poo much to my horror.. The worm of course was deceased. Hubby had to get it out of my washer before I had a heart attack.

Charlene Juliani said...

Boys are fun! They keep me on my toes, that is for sure....and it just keeps getting funner the older they get. We joke around and have lots of fun.

My older boys like to tease me and my younger ones continue where their older brothers left off. I have a basket beside my washer to catch all the junk they stick in their pockets (filled with marbles, crayons, rocks, and cars and everything under the sun). I wear gloves when I empty their pockets because I never know what I'll be sticking my hands in LOL!

They love leaving army guys, legos and cars on the floor to be stepped on and like to play tricks on me with fake spiders and snakes....they are rotten little things, but I LOVE 'em and wouldn't have them any other way!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh... the joys of boys! Gotta love them - they do make life interesting!!

Kmama said...

I'm terrible about checking pockets before washing. So far, we've not had any major issues, but I"ll use this post as a reminder to start checking pockets.