Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I don't know if it's the hormones still raging inside of me or a bad piece of chocolate cake, but I have a little confession to make. I wish my two older kids could go on a vacation for six weeks while I'm on maternity leave. I want to have time with just myself, the baby and my husband. Is that awful? Or normal?? Because I honestly don't know. It's just that everything they do right now makes me want to kick them out of the house and stuff them in a dog kennel in our backyard. It's not like my older boys have become jealous monsters or anything, they're just doing what they always do: play, wrestle, fight, get all up in my face, make messes, and act cute- BUT, for whatever insane reason. . . it's really tweaking all of my irritation buttons I have.

*For those of you out there horrified that I just said I would stick my kids in a dog kennel, I want you to know I do not have a dog kennel or a dog.... AND I'm not mean spirited enough to actually do that. And quite frankly, if I did, my kids would just think it was a game and probably love it.*

I could get all therapeutic on my buh-hind and think about why I might be feeling this way. My best guess? It's because my 5 and 3 year old are reminding me that time doesn't stand still. This precious new little miracle in our family isn't going to stay this small forever.... and right now, I want time to freeze, I want him to stay like this forever.

Call me a bad person, but who wants to borrow a 3 and 5 year old for about a month??


Amy said...

Chris and I will babysit them if you and Mckay want to have a night with just you and the baby. :)

Meredith Williams said...

First of all, I don't think I have even said CONGRATULATIONS!! Andrew is so cute! Nice job mama!

I totally agree with you on this topic. Maybe that's why I loved my hospital's so hard to really recover for 6 weeks when you have kids who need you just as much!
GOOD LUCK with your recovery!

Shellymig said...

First of all, congratulations on the new little guy!! You and McKay sure do make beautiful little babies! Second, you saw me raising Mallory, my one and only child, right?!?!? I wasn't a crazy, neglectful mom, was I? Keeping that in mind...

I can't tell you how many times I would have been willing to put her in the imaginary dog kennel in the back yard. It would have only been more satisfying if there was snow outside. :-) Of course, these are all just daydreams of a sleep deprived, exhausted momma. I get how you could feel that way but I also know that if you were to find someone to take them for even a week, you would be missing them so much and counting the days til they came back. Furthermore, as soon as they got back you would have to question yourself as to why on earth you missed them in the first place. Be easy on yourself, Jenny! Get rest when you can and use anybody who is there and willing to take the boys out, even for a little while.

Love ya!!