Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boys Are Gross (but Funny), and I Like to Make Pre-Emptive Excuses

You know what happens when you pair up with a 6 year old for the Fantasy Football league and then leave to let him pick the players?  Yes, you get a bunch of players who will most certainly not get you the win. But that's not all.

Oh no.

You will also get a name like Team Poop.

Or not "like" Team Poop, but in fact and reality, Team Poop will be your team name for the entire football season.

Because 6 year olds think poop is funny.


To stick with the theme, and not the football one...

A few boys were having one big wrestling match in the dining room.  I was in the kitchen having a great time listening to them.

They came up with two rules right off the bat.

1.  No kissing.
2.  No tooting.

In case you are new to wrestling boys, the no kissing rule comes about because boys do not like kisses from their brothers.  If a boy is in a head lock, a quick turn of the head and a peck on the cheek will cause the attacker to take a few seconds to scream "Ewewewew yuckyuckyuck!!" and loosen his grip.  The head locked boy will have just enough time to escape.

As for the second rule, it isn't really to escape.  Boys just like to gross each other out with well-placed toots, and some brothers don't appreciate it when it is done to them.

Apparently, they were a gassy bunch today, because every minute or so I heard things like this:

"Who tooted?!?!"
"It was you!"
"It wasn't me!"
"It wasn't him or me, so it must have been you!"

I guess they forgot the first rule of making rules...You must be able to actually identify the rule breaker in order to enforce the rule.


To move a bit away from the theme,  but not really...

On Saturday, two of my nephews will be coming to stay with us for the week.  The older of the two has stayed with us for at least a week (almost) every summer of his 12 years.  The youngest nephew has never stayed with us.  Mostly because he is only a year and a half.

Yup, for a week I'm going back to toddler chasing.

And diaper changing.

Don't expect to see much of me next week.


Or the rest of this week.  My grandma turns 90 at the end of the month, and I'm taking the kids for a really quick trip to visit her before the nephews arrive.  We rarely see her outside of the holidays (4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), and I feel awful that we don't.  So these two days will be all about her.  We will play Euchre until all hours of the night.  We will do all of the odd jobs she wants done around the house.  I warned the kids that we may be flipping mattresses, getting things out of the attic, cleaning up an already clean yard, changing lightbulbs, or moving furniture.  Grandma is so excited.

Good grief.  What am I doing sitting here writing?!?!?  I have a trip to take and I haven't packed yet.

I'll do my best to get a TToT post up Friday night.  I'm not even going to have to think hard to come up with a list.  It's been a great week so far.

Have a lovely day!


  1. FRIST - I think! lol

    I love the boys' idea of kissing each other to get out of a headlock - and the tooting, well.....I just wish I could be a fly on the wall when they're wrestling :)

    Hope you enjoy your visit to Grandma, and can I please borrow your kids when you get back, I've got loads of odd jobs need doing :)

  2. happy birthday to your Grandma, sounds like you are all having fun, lots of toots and giggles. enjoy the time with your nephews - oh a toddler in your nest YAY and hope it goes well too. :)

  3. Wow you've got your plate full but it all sounds so fun - even running after a toddler and you have a whole houseful to entertain him, he will be in heaven. Enjoy your trip to see your Grandma.

  4. Team Poop. Sounds like you've got a helper for the diaper changes!
    Happy birthday to your grandma. I love the "cleaning up an already clean yard" comment. I can picture that!

  5. Happy birthday to your Grandma! Sounds like a full week.
    Love the no kissing rule. If we hear that rule instated here, we kind of have to raise an eyebrow, seeing as we only have one child and would have to wonder about the opponent...

  6. I raised a boy so I can relate to this post. They are just funny.

    Have a fabulous trip and you chasing a toddler? You're going to love it.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  7. Have fun! See you when you return!

  8. Sounds AWESOME! I like that you're going to have a toddler to chase again :) That's a nice thing.

    Enjoy the trip to your grandma's - have a lovely, lovely time :)

  9. Team Poop! (and the criticism of this name is....?)
    Speaking from the Land of Y, it sounds like a perfectly.... usable name to me.

    Gooooo!!! Poop!

  10. I have a boy in my pre-k class who toots during circle time every day. Every. Day. Like a pop gun on repeat. I had him last year in primary. He tooted during circle time every day. Every. Day.

  11. I have a grandma I owe a visit to, too. Good for you to look in on her and make a trip out of it.
    Team Poop...yeah, that's about right for boys.

  12. Oh my so I am either going to come back on here tomorrow and I will have posted about 5 times or this time will be the charm. I just really want to tell this story! I just started to nanny for a baby who is 10 months. Earlier this week he did the whole "I am a baby and I am pooping" face and noises. When he was done he turned looked at me, got a huge grin on his face and clapped. Boys start so young!

    Also team poop is totally a thing. I remember the boys doing it when I was younger, and I am pretty sure some of my guy friends still do it and we are in our late 20's. I don't know how though, you walk past the boy's bathroom and it STINKS!

  13. Team Poop! HAHAHA! Boys ARE gross. But really funny. My son loves to tattle tale on his dad when his dad toots. Awesome. I hope you have/ are having an awesome time toddler chasing and visiting with your grandma!


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