8/02/2006

Raising boys . . . it really is scary fun!

8/2/06
I have been gone from home since June 14th. That is a long time for me. My family has been on the road with me for a good deal of that time and we have had a blast. This week though they are at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Mooresville, IN I miss my boys. Our house is crazy. I got this list today from my father in law and I am sure ready to join the ruckus back at home soon! If you are a guy then you will enjoy this. If you are a mom . . . . stop reading, go take a knap and we will clean it up! Look at the pictures close. The one of the boy eating his morning cereal . . . that made me laugh hard, really hard, . . . perhaps it is just to late in the summer and I am tired, but that is funny! ha!

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.
2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not
strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and
a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint
can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.
5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a
few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
6.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.
7.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
8.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.
9.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
10.) Super glue is forever.
11.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.
12.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
13.) VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
14.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
15.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
16.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
17.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.
18.) The fire department in Austin , TX has a 5-minute response time.
19.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
20.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.
21.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizz y.
22.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.
23.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

3 comments:

niki said...

O thank you for that. I was at the carbondale CIY last week and left my six kids ages 9,8,6,4,3, and 1 home with my in laws and they're dad/ What does it say about parenting when you go to ciy with over 2000 kids to get a break. Those tid bits were really cute, Here are a couple more from our expierience with 4 boys and 2 girls. How many Hot wheels can you flush before a plumber is needed. Does a trip to the hospital for six stiches,and a new rear window for the minivan really make the 40 $ golf clubs worth it.NO Does the batman or superman cape really give three year olds the power to do all? {too they're big brothers} NO. Is peeing outside ingrained in all male species?{Thanks for not including the one of you JJOhnny!}Thanks for the laugh you made getting throught he week without my kids easier. My family will pray for you in your seperation from them.Niki

Sean said...

Dude... as I read through the list, I was immediately thinking "Do I have any brake fluid around here?"

Then I hit the last line. Too funny. So how bout that fantasy football info...shoot it over to me!

Jason Raitz said...

The pictures are awesome and made me miss my kids.