Friday, June 5, 2009

Reason #27 & 28

I'm sure you all celebrated with me this past May when I won the Mother of the Year award. I'm still so proud!!

Because I like to win, I figured I might as well keep track of reasons why I deserve next year's award by picture documentation. If a single picture can be worth a thousand words, I'll totally have a huge novel's worth! I'll HAVE to win, right??

Reason #27:

Carson is not aware that he can open the front door. It's more difficult to open than the other doors in our house but I'm quite certain that if he really tried, he could do it.

However, I will not allow him to try. And I swear to you, if you are ever at my home and show him that he can, we will have WORDS! Which I mean in the kindest way possible. Sort of.

That child must be contained or I'll spend 17 hours a day running around trying to figure out where he ran off to. And then chasing him back home. While this may be helpful for my weigh loss, it definitely won't work for my sanity.

Carson is smart enough to figure out that he has options though. I let him into the backyard whenever he wants because it's entirely fenced. I have caught him trying to climb our fence in Spiderman fashion but with his short little legs, nothing much came of that. I really felt there is no way for him to escape. In fact, Drew even fashioned the gate so you have to pull or push in this lever to be able to get in and out.. none of the easy peasy pushing it open stuff. The older children have been lectured endless times about making sure it's closed. In addition, we keep it locked most of the time because the neighbor children enjoy randomly jumping and possibly getting hurt on our new trampoline. You know how I feel about my nice things...

What I hadn't planned on was DREW not closing the gate after he had mowed the lawn, therefor allowing Carson the most simple and direct method available .

Carson had been in the backyard for at least fifteen minutes when I heard him yelling for me that he wanted to come in. Imagine my surprise when I realized he was yelling to me through the window from the FRONT porch.

And then, I noticed what he was wearing!!


And that's reason #27.

Reason #28: is my attempt at being fun.

My nine year old likes to remind me way too frequently that I'm not very fun. I make her pick up her room. Help clean up. Grab a diaper and wipes for Kaitlyn so I can change her. Eat dinner at the table with the rest of us. I won't let her do whatever she wants to do.. blah, blah, blah. Which again, I mean in the nicest way possible.

Because today is her last day of third grade, I offered to put blue streaks in her hair.

She told me this definitley qualifies as fun.

Should you ever feel the need to be fun, it can be found at Sally's Beauty Supply for around $6.


  1. You are so lucky that Carson can not open the front door. Azalea can and yes she has been caught naked outside too.

    I often wonder what this world would be like if we all acted like 3 year old's.

  2. I am glad you took a picture! That is awesome!

  3. LOVE the blue streaks! absolutely love them!
    and way to go carson...haha

  4. Carson is an exhibitionist, and it's freaking hilarious. Honestly, I have seen that kid more often with his clothes off than on, I'm starting to wonder if he even wears clothes. Hahaha, oh, you've got quite the handful there, my friend.