Sunday, May 31, 2009

We're Even, Right?

Summer is in the air.

The kids are complaining that it's too light to go to bed, the fire ants are in full swarm mode, and Brendan is now climbing out windows to escape the house. "No really, dear sweet neighbor, Brendan couldn't possibly be running down the street 10 houses down banging on a plastic IKEA plate like it's a snare drum because MY FRONT DOOR IS LOCKED."

And apparently the kitchen nook window is wide open.

That boy. Always keeping me on my toes.


Barefeet are not meant to sprint on rocky, blazing hot paved roads in the summer time. Especially not for half a mile (anyone notice me walking like an old lady today at church?)
When I finally did catch up to him, he waved his hand at me, kept walking and defiantly declared, "Mommy - go to home!"

You would think that by now he would know that I will drag his 145 pound butt home by my fingernails if I have to.

And guess what?

I had to.


  1. You go woman! Who needs jazzercise when you get Brendancise? :D

  2. HAHA! Rosemary's comment was awesome. I didn't notice you walking like an old woman, but then again, I didn't see much of you today. I thought you looked great though!

    Your poor feet! Oweeee!! I hope they get better. And same with Brendan's arm! You gotta do what you gotta do and I would have done the same thing!

  3. God bless you and your precious family. I am in awe of you and your strength. I couldn't be you but when I read your blog I want to be you (except when Brendan escapes!).

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  5. HA!! I was just updating my in laws on the latest Brenden stories... this will definitely have to be added to the list. How I would love to be a fly on the wall when things like this happen:)

  6. What a smart little boy you have...literally keeping you on your toes...sorry it had to be so HOT outside...Busy times...I'm sure I will have some stories to share once Brayden is just a little older...I am kinda liking that he isn't even crawling yet...You always seem to make a hard situation into a light hearted funny story though and I love that about always made me laugh when we were young too!

  7. Oopsy - I guess I should've put that this was the inside of his arm and NOT his butt....good thing my nails aren't long right now, eh?

  8. Ouchie! Look at your poor feet. I am so sorry. That happened to me once when I stepped outside without protection and scorched by toes. It hurts like a mother. Good luck with the window thing!

  9. Oh that Brendon....he will keep you on your toes for sure...unless they are burned to a crisp of course!

  10. Seriously Rebecca, you are super mom! I don't know how you do it all!

  11. Well, I came over here to meet you and say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me such a funny comment. The whole gang sign thing really cracked me up.

    But then I started reading your blog and it really sucked me in. I see where trying to look at the lighter side of life is really a gift that you seem to utilize all the time. Very inspirational!

    Praying for your sanity this summer!


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