Friday, July 15, 2011

'Fess Up Friday~ Window Lickin' Good

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What's that Jarrod? Your day-lilies are all smashed in the middle? 

Weird, I have no idea how that happened. 


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Sometimes I find my flower water full of googly eyes. 

It's better than the time I found a grasshopper in my bed.


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I really enjoy listening to books on tape or music with my iPhone while I do chores. 

I didn't think my kids had noticed this until Haydn came around the corner ready to do his chores dressed like this. 


That's a dog leash (for our non-existent dog) tied around his waist and his Nintendo DS hung over it so he can listen to the theme music of his game while he cleans. I was absurdly proud of his ingenuity.



This was also the day that I discovered that my blog is no longer a secret place where I can post embarrassing pictures of my family and tell stories about them. 

Up until then, I didn't think my kids even knew what a blog was. 

But when he saw me with my camera, Haydn awkwardly posed and said,

"Hey, mom, are you going to put this on your blog? How does this one look?"


Stellar, Haydn. It looks stellar. 

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Do you want to know the absolute worst place you can take four kids?

Costco, two days before a major national holiday.

Guess who forgot that rule and took her kids there on July 2nd?

Oh yes, I did.


If you thought this was a random picture I used for illustration purposes, you would be wrong.

I told them to get ready to go, and this is how they came back. 

Two gangsters, Spiderman, and the Pillsbury Doughboy in jammy pants and snowboots. 


I took one look at them and said, 

"Ok, then, let's go."

Even with the stress of 4000 other shoppers in the store, my boys were a.maz.ing. 

Someone told me they were the best behaved children she had seen in the store.

It's possible she was just distracted by Spiderman's bulging muscles. 

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You want to know a fun game? 

Squirting whip cream in your kid's mouth, only missing their mouth and getting it on the skin just under their lip.

And then watching them try in vain to lick it off for several seconds before they get creative.

Creative, like smooshing their face against the slider door to get the whip cream onto the glass, and then licking it off.






Not only did I watch this unfold, but I photographed it happening. 

Are you grossed out?

Don't be.

I'm pretty sure that window dirt is really good for the immune system. 

It's also good for the window, kind of like a snail in a fish tank. 

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Another fun game is to try and figure out what your child is telling you when they follow you around with the cereal box.


 Sometimes it's really tough and takes me a while to guess.

Okay, that's all I have for this week. If you have a confession, I would love to hear it. 

12 comments:

  1. HA! I have almost the EXACT same photo as your last one - taken of eli....only, he's holding a milk jug too! granted, the jug only had 1/8 of milk left in it, but he was prepared! ;)

    i love that you took your crew to the store just as they were! i can't tell you how many times i take a pirate along to run errands.

    happy friday!

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  2. I know I say this every week but there's a very good chance that this is your funniest post EVER.

    I left a link to a video on your facebook that goes perfectly with the googly eyes in the plant water. Seriously - if you have my sense of humor, you'll love it. :)

    Ethan's finally of the age to where he knows the pictures I take are for blogging. What is it with boys hamming it up and doing weird things in pictures when they know the public will see them.

    I love that you let your kids leave the house dressed the way they wanted to. Can you imagine if you'd said no and forced them to change? They probably wouldn't have been angels.

    Thanks for the laugh this morning - I can always count on you!!!

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  3. The pictures of B licking the window are priceless. Totally cracks me up. :-)

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  4. I was laughing pretty hard at this one. Sounds like our house!

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  5. hey kira!

    i tried posting the code like i did last week but it didn't work. just showed up at the html script. so i took the button of another one of my posts and tried to link it to your page but it didn't appear to work. any thoughts?

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  6. I don't have a blog to link up but I love your 'fess up Fridays. They make me laugh and feel like maybe my own small children aren't as abnormal as I sometimes fear. And that I'm not as abnormal as my husband thinks I am. :)

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  7. Kira, I think this is one of my favorite fess ups! I also let my kids pick their own outfits for Costco trips. I usually end up bringing a princess/fairy/ballerina along for the trip, and she stops nearly every shopper and asks them if they like her outfit. And then I get so excited about the Costco hot dogs that I walk away and leave all my stuff on the self check out conveyor belt. For reals. But I made it back before the frozen stuff melted or anything was stolen (barely). Costco is never a dull errand for us!

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  8. I love this! Great minds think alike! Conforming to "normal" apparel for outings should be optional when you are a kid! AND LOVE the window licking! Hilarious!
    You continue to bless me! Love ya!

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  9. @Angela W.

    Aw, thanks Angela. That is really sweet of you to comment on my blog. I'm really glad you stopped by!

    Thanks to the rest of you too. I was on vacation this week but it was really fun to come home to all these awesome comments. You guys always crack me up!

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  10. The DS+dog leash combo was simply fantastic. :)

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