Friday, June 18, 2010

Hey, you like kids?

This one came from a friend's 4 year old son today:

We were at the pool and sitting by the life guard table, chatting with some of the life guards when another walks up and points out a strange man and say's something like, "isn't that the guy who wasnt allowed in here last year?" After some discussion, the life guards agreed that this may be a pedophile who was banned from the pool last year....

Mind you, the guy was sitting on a beach chair in full clothes and boots and a reflective vest for his bike, he had no intention of swimming.

As we were exiting the pool, we discovered the man's bike right outside the gait. My friend and I, nosy and concerned looked at the bike and found that he had not only his name but also his address on his bike. (The lifeguards were still investigating)

My friend and I went closer to the bike to get the address so we could look him up on the sex offender website.....

Meanwhile, I think the man is becoming suspicious and starts towards the pool exit and his bike, we walk a distance away as not to look too obvious....

The man investigates his bike and my friend's son puts his hands on his hips, looks the man right in the face and says "Hey, you like kids???"

OMG, we all walked away quickly, sort of horrified, sort of hysterical...

Hopefully, the lifeguards sorted it out, but we decided it was our time to butt out!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Note to self: do not eat taco bell, before or during a 17 hour road trip with three boys! Nuff said!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mom, you abs

Quinton was in my room tonight telling me how he was starting a nightly routine, which includes sit ups. "you know how they say flab to abs, I am more like flat to abs" as he is lifting his shirt to show me his flat stomach. (hereditary, not my side).

Then I said, I would be going from flab to abs.

"mom, you have abs, they are just a mile in"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Magical dog Poop

Me "Jerrod, do your chores"
Jerrod "I did"
Me "No, you didn't"
Jerrod "Yes, I did"
Me "Did the dog poop in the yard 15 times in the last hour?"
Jerrod "someone must have scooped up dog poop from all over the place and put it in our yard"

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Climbing Trees with electrical tape

Jerrod came home the other day, I have been bed-ridden since my surgery, I get up for little walks, but mostly have been staying in my room and resting...

Anyway, Jerrod came in after being gone all day, I literraly had not seen him since he woke up. (Since we moved on base, I don't worry too much about him when he is outside) Anyway, he came in and had marks all over his arms and legs, at first I thought it was dirt, but it looked more like the my arms after my surgery, where the bandages had been on my arms, you know the adhesive remnants that you have to scrape off with your fingernails....

I asked what was all over him and sure enough, it was adhesive. He and the next door neighbor decided to put electrical tape all over him, which then enabled him to climb the trees out back... Since the adhesive was on his skin, it was adhesive side down and so, how exactly it helped him climb the tree I am not sure, it was probably something you needed to see to get, of course then again, maybe I didnt want to see it....

He assured me that he climbed all the way up the tree, he even had the sap in his hair to prove it..

So... apparently, you can climb trees with electrical tape.... i wonder if thats what the guys at the cultural center in Hawaii use to climb the coconut trees...

Long Time No Post

It's been a long time since I posted on this blog, trust me it is not for lack of my rowdy boys doing things to talk about! I was thinking about this story the other day... I was trying to limit television watching a little bit and encourage more outside activities.. I set the parental controls on the TV, using the remote, all you have to do is set a 4 digit code to access it and change the settings... I think it was raining one day, or for some reason, I had decided to let them watch TV, I gave them the 4 digit code, figuring I would just change it when they went to bed.

So, I went to change the code to lock the TV again and can you believe they beat me to it! They changed the code so that I couldnt get back on it, they removed the parental controls and changed the code, so I couldnt get in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What will they think of next?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It has begun!

It has begun, the fun of spending time at the school with the principal. Days of In school Suspension. Threats of pending arrests.... Yep, this week it all began... With any luck this will be the first and last week, but, I fear not. On Wednesday, the school called to tell me that Quinton called someone an F'n Fag (full use of the words of course) The coach agreed to let me take care of it, and he would not put it on his permanent record. I promised to handle it and Q and I had a long talk about worrying what other kids think.

On Thursday, I called home to tell the boys I would have to work late. Zachary told me that Quinton Paralyzed someone at school. He was hysterical, telling me the story of Quinton throwing his backpack at someone and he fell and ended up paralyzed.

Next, I checked my voicemail to find a message from the principal stating that I need to get right to the school to pick Quinton up, as he had been involved in an altercation.

Quinton was running with a friend who apparently was winning the race. Quinton scooted his backpack towards his pal and tripped him. The boy has a small tear in his achilles tendon (we know this because we went to the ER to see him)

The principal and I met the next day and we discussed the options, Quinton could have been arrested and charged with malicious horseplay or something like that.... Luckily all agreed it was an accident and Quinton ended up with 3 days in school suspension....

I truly hope this was isolated, I truly fear that it was not!