Aug 3, 2009

Survival Guide

If you are responsible for five boys under the age of ten, you will need a checklist.

1. Establish dominance.

After watching Kung Fu Panda, they all learned the Yes, Master pose. And I was not above taking advantage of it.

2. Stock up on food.

Portable snacks (Gogurt, string cheese, pop, etc.) I fixed a 9x13 of Bubble Pizza, and they cleaned it out.

3. Keep the baby happy.

Finn was determined to be difficult all week. So if he wanted PB&J, he got it.

4. Encourage Christian music.

We listened to Toby Mac alllllllll week. This was a lot better than Boom Boom Pow which my boys somehow know all the words.

5. Memorize the words "Everything is not a Competition."

Whether it was putt-putt golfing or eating or jumping on the trampoline or belly flops, for pete's sake, their miniature testosterone's were in full force competition mode.

6. Don't try to get picture perfect poses.

It ain't gonna happen. Someone will throw a peace sign or stick out their tongue.

7. Keep track of their belongings.

These ten shoes were never all in one place at one time. We needed a full ten minutes to find our shoes before leaving the house.

8. Just give up on keeping your blog updated.

My apologies to everyone. I am well aware of the fact that my July posts are pretty pathetic.

9. Most of all, have fun and be safe.

I realize now how tense I was just making sure that all 5 were accounted for all week. I kept having adrenaline rush moments when I couldn't count all five heads at once.

I miss those crazy boys.


Jill Elaine said...

Looks like you had fun!!! At least THEY did:)
Ah, ya gotta love em, those extras of yours are 3 of my 4 favorite boys!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you thank you thank you! it is only because of you that i get "yeees, mastuuuh" and, of all things, rap music. (but mom, it's chriiiistian music)... Anyway, I'm glad they're home, bless their sarcastic little hearts.

hubbardgirl said...

boys!! what we gonna do with em. at least they weren't 5 girls....oh, the DRAMA. trust me, i was with girls all last week and again sunday and monday and tuesday. wouldn't give a cotton farm in georgia for any of them. girls or boys!

Jill Elaine said...

I was looking at my patterns and I can't seem to find the size mumble-mumble so you are going to have to send me an email explaining that! (and don't worry, I KNOW it will be smaller than my size)

ranelle said...

looks so fun! and i had to laugh about the pb&j. thank good ness someone else besides james is difficult! bless you for being such a good mother and sacrificing your sanity for their sake :)