Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Where was I?


SUPPER SWAPPING 2 YR. OLD STYLE
And yes, to them, margarine is a meal!
A friend asked me when I showed her this, " What were you doing?"
As if I were watching a soap and eating bon-bons, or talking on the phone, or having an affair, or brain dead at the time. Actually I never do any of those things except sometimes I try to answer the phone. It doesn't usually get very far. The top 5 answers to that question are:
1. Moving the wash.
2. Eliminating wastes.
3. Helping another child
4. Cooking
5. Showering.
I'm not sure how to avoid any of those activities. Actually, if you have to ask this question, and you are actually a parent already, congratulate yourself on getting off that easy. This is what the rest of us deal with. On this particular occasion, I was helping another son with his homework. I heard the boys running and laughing, and thought they finally were just having fun together chasing each other. Then their older brother decided it wasn't funny to have butter thrown on HIM and asked me to intervene. I'm older and wiser now too. Silence isn't the only danger. TIP: if you're having a butter fight, wear your older brother's new shoes for traction.
AND TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES CONTINUE:
The kids got a virus on their computer that ate the hard drive files. Probably because they never let it update the virus protection or run the scan... Any how unfortunately all of E.'s photos for her class as well as who know how long of her life on film and all her music and videos were destroyed. She is devastated. (UPDATE: Now she is not devastated since she was invited to homecoming. Being 16 is so much fun.) She never saved anything at all. I can't believe it and I feel so bad, but there is nothing I can do; the school of hard knocks rules. J.'s cell phone is on the fritz too. Will it ever end? Don't answer that.
IN MEMORY OF SKEETER: WHAT A SPORT! THIS IS A BETTER PICTURE THAN THE ONE WITH THE TOILET BRUSH TAIL CUT!

HIDDEN PICTURE: CAN YOU FIND THE REAL ESPINOZA CHILDREN HIDDEN IN THIS PICTURE?
NEW DESIGNER CLOTHING: THE PONCHO SHORT

5 comments:

Rebecca Talley said...

Love, love, love the photos--did you sneak over to my house and take them? Yes, I love how when you tell people about your kids' escapades they stare at you like, "Well, if you'd stop watching TV all day and tend to your kids, things like this wouldn't happen." As if. You can watch your kids like a hawk all day long and they will still find a way to get into things.

Love the butter fight--that's original, at least my kids haven't done that, yet. And, I agree, silence can be a "sign," but so can laughing, giggling and running.

Your blog is very entertaining, especially since I relate so well to it!

G. Parker said...

Oh what a hoot...what memories...No, silence is not the only warning sign!! Lots of laughter is a big clue! grin. And anyone who asks what you were doing doesn't have a clue! or, more than one child! Especially not a child with ADHD!! I totally can sympathize...I had 7, and all but one are ADHD, and she'd borderline.
ah well...I'm sure sometime in the future there will a conversation like this:
"hey, remember when we had that butter fight and you threw it on (brother's name) head? That was sooo coool."
;)

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Love it! I've never heard of a butter fight but I say we don't tell any other children and let you be the lone mom who has enjoyed this experience.

I'm so sorry you had to clean that all up. Ouch!

Jen said...

The pictures are funny, but the way you wrote about it is funnier! You may have a future designer on your hands - that poncho short is chic!

Karen said...

I will listen to anything that you say because I know that you are a real mom. My own mother, in fact, does not understand how and why the messes come to be. Nor what I do with my time. Mind you, she had 4 children of her own. Maybe her mind is that bad. You know, after all those kids.