Friday, July 16, 2010

My Boys


As some of you may already know, Doug was off from work for a few weeks as he strained his back at work. He's back on the job now as his back is slowly starting to heal. While I was still at work however, Doug and Caleb would spend the days together and I would often come home to discover interesting things. I've come to realize that for some reason boys seem to do things a bit differently than us girls. (Did it really take me that long to figure it out?) Here are a few of my observations:

1. Bacon and breakfast sausage alone are in fact a complete meal. And the grease splattered all over the stove, counters, and floor? Totally not a big deal...

2. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to clean a toaster is not to take it outside and shake out the crumbs... nope, not even close. You take it down to your garage and blow the heck out of it with your air compressor. Any other way is simply inefficient and ineffective.

3. Hotdogs can be fully cooked in the microwave in just a few seconds... and then enjoyed by children young and old. Whenever I question this practice, I am always reminded that the package does say "All beef"... whatever that means.

4. What do you do when you have lots of free time on your hands? You take all the sharp blades and knives in your house out to be sharpened... of course.

5. Who needs a daytimer or calendar when you have the Fifa World Cup Soccer schedule tacked onto the fridge?

6. Swimming in the pool = bath time.

7. Kids clothing can do double duty. At bedtime, just rip off Caleb's shorts leaving just his T shirt.... instant pajamas.

8. And.... sometimes the way Daddy does things is just more fun. Caleb's still upset each morning when he realizes that Daddy has already left for work.

Now you may be thinking... what have I learned through this experience? Just gotta relax... and learn to enjoy processed meat.

Up until this point in my pregnancy, I haven't been too concerned with whether we have a boy or girl... now I'm starting to lean towards a girl... starting to feel a bit outnumbered :)

9 comments:

Yvonne and Eric said...

This post made me laugh(especially point #2) because I'm also just realizing now how different boys can be from girls. Raising a girl first and then a boy sure is interesting:) Congratulations on the pregnancy!

Dan and Lynn said...

Haha! This post made me laugh:). Guys definitely do things differently!

Bonnie said...

This honestly made me laugh out loud. I love that you captured THE essence of men. I'm sure if Callie had been a boy, and Jon was home with her, this is exactly what life would look like too.

I'll be prayin' for a girl :)

Erica Baerwald said...

That is so funny! I can't wait for Tim & Finn to share moments like this...! Already Tim just loves to claim him as he son whenever he does anything that can possibly be man-ified :) IE: watching MASH together or farting or already needing a TON of food :) Boys are cute. Can't wait to hear what the next one is! Adventures await either way hey? :)

dt said...

Can I call them my boys, too?
Mom T

Elissa said...

You sure can Mom!

Lindsay said...

so funny!! :)

GSFALK said...

I loved the list. Quite amusing.

Karen said...

great post, Elissa! Made me laugh because I have 3 boys and everything in your list is true triple-fold!!