Scary how time flies when you're rushing after three little minions, but it's been three months since I've added to my ongoing series called "You Know You're A Parent When..."
Here are some of the latest escapades!
You know you're a parent when...
|Discovering the kids' Shuttle is a *match* for the one on the screen: Priceless|
...You're standing outside the classroom, just chilling and waiting for No. 1 Son. The bell rings and your little first-grader comes out the door and promptly flips you the bird.
"Papa, I got a yellow card for doing this," said the little man with a sad face as he flips you off again while you cough and smile at the mother who clutches her daughter and
"Whoa, dude, what's going on?" says you, knowing little man doesn't know the true meaning (yet, sigh) of the flying finger.
"Papa, I was only pointing at something, but teacher said this is a bad word without talking?"
"Yes son, it is."
(There followed a quick and immediate lesson in which finger one should point with.)
"Well, at least you only did it the once and now you know the importance of pointing with your index finger."
"Papa, I did it three times."
(There followed a quick and immediate apology to the teacher - and a review of newly learnt pointing skills.)
|Whee... "Kids, come look. This is Papa with too much time on his hands..."|
|Relieved parents discover latest hiding spot of No. 2 Son|
|...While No. 3 Son decides to think inside the box...|
|The panel of Three Sons decide the Angry Birds must walk the plank|
|No. 3 Son takes "Looking In The Fridge" to a new dimension|
|No. 1 Son shares a fishing lesson to his brother: "No, smack the wood in the water like this..."|
|While No. 3. Son says, "Enough with the drama. I'm running away to Hawaii."|
|Who needs an iPad when there's magical misty rain coming out of a tree?|
And finally... you know you're a parent when, after the clothes are cleaned, you remove TWELVE toy cars from the washing machine (so *that* was what the clanking, banging noise was)...and wonder if the Guinness Book of Records has a category for "Most Hot Wheels Found In A Pair Of Kids' Shorts..."
|At least they're clean... "Kids, who wants to suck on a car wheel now?"|
PS... This series obviously would never be possible without the kids and - as today is our 10th wedding anniversary - I wanted to thank God for His many blessings and thank my wife for her patience and love:)