Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Love my kids!

Ok I don't know anyone that hates their kids (at least not all the time) so I guess the title goes without saying. LOL

My sons are as different as night & day.  The only way they could be any more different is if one of them was a girl.  Even the pregnancies were completely different.  

My older son was a "sucker baby." (I love that expression) Meaning he was SO GOOD he suckered us into having another child LOL!  Actually I never even considered having just one child so my older one being so good just sealed the deal. 

He slept through the night at 10 days old (conversation between me and thejerseyshoredad - "you check" "no, you check" and then the bassinet at the foot of our bed shook & we knew he was still alive).  He went from breast to bottle at 6 months, no problem.  Bottle to sippy cup, no problem (at like a year).  Stopped using a binky (pacifier) at about 9 months, again no problem.  He rarely cried.  I only realized he was teething when a tooth popped out and I remembered he had been a little clingy the day or two before. Went from crib to bed at 2.5 years old easily too.  Of course it was a big red racecar bed, that made it easier I'm sure.  He's still a good kid at 13.  We're the same height now and he tries to make fun of me for it (mind you I'm 5'6, not short at all) but I just tell him "you're supposed to be taller then me, get growing!!" LOL

Then came along #2.  Still a GREAT baby, just more fussy.  Would not take a bottle.  I was a stay at home mom full time by the time I got pregnant with him but worked part time at Home Depot (that was fun), thejerseyshoredad would call me "when are you coming home, he won't take a bottle & won't stop crying!!!!"  LOL He cried when I guess normal babies cry, when he was hungry, had a dirty diaper, teething, etc.  He has a few medical issues, technically a birth defect, which required surgery.  He also had to have his tonsils out at 5.  

Older son attempted to break each of his ankles at different points, thought his appendix needed to come out, but that's it.  He's still good at 13.  He even confides in me some things, and that makes me happy.

I told thejerseyshoredad when they were still little that the younger one was going to be the first emergency trip to the ER and will be first to get a call from the principal.

I was right on both accounts.  He tripped over his scooter and landed with with the end of the handle bar almost in his eye.  It hit his eye, but thankfully didn't do any damage.  I believe he had a concussion because he showed all the symptoms, the doctor did not agree, but we won't get into my dislike of the hospital in my town. 

Then I got the call from the principal.  Long story short, he & my nephew were sitting on the computer, not 8 feet away from the adults, googling silly things that little boys will do when they came across an "adult" web site.  They both went "OOPS" and closed it down fast.  I asked them "Did we see something inappropriate?"  I figured they learned their lesson and forgot about it.  

Then about 2 weeks later, the call came from the school.  Apparently my little guy decided to tell his friend about what he and his cousin did.  The friend told his mom and instead of her calling me, AND SHE HAD MY PHONE NUMBER, she called the school.  (again, don't get me started on that one - this was 3rd grade and they thought nothing of letting my son play an R rated video game without asking me but I didn't call the school, bitch).  The principal called and we talked about it and even laughed about it a bit as well and thankfully that was it.

LOL I've gone way off track, sorry.  LOL The reason I'm telling you all of this is because of what the younger one did this morning. 

While food shopping yesterday I picked up a box of single serve microwave popcorn bags.  I told the kids, "you can pop it in the microwave in morning & just take the bag to school"

I have no idea if the older one did this or not as he leaves before I get up.  But the younger one popped the bag of single serve & then took the popcorn & put it in a Ziploc bag.  I looked at him and said "so you took it out of a bag & put it in a bag?"

He smacks himself in the forehead and said, "I didn't even think."

Then he tells me "well you can have the rest."
Hello breakfast of champions!



  1. I like your son, he has good taste in snack food.

  2. Kids are the best! I'm stopping by from the A-Z challenge list to say hello. I'm a new follower too :)

  3. It's amazing how different siblings can be. There are so many stories and they grow so fast! I wish I had written more of them down.

  4. I'm stopping by from the A-Z Challenge blogger list - I'm Rachel and I'm also from NJ (but the north - though since we have a beach house I have absolutely nada against the Brick/shore area!). I go to college now in Massachusetts which I'm not sure if you know but I can't say I'm a Yankees fan LOL!
    Your kids sound great - I'm an only child which means my "siblings" were my imaginary friends ;-) Anyway - its nice to meet you!