Thursday, June 14, 2018

This About Sums It Up


So what's life with a pack of small boys like?

It's going for an after-dinner walk . . .

That turns into a rain walk . . .

That turns into a grass fight with the cut grass left behind by the highway department mower . . .

And a boy with a clump of cut grass on his head who announces himself as "Captain Bird's Nest" (the next generation of Masked Morons* has arrived for sure) . . .

Which then devolves into three half-naked boys running around shrieking outside the house for an hour (or all-naked in one case) . . .

Because they've been locked out of the house until they submit to a freezing hose-down to remove the worst of the grass sticking to them . . .

And holding them down and hosing them while they cry and try to get away . . .

Then cycling all three in and out of the shower/bath . . .

And then cleaning about half a cup of cut grass out of the tub and wiping down mud on every wall of the shower stall.

That's what it's like.

In a word: exhausting.


Though, yes, also sometimes amusing. Except I reached the end of my amusement right about hose-down time last night.

* I had the brilliant idea of writing a graphic novel about the Masked Moron and Captain Bird's Nest. It would be a surefire bestseller with eight-year-old boys. If only I could draw.

5 comments:

mil said...

In your house of dreams, you might want to consider an outdoor shower--solar heated, and up to the task of cleaning your boys. And A.

Anonymous said...

LOL...I'd read that!!!
And yes, its truly amazing how quickly the male species can get filthy...girls can to of course but boys have this knack for stepping out the door and BAM! Every dirt particle within miles zooms in on them...my father called my brother dirt clod so....yeah....as for the hose downs...well, moms gotta do what moms gotta do...maybe you can invest in a small window squeegee and make shower clean up with that a game for them...just a thought.


hugs

Anonymous said...

Maybe have the boys try their hands at drawing their ideas of the characters.
A. doesn't draw? He does everything else. ;)

Europafox said...

The masked moron - love it. Yes I can imagine you were rather exasperated - blimey, I get to the end of my tether just getting one to bed. HOWEVER - reading from this side looking in - your kids are having an amazing childhood - even if you are getting frazzled in the process :))

Anonymous said...

Husband here reminds me ...she will fit right in at the beaver tail roast in the future. Beth