Sharing Funny Parenting Moments With You

Being a mother to three kids, married to a man with a sarcastic sense of humor, and having four kittens running around my house leads to having moments filled with laughter. There is never a dull moment around here at all. In fact, I LONG for those moments where I can go hide and get away from my kids. I swear those buggers capture me even in their sleep.  Yet, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

My favorite movie has become Mom’s Night Out because it reminds me that although we are stressed as mothers day in and day out that we need to remember that we can enjoy those moments when our kids are JUST BEING KIDS. So many times in the past I have failed miserably at doing that.

I didn’t laugh at those things they did that landed them in a big mess on the floor. Like the time, my two year old son got ahold of the baby powder and decided to literally SHOWER OUR BEDROOM. Our entire queen size bed was covered in white, our dresser, and our floor. The funny thing was we found him curled up on the floor drawing in the white powder.

This same child also decided our freezer, washer, kitchen wall, and his sister’s dresser were just to bare for him to handle. He wrote his and his sister’s name all over the walls repeatedly. He just learned how to write his name, and he sneaked to do it every chance he got. We were furious at the time. (I still don’t know how he had enough time to actually do it because he’s 9/10 right under my nose.) However, to be honest, when I look at his name and drawings on my kitchen wall, I’m actually dreading covering them up when we paint our kitchen wall.

Jimmy is growing up and reaching that puberty stage and is starting to ask the standard questions about how our bodies work. To keep my promise, I’m not going to tell you which question he asked, but watch the A Whole Other Hole off of Season 2 of the Orange is the New Black show, and I’m sure you’ll get the picture.  He’s asked some other off the wall questions too as he has gotten older. Sometimes I regret making the car ride a safe place to ask me anything, because there are times he just asks me questions that makes me laugh so hard that my eyes water and it’s hard to drive.

Zeva has many temper tantrums, and there are times when her little tantrums just make me laugh because she looks so utterly terrible when she’s throwing a fit. She’s done other little things, but nothing that has stuck to my memory yet. She’s only two, and I’m confident she’ll more than catch up.

My kittens always make me laugh. They love to play and chase each other. I love to watch them play hide and seek and attack with each other. My little tiny kitten is spoiled rotten. She came up to me the other day and literally went on her hide legs and begged for her little cup of milk. (I had the nerve to want to use the bathroom before I gave her milk first thing in the morning.) It was so utterly cute. I wish I had my camera on with me when she did that.

My husband makes me laugh all the time. I wish I had a tape recorder in my pocket to catch him when he gets in one of his joking moods because I’d love to share this side of his personality with the world. You’d love to listen too I’m sure.

What are some of the things your kids have done that have made you laugh? 

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Crystal

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

46 comments on “Sharing Funny Parenting Moments With You”

  1. I don’t have kids but I’m nanny and just yesterday the 13-month old opened the fridge and helped herself to the can of whipped cream spray all by herself…and she thought it was the funniest thing she’s ever done!

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    • Lol. I bet she made a mess, but she was in heaven at the same time. 🙂 Thank you for giving me this little laugh this morning.

  2. My tween daughter is at that “ask awkward questions in the car” point too. I’m so glad she feels she can ask me anything, but I do think she comes up with crazy scenarios to crack me up!! Love her!

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    • Lol..I don’t think mine is smart enough YET to do that to me. Of course, then again I may not be giving him enough credit.

  3. This is the second time someone has told me about “Mom’s Night Out”. I think that is a sign I should see this movie!!
    I find my kids continually keep me laughing. It’s truly a joy to see their sense of humor developing as they grow up!! –Lisa

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    • This is so true. This movie is totally utterly awesome! You will LOVE it I promise!

    • Mine have done that too. It’s these little things in life that we just don’t pay much attention to and remember that really are things we should hang on to. Thanks for sharing with us your “dogs” funny moments. 😉

  4. My 6yo son never wrote on anything that he shouldn’t have. My 5yo daughter, on the other hand, once sharpied the entire kitchen wall. I cried.

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    • Oh no. Thank goodness for Mr. Eraser and other neat tricks to get it off the wall. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hah! My 8 year old is like that, super curious and always asking questions. My 11 year old son, who’s just about to go through the fun puberty stage, is the opposite. We started reading him one of those body-changing books, and he literally SCREAMED and ran out of the room. Hahahha.

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    • LOL. I bet that was fun to see. My ten year old would be all over the book reading it before I got finished with it.

    • LOL.. I’m glad to know my kids weren’t the only ones who managed to decorate the house walls.

  6. My boys are 3 1/2 and 6 months, so we haven’t had anything TOO terrible happen yet. I dread the puberty stage though! Mom’s Night Out is such a good movie, and so relate-able as a stay at home blogger with kids and a crazy schedule!

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    • LOL. I loved the movie so much. Oh you’re day is going to come. I can’t wait to read what your kids do. 🙂

  7. My boys are ALWAYS doing something that either:
    1. makes me laugh
    2. makes me gag
    3. makes me mad
    4. makes me sad
    5. makes me fall head over heels in love with them

    🙂 motherhood is always an adventure! 🙂

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    • I love you’re list of things your kids do to for you. 🙂 It’s so utterly what my kids do for me. Glad you commented.

  8. My son is at a tween age where he still likes to be around us but also likes to be alone a lot. I miss the old days but knew they had to come to an end.

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    • I am dreading my son outgrowing us. However, I know it’s coming all to soon. I just pray everyday he makes better decisions than I see other teens making around here.

  9. Kids are precious at all ages. I love their honesty and bluntness when asking a question. I treasure each and every moment with them, so glad you do too!

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    • Yes, kids are definitely precious and well worth having around. They keep me on my toes.

    • I’m definitely not looking forward to full blown teenager years. I wish I could slow down time now.

  10. My son tells me the same joke almost every day and I always forget the answer. It’s funny, but even funnier that I can’t ever remember it.

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    • That’s is funny for sure. Sounds like he tells them to you when you’re otherwise distracted. (Don’t worry, I answer my kids even when I really don’t pay attention too. 🙁 I’ve gotten in the habit of just saying no. Then a few minutes later, it dawns on me what they asked for, and I have to go back and say, ahh…Yes, you may do that.) My kids laugh at me. However, my middle child has gotten smart, he just asks the question again in a different manner after waiting for a few minutes.

    • Oh my goodness, don’t get me started. I can’t get over how quickly they make the messes too. My two year old LOVES playing in the water. (Including the big dog and cat’s water bowl, we had a heck of time trying to teach her that it wasn’t a little pool for her.) (See, I didn’t think about her doing that when I was writing this post.)

    • I bet it was cute. I’m sure your husband appreciated the gesture. Did you son end up getting Minecraft? My kids enjoy playing that game, but they haven’t gotten addicted to it like I’ve heard other kids do.

    • I do declare when that movie hits the shelves in DVD form they aren’t going to be able to keep copies of it on the shelves.
      To capture all of our family moments and all the little things our kids do that just make us laugh in a day would be totally awesome.

    • Then you still have kids in your life keeping it interesting, and that’s the true joy.

    • I love to watch kids dance. They come up with many awesome moves. My kids beg to have dance offs in our house a lot.

  11. As horrible as it is, when they copy us and repeat what we say. They will try to say ANYTHING, so we try to make up words just to get them to do it. Everyday they do something funny!

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  12. I really dislike when the kids throw their tantrums because they’re so horrible all I want to do is laugh which I know only causes them to melt down even more.

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    • I know right! Mine definitely gets louder and more red faced. I have to literally turn my back on her at times when she’s having one.

  13. My kids (so far) have been pretty good about not doing anything too crazy like baby powder showers 🙂 But hopefully I didn’t speak too soon!

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    • Lol. I hope that you don’t have to deal with any of those antics. The baby shower is not really a fun thing to clean up. Hopefully if you do end up having to deal with them that you remember that one day you may be able to look back on it and laugh.

    • I know. There are so many special things that my kids have done through the years that I wish I could have captured. They get that special pose or they do something. That’s one of the reasons why I love blogging. It helps me capture many great things.

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