Friday, May 21, 2010

I never took photos

This link made me laugh.  I could have contributed many times, but it never occurred to me to photograph things I'd rather forget....

  • Like when the Larger Hooligan sharpie'd the bed, carpet, and walls in our guest room when he was 18 months.  Nail polish remover got an amazing amount of it out.  
  • And the time he dropped our friends' cordless phone in a bucket of water.  
  • When he was 3, he was trying to help us in the basement.  He dropped a heavy can of paint ("It was grown-up paint, mom.").  It splattered everywhere.  Fortunately, it was not a finished basement.  His clothes were ruined, but otherwise, no harm done.
  • Oh, and this was a doozy:  When he was 18 months, the Stinkin' Aunts (My sister and Ilene) used to let him play in their parked car, which kept him busy and happy, so I let him play in our car while I worked in the yard. He had a grand time, honking the horn and poking all the buttons.  But then something in the electrical panel broke and had to be replaced ($300). 
  •  In first grade, he was racing with his friend on their bikes and he bashed into a parked car's rearview mirror, breaking it off.  Miraculously, no one was hurt.  It cost $152 to replace the mirror.  He's paying me back by picking up all the dog poop in the yard until he moves out.  I may come out ahead on that one.....

I know I will miss my children when they move out and the house will seem dull and empty...I think.

1 comment:

  1. wandered here from apron thrift... ohhh i'm so there with you! i've been known to say "can't i have anything nice for more than five minutes?!" (sigh...i know i'll miss it, too... i think)

    off to read the link you posted, sounds funny! :)