Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Latest Silliness

Last week I had Bruce take Lydia to Wednesday evening church activities. I usually take all three of our oldest kids to these things, but Ross and Mark still had homework to finish, and I wanted to stay home and clean up the ginormous mess that our house had become. However, I was tired and feeling particularly lazy, so after Bruce left I dorked around on the computer for quite a while, the boys joining me in watching stupid youtube video after stupid youtube video once their homework was done.

After quite some time, I realized that I only had about 1/2 hour left until Bruce and Lydia were due to come home. Guilt ridden and a bit panicky, I told the boys "Quick! Clean like insane people!"
After which they followed my lead in "Cleaning like insane people!" and we threw trash all over the place, tossed a box of cards into the air, and I may have even opened the fridge and hurled an egg or two across the kitchen, all the while cackling like mad. It was a real hoot! After that, we got down to business and had the house spic and span by the time Bruce and Lydia came home. I'd say it was well worth it.

The kids had the day off for MLK day ("milk day" as I like to call it), so after we all pitched in and got the house good and clean, I took the kids to the zoo. (It was a unusually beautiful, nice day out). One highlight was when one of the kids pointed out that the gorilla kind of looked like Bruce from the back. No, Bruce's back isn't overly hairy or anything; it's just rather huge and muscular. I couldn't argue. There actually was some resemblance there. Yeah, that might have been wicked, but I couldn't resist a laugh when Mark said "Alright kids, I just got home from work, I'm tired, and I'm going to sit and watch this log." Sorry Bruce, I love you!

The other highlight was the kids running out of the Reptile House waving their arms and screaming "THEY GOT OUT! THEY GOT OUT! RUN!!"


Colista said...

I want to be a fun mom like you. I think I'm stuck in a rut of complaining about the kids more than enjoying them. *sigh* You should have a "How to be a Fun Mom" seminar. I would come. :)

Renae said...

Colista, I could have written those exact same words myself. That's the beauty of blogging: You only see what I show you. I have my moments of "Fun Mom" and I'm sure that you do too. But I spend more than my fair share stuck in a rut of complaining about the kids too.

If you ever do find a seminar about how to be a fun mom, I'll come with you! ;)