Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Well At Least There's Not Bullets In That Thing!

Raising two boys is never boring. In fact, it has become quite an adventure.

There was a time when I thought I couldn't do it. I understood nothing beyond the realms of skirts and bows. But like everyone advised; things would eventually kick in.

I'm no longer surprised when after I mop to find patches of muddy footprints running from the door to the kitchen.

The familiar clunking sound when I turn on the drier still sends me running to the laundry room. I quickly open the door in an effort to save a pet rock collection.

I've come accustomed to carrying Wet Ones everywhere. Despite the absence of jelly, marshmallow or glue; I've learned that boys are eternally sticky characters.

But the one thing I'm still trying to wrap my brain around is the AIM. I'm referring to that yellow stream that squirts out of my children but fails to accurately hit the bulls eye.

Try as they may in the last year they have taken out a toilet brush (5 points), a plunger (10 points), and a tissue box (20 points- extra points since this sits above the toilet).

In my dreams my children pee Scrubbing Bubbles. (Imagine never having to clean the bathroom again!)

This is the one area where leading by example is not going to work.

"Oh, Hubby? You're needed upstairs. It's time for target practice!"


ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh how true! Love the Scrubbing Bubbles idea!
I would also like to see my men be able to brush their teeth and wash their hands without getting water spots all over the mirror and countertop!

rachel... said...

I have had the same experiences with muddy footprints and pet rocks in the dryer with my girls. But a tissue box??? Oh no!

Thanks for the warning!


I now have 2 boys myself

Baby Sweetness said...

My husband said his mom used to make paper targets in the toilet - boats to sink and that. We don't have a boy and haven't begun potty training our daughter yet, so I can't say if it'll work, but it sounds like you might be ready to try! ;)

Controlling My Chaos said...

This is probably the biggest reason I'm glad I have girls. They can be messy too, but usually it's because they're trying to pee like boys.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I couldn't help but laugh about the Kleenex box! Ew!