Wednesday, May 02, 2007

three things i know for sure

one...
three year olds whine. the day they turn three there is a little switch in their little brains that turns on - it's the whining switch - it takes one year for the switch to turn off. instead of asking for something they whine. instead of talking they whine. oy vey - it gives me a headache. this i know for sure.

two...
boys smell. yes they do - it's a weird mixture of dirt, sweat, toe jam and other assorted ick. if they are not bathed daily and do not wash their hair, the house starts to smell funky. this i know for sure.

three...
my boys are a disaster. if there is a clean surface in my house, it will only be clean for as long as it takes the boys to enter the house. if you wash the floor, they will walk in with muddy boots. if you scrub the toilet, they will leave the seat down and miss terribly. if you clean the sink, they will decide to clean the mud pie plate in it. if you make their bed, they will jump on it. if you organize their toys, they will dump them all in a big pile ("i'm making a mountain mommy.") if you change their shirt to go to a function, they will spill juice on it or use the clean shirt to wipe their dirty little hands. this i know for sure.

don't get me wrong, i do love them, but geez.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Word to the three! Thanks for the good giggle this am.

Hillary said...

oh yea! i hear you..that is my house to a t.

Kimberly said...

i am so living your life. yes. 3 year olds most definitely whine. as for the rest of it...seriously. i am living that part of your life. just across the country.

Jenn~ said...

Oh yeah. You've done such a brilliant job of putting it into words. Esp. the ick/stink part. And you know what? By the time they are in HS, the ick/stick has grown in direct proportion to the amount of food and milk they can ingest in one day. . . just letting you know.

Patrice~ said...

How many boys live at your house?
You nailed this one, Celeste!

Ali Mclaughlin said...

I hear ya!

Sara said...

isn't springtime with boys, such a joy!?!

Ruth said...

Welcome. To. My. Life. =)