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March 27, 2009

Evidently I Need More Duct Tape.....and Papa Needs a New Fashion Advisor

Things were eerily quiet downstairs as Taylor, Aisha, and I were visiting yesterday afternoon. Henry (2 almost 3) and Izzy (2) were playing in the boys bedroom. Even as I was walking down the stairs the quiet was deafening. I rounded the corner of the stairway, walked into the bedroom and this is what I saw. Hmmmmm..... something is not right here I thought to myself.
I went to the closet door , swung it open and found......
this!!! "Hi Nana, Henry did it." Every piece of clothing hanging on the lower rack of the closet and some of the shirts hanging from the top rack were piled on the floor. Hangers were flung everywhere. I immediately sent for Duct tape, my new favorite baby sitter.

Before taping was to begin I told these two heathens to clean up this mess. Yeah right! This is the only cleaning that was accomplished by this gruesome twosome, yes she handed Henry a shirt which he promptly threw on the floor. This is a cute picture of Izzy's sassy, saucy new hair do. It matches her personality.
As soon as I got these two taped to the columns outside on the porch, Aisha and I started hanging up shirts and more shirts and well here is a close up.



Nice little mess huh?
This afternoon Papa came home from work, we were discussing the day when I noticed something was awry with his out fit. He had on a blue plaid shirt with Navy blue plaid suit pants!




I asked him if that was indeed what he wore to work. He exclaimed "YES, WHY!??" I said "No reason you just look like a clown!" He then informed me that no one at the office said anything to him. I said "Yeah to your FACE, I'm sure behind your back there was plenty to say!"
He then explained to me that this morning he asked P.J. (who is 5) if his outfit looked nice. P.J. said it did and he would know because he has good taste.
Me: You actually took fashion advice from a 5 year old.
Papa: Well you kissed me good bye, TWICE and didn't say anything. I know you were just thinking "get the Hell out of here already!" ( He was getting a little testy now.)
Me: Well I wasn't looking at your pants while I was kissing your face. To me it looked like you had on your navy blue slacks, my eyes hadn't had time to focus on the circus act in front of me!
Papa: Well I was always told you never wear plaid with stripes!
Me: Well you never wear plaid with plaid either!

I was then informed this is his new motto:


Then I was directed outside to the driveway , yes this is our new car. It was supposed to be a fantastic surprise and I had ruined the mood.


We look like a big blob of scotch tape driving down the highway. Whatever.
I also thought you might like to see some more baby pictures, so here ya go:












This morning they were watching cartoons, pretending to be a family. P.J. is the dad with his two babies. I wonder if this was before or after the fashion advice he gave Papa. It really doesn't matter now, does it?

32 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm really digging the plaid car, lol!

Yeah, that duct tape comes in handy for lots of things. Better stock up on it ;). Maybe you could fashion some duct tape ropes that are reusable, would be easier on the pocket book...

Kathy B! said...

Aside from the awesomeness that is all that plaid...

Ahhhh! Baby/kid pictures :) Nothing like getting your fix before the weekend :)

Emma said...

Man how I miss those days of little boys!!!!! 15 is much better (yeah right!!!!)

KelleyAnne said...

Great minds work even greater together!

nikkicrumpet said...

That will teach you for letting them loose in the first place! But dang they sure are cute...and I love her new hairdo!

Christy Wagner said...

I love your blog...what a warm fuzzy place to come visit! The music reminds me of my mom! I'll be back often.

Mimi Sue said...

You can never show us enough baby pictures. He's a cutie. I love the duct tape idea. Could you come to our next enrichment night and do a mini class on grandma babysitting? I think it'd be a big hit. Please make the trip in your plaid car. We need some excitement up here in Davis County. Mimi

Bonnie the Boss said...

I laughed out loud! too funny, i think the biggest thing I can see a similar conversation going on here, except my hubby is color blind. My hubby probably wouldn't see the problem with wearing plaid and plaid.
Fashion advice from a 5 year old is never a good idea!

Sparcam said...

WOW! I find discipline advice and ideas in the funniest places! (I say that with total respect!) I must send DH out for some of that glorious sticky stuff...You are too much and love the baby shots!

Sparcam said...

WOW! I find discipline advice and ideas in the funniest places! (I say that with total respect!) I must send DH out for some of that glorious sticky stuff...You are too much and love the baby shots!

Noah's Mommy said...

Love, Love, love the baby pictures....how sweet....and that is quite a mess going on...reminds me of the show What not to wear....all this must go.....

The Wife O Riley said...

Those little ones are tricky, making that mess and then having those adorable faces! How can you be mad at them!

Love all the pictures!

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

I laughed out loud while reading this post. All these years (the oldest boy is only 7!) I had thought something went terribly awry in the genetic makeup of my boys. Everyone one of them have pulled the entire contents of their closets down more than once. I am glad to know that I'm not alone in this angst.
Loved your post - as usual!

Debbie said...

Love the plaid! Everybody and everything looks better in it.
Great baby photos.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

What great pictures, that is so something the boys would do! Yup so investing in duct tape too! Do you think they could chew threw it ... LOL

NO pictures Papa's outfit?? LOL I'm so disappointed ... ha-ha.

What adorable baby pictures!

wendy said...

Don't ya just love holding new babies. My Favorite --rocking babies.
duct tape as a new tending tool -----good thinking, I always have duct tape on hand.
Hubby looking rather sexy I thought in plaid. (for a clown)

StampinMom said...

Never wear plaid with plaid, haha...I like that Nana! And you gotta love some duct tape...it'll do wonders ;-)

Jamie :-)

P.S. you think Papa would mind takin' me for a spin in the new pimp mobile?

Ms Cupcake said...

Checking in from SITS. Wishing you a beautiful week. My best. Zen Cupcake

JANE said...

Still trying to figure out how to wrangle duct tape around my 2 oldest especially since the oldest is 6 inches taller then me!

Papa has a fashion advisor, I'm sure he's so proud!!

You always keep me laughing!

Mrs. D Lightful said...

LOL that made me laugh. Gotta love plaid!

Grand Pooba said...

Long periods of silence is never a good thing when the kids are over!

Oh and I think I'd rather go home then go plaid.

Mimi Sue said...

I know you have nothing else to do so I'm asking you to do an Honest Scrap meme. Go check it out and do it only if you want to. Mimi

Cynthia said...

Ah, the frightening combination of kids and quiet- you always know something's up when those two forces meet!

Love the plaid. My hubs has to be dressed by me too. Poor guy has no sense. Once one of his work friends told him he looked like he was heading off to work at 7-11.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Duct tape is a mother's best friend. Isn't that written in a parent handbook somewhere?

Oh, and I am absolutely loving the baby picutres, Nana. Keep them coming. They never get old.

-Francesca

Kelly said...

Now just find some plaid Duct tape and you'll be in business. I'm sure P.J. got his fashion ideas from the cartoons don't you think so?

Yaya said...

The smile on her face when you caught them is PRICELESS! Love it!

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