Tuesday, July 27, 2010


So I have been BURIED in work the last couple of days, so that is why I haven't posted. I know ... EXCUSES, EXCUSES :) But in going through past pictures for pages soon to appear on QVC UK and in Creating Keepsakes, I couldn't help but laugh at this sweet photo I took of Bryce a few months back!. He just LOVES to help me fold laundry!

Or lets go back to yesterday ... dumping a HUGE box of Goldfish crackers out all over the floor I just washed ... or dumping out the popcorn I gave him all over the floor. Then there came throwing a ball into the fan yesterday morning. Not only do I have a two year old on my hands, but he happens to just be a BOY!

My friend sent me this list of "Why boys need parents" and it made me laugh, and realize, boys will be boys. Thanks for lightening those stressful moments Krissa! Good luck with your soon to be little boy! ha ha ha!

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 he 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 Austin, TX 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.


Amy C said...

I hope for you that one day, the 'help' he gives you really is 'help'! :) I have four boys and sometimes I get the same kind of help that is in the picture! Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Just a warning - never let boys watch Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel! Might not be a bad idea not to let their dads watch it either...
My boys are all grown up and I sometimes wish I was back to this point with this kind of help.

Malina said...

Mandy, before I was the mother of a boy I would have read this, had a chuckle and figured it was just a mother's way of exaggerating in order to be funny. Now that my son is almost 4 years I know that this is NOT an attempt to be funny by exaggeration. Given that my son has not permanently marked anything today, shaved anything, "helped" me get any jobs done and actually wore pants for most of today I am in a pretty good mood, so rather than think boys are "trouble" I instead consider young boys to be highly intelligent to come up with so many curious experiments LOL. Thanks for sharing this always tickling post.

Jen Schow said...

This is hilarious!