Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thirteen Things I've learned from my boys

1. Life is much better by just keeping the toilet seat up. Sitting on a wet toilet seat isn’t fun.

2. The mere mention of any bodily noise, or certain body parts is cause for hysterics. Who would have thought that just saying the word “butt” would be followed by 5 minutes of uncontrollable laughter?

3. Anything can be made into a weapon

4. The male brain can't seem to see anything below the knees. If something drops onto the floor, there it will stay because for some reason, no one sees it (except, of course, the only female brain in the house.)

5. There is no such thing as having too much lego.

6. When doing the laundry, look before sticking your hand into a pocket to see if it’s empty.

7. Closing flies are too much of a hassle so we just leave them open and hope no one notices.

8. Seeing a big machine doing something means that we have to stop and watch for a while.

9. Silence is not golden. It means trouble.

10. Cats can swim.

11. Home depot really is a cool store to go to.

12. If you need to figure out how to work an electronic device, hand it over to the boys. They will have it figured out in 30 seconds.

13. Cutlery is just something that takes up room on the table. Fingers work much better. …and who needs a serviette when your sleeve will work just as well.

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  1. Missing from your list is butter knives are not for eating. They are home repair tools.

  2. Anonymous5:44 PM

    It appears you have been well educated..great list

  3. Anonymous9:24 PM

    I love your list...and unfortunately, all I could do is nod knowingly while reading. I mean, I am a guy.

    Happy TT!

  4. Quiet does = trouble!

  5. Anonymous10:24 PM

    Hey Barb, that thing about not seeing anything below their knees is soooo true, but you were only talking about stuff on the floor weren't you. It's my experience that the best place to hide something in a fridge is on the bottom shelf in plain view (for women). That may not be true with Cameron since he's always searching for veggies, but you could test that theory sometime.


  6. LOL! I've learned all of those lessons, and possibly some more, from my boys. Now, the question is, how many boys do I get to count? Have I learned all this stuff from my two sons, or do I get to count David as a boy?

  7. As a mother of 5 boys, I found myself laughing at every answer. God bless you!!!! jstar

  8. Anonymous9:40 AM

    What a fun list! I can't wait to see this one on a scrapbook page! ;)

  9. Well, I'm late a week, but you haven't added the links yet, so there's still time.

    I only had one boy, and this list is spot on.


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