Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Parenting Phenomenons

Ever since I became a mom I have noticed certain things that occur repeatedly in our household. I refer to them as "phenomenons". I want to share them with you. See if any of these ring true in your home.

1. Why is it that my kids are always starving after I tell them it is time to go to bed?

2. I have noticed the number of shampoo bottles we go through is definately not in proportion to the number of kids we have. I am not sure how a child can manage to use half a bottle of shampoo while washing ones hair.

3. When I am talking on the phone it is like a honing device has gone off in their head saying, "Find mom. Bug mom. No matter what, DO NOT STOP!!!"

4. Why do my kids announce every toot (or for that matter any bodily function) like it is a national event? Is this really necessary?

5. For the life of me I can not understand the commercial choices on some of the kids TV channels. Things like, shampoo for women, miracle plant waterer and mighty putty which can, in my daughters words, "pull a huge, huge, huge, huge truck and can hold anything." I don't need my kids coming up to me asking me if I want beautiful, silky hair like the woman on TV.

6. I have noticed my youngest child has an uncanny ability to put his clothes on backwards about 99% of the time, even his underwear.

7. My kids sudden inability to walk or use their arms when it is time to pick up the house at night, or go upstairs to bed. Very uncanny I would say.

What about you? Any parenting phenomenons around your house? I would love to hear them.
Take care,
Julie

7 comments:

Emily said...

Great list! You made me laugh!

My two phenomenons are Andrew wanting to cuddle when it's 80 degrees out and the AC is turned off, and jumping into my lap first thing in the morning to tell me all about his dreams, blowing his oh-so-pleasant night-time breath straight into my nose. Yay.

I just keep telling myself how much I LOVE BEING A MOM!

Debbie said...

Oh, my kids do all of those and more. These are the moments you are supposed to just cratrch your head and say "huh". And the backwards clothes - isn't that a riot. I agree with you that the law of averages says they couldnt' get them backwards that much without trying.
We always mute commercials which makes for some bite-your-lip-to-keep-from-laughing moments during the Cialis and Viagra commercials when my youngest is guessing what they are advertising. Fortunately, he is never right.

We are THAT Family said...

What a great list! We must be related because my kids do the same EXACT things!

D... said...

Yep, yep, and yep! My kids are no different, except they are older.

May I also add that they suddenly remember they need something for school at MY bedtime? Luckily, I can call their daddy & ask him to grab it on his way home from work.

Dr. N said...

Needing to go pee 5 minutes after you left the house.

Bubba's Sis said...

Oh yes - all those! (Altho I kinda think we might need some Mighty Putty because it looks pretty cool.....)

Tales From the Eurovan said...

Hey All!

Love the comments!

Yes, morning breath is something only a mother could love!

It drives me nuts that my kids have to go to the bathroom right after we leave the house!

Take care,
Julie