The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

Sweet Boy#2 and Sweet Boy#3–One of their parents…gave them an old calender and two permanent markers with which to color on it and then sent them to the dinning room table, which is now much more colorful and permanent. Did I mention it is permanent?

Sweet Boy#3–Was washing dishes for me as I cooked dinner. Accidentally broke my crock-pot in half, then screamed and kicked in abject terror when I carried him to the potty to go pee, refused to pee, the phone rang so I sat him on the potty and ran to answer it, came back to find that yes indeed he had peed. But not so much where I had hoped. His undies were on the floor in a soggy little pile, only they had not been soggy when I had removed them 2 minutes earlier. Apparently he had decided that urination was in fact a good idea but had chosen to aim the opposite direction that one would expect and had gone on top of his undies.

Sweet Boy#1–The Hunky Hubby was watching the boys on my bible study night. They wanted quesadillas and he was going to make them…after he found a save point in the video game they were playing together. He saved and looked up to see that Sweet Boy#2 was eating a quesadilla, he looked over and Sweet Boy#1 had a quesadilla and was just walking into the room with a plate and piping hot quesadilla for his littlest brother. He just made dinner for all the boys in the time it took to reach the save point! Hooray for sweet boy’s and microwaves.

Sweet Boy#3–Rips pages out of a book, hits his brother when he states that he liked that book, tells me: “I don’t love you anymore!” when I discipline him. But on the bright side, he does inform me that he still loves Daddy.

Sweet Boy#1–Empties a 2′ by 1′ box of packing peanuts across 3 rooms of our house.

Sweet Boy#2–Peed in the dirty clothes hamper…apparently the potty was occupied.

Mystery boy–Turned all of the screws on the underside of our lamp/end-table until the whole thing fell apart in a heap.

But the winner this week…

Sweet Boy#1–Proudly receives the student of the month award for the character trait of forgiveness. His teacher says he is such a good friend that right as the offending kid is just realizing that he/she has committed a crime, my boy steps in to forgive even before they ask. Is it worth all of the broken dishes, collapsing tables, random urination and the inevitable disciplinary action that follows… Of course! Yeah, Sweet Boy#1 and Yeah to the 2 brothers he has had to practice on to become such a good friend.

Kristen

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

  • February 4, 2011 at 11:52 am
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    Yeah to #1, #2 & #3! Love the stories. They always make me laugh and gasp 🙂 Thank you for letting us in on these treasures.

    Love to you.

  • February 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm
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    Oh dear, it sounds like my house this week although I don’t think my kitchen table is in quite as bad shape as yours… although it has a number of sharp pencil holes in it from “making holes in playdough”.
    And someone in our house sometimes gets very distracted while peeing as well…

  • February 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm
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    Well, at least he peed in the dirty clothes hamper and not the clean laundry pile! 🙂

  • February 11, 2011 at 6:04 am
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    Yes, I was pleased with his discretion…I think.

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