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February 12, 2005

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jes

Oh you poor dear! I don't have children, but am on the scene quite regularly in my single sister in law's life with a 3 & 4 yr. old. It seems like this kind of thing happens all of the time!

Yes...they MUST grow up to be gentlemen...I mean, right?

LOL & great big HUGS!

hannah


oh leslie! what a day you had!! when those come around they hit you like a ton of bricks dont they?? im so glad you shared though, it helps us moms feel better to know taht we arent alone when our babies arent angels all the time. i hope you are feeling better! dont worry, henry will turn into a sweet sweet man who loves his mother dearly!

Kathleen

Love your weepy rain illo.

That Henry, he's quite the rascal!
It's a really good show of character when you can laugh about a terrible day...I mean...what else can you do?!

Joleen

Oh no! So sorry to hear about your no fun of a day! Here's to a better weekend! :)

jenny b

Yes, they do indeed grow up and become amazingly civilized human beings... eventually. Just think of it this way... he will always be aware of how much you KNOW about his exploits as a small child. This makes for excellent blackmail material in later years.

Oh, and your retelling of the day's adventures is hilarious. I laughed! I cried!

Hugs!

justJENN

"hand covered in poo."

I'm out.

Cassi

Sorry you had such a rough day Leslie! I've had my share of those kind of days and it's not easy, especially being pregnant. You definitely deserve some quiet "me" time and I'll bet they make up for it on Valentine's Day anyway ;)

Nicole

OOoooh makes me fetal from across the planet. Well told and amusing for us, thanks :)

Yvonne

I think there should at least be one day a week when we celebrate "mommy needs a break day" a hand full of poop - candy hearts all over the floor, mud, rain, be called a whale? I love how you captured it all in your cute illo :o) Tried the eyedropper yet?

Kate

Hi,

I'm sorry about your day. My Henry (who is called Robin) is 1 month from turning 10 and (issues of not being perfect aside) is growing into the kindest, gentlest young man around.

Henry will grow up and love you for putting up with him, laugh with you (with his embarrassed face) when you tell him about his childhood, and be wonderful.

Kate

Hi,

I'm sorry about your day. My Henry (who is called Robin) is 1 month from turning 10 and (issues of not being perfect aside) is growing into the kindest, gentlest young man around.

Henry will grow up and love you for putting up with him, laugh with you (with his embarrassed face) when you tell him about his childhood, and be wonderful.

Marieke

Oeff.. sounds like one of those really rough days. Luckely they also invented days filled with warm cuddles, lovely smiles and sweet words to make days like these soon to be forgotten!

thesoulofhope

Aw, what a day! But just think of all the wonderful days you have with them in your life! That more than makes up for it!

Charla

Oh, Leslie! What a bad, bad day. When you find out whether little wild boys grow up to be gentlemen, please pass the information on to me. I am patiently awaiting a "calm" period. I won't hold my breath, though...

Anne

Leslie! What a bad (yet funnny) day! What's even funnier to me is I have actually experienced the poopy hand episode firsthand. It was NOT funny then, but I definitely chuckle about it now.

Boys definitely grow up to be gentlemen... and you will be moved to tears when you realize you are witnessing the formation of a man right before your very eyes. In a few years Henry will do the things my son does now... hold the door open for you... help you carry the groceries in when you didn't ask, and least expect it, and on top of that, stand there waiting for you so you don't walk in alone. :) I'm going to hug my son now!

Giao

Oh dearie dearie me. I am so sorry you had one of *those* days, Leslie! Because I am sans kids currently, I have not advice, just a bit of chin-up because you will always have these memories (and you can use them when Henry introduces you to his girlfriends...).

Take care, you. Big hugs, hope the week arcs upward for you. =}

Rachel

What a sad yet funny post miss Leslie!
I caught myself laughing as i read and then realized that it could be me some time very soon running after my little one down the driveway....AHHHHHH.
But then I read the comments and it sounds like it is survivable and even fun to look back on when they are older. Thanks for the great story!

erika

eh, that day sounds scary. at least you made it through. and yes, Henry will get better...he has to. :)

Enid

I can certainly empathize with you especially since my youngest is a three yr. old little boy who relentessly bothers our dog and gets into some interesting situations from time to time. On the other end of the spectrum, I have a 16 yr old who will be 17 in June. He is a thoughtful and wonderful young man who cried the day he held his little brother for the first time. So it does get better.

alexis

Ack... when it rains it pours! Someday you'll look back at this day and laugh, I promise.

I'm sure it will only get easier when there are 3! ;) Your story totally reminded me of Lynette from Desperate Housewives and her crazy kids.

Hope today is a little more sane!

frecklegirl

Some days... It is good to know that your sweetie was quick to respond though, saying he'd be right there. Good choice with that one.

I think everyone is right- at least you will have some good material to embarrass them with later! ;)

mo

Oh you have no idea how I needed to hear that. Some days I swear I am the only one who cant seem to reign in the little mingnons.Its always a comfort to know you are not alone! And Im sure you dont look like a whale.

Marilyn

At least you'll have lots of embarrassing blog posts to show his girlfriends when he's a teenager. :)

violetismycolor

I can assure you that, if you continue to insist on good behavior, they will learn it. Consistency and patience, these are the tools of a good mother. I know it seems as if this will take forever, but the time will actually go alot faster than you think. And then they will be 17 and 20, like my boys, and they will be wonderful, charming young men that you really LIKE and respect and you will see that it was all worth it.

Hang in there.

rowena

Oh.....this is too much. I was sucked into the mire (because you wrote it so well). And now I need some sniffing salts. Maybe a scotch on the rocks after...

Leslie, you should be awarded some kind of medal...I had only one son and he was more than I could handle at times!

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