I’m a stay at home mom, married to a firefighter paramedic who is literally gone over half the time just for work. I spend a lot of time alone in the crazy kingdom of kiddos….and it’s definitely a craaaaaaazzzzzzyyyyy place to be.
Want some examples? Happy to oblige! Maybe it’ll make someone else feel less alone in their own personal kingdom of kookiness. 🙂
Just the other day, my 4 year old decided that it would be a good idea to use a cooler and the counter to climb up and get the candy Mommy has safely stashed on top of the fridge to prevent the candy coma inducing binges she is so wonderfully prone to. My intervention was met with howls of indignation, instead of appreciation for the fact she didn’t break her stubborn little neck.
On the same aforementioned day, my potty training 2 year old came running up to me with a huge smile saying “Mama, me pee! Me pee!”. When I asked where, he proudly pointed under the kitchen table to the spreading yellow puddle. “Me pee!”. Yep, you pee… but don’t expect a treat for this one, baby boy!!
Some days my 4 year old doesn’t want to get dressed, because she thinks her jammies are the coolest outfits in the world. You know what? Sometimes I let her. Hey, a mommy gets tired! Ever heard the phrase “Choose your battles”? It seriously applies with small children of the strong willed variety. If I’m not doing a daggum thing other than puttering around the house, and the kid wants to wear her princess jammies all day, who am I to fight? I’ll fight when she wants to jump off the deck railing because it looks like fun or when she doesn’t want to brush her teeth because the toothpaste makes her milk taste funny, but wearing clean jammies all day now & then doesn’t hurt anything.
My munchkins were both playing happily with their water table recently as I watched out the kitchen window while doing the dishes. What I didn’t know was that the little stinkers had dumped a bunch of dirt into the table, and my little guy was smearing the resulting mud all over himself. By the time I did realize what they were doing, he was a pretty mess. In fact, the face in the photo came just before he started hollering “Bath!” and running for the house. You know a boy is filthy when he’s actually begging to be cleaned up! 😉
My 2 year old is all boy, no doubt about that. What he doesn’t yet know is that allowing your big sister to deck you out in her sparkly purple princess dress Disney Princess Sparkle Dress – Rapunzel 4-6Xand outgrown white Mary Jane shoes does not a macho man make. Gotta give the kid credit: He can almost make that get-up look masculine, as he struts around making superhero sound effects and rolls up the front of the dress to make it easier to charge around on his little red fire truck “saving the world” one stuffed animal at a time.
Yep, this kingdom of kiddos is completely crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂 What craziness has happened at your house recently?
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September 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM
So very true! If we can’t embrace the craziness, then we’re in for a really rough time! I wonder if my son will ever get dirty enough to beg for a bath! Haha!
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September 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Haha! Sounds like a lot of my days. The p.j. days probably happen at least once a week! Luckily, my oldest littlest one hasn’t yet figured out how to climb on the countertops and reach things … Yikes!
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September 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM
This is a great post! I can completely relate to picking your battles. My son is home schooled and we have an agreement that he can wear his pajamas while he works but I don’t want to hear a word of complaint about him changing when we head out. It’s a win-win. Be blessed!
September 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Sounds like a good strategy! I was homeschooled, and am just beginning my journey on the teaching end of things. 🙂
September 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM
Ha! Yes, I can relate as well. In fact, sometimes I join my kids in the clothes boycott and wear pjs all day (but don’t tell!). And the counter. We have so many counter stories. I can commiserate with you. 🙂 such cute kiddos!
October 2, 2014 at 1:11 PM
Oh, I do it sometimes, too, especially when I have a migraine and am home alone with the munchkin people. 🙂 Thanks!
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