Never A Dull Moment

Last week I updated the Our Crazy Boys facebook page with

3 week fall break = lots of time to blog. I have a couple of fun giveaways to post this weekend, too!

That was funny. Time to blog.

Not with this kid living in the house full time:

That’s Jack’s “post scooter crash” photo. He didn’t want to scratch his hands up, so he used his face to break his fall off his scooter.

Oh, and this is Jack pairing socks. Yup. On his back. He was putting them there “so he would remember which one he was looking for.” I didn’t even know what to say to him, so I snapped a photo.

Oh wait. That’s why he didn’t put his hands down during the scooter accident. They were already torn up from the monkey bars. The school nurse actually told him that he wasn’t allowed to go back on them until she checked his hands. This picture doesn’t capture half of it. One week later, and they are still bleeding.

Last weekend, we went to a friend’s house and watched a movie outside with their projector. The weather was beautiful, so they set up a white tarp and projected Soul Surfer onto it. We ate popcorn, reminded the dogs to get out of the way of the light beam, and had a great time. I sat next to Jack, and still to this day have never seen a mosquito in Arizona. Jack, however, had 34 mosquito bites on him. He didn’t know about mosquitos or bug spray, so he didn’t ask for any -he just kept swatting and didn’t mention it. I haven’t seen bug spray since I was a kid in New York, so I never offered him any. We didn’t know what had happened to him until the next morning. Mom fail. Big one.

Not Me needs a lesson in toilet training. You see, Not Me pees all over the toilet. Not in the toilet, but towards the back where the lid meets the bowl. Then it drips off the sides of the toilet and onto the floor, where Not Me lets it sit. It’ll be clean on chore day and dirty (that’s an understatement) the next day. This isn’t a new thing. Sadly, I started writing about the boys’ bathroom habits last year on Momtourage. I left the boys a note last week:

Look at your toilet! Chore day was YESTERDAY! :(

To which I received a reply:

Translation: Switch that frown up side down!

For: Mom

From: Jack

I know you’re going to ask, so I’ll just answer it now. No. No, he didn’t clean the toilet before he made that cute little sign for me.

So, this is why I haven’t been blogging.

These examples are the tip of the Jack iceberg. I could quite literally go on all. night. long.

Oh, and he also has an ear infection -and bronchitis – again. It started the same way as last time, but didn’t progress the same way. So no strep this time!

So, friends, enjoy the giveaways.

And the reviews.

And the re-runs (they’re coming :).

And know that I’ll be back as soon as I can stop laughing long enough to blog about it.


  1. says

    Let me just say I’m not sure I’m ready for when my son stops sitting on the potty to go.
    Poor Jack and his hands (and face). Not ready for those kinds of injuries either!

    Wishing you a good rest of your break and fewer accidents of all sorts!

  2. Chelsea says

    Hilarious post, all the way around, but my favorite is that he didn’t want to scratch his hands so he landed on his face! SO Jack :)

  3. Gramma Teetsie says

    OK, Gramma Teetsie has been around a long long time. I don’t think I know of anybody that has EVER gotten blisters from playing on the monkey bars. Oh Wait, monkeys have blisters and calluses from monkey bars. And he is right about turning the frown upside down. But I would just say “Your face is going to freeze that way and then you will be sorry”. And Oh yeah, by the way, how often do you get your gray hair colored? Because I know that mine has a few extra grays in there, every time I read a post about \Just Jack/…..

  4. Charlie says

    When I was in 3rd grade I was told I wasn’t allowed on the swing set. I had a bad habit of climbing it, not swinging on it, and it seemed that every 3 months or so I was in the emergency room for one reason or another, due to the swing set. 1st: climbed up one of the legs, fell off, broke my left arm in two places, required surgery that day. 2nd:fell right before Christmas break, broke my left hand. 3rd: right before getting out for summer, fell and broke my right collar bone.

    Im glad the emergency room was literally a stones throw away from the play ground. They knew me by name in there. I also visited them once in 4th grade and then twice in 6th. I am surprised I still have use of my arms.

  5. says

    Hope your last 2 weeks are restful. Can’t wait to see what giveaways you have coming. And oh the Strep, we had that over here. Went in for Aiden’s 2 year appointment and apparently he had it. No symptoms, nothing. Dr. put me on antibiotic just in case I brought it home with me from work. Too weird. Kids never been sick. Hope Jack’s ear infection clears up soon. That can’t be fun.

  6. says

    Oh his poor hands, and face! I can’t even comprehend how his poor hands got all torn up! Does he know there are other things to do besides the monkey bars?

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