Tuesday, July 9, 2013

We're All Crazy

Why are my kids perfectly quiet and satisfied and entertained until the moment I pick up the
phone to have a quick conversation?  Why does the sound of my voice on the telephone suddenly
 send them into a tailspin of screaming and crying?  What is it about mommy on the phone
that causes them to suddenly lose their marbles and demand 100% of my attention?

Why can't kids vomit in a contained space?  Why must they projectile vomit and cover every
square inch of the room they are in?  Why must their vomit cover every piece of fabric
and/or upholstery in a 10 foot radius?  Even when you were a prepared mommy and had a
bucket right in front of them?

Why do kids wait until you're a mile from home to finally fall asleep?  And then refuse to go back
to sleep after you carry them into the house despite the fact that they are exhausted?  Why do
kids fight sleep at all?

What's the deal with food not being allowed to touch other food on a plate?  Why do they love
certain foods one week and then despise them the next?  Why do they refuse to eat but then climb
up into your lap and eat the food off your plate?

Why do kids only poop their pants and mess up their clothes on the one day a year you forget to
pack an extra outfit?  And you're out of napkins?  And there's no clean gas station for miles?

Are kids born with an internal radar that gives them the ability to detect the exact moment
that Mommy and Daddy are trying to get it on?  How do they always seem to know when we
are about to love up on each other?  And then just about break the door down trying to infiltrate
the crime scene AKA our own personal bedroom that they also think is their own?

Why do kids wait until 9:00 pm to inform you that they need $50 cash and 14 different papers
signed for school the very next day?  Oh, and a fresh baked pie, too?  And a hand made craft and
4 hours of volunteer time?

The answer: because parenting these little darlins' is the biggest adventure of all.  Because it's full
of twists and turns and surprises and all you're left to do at the end of the day is to laugh at the
pure ridiculousness of it all.  These kids are absolutely nuts and we are even more nuts while trying
to show them the way.  Most days, Shawn and I look at each other and ask, "Is this for real?".  Yes,
yes it is.  It's for real and it's hilarious and I wouldn't change it for the world.  I love you, crazy girls.
I love you so much.


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Deanna Fike said...

hahahaha. that picture was the absolute perfect one for your post. brees looks like a ventriloquist dummy. (in the best way possible, of course.) :) and i'm pretty sure i make belle's expression at least once every day.

Ashley said...

I so get this!

Kristy said...

haha great post.

Vanessa said...

That photo! Laughing so hard.

Sara said...

ha! Amazing! And the kids know all. They have radars, I swear. Oh, Daddy is finally getting a chance to snuggle up to Mama? Eyes WIDE open! :)

Olivia said...

For sure! Every single time!!

Olivia said...

It's ridiculous, right? Taken during their delirious witching hour I'm sure.

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Olivia said...

I think that Belle sometimes thinks of Brees as her ventriloquist dummy HA!!

Bianca said...

I absolutely loved this post and love that I am not alone in asking these questions.