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* Anthony P. Browne in Architectural Digest.  Photo by John Wadsworth

Excuse me for being a bad blogger lady.  I'm navigating unfamiliar waters here. 

Not only am I outnumbered by boys, a situation this girly girl is not often in, but I'm also trying to figure out how much wrestling is too much for an 8 month old and how many times I can ask my son not to jump over his brother's head before I threaten to take away everything that is precious to him. 

Give me girl drama any day. 

I can handle a three hour phone call about why your friend might not be talking to you and what you should do about it.  I'm just not so sure what to do about breaking up a headlock situation or how to respond to things like "I need to go fight the dog." 

Don't get me wrong, my boys are super sweet and actually fairly well-behaved in public, but you take your eye off of them for one second in their natural habitat and well, it's suddenly cage fighting practice.  I knew this day would come, but I'm surprised it's so early.  It's all very fascinating, brothers, boys, the joy of wrestling.  So if my blogging is few and far between lately, know that I'm just fine, I miss you and I will be back as soon as I can!

 * This post is brought to you by Golf Magazine (yes an entire magazine devoted to golf), which I let the baby tear to pieces while I typed.  Sorry Kip!


  1. LOL I grew up with 3 brothers, so when I ended up with 2 girls...I knew God was showing His mercy on me!

  2. Ha so funny...being in a household of boys boy can I ever relate.....we need to pick our battles. That room is amazing....goes to prove good classic design never ever goes out of style!!

  3. I so feel your pain... I've got a few years on you and still haven't figured it out :-)

  4. Our Jimmy, Tommy and Danny..?
    Our home..?
    SOOO boring.
    It happened in the blink of an eye.

    Beansie and Rich Clark


    For those with no boys - this is hilarious..!
    For those who have boys well past this age, this is
    For those who have boys this age, this is not funny.
    For those who have boys nearing this age, this is a warning.
    For those who have not yet had boys, this is birth control.

    The following is from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas...

    Things I've learned from my boys (honest and not kidding):
    1. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft.
    house 4 inches deep.
    2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with
    roller blades, they can ignite.
    3. A 3-year old boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded
    4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not
    strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing Batman underwear
    and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however,
    if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of
    a 20x20 foot room.
    5. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
    When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few
    times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
    6. The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball
    hit by a ceiling fan.
    7. When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh," it's already
    too late.
    8. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
    9. A six-year old boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though
    a 38-year old man says they can only do it in the movies.
    10. Certain Lego's WILL pass through the digestive tract of a
    4-year old boy.
    11. Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
    12. Super glue is forever.
    13. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't
    walk on water.
    14. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
    15. VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials
    show they do.
    16. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
    17. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
    18. You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
    19. Always look in the oven before you turn it on; repeat:
    ALWAYS look in the oven before you turn it on!!
    The same rule applies to clothes dryers.
    20. The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.
    21. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
    22. It will, however, make cats dizzy.
    23. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
    24. 80% of the men who read this will try mixing Clorox and brake fluid.
    25. Women will share this with almost all of their friends, with or
    without kids.

    1. Toooo wonderful!!! I laughed til I cried. ...and I have only 2 boys!!! All grown up at that!

  5. You are again funny and great to hear you are having fun with your men! Ciao z

  6. Jennifer I feel your pain. I have five brothers and although just one son and my daughter....boys will be boys. They really need to be able to "run it off"! Have a glass of wine once they are off to bed!

    Feature:Decorate Fearlessly

  7. haha that's awesome! i share the exact same sentiments about cage fighting. happened today at gymnastics while i chatted with another mother for 30 seconds :)

    p.s. we are headed to sea island soon...any tips or things we shouldn't miss? thanks!

  8. Just go with the flow. As they say tomorrow is another day.Love the way you notified your Hubby.


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