Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

About Thursday of this week I had a ridiculous thought. Kristen, I said, nothing crazy has happened this week for the parent moment. What are you going to do? Then it all rushed in at the last minute so as not to disappoint me.

First off, Sweet boy #1 has reached a whole new level with his case of Packratitus. You know how he is always attempting to pack all of his worldly possessions up to the top bunk to sleep with every night. Well tonight I caught him trying to take my three 8″ round cake pans to bed with him! Something must be done.

Then in a shocking turn of events I went into the bathroom and actually took the 5 minutes necessary to apply my makeup. When I came out I found that sweet boy #2 and sweet boy #3 had dumped the contents of some Elmer’s glue bottles onto the kitchen floor and were happily painting in the resulting puddles with their feet. I also discovered something important. Mopping up Elmer’s glue is not as easy as it looks.

Sweet Boy #3 pulled over the Christmas tree.

The two big boys got a little wild wrestling and ended up chewing a hole in the back of Sweet Boy #3’s diaper, scattering the soggy contents all across the carpet. Apparently it was hilarious, if you are 4 and 6 and don’t care whether it smells like urine in your living space.

Finally, the winner this week. I heard a strange noise. Tap tap tap tap…crack. I rushed to our small living room and discovered sweet boy #3 cracking Christmas balls against our TV screen like eggs. The child does love to cook with me, but this is beyond ridiculous. Our tree is now completely void of Christmas balls as we felt only the mangled lights were safe to leave. Sigh.


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One thought on “The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

  • Grandma Judy

    Whew! At least it was the Christmas balls that broke and not the TV screen. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted to mop up Elmer’s glue. Guess I should be thankful and not feel that I was missing out.

    Love to you.

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