Saturday, October 06, 2007

Welcome to the madhouse!

Sam is out of town for a few days. He left Thursday, which coincided with the day that I came down with a horrible cold. The boys have taken advantage of the fact that I am a little worn out by this cold--combined with getting very little sleep.




This afternoon I walked into our bathroom and was greeted by an ENTIRE roll of toilet paper (I just replaced it this morning) unrolled on the bathroom floor.
After finding that lovely sight, I went to find the boys. Last time I had seen them they were playing a game where they lock each other up in "jails" (for some reason it has to be plural) and then tiptoe around and laugh hysterically. I found them running out of their bathroom--Jonah of course was naked. Jonah shouts, "It's FUN to pee in the bathtub!" After a short interview, I determined that they both did, in fact, pee in the bathtub.

There will not be a picture of this.

Next I went back out to the living room. After realizing that it would be a waste of time to work on the endless chore of picking up the scores of matchbox cars and other small toys that were lining the floor,


I sat down on the couch to consider how to handle the bathtub incident. Looking up at the ceiling, I saw this:

Yep. Here's a close-up.

It's sticky lizards.

For about a week now I've been finding them all throughout the house, but this is the first time I've seen them on my vaulted ceiling of the living room.


And just for kicks I'm including another picture I took this evening. This one is a ball stuck to the ceiling of my entryway. I honestly have no idea when the "lets see what we can get to stick on the ceiling" game happened, but I suppose it was fun!

I think I may have lost control of my household . . . .

9 comments:

Kerrie said...

I'm not laughing....
Ok! I am! But I can't help it.

Please Daddy - hurry home. Momma needs some help. =)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I'm biting my top lip as not to smile just cuz I love you too much. I think Sam forgot to send me my ticket to come and stay with you and help out, sorry.

Precious friend, these photos WILL become fun memories someday. Just close your eyes and roll with it. No one is hurt, nothing is seriously broken, and this too shall pass. They are little boys thinking like little boys. I stressed way too much about stuff like this when a certain child was cutting the fur off the cat. We all survived, even the cat :)

Much love to you always!!! My friends boys had a blast peeing in a bag filled with clean laundry. She didn't find it funny, but I did. Today we both laugh about that story. She's working on raising and homeschooling 5 kids. Hang in there!

Just Mom said...

Alex isn't in the "let's see what sticks" phase, but he is in the "let's unroll the roll of toilet paper" phase. And yes, if given the opportunity, he will pee in the bathtub.

Thanks for the giggles this morning. I wish I could be there to help you tidy up.

Shanygne said...

oh, lisa! i can come over tomorrow, if you want some help or just a time out...
i'll give you a call...

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Oh my gosh that is so funny! I am so glad that my kids are older now and we are through that stage....believe me, it does get better!

Beth said...

So laughing outloud!! Have you noticed how easy it is to do that when it's not your OWN kids?! : )

Grace said...

That is hilarious! You are such a good mom and I just imagined you sitting there on the couch and looking up... too funny. I had to show my husband is was such a cute story.

What great memories!

Heidi Jo said...

oh lisa! those boys are too much like daddy i think :0)

love the sticky lizards...they give your house a south american flair- also love your green walls, beautiful!

cheer up mom, at least their are peeing in a recepticle with a drain.

Kids and K9s said...

oh that's funny... and at least the toilet paper wasn't IN the toilet! Those lizards are too cool... I can see where a boy might have a hay day with those... and I have to say I love the green on the walls... nice color! ~ kim