Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Why do this....when you can do that?

Why eat yummy mac-n-cheese....



When you can eat good, old-fashioned styrofoam....


Why play with this cool sand/water table....

When you can play with the a/c vent....


Why climb on this awesome (not to mention EXPENSIVE) play structure in your very own backyard....


When the old, disgusting sofa (which was sitting on the back porch on its way to the dump) is more fun to climb on....


Why sleep in your comfy, cozy bed....


When you can sleep on the floor with your head propped against the gate, which is covered in dirty handprints to the point where you can barely see through it anymore...


Kids.....one of life's biggest mysteries.




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66 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh gosh! You are so right. But generation after generation of parents still buy those toys, etc. We'll never learn:)

Kelly said...

I know what you mean! My daughter told me to get her boxes, wrapping paper, and bubble wrap for Christmas this year, and she was serious. To heck with video games or Barbies. And she was serious!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

LOL! Kids are so weird, aren't they?

That's why we love them...

Christina said...

Ah yes...gotta love it. ;)

Shelby at DoubleUpBooks.com - The Twins and Multiples Bookstore said...

Kids! It's amazing what they think is fun. Mine will play with a new toy for 5 minutes, but they could play with my pots and pans for hours.

Great photos... I'm sure they will get a kick out them when they are older.

newlyweds said...

Ha Ha, how true is that.

Donna said...

bwahahahaha! Great post, Helene - very creative and so very, very true!

And.....guess what? You ready for this? We had the EXACT same couch!! Except mine looked a whole lot, um greyer by the time we through it out! lol

Zelna said...

I know what you mean. great post.
thanks for following me.

Amy said...

We could start up a band my little one loves to play the vents also.

Brooke said...

too funny! my parents use to invent "games" that helped them with their house work. after my dad would mow the yard my sister and i loved to play noah's ark and gather up all the grass clippings to feed the animals.

creative, smart people my parents.

Angela said...

Sounds about right...

Lee said...

Ahhhh the joys of children! I get it and live it!!

Lula! said...

Now I'm craving mac & cheese. But not styrofoam.

I'm visiting all (eventually) the Moxie gals...saying hi...introducing myself...

HI! I'm Lula. Your family is gorgeous.

Morgan@DiaperingandBeyond said...

Yep. Kids are weird. My baby would eat nasty stuff off her feat, yet won't touch her chicken casserole at dinner time! Go figure.

Michele said...

Why? Because they can...and people think it's cute and funny and take their pictures. Now, if I did any of those things, I think my family would commit me to an asylum. Granted, I'm not interested in styrofoam for lunch or anything, so don't get me wrong...:-)

Jenny said...

LOL! I love the last picture of him sleeping propped against the gate. I remember when we first put the gate up in my daughter's room and she'd fall asleep right at the door.

Kristina P. said...

I don't even know why parents even buy toys!

Tsquared417 said...

So true!! We are moving and not even buying a playset...just a tire swing!!

Karen said...

Ah kids!

Which one is that sleeping by the baby gate? That picture was too cute!

Jen said...

So true, totally a mystery.

Jewls said...

Ha ha! You're kids look...well, normal!! :) I decided when we finally adopt we aren't going to buy many toys, kids always find something else to play with anyway!
Just poppin' in from SITS, have a great day!! :)

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Its like when they throw away the toy and play with the box.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Its like when they throw away the toy and play with the box.

Amy said...

love it!

Heather said...

LMBO!!! It's all so true! That is so cute of your baby boy sleeping next to the gate!

Heather Kephart said...

Hilarious and so true! Love the photos. Your kids are so adorable.

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

Awwww, Kids are something else. I have always said our kids will never miss the expensive toys... they have more fun with my plastic mixing bowls and mixing spoons than they do with some of the toys we got for them.
I also put some plastic baby spoons in clear plastic containers with lids on them, and they walk around shaking and rattling them like they are the most exciting toys they could ever imagine. Not to mention when I open the tops and let them shake the spoons out on the floor! That is really over-the-top! LOL!

LazyCrazyMama said...

LOL!!! Hilarious! I'm so glad we didn't spring for the expensive swingset! We got the cheap Walmart on sale $200 one :) they do spend more time messing around with everything else in the yard! :)

Kimberly said...

Love this - why didn't I think of it? Very cute idea and SO TRUE!

Alisha said...

haha, I love this! It is so true. I'm thinking of giving my kids boxes for Christmas this year. Maybe I'll wrap them.

COUNTRY MOM said...

You have a beautiful family. I have really enjoyed your blog. I love all the pics. Have a great day. Blessings,

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Truly a mystery. And yet if they didn't have those nice things, they would probably cry about how deprived they are. :)

Kimberly said...

It never ceases to amaze me why kids do what they do. I think if I could figure that I out I would be a millionaire.

Cascia said...

That was great! My kids do similar things. I loved your photos.

Jennifer said...

Does it make me a horrible mother when I admit that I can't wait for my son to start falling asleep in awkward places/positions, too, so I can take pictures of it and post it on my blog like you? ROTFLMBO!!!

Tami said...

heh heh I love this post. I LOVE YORU KIDS.. each morning I sign on waiting for my daily dose of the kids. LOL

Hows that fire in N. Cali?

Ours won't be contained until the 15 of Sept! I can barely breathe now.. can you imagine..geeeez

blueviolet said...

Until the end of time...it is so.

Loved it!

Amy W said...

Yeah, why do we bother? LOL! Very cute post. :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

This is perfect. It describes my son Oliver exactly. I have actually watched him refuse to eat a noodle and then said to my husband, "yet he'll eat styrofoam..." Hilarious.

Buckeroomama said...

So true.

I should've kept all the packaging materials instead of the toys. *sigh*

Hit 40 said...

I broke my arm jumping on the bed as a child!!! And pulled my arm out of the socket on the swing set.

Cute pics of the kids!! I am sure they are not as clumsy as me.

Lauren From Texas said...

OMG, that mac and cheese looks FAB. Are those crutons!? Give me the mac and cheese, I'll eat it while your kids are munching on packing peanuts.

Lauren From Texas said...

OMG, that mac and cheese looks FAB. Are those crutons!? Give me the mac and cheese, I'll eat it while your kids are munching on packing peanuts.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I missed ya'll! But now I'm back in the blog world.

Alicia said...

LOL..so true!! Good ones!!!!

WhisperingWriter said...

This is SO true.

My daughter eats the grossest things and I'm all, "But, um, we have chocolate in the cupboard. Stop eating grass.."

LaVonne said...

Why my daughter does the things she does is a big mystery. Was I this crazy? :)I don't think so.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I know!
I have the answer!





"Because".

Simply-Mel said...

What a classic post - epic memories are made of this!

Veronica Lee said...

How true!! What a cute post!!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Can totally relate here! I love that right after xmas my son will play with the giant cartons things came in, while the new "swag" lays there unplayed with!

Creative Junkie said...

I love how you take the every day and make it into so much more!

Kathy B! said...

Helene, you are brilliant!

LOVE IT!

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

Thank you so much for the laugh! I really needed that today. Cute post as usual.

MamaHen Em said...

Why not? Toys are overrated, anyway!

Theta Mom said...

LOL! Kids are crazy and strange at the same time!

Faith Imagined said...

So funny! Loved this!!!

Mommy24cs said...

LOL, yup kids are strange! I bought Carson one of those playdoh sets yesterday. I know, what was I thinking? It makes ice cream sundaes and cones. Is he playing with it today? No, he is having much more fun with a laundry basket.

perpstu said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hi! Your kids are adorable. I agree, kids are just silly, there's no accounting for their thought processes!

yonca said...

Cute post Helene! Mac&cheese made me feel hungry :-)

Flory said...

Aawww. They look like they are just having a blast in some of these photos. I love the silly things kids do - my twins love jumping on the sofa and taking off the pillows. Drives me crazy, but sometimes I just watch and enjoy the show.

Mary said...

Hi! Popping over from SITS roll call from earlier today to visit.

Isn't that the way it always goes? Forget the toy, the love the box better LOL! Well, not today because every dang toy I open has so many security features that the entire box is ripped to shreds by the time I'm done with it!

You have a beautiful family. two sets of twins huh? You do indeed have a handful don't you?

Have a happy Thursday!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Laughing so hard I almost woke up firehubby.

Why? All good questions. LOL!

Sharlene said...

SO true. This is why I stopped buying toys. Biggest waste of money ever!

Deb said...

That's the hardest thing about kids, you can never quite figure them out. It's also the best things about kids, too! I hope I can always see the fun in an old sofa or an air vent.

The Mother said...

The simple answer? Because they can.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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