Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Boy is A Joy...Most of the time!

This list has been floating around for a while. I don't know where it began or who wrote it, but it is still funny!
Enjoy the laugh today!

You learn some interesting things when you have boys!
For example:
1. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3 A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6. The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7. When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.

8. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9. A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10. Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4- year old Boy.

11. Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12. Super glue is forever.

13. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15. VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18. You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19. Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20. The fire department in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has a 5-minute response time.

21. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22. It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24. 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25. 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

Happy Wednesday! Only 2 more days until the weekend!!! :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mom's Day Off!

Good morning! Today I get a very much needed "Mom Day!" As the old saying goes -- "A mother of boys is up from son up to son down!" :) And sometimes that is so true! When they are babies we are busy taking care of their needs and when they are older we are busy taking them everywhere they need to be!

But what about mom? I never used to be very good at taking time for myself, but today, my boys went to visit their dad for the weekend. {They do this twice a month, so now I am really good at getting my girl time in!} While they are enjoying their boy time, what is mom going to?? Get my VERY FIRST pedicure!! That's right! I know, I am probably the only girl in the world who has never had a pedicure before. I have had tons of manis but no pedis. :) Mostly because - even though I love cute sandals and flip flops - I'm just not thrilled about someone touching my feet... okay, and I am a little ticklish too. Hopefully I won't laugh too hard and be able to enjoy the experience and my day off with no kiddies! Which makes me wonder, what do you mom's like to do when you have your much deserved mom's day? {Maybe I can get some good ideas for next time!} :)

Well, off I go to spend the day with two of my best girls and bond over pedicures and maybe even a little wine... :) Cheers! Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Welcome to the first installment of "Boy-isms". {Yes, it's a word!} :-) Just what ARE "boy-isms" you ask? It is all the cute, funny things boys say! I know, girls say funny things too (in fact, I have a few friends whose girls are HILARIOUS!) but I truly believe that there are some things only boys will think to say, and some things that are only funny to boys - young and old. Case in point: the other day in the car {where most of my funny boy-ism conversations seem to occur} the following dialogue occurred:

The instigator: My younger son, Trevor (age 6), burped overtly loud.
ME: Trevor, it is rude to burp in public. Please try to hold it in.
TREV: But if I hold it in, it's bad for my mouth! What else can I do?
SEAN (Older son, trying to be helpful): Fart instead!

Yuck! Boys are gross! That was my first thought anyway. I couldn't help but laugh that they would even think about that! And yes, we had a conversation about what is and is not appropriate after that! Here are a few more boy-isms from the past. Feel free to comment and add your own boy-ism! I would love to hear your funny stories and quotes!


Trev: "Mom, Jesus is King of the JUICE? I don't get it..."

Trevor: "Mom, I think I'm getting a mustache!" Me: "Cool." Sean: "No you're not, Trevor. I don't see anything." Trevor: "No really! I feel something under my nose." Sean: "It's probably something else." Trevor: "Oh, you're right Seany, it was just dirt." 


Trevor: "Mom, I want to see the tooth fairy sooo bad!" Me: "How are you going to do that?" Trev: "I am going to put a security camera in my room. Then I can look at the video to see what his body looks like & also to make sure he doesn't play my Nintendo DS."


"Mom, can we put sprinklers on our cupcakes?"


"I DON'T have a cold mom. I have a WARM."


(after eating ice cream) "Ouch! Mom, I think I have freeze brain."


"Mom, I don't feel well... I have a headache and a coffee."


...and my most recent favorite:

TREV: "Mom, did you know that God gave me the ability to talk?" ME: "Yes, I did." TREV: "Yep, he gave me the ability to talk aaaaaaall day long. But not all night. Otherwise he would have made me an owl...which he didn't."

That's it ... for now. I look forward to reading your Boy-isms!! :-)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Love That Boy

I thought it would be appropriate to have the first post I write be from my favorite 'boy' poem. {This is the English teacher in my coming out!} It's a bit old fashioned, but it's in my 1st son's baby scrapbook and very special to me. It is called "Love That Boy" by Walter Dean Meyers and it is fitting because we are all on this blog for one reason - because we love our boys!! :)

Love That Boy
Love that boy,
like a rabbit loves to run
I said I love that boy
like a rabbit loves to run
Love to call him in the morning
love to call him
"Hey there, son!"

He walk like his Grandpa,
Grins like his Uncle Ben.
I said he walk like his Grandpa,
And grins like his Uncle Ben.
Grins when he’s happy,
When he sad, he grins again.

His mama like to hold him,
Like to feed him cherry pie.
I said his mama like to hold him.
Like to feed him that cherry pie.
She can have him now,
I’ll get him by and by

He got long roads to walk down
Before the setting sun.
I said he got a long, long road to walk down
Before the setting sun.
He’ll be a long stride walker,
And a good man before he done.