Category Archives: The Sneaky Things They Do

Mom Sensors



Now, I’m pretty sure I am not the only mom whose kids have a radar that says “Oh, Mom’s sitting down, time to go get into something,” or “Look, Mom just got comfy, lets go ask her a million questions.”

Well, my kids like to take it to the next level. Their mom radar goes beyond me just getting comfy and sitting down, it kicks in whenever I leave the room!


The bathroom, for example, I am NEVER alone for more than 10 seconds while they are awake. Even if they are playing quietly together, as soon as they realize I’m gone, here they come.

Today is another example, I was cleaning their bookshelf because Daddy had been getting a little liberal with the carpet powder so our black shelves looked white! Finished getting it all cleaned and put back together (with them both basically in my lap the WHOLE time)….


But I also forgot what it was like to clean with kids….


Not even 10 seconds after I finished, half the bookshelf had been moved to the couch! So then I decided to go cook dinner.

Put Garrett in the bassinet in the kitchen, turned around to the stove, and…..both Isabelle and William were sitting on the floor right behind me playing!!!


I wonder if I can find where the sensor is on me…maybe I can remove it… 🙂 😉

A Smacking Wake Up Call


Since Isabelle was at Grandma and Grandpa’s last night we only had one extra baby in the bed with us when we woke up this morning. I’m sure many of you have seen the below picture by itself and on the chart of many different positions….

Sleeping: H is for Hell

Well, I would like to add one to the known ones called “The Smacking Wake Up Call.”

My husband is a VERY deep sleeper and our kids know this. Everytime they try to wake him up in the morning, it usually becomes a team effort with lots of yelling and shaking and pushing.

This morning I woke to a sound I heard repeated but couldn’t place. So I rolled over to see hubby facing away from me, fast asleep, with William in between us. He was up on his knees with his hands on Daddy’s side/shoulder. I watched William start squatting and say “Ready….” then up on his knees again. Start squatting and say “Set….” and then up on his knees again. Start squatting again and say “Go!!!” Then shoot up on his knees and smack Daddy in the face!!!

I watched him repeat this again and hubby still didn’t wake up (he wasn’t smacking him lightly, he should have felt it). So, trying to contain my laughter, I reached over and shook hubby awake and told him I can’t believe he wasn’t awake because William was just smacking him in the face to wake him up. Hubby’s response without moving to show he woke up was “I know, that last one woke me up.” What I didn’t point out though was if he was awake, why did it take so long for me to wake him up?


Vaseline Excursions


This morning Isabelle and William decided they were going to come get in bed with Billy, Garrett, and I. Everyone was still sleeping until I rolled over and realized….Isabelle had wet through her diaper onto our bed and her and William were nowhere to be seen.

I got up and went into William’s room to turn his music off and what do I find? Disposable breast pads ALL OVER his bed and floor. But still no Isabelle or William…

We make our way downstairs and into the living room where we find Isabelle and William……COVERED in Vaseline!! They had also covered our coffee table and some toys that were on it in Vaseline. And as I was cleaning it up, I found Vaseline all over William’s bed, his bedding, the handrails going downstairs and the wall beneath the handrails!

Finally got everything and everyone cleaned up and Billy gave them a bath because they had Vaseline all throughout each others hair. I have no idea if they ate any but I guess I will find out soon because they will definitely be able to poop easier 😀

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