Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Weekly Wonderings #97

1. Nothing makes me appreciate my children's relative fastidiousness more than when I am exposed to other children's lack of said trait.

2. Me and mine (all five of us) shared a bathroom with the 11-year-old son of our hostess. I don't know if it's a lack of aim he possesses or if it's intentional, but I felt the need to clean the toilet multiple occasions over the course of our four days there.

3. And while we're talking toilet habits, let me point out that this same boy has a flatulence problem worse than my own mutton-head after she devours a block (or two) of cheese.

4. It was so bad at one point that only Eldest was willing to be in the same room as the other boy. Everyone else had fled to colder and higher ground to escape.

5. Again, I'm not sure if it's intentional or not.

6. Sadly, he and his brother are the children on the sideline of a bitter, bitter divorce which is approaching the one-year mark.

7. Having been on the sideline of such an adventure, my heart breaks for the kids. Oh, sure, as I tell their mom all the time, I feel really horrible for her. And I do. Truly.

8. But the kids in this? The ones who are supposed to get to remain innocent for as long as possible? The ones we hold as newborns and swear we'll protect forever? The ones we look at throughout their lives and feel our hearts burst with feelings we think can't possibly be sustained at that level but are? Damn.

9. And just so I don't end on such a heart-breaking note, let's go totally off-topic thought here. If I'm willing to cheat at bingo at the kid's school parties -- and I'm not really admitting I cheat -- how unethical would it be to cheat at my first blog giveaway?

10. Yeah, that's kind of what I thought.

10 comments:

Maddy said...

First bloggy giveway! That reminds me.

As for the toilet habits......so used to cleaning toilets several times a day ....not so keen on cleaning other people's though.

We certainly the major criminals in the flatulence department too, or rather my son is, with his new expanding diet.....small price to pay.
Cheers

Purely yours said...

Haha! very interesting and funny post! Just enjoyed reading it.

D... said...

That's why my son cleans the kids' toilet. I figure it'll make him aim better. I have no idea if it's working as I never use it.

You know I am with you on feeling the kids' pain in divorce. Innocence lost.

Tara R. said...

Yep, now that my boy has the bathroom to himself, he gets toilet duty too. It improved his aim immeasurably.

I'm the kid of divorced parents too. Total suckage.

Janet said...

I can't even imagine how hard divorce is on the kids.

Maria said...

There is someone in my office who leaves pee droplets on the toilet seat and I have no idea who it is but it totally grosses me out. Toilet behavior is very telling....

Motherwise said...

Glad to hear that you are not afraid to cheat at kid Bingo. I think it teaches them how to be gracious losers and that is really important.

Maggie May said...

for boys, aiming is an art. buy a rubber ducky and write PEE HERE on it. :)

gudnuff said...

How does your random stuff always crack me up or cause me to tear up, or in this case, a mix of each?

Wonder if he knew the reason for all the space he was being gifted.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

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