Friday, March 26, 2010
Hands are FULL!
Growing up with one brother I understood only the variety that my brother was. But RAISING a little boy has introduced me to a TOTALLY different world. As I type a giant green truck is racing around me and loud "BEEP BEEP"s are echoing in my ears.
Some of the choice reasons I am struggling this week with understanding little boys and their thoughts?
Where to begin?
I go into said little boy's room to find clothes on the floor were wet. We had to leave right then for the doctor's office, but I managed to insert a little confrontation "Why are these clothes wet?" "I dont know" ..I pause to smell the evidence. "Did you go potty on these clothes?" And darn it, the answer was YES and we HAD to leave right then to go to the doctor's office. In his defense I don't think it was done with malintent. I think he was shivering without any clothes trying to decide what to wear...and the cold air just got to him.
I found our new kitchen cabinets had been indented in a massive big line down the drawer with a toy. Thank you, my son!
Brian found a toy bin, WITH toys, that had a very unpleasant odor, and um...liquid. Yes - the toys had been urinated on. Brian carried the bin upstairs and outside. After a 1 1/2 HOUR long time out (I know that may seem alarmingly long to most parents, but since we had confronted this issue months ago and it resurfaced...it was needed) we had ds go outside with a big bucket of soapy water and clean every toy and scrub it, and the bin. He was out there 30 minutes. I don't think *knock on wood* we will be dealing with that one again. But if we do - he knows what he'll have to do!
There is always the milder things - like waking up his baby sister when his friends come over, and pusing sister down occasionally, and opening every tube of toothpaste we own (thanks to couponing, thats a LOT) and using every single one, getting into mom and dad's protein bars, opening up 10 and eating just bites of each one, and dropping them in toy bins - yeah there is stuff like that too. *SIGH* - I don't know how you moms with multiple boys do it! This one keeps me on my toes!!