Monday, March 4, 2013

Boy oh boys! Life With Boys is Never Dull

Life with boys is never dull!  There's always noise, movement, and lots of reference to bodily functions.  On a good day there is a lot of giggling and squealing and on bad days we have tears and  quite often injures too.

It certainly keeps me on my toes.  Today started out as a good day.



The boys were all playing so nicely this morning that I didn't want to interrupt. They played Twister, traded Pokemon cards, had a sword fight, and then begged me to join them in playing Twister again.

We played several games together with lots of giggling and shouting!  

They played until mid- morning when I finally started making them breakfast.  All during breakfast they played "telephone."  It's a new game they learned last Monday at Mad Science and they've been playing it every chance they can.  They giggle and shout so loud to one another it's a wonder to me how they even think it's a secret message but they sure do have fun playing.
      
The boys headed to Mad Science late in the afternoon and they were all so eager to see what they'd get to learn about today.  Turns out today's topic was all about bugs.  The boys made clay bugs to take home.  Evan made a blue scorpion he called Green Arrow, Alec made a yellow "fart" bug that acts like he's a bee but if predators come near he farts and scares them away.  I just thought this was a riot and such a great use of his imagination.

I kicked all the boys outside when we got home since it was pretty nice out and they seemed to have lots of extra energy today, even after having had trampoline class today.

Alec came in after a bit and asked if he could help make dinner so I taught him how to boil pasta, use pot holders, and carefully pour the pasta/water in to the strainer.  He then helped me toss it into a pasta salad for dinner.

We had started a game of Battleship when I heard a commotion outside. 
     
Our routine Monday went right out the window when Evan came in crying, holding his head while blood gushed down his face, hands, jacket, pants, boots, etc.

It was quickly turning into a bad day!

His wound looked bad, but experience has taught me that head wounds often do.  I got him to the sink, cleaned him up, & calmed him down.  Meanwhile Ian filled me in on what had happened.   I was so proud of all my boys though.

Alec offered to take Evan's bloody coat and mittens to the wash and grab the bucket of medicine for me.  He even helped me measure out the right dose of Motrin for him.

Ian offered to mop up all the blood off the floors and they all kept asking Evan if he was OK.

In the end my husband and I decided Evan should probably get the cut checked out so my husband took him to the emergency room.  The poor kid ended up needing stitches after all so it was a good thing he went!


He was pretty brave though and I'm sure he'll bounce back in no time like all kids do.

Ah... the joy of having boys!  With three of them we rarely have a dull moment around here.
     

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