Friday, January 18, 2013

My Son!

Brady got invited to a paint ball birthday party last night.  Here is the scene:

A handful of 9 and 10 year old boys sitting in a semi circle listening to the Paintball Guy going over the rules of the paintball course.

Paintball Guy: OK we've gone over all the rules.  Are there any questions?

Boy #1: How many people have died out here?

Paintball Guy: No one has ever died.

Boy #2:  What if I get shot in my neck? Could I bleed to death?

Paintball Guy: No, it might give you a welt but you wont bleed.  Guys listen this is a pretty safe, fun activity.

Boy #3:  Will I have to go to the hospital?

Paintball Guy:  (feeling a bit exacerbated) Listen to me, it's not that bad.  Lots of people do this all the time.

*more random morbid questions from the kids*

Paintball Guy: Alright, I think I've explained it.  Any more RELEVANT questions!!!

*Paintball Guy looking over the room waiting for a hand to raise with another question about death*

Brady: (raising hand)

Paintball Guy: (sigh - preparing for question): Yeah, Buddy, what's your question?

Brady:  Does this shirt make me look fat?

*laughter erupts - the kids are ready to go shoot some guns*

Perfect Comedic Timing from my son. 

Flash Back Friday

Back to when my Bigs were my Littles...Where has the time gone!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly...

...about potty training!

The Good:
  • No more diapers to change (at least for Kinley)
  • No more diapers to BUY (at least for Kinley)
  • The face of pure excitement over her accomplishment (both Her face and Mine)
  • That little voice saying "Hurry! It's potty time! Run, Run, Run!"
  • "Punzel & Minnie Mouse" Panties are just about the cutest thing ever (Rapunzel)
  • Lots of treats and Goodies in the house...everyone gets to enjoy them ;)

The Bad:
  • 55 "practice" trips to the potty just during dinner alone
  • More laundry - ugh - at least they don't have to be ironed
  • Constant potty talk...even at the dinner table
  • Living in a state of fear, panic, constant awareness of your childs every move & sounds and what they mean.
  • Packing for 5 days when you're only going to be gone an hour...just in case there is a/multiple accidents

The Ugly:
  • She's growing up too fast
  • Umm, yeah I still have to go through this ONE.MORE.TIME.  Gulp

As you can see, The Good far exceeds The Bad and The Ugly!