Thursday, August 5, 2010

Life With a 5 Year Old Boy…

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There are {oh so many} days when Rick walks in the door after work, I look around the house and just wonder how I could EVER prove to him that despite appearances, I actually DID do something that day in our house to improve it.

Unfortunately, our tornado of a 5 year old was following right on my heels. Or conveniently one step ahead of me. To give you a very quick snapshot of part of my Monday…all within about a 25 minute timespan…

~ I started trying to make/bake something. The specifics escape me because I have forever blocked it out of my memory apparently.

~ Kaleb had a mini-accident in his underwear and needed help. I left the kitchen and went to help him. Zachary decided that this would be an opportune time to spray about 1/4 of the non-stick cooking spray in random parts of the kitchen {I wasn’t aware of this until a little later}.

~ After Kaleb is changed and their room is picked up a little {laundry and some toys} I return to the kitchen to find it in much more upheaval than when I left…but a certain 5 year old is now conveniently missing.

~ I realize that I don’t know where Zachary is…until I hear the water running outside and discover him trying to ‘help’ water my plants…and the house windows…and anything in the path of the hose outside. After he helps get some stuff put away he is shooed into the house where he gets sidetracked in the kitchen again…this time showing Kaleb one of Mommy’s knives that he pulled out of the sink. Crisis averted.

~ I start working again only to stop because of the screaming that ensues when Zachary whacks Kaleb over the head with something. After that’s over, I run downstairs to haul up a load of laundry…only to find Zachary spraying another 1/4 of the can of cooking spray all over the paper towel roll…and the dishwasher…and the floor.

And I wonder why I can’t focus on things for long or get much accomplished {or at least as much as I would like to}. Running interference with a 5 year old who has an energy level that FAR surpasses mine can be exhausting.

I’m just sayin’.

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15 comments:

  1. If you didn't have him, whatever would you blog about????? :)

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  2. giggle...snicker....giggle.

    Well, that explains why you are still so thin and lovely after having babies...the 5 year old is your daily exercise regime!

    did I mention, giggle....

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  3. LOL! that sounds just like my 4 year old.

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  4. That boy and the stories you share just crack me up! The other night I was telling my parents about his "I know all about the br@ast" story. We were hooting over it. I just wonder if my two are going to give me such a run for my money as he has you! Makes for some good stories though huh? :)

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  5. This sounds SO much like things at my house! I've only got one (who's turning 3 this month), but he's got some crazy energy (from 5:30 am when he wakes up until 8:30pm when he goes to bed). Yesterday I left him alone for a minute while he was sitting on the potty only to come back to shredded toilet paper all over the bathroom and he was EATING toilet paper! WHA? Last week he dumped flour all over the kitchen, living room, dining room, and entry in the 1 minute I was the bathroom by myself. Sigh. It's mostly all funny after the fact, but also so much more amusing when it is happening to someone else, don't you think? :)

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  6. LOL did you write this about Sammy or Zachary? They are exhausting!

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  7. Oh wow, that sounds very overwhelming! Moms definitely do not get enough credit for everything that they do!

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  8. So this is what I have to look forward too...oh my.

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  9. Oh My GOSH!

    I can't even imagine what my reaction would be if I discovered a non-stick sprayed kitchen. Like, would my head spin around or just explode?

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  10. I'm so glad to know our family is "normal". I have 3 boys (7, 3, & 2)and 1 princess, and the boys definitely keep me hopping!

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  11. LOL, my days exactly, every day:-)! Nice to know there are others doing the same thing each day!!

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  12. Oh wow, that sounds very overwhelming! Moms definitely do not get enough credit for everything that they do!

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  13. LOL! that sounds just like my 4 year old.

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