Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yo, Calgon!

Is it ok to have favorites?

6% of you said GASP! I adore my children equally! You should be reported for even asking this question!
2% of you said Yes. I have a middle child? Oh, crap.
91% of you said It's cool. You don't have to like them the same, you just have to love them the same.

6% of you make me wonder if you have children.
2% of you voted a little too honestly since this was an anonymous poll.
91% of you know what's up!

My favorite kid changes by the hour. Daniel is my favorite when he climbs into bed to snuggle with me. Natalie is my favorite at story time. Eve is my favorite when she pretends she's a ballerina.

Sometimes Eve is not my favorite. Sometimes she breaks into the pantry and empties sacks of flour all over the floor. Sometimes she sneaks out of time-out and breaks back into the pantry to do the same with the sugar. Sometimes she throws her cup of milk on the floor, determined to make me mop at least twice a day. It's like the surgeon took out the tumors, but left me with the TWO.

But then Nat and Dan (or "Search and Destroy") do something equally butt-headed and make me forget about my bald little imp, and I'm ready to post on Craigslist:
FOR SALE- Three kids, ages 2, 3, and 4 (as is). Like new! Stubborn Determined, won't take "no" for an answer goal-oriented, hyper enthusiastic, demanding persistent, rebellious independent, manipulative charismatic, irrational creative, has the attitude of a teenager articulate. Make me an offer. Priced to move!

And before I have a chance to post my listing, the kids are sound asleep, looking so innocent, and I forget about their deft plotting to have me committed.

Take me away!


  1. What a great blog! I've been following it for a couple of months now.(I am on TM too). You just know how to say things. I love it! ;) I'm always thinking of you and your family.

  2. Christy - you really do have a way with words. Good thing that most of our children do look so sweet and innocent once they fall alseep at the end of the day. If not, I bet there would be a lot of ads just like that on craigs list... including mine.

    Lots of love! Please give the kids hugs from all of us.

  3. Christy Christy how I love thee!


  4. Can we make Dan & Nat shirts saying "search and destroy"? it would soo adorable... Eve's shirt can say thing 1 on the front and thing 2 on the back!

  5. Love your posts also C. Mine are grown (past 20) and on any given day I still have a different favorite. My oldest, when she was 3 put a oscillating sprinkler in my car and turned it on. And another put a life saver up his nose while I was driving them all 3 to the beach. That was hard to get out. They are all 20 months apart-and were partners in crime. Not comparing stories mind you, just all still very fresh. I kind of raised them like a litter of puppies. If it's any consolation, they were a breeze when they were young, or so it seemed when they all got to be teenagers. Go take that bubble bath now!