Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Mommyisms!!

     I have no picture of what I want this morning!  You see, I'm a boy mom and there are no rainbows, butterflies, Barbie dolls, or unicorns for me to take pictures of!  This picture should work just as well though!  When you don't have what you need, work with what you've got, right?

Boy Toys by TJoy71
Boy Toys, a photo by TJoy71 on Flickr.

     Now, I'm going to tell you something you may not know.  Indeed, you may never have been told this or had the pleasure of learning on your own.  OR..........maybe you have!  Kids talk!  ALOT!!!  They talk about what they like, what they don't like, who they like or don't like.  They talk about school, home, television, all sorts of wonderful curiousities.  Sometimes, they are very interesting and we love more than anything to sit with them and snuggle up, just listening to every sweet little word they say.  Sometimes, we find ourselves sitting there after five minutes having to remind ourselves to just keep listening, just keep listening.  Enter your best Dory voice - Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming!

     You might find yourself having to keep your eyes open or your mouth closed.  You might even find yourself swaying on your feet while your ears are being flooded with the latest Spongebob episode critique - word for word mind you.  Or better yet, their latest adventure in some fascinating (or not!) Pokemon Diamond, Emerald, whatever game.  I can only take so much.  I mean, c'mon!  I'm a girl for crying out loud!  Birthing boys did not give me a sudden interest in the various sounds and odors our bodies can make.  It did not give me the ability to put together an F-22 Raptor using the Legos from last Christmas' Pirates of the Carribean set.  And please don't start using the word "evolve" around me.  As in the Pokemon called Pikawhat evolves into an jigglysomethingorother!  What??

     My dears, I have the solution for you!  And for only three easy payments of peace and quiet they're yours for free!

     You simply turn your eyes right to them and say, "Oh!  I forgot to tell you!  I went to Hobby Lobby today to get some stuff for scrapbooking.  You should've seen the new stickers they got in.  I got some pink unicorn stickers, and some glittery flowers, and the cutest little fairy papers you've ever seen!!  Do you want to see them?"  I guarantee you will get back your personal space in 3 seconds tops!  It works!! 

     Well, it works for boys.  I don't know what works for girls.  I guess you could go back to those body functions, but well, that's just gross!!


  1. Hi Joy!

    My daughter loves playing with her big brother's toys, but she feminizes them. Woody looks lovely with lipstick!

    However, it is quite noisy in my home. My two kids are at the battle each other until the blood curdling screaming end. I LOVE my moments of silence, but they rarely happen.

    Happy Monday :-)

  2. LOL- I'll have to remember that for when my boy is bigger.

  3. Faith, I'm a Toy Story lover! All I can picture right now is Woody taking Buzz's place as Mrs. Nesbit at the tea party, drunk on non-existant tea, wearing bright red lipstick! How cute!

  4. Elizabeth, you'll never forget the look on his face when you do it to him the first time! It's priceless!