"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lessons I Learned While My Kids Were Gone

While my kids were out of town visiting my parents, I made some startling observations and learned some very important lessons. In fact, I think these lessons are so important, I am going to share them with you.
  1. Contrary to what Toy Story teaches us, when toys are picked up and put away, they do not climb down off their shelves or crawl out of toy boxes and scatter themselves through a room.
  2. Toothpaste does not spread itself across the bathroom counters.
  3. I will not drowned in the shower without close supervision from a 5 year old. In fact, not only did I not drowned, I got completely and thoroughly clean.
  4. I am fully capable of going to the bathroom without assistance from kids and dogs.
So, what are some of your favorite observations (smart-assed or otherwise) about life?


Kakunaa said...

My cats know I am pregnant, and the dog is not sure. This is becoming quite obvious. Also, I have a much easier time going potty if I have my feet about 2-3 inches higher - considering a small stool or phone book. These are my latest observations, LOL.

battynurse said...

Lol. I love this.

Kathleen (amoment2think) said...

Awesome. So so awesome. To have the toys stay in the basket just for a day.... :)

ICLW #28

paradykes said...

Wait, toys are supposed to stay in baskets....... I've found that it's sometimes easier to just leave them on the floor and get one more snuggle in before bedtime, she's just going to play with them again in the morning.

ICLW #35

Alana said...

Catching up...

-Love your tree photos. Looks like your kiddos had a great time helping decorate.

-Hooray for awesome parents! And WAY COOL that they gave you some "alone" time from the kiddos.

-Observation: living room floor is mysteriously free of socks (and shoes) when Emma is away for the night.

Another Dreamer said...


Hmmm... my ceilings should be a foot shorter, or I should be a giantess (instead of a measly 5'3" lol)

And also, ornaments do not just magically disappear off the tree and reappear in odd corners of the house... they seem to meet the same fate as the socks. And I know who the sock faeries are... they're the same beings who gather all the cat toys too.

Anonymous said...

Here from ICLW - great post :) I've recently learned that I can spend 3 weeks away from home and my cats will not get in any trouble whatsoever. But I'm home for 4 days and everything goes to shit. They must love me soooo much... they clearly are showing off. :)

Tina said...

too funny!!! thanks for stopping by!

happy iclw!


Jen J said...

I love this post!

BTW ~ (gotta cut this short because I need to start packing to leave!) I gave a BIG TIME shout out to you on my blog because I finally did a review of "The House on Teacher's Lane." Check it out when you can! (It was my 1st post of 12/24).

Love & joy to your family! =)

AP said...

My lesson learned from this is to cherish the days before kids arrive! Going through infertility isn't exactly a blast, but your post is a good reminder that the days of being able to read a book, spontaneously go shopping or off to visit friends for the weekend, or even shower without interruption will be over when my infertile days are over. Thank you!


Damita said...

Ha ha number 4, my cats won't leave me alone so I can shower and pee in peace.

Merry Christmas
ICLW #59 http://www.digital-damita.net

Rochelle said...

I have a dog that likes to come jump in the shower with you...and while she isn't very big now at 7 months, it won't be long before she'll be cramping my space. You are hilarious and I definitely needed some humor today! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and marvellous new year from ICLW #110

April said...

I've learned that when my husband says things like "We really need to do (insert item here)" he really means me. I've also learned that when he's sick, the world is ending, but when I'm sick I'm supposed to suck it up and keep going.

Can you tell I'm a bit irritated today?