Friday, June 27, 2008

When Moms Don't Pay Attention

We all know that mothering is risky business, unfortunately not the kind that involves a pre-lunatic Tom Cruise running around in our living rooms in his tighty whiteys and a pair of sunglasses.

Alas, it is the little things that happen when we've got our backs turned and our back of the head eyeballs closed, that teach us those valuable parenting lessons and keep us on our toes.

For instance, once my kids decided to help themselves to each and every single fruit snack in the pantry . . . while I was in the shower. They have also played outside in their underwear and eaten peanut butter straight from the jar when I wasn't looking.

And miraculously, they have survived. Although, I am none the wiser for it. I still expect them to follow a few basic rules when I'm otherwise unavailable (okay, I'll say it, when I'm trying to use the bathroom alone!).

Still, they continue to amaze me with the things they come up with while left unsupervised for these brief, even though necessary, periods of time.

Well, there you have it.

This is what happens when mom has her back turned.

Any questions?

14 comments:

The Mom said...

Oh.I totally hear you!

It's a pretty shade of blue isn't it? sorry.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Who wouldn't want to do that?

flutter said...

d'oh! crap.

LindaJ said...

Dang, I like that color. It matches her eyes....Hee hee...sorry couldn't help it.

Anonymous said...

So, I don't recall any Smurfs in our family tree....

Must be on her dad's side!

xxxooomom

Christy said...

Oh, it happens to the best of us! I'm sure we could all get together & start a blog just based on things our kids did while we were otherwise occupied, and have enough material for EONS.

jen said...

i love blue.

Grim Reality Girl said...

1. LOVE that color blue!
2. My question: What makes that color blue?
3. My unsupervised moment can be summed up in two words: BABY POWDER.

Mamacita Tina said...

At least it matches her eyes!

My worst so far, is finding Ian's hair all over the kitchen floor.

painted maypole said...

but mom, she is just getting ready for her blue man group audition!

and what is wrong with eating peanut butter from the jar I ask you?

a Tonggu Momma said...

I LOVE the Smurfs!

Trooper Thorn said...

Inside their little brains is a lobe who's sole purpose is to think up crazy stuff to do. Inside a parent's brain is a lobe who's sole purpose is to sense when the kid's crazy lobe has thought something up.

When we are not around, the crazy lobe is unchecked are results in haircuts, pet baths in aftershave and painting any or all of the appliances.

When they become teenagers, they develop their own sensible lobe but, sadly, it is unable to control the crazy lobe due to the hormones.

James said...

Nice. What caused this blueness? Blue Meanies?

carrie said...

It was marker James...thankfully NOT a sharpie. ;)