8/28/10

What crazy universe are you living in?


When the girls still lived at home (sniff) and I would have my pre-school inservice days, I would come home at the end of the day and find, perhaps, dishes in the sink. I might also find that they had used my make-up, or played board games or maybe there would be bikes and roller blades strewn about the yard.


Now I have a 12-year old boy at home. All alone.


I came home from inservice last week to find that Golden Boy and his Do-Good Gang had (based on the obvious evidence) staged an exemplary water balloon battle.


In the house. IN THE HOUSE!!


Yeah, you heard me.



They are still searching for the bodies.





44 comments:

Chaka said...

I was just complaining this morning about some messes my kids made, but thanks for helping me put things in perspective.

Cheryl said...

I heard ya! Eek! GB is unlikely to survive his childhood, isn't he?

WeaselMomma said...

Oh My Gah!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is definitely a capital offense.
Where should we send the flowers?

Michele said...

Death is probably too good for them or that is what I told my teenage boy when he and his friend decided that putting a live duck in his younger brother's bedroom was the perfect response to the slight offensive of being born.

Laura said...

omgosh...did you at least make them clean up EVERYTHING (& dust, too!) before you offed them?

My kids painted their 1yr old brother with nail polish today...I'll quit whining about it now!

Didactic Pirate said...

Ok, I admit it - my first reaction was: "In the house! That's awesome!!!"

But later, I felt deeply, deeply disappointed in the young man. I swear.

(Heh.)

Travis Erwin said...

Aren't boys awesome? I have two.

Steven Anthony said...

Hahahaha Oh to be young again :)

Steven Anthony
Man Dish~Metro Style
&
Life in the Fish Bowl

Wild Child said...

The do-goodness would only last so long, wouldn't it? And Golden Boy goes by what name now?

CatLadyLarew said...

Ha! I know I shouldn't be laughing, but it does inspire a certain amount of levity... provided it wasn't me telling the story.

a Broad said...

I am actually at a loss for words.

Well, not really, that will never happen .. but words that I can use here that would not reflect badly on Me.

How long til the formerly Golden Boy goes to college?

Maggie May said...

yikes. i'd be so mad and then end up laughing and then be mad again.

SheilaC said...

OMG!!! I am only laughing because it wasn't MY house!!

SheilaC

Lisa said...

At what point are WE allowed to run away from home?

Missy said...

Oh My! I will now stop complaining about minnows in my sink...

AO xoxxo said...

Lol!! Be glad it was just water!!!! ;)

Gigi said...

After breaking my own rule and cleaning Man-Child's room (and can I just say it took me TWO HOURS!!!!!) I can totally sympathize. Store this little memory away - and when Golden Boy has children and a home of his own - wouldn't it be great for you & the grandkids to do the EXACT same thing at his house? Yes, I am evil. I admit it.

Linda said...

Be glad it wasn't BB guns, although maybe water balloons would do more damage. We found BBs in the walls upstairs for years afterward. One would hope that 15 year-olds would have more sense- do I need to say this involved boys?

Mommy on the Spot said...

Yikes!

When I was growing up, there were these boys I knew that filled up water guns with Robitussin. I think it goes without saying that her walls and carpert were no longer white.

Casey Freeland said...

There's no thinking involved. One time my friend (who lived in a mobile home parked in an empty lot in town) thought it'd be a cool idea to take the lighter we stole and light the grass on fire that was dead underneath the newly placed mobile home.

Very nearly burned down his house.

Cheers,

Casey

Brian Miller said...

woohoo...i am just ticked i was not invited...oh i mean bad, bad thing to do...

Linda M said...

I KNEW I heard yelling from your end of town... ; )

Holly said...

Oh please you act as if you are surprised. I have two teenage boys and a water balloon fight in the house is the least of my concern. You cannot leave them alone under any circumstance. Seriously!

Dawn said...

WOW! Remind me to NOT let Golden Boy around my boys...they don't need any NEW ideas!

My word verification was nonoboee (no no boy?) hehe :)

Malisa said...

To quote the Carpenters, it has "only just begun"!

Under the Influence said...

That water all over would be a good reason to was down the walls, get the floors mopped, carpets cleaned ... Well, at least if someone would do it for me.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Okay, you've just topped ANY story that I could possibly tell about my (5) brother's antics.

I hope the house is drip dry.

Scope said...

SIDs at 144+ months!

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madtexter (corey james) said...

Of course! With the advent of air conditioning, what's the point of going outside for a water balloon battle? It's too hot.

Kids today, to them an Atari would seem like a pinball machine to us. (Did I just date myself?)

Joanie M said...

OK, I'll shut up about my extremely sloppy teenage daughter.

My son got arrested for shooting paint balls at cars with a sling shit. He was 12 then too. Somehow he still managed to graduate from college in one piece.

Joanie M said...

LMAO!! SHOT!!! I meant sling SHOT!!!

Lynn said...

I heard you all the way in California. Thought it was another earthquake!

Bodacious Boomer said...

I hope you have tile floors kiddo.

Gaston Studio said...

LOL, boys are just so different! Hope you suggested they take the next water filled balloon fight outdoors... and then join them!

Always Home and Uncool said...

He's just trying to fill the gap left by Bitchy and Sassy leaving. I know ... that doesn't hold water.

DawnA said...

I was sitting at my desk with my mouth hanging open in disbelief. What the hell do these kids do with their brains during times like this? Are boys worse? I only have one child-male. He's 21 so I hope we're past any issues such as this. Then again do they ever really grow up?

ella said...

coulda been shaving cream!
coulda been eggs!
water aint so bad...

Destiny said...

Um, wow. Is he still among the living?

The Coconut Diaries said...

I blame the Sham-Wow guy. I'm sure he was demonstrating how to clean up water with his silly little rag...

Teresa Dawn said...

Lol! Hope ya made him clean it up :)

CSY said...

Oh, wow! Ok, note to self, do NOT leave the boys alone for ANYTHING!!!

The Blue Zoo said...

Oh my! LOL

Im sure this will happen to me soon! I have 4 boys.

As Cape Cod Turns said...

What? Your girls once played board games together? Are you sure you are not delirious that they are both away at school and you might be sugar coating things? :)