Thursday, June 26, 2008

If I'm my brother's keeper, that means I get to knock him around, right?

Scene: It's 6:28 AM and I'm happily dreaming of being on an island, in a different country, (with a different body, but that's for a different post. :), and no one around to disturb my relaxation.
6:30: door slams open and Joshua yanks me out of my solitude.

Josh: Moooomm! Casey said 'no' to me in a mean way!

Me: what?

Casey: He tried to play with my special toy!

Me: You woke me up at 6:30 because someone said no about a toy? (I'm not nice when I get woken up this way)

boys: Important jabbering, but..., cause..., he did...., yadda yadda.

Me: Go solve this one yourselves, please. And shut my door.

Josh: But.....


feet scampering back to bed.

Later the same morning, Joshua is crying and holding his arm.

Josh: Casey hit me.

Me: Oh, that wasn't very nice. What happened?

Josh: I was just playing a game.

Me: What kind of game?

Josh: Where I kick him as hard as I can and see what he does.

The mother sighs and holds her head.

Me: You can't kick your brother, even in a game. Casey! Come in here.

Casey: I'm here. He kicked me first.

Me: I know. I've talked to him about not kicking but even when he does, you can't hit him. He's your little brother. You are supposed to take care of him.

Casey (under his breath): I was.

Yes, people, this is my life. Literally from before I wake up until they succumb to my best friend, Mr. Sleep at the end of the day.

You might think that this is in France but you would be wrong. It's really in little ol' Mantua, Utah. You have to say it in a French kind of way, though. It sounds like Man-O-Way. Cool.
Oh, and if anyone can save me from my kids, please comment.


Heidi said...

I like how you told that story where your kids totally annoyed you and then you had such cute pictures. That's why I hang my kids' pictures on the wall--to remind me not to throttle them.

Michaelangelo said...

Oh Andrea, I totally relate! Sometimes my kids play so well together, but all day long yesterday they just got on each others nerves, so it was one big screaming and pushing day. Blah. Made me want to put them in bed all day yesterday. So, good luck with that!!
I LOVE those flowers! Gorgeous!

Care said...

there must be something in the air -- my boys have been at each others' throats all week! ugh!!

Valerie said...

I like their justification of things. Makes perfect sense to me. :) Sorry, I am no help.

I love the pictures with the flowers. They are so beautiful!

Veater Family said...

You should seriously write books. I can totally picture everything you write or talk about!!

Krystal said...

I love reading your stories....the way you write takes me away from my crazy life and brings on a good (needed) laugh! I love the Poppy Pictures too. I took Addy to Mantua last week and got some cute pics with her cousins there. I haven't had a chance to post em' though!

leschornmom said...

I could definately have posted this!!!!

Beeker said...

Wow! Gorgeous pics!! I heard about the poppies but never got up there to see them. Beautiful :)