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Monday, March 12, 2012

GBE2: Shenanigans


Shenanigans? Hmmm. What are those?

"IF I HAVE TO TELL YOU ONE MORE TIME TO STOP PEELING THE PAINT OFF THE SIDE OF OUR HOUSE I'LL START STRIPPING THE PAINT OFF OF MEMBERS OF YOUR VACUUM COLLECTION TO SEE HOW YOU LIKE IT!" I might have said that to our older son not too long ago.

"Please, for goodness' sake, STOP fiddling with the bulb in the back of the toilet. That thing NEEDS to flush!" Oh, and that used to be a common saying around here also.

"Spit! Ew! Not in mouth! Dirt is yucky!" Um, yes, that belongs to us.

"STOP pulling the pink insulation from the attic out of the ceiling fan! STOP IT! That stuff is NOT as fun as it looks!!!" And, for the record, latent insulation itch in public places is NOT fun, either.

"I don't care how many times you say 'salt' over and over and over, I'm not going to let you drink from the container." Yeesh. Addict.

"Just because every house on our street owns a vacuum doesn't give you the right to jump our back yard fence so that you can break into those houses for play time." Ugh. In the running for Most Popular In the Neighborhood, here.

"You may NOT stand on top of the car!!!" Note to self: teach son the difference between "can" and "may".

"Where are your pants?!" Or, it's popular cousin:

"Put your clothes on while riding in the car!" That's one of my favorites.

"Did you just throw your shoes out of the car window??? DID YOU???" Crisis tip: Do not ask questions like this to a non verbal child.


Shenanigans. Ah, yes. I guess I have come across one or two of those...




This post was written in response to the word prompt "Shenanigans", given by the Group Blogging Experience 2 (GBE2).

21 comments:

  1. Hilarious! I like the neighbor one.

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    1. Our neighbors really don't! I don't blame them, and it is terribly embarrassing to chase my child through the home of a neighbor I don't know, shouting my greeting and pleasantries as I rush past them...

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  2. I was absolutely certain this prompt was gonna fire you up! I am still laughing and seeing all of those things happening! Those boys are all the material you need to write a lengthy book about what little boys can think up. I am so glad you have not lost hold of the ability to see the humor, later on of course, but still...

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    1. I could have written about this forever. :)

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  3. funny, amy. cute pictures of the boys, too.

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    1. :) I threw in the pics at the last minute. Beth has me nervous about stealing pictures! Must learn the rules about that!! Thanks for reading. I always appreciate seeing your name here.

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  4. oh my gosh, this is awesome. -the difference between "can and may" love it - I have been there.

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    1. LOL! I should have written something about making it an IEP goal to learn the difference between "can" and "may"....mama's not going to get ANYWHERE with that one!

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    2. You can definitely make it an IEP goal! If it was a requirement in my son's IEP for me to wear pants with pockets at all times and carry my cell phone and house keys at all times..... then the least you can require is for your son's school to try to teach him the difference! lol! It doesn't mean it will make much difference, but at least it will be a joint goal.

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  5. You are to funny!! Loved your post!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Puh-leeze! Laugh with me and run after them with me! I have a spare bedroom...

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  6. Oh, Amy, you must be laughing and crying all at the same time. Wonderful.

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    1. They are pretty funny, I do admit. Once I get them in bed asleep, I'm able to have a good laugh.

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  7. Oh this is just wonderful! Seems similiar to the very same thing I just posted. I love it. And sounds all to familiar, although I am lucky enough to not have any neighbors or I am sure my kids would have done the same thing! haha

    Absolutely LOVED this :)

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    1. I can't decide if they keep us young or are speeding the agind process?

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  8. Thanks for the fun and laughter these stories created!
    Are shenanigan's contagious? I think we have a case of them ourselves!

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    1. YES!!! And, I want to see what goes on in your house! Misery loves company. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  9. And I'm sure you barely scratched the surface with this one! Thanks for your humor, Amy!

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  10. Well done! At least I know that I MAY tell a story as well as you do, but alas, I do know the difference between may and CAN.

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  11. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I can watch the hottest virtual strippers stripping on my desktop.

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