Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

Unfortunately, a good deal of everything happened this week.

Sweet Boy#3–I slip onto the porch to talk to the Hunky Hubby and Sweet Boy#3 takes this two minute opportunity to crawl up onto the bathroom sink, seize the glass jar full of toothbrushes, and smash them into the toilet bowl. Good news, glass shards do not flush.

Sweet Boy#2–Dampens a rag and wipes down the table with it. Bad news, his “rag” was a used handkerchief.

Sweet Boy#2–I decorate our dinning room table for the first time in years. A crystal bowl filled with fresh fruit. Sweet Boy#2 adds toy snakes and a glass of water to the mix.

Sweet Boy#3–Is playing in the yard with brothers and sees that “Greedy One” the squirrel has eaten the peanut butter off a crust and kicked it onto the ground. What to do? What to do? Of course…he eats it.

Sweet Boy#2–Is in his bedroom for a moment and takes the time to rip a book in half and poor grape-juice into our cool air humidifier.

Sweet Boy#3–I step into the office to cry over vacation plans on the Hunky Hubbies chest and our youngest dumps a full box of life cereal into the rocking chair.

Sweet Boy#2 and Sweet Boy#3–Dip some small animal shaped sponges into a cup of yogurt and paint on the carpet.

Sweet Boy#2 and Sweet Boy#3–Sneak my four highlighters out of my bible cover and bite the tips off the markers.

But the winner this week…

Sweet Boy#3–Dumps dog food onto dinning room floor. Meticulously sweeps it up, deposits it into the garbage can, carries full garbage can into the living room, and dumps the whole thing onto the living room carpet. Dog hair, dog food, papers, cereal…it’s all over. Then as he is cleaning up this new fiasco, I discover that “clean up” in his mind consists of smashing various clean stuffed animals and school supplies into the garbage can along with all the garbage. There is only one thing to say…Ahhhhhhhhh!

Let’s just say that much discipline occurred this week. Did it work? I’ll tell you next week.


I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

5 thoughts on “The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

  • Grandma Judy

    Hang in there! They aren’t running away, getting lost in the woods, taking drugs or committing crimes in need of lawyerly assistance. I would say all these activities are in the ‘pesky, curious, mischievous, and slightly ornery’ category. I’m sure the ‘much discipline’ is going to make a difference.

    Love to you.

  • mamagriffith

    oh my…I hope your vacation is going as planned 😉

  • It mostly is. We will be leaving early Sunday morning for Grandma Judy’s and then get on the train Monday morning to start our “Adventure”! I was just panicking a wee bit because we spent a fair amount of our savings on surgery for Shamu (who is doing great by the way)but God has seen fit to send several unexpected monetary blessings our way this week and we will be able to get Starbucks on the way after all! A selfish concern but strangely He cares even about vacation. Part of me is horrified, “How can you answer my prayer for coffee $ on our vacation God when there are people starving around the world?” That of course didn’t keep me from praying it and lo and behold He sent down a yes. A strange and loving God is our King. He must be answering the prayers of stressed our Moms in Liberia and Bolivia as well.

  • Samantha T

    Uh oh…Sweet Boy #3 did not ruin all of the toothbrushes, did he?

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