May 19, 2010

Just so we're clear

I do not let my kids run around in their unmentionables like a bunch of hooligans.

And even if I did, which I don't, *cough* but if I did, it would only be because while I was say... making dinner, the hooligan would run into the living room buck naked, having freed himself from all societal constraints and declare himself wild and free.

So I would do the best I could under such circumstances.


Because I'm not that redneck.

I mean, come on, most of the time my kids are at least half-way decent!... usually.


Nor do I bribe said naked hooligan into napping by bestowing chocolate milk and marshmallows.

Because desperate times do not call for desperate measures.



Just so we're clear on such matters.

The End.

25 super cool people speak:

Garden of Egan said...

I think you are so wise. Chocolate for breakfast.
Hey chocolate is made from cocao bean. Beans are healthy.
'nuff said!

Kristina P. said...

Hey, Ovaltine and Nutella are apparently as healthy as carrots, the commercials say, so I think you're good.

Scrappy Girl said...

You say hooligans...I call mine hoodlums. I once asked Manga Dork "How many hoodlums are in the bathtub?" Wild Child yells back "2 hoodlums!"

Cheeseboy said...

Kudos for the word use "hoodlums"! Wait, were you the one with the dirt diapers? Dirt diapers cause hoodlumism I've heard.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

You are giving out all of our mommy secrets!

Kami said...

haha! this was so funny and the pictures are so cute. chocolate for breakfast, so smart! i think i should definitely give that a try :D

gigi said...

What ever it takes Girlfriend!!!!
My aunt has always called hers and mine Hellun's ;) I guess that's how you'd spell it, ha.

M-Cat said...

I see nothing wrong with any of this. In fact, pretty much lived by it all myself when the boys were young, and they turned out just fine.

Carry on!

Lisa said...

Totally clear. Neither do I...do any of those said redneck things. Cuz I IS A LADY...and so is THE NAKED HOOLIGANS THAT LIVE IN THIS HERE ABODE.

Pearl said...

They are half covered, so you're good. Plus the fact that you feed said hooligans with Ovaltine makes up for any redneckedness.

Ovaltine ROCKS!

Sue said...

I'm so relieved!

;)

Marie said...

Oh my, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who uses chocolate milk to bribe! And just yesterday my little one decided to take OFF the diaper that he was running around in....and then proceed to climb onto the kitchen counter.....i'm so glad he didn't pee.....

Sarah loves it all said...

I think I'll go get myself a glass of chocolate milk with marshmallows. I'm thinking equal marshmallow to milk ratios.

Braden said...

Here's the cool thing. Until they are 13, your kids are a constant string of jabs to your pride and ego. However, beginning at 13, you are a constant source of humiliation and mortification to them. So it all evens out.

Stacy said...

Mine are affectionately called heathens.

And I love the picture with the low-riding shorts.

Kristen said...

I love what Braden said. I have two teenagers and then a 7 year old. Those words are soooo true!

Funny post. I still have one of those hooligans too.

Patty Ann said...

Love the pics! At least the nearly naked ones are not girls!!!! Seems to me a right of passage or something that they all go through. I call mine monsters! They have never in their lives been afraid of monsters under the bed, because in their vocabulary, it just means crazy kids!

One Cluttered Brain said...

I love the pic of the child with his jeans half on and you can see his diaper!
LOL.

You are raising some plumbers I see!!!

I love the way you used hoodlums too!

You rock Serene! You really do!

Neisha said...

heehee :)

Saimi said...

Whew, glad you cleared that up!
I was begining to wonder you know!!

See Mom Smile said...

Just so we're clear... I would never do any of those things either. I love being perfect.

joy said...

You are so funny and darling!!! Love the post. Not that my kids ever looked like that, but if they did, I would sure be missing it right now. Love, Joy

Charlotte said...

One of the rules I broke early on was the "I will never let my kids go outside wearing just a diaper." In fact, after my 2nd I was just thankful they at least kept the diaper on (most of the time).


I love Braden's distinction. I'm just crossing that line now.

Andrea said...

I've been following your blog for a few weeks and I have to say this post made me laugh as I'm potty training my final child and there isn't a scrap of clothing I can keep on him. Maybe one day I'll be perfect too! :)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Thanks for leaving a comment Andrea!

Potty training your last child? I'm green with envy.

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