When Dust Bunnies Attack And Other Events

In case you all were worried (and no one seems to be), I am battling a horrible Spring cold.
Ahhchoo.
Anyway, I have a few things to tell you before I go blow my nose for the 11 thousandth time.
1. Shel has started swimming lessons and he loves it. LOVES it.

2. Easter was fun
…so much fun that some people couldn’t be bothered to stop for the call of nature.
Uncle Johnny’s shoes had a close call (and now maybe my kids will hate me when this is Googled during a future job interview for President of the United States, but the temptation was too great. Sorry son, you’re Mama is weak).
3. We found out that Shel has hunting skilz. The dude was serious about finding eggs. We would tell him, “No, Shel, there’s not an egg there…” and sure enough there WOULD be an egg there, we had just forgotten about it.
He found all those eggs by himself. He was a machine.
4. This morning I crawled out of bed for the first time in a day or so, and the dust bunnies rose up to greet me. My house is a disaster. I was a little freaked out by it, honestly. Where do all the sippy cups COME from?!?!
Sometimes it seems like nothing will ever be done, my house will never be clean.
I saw my neighbor, an older man, walking down my street this morning, and his yard is always immaculate. He has time for weeding (and probably laundry), and I wondered if he could be having more fun than me.
I have two boys and a runny nose, a lifetime supply of Easter candy and a mountain of laundry. What could be more fun than that?
I don’t envy the dude, even if he does have a perfect yard.
I’ll fold one pair of superhero pajamas at a time, and remember that life is sweet.

16 thoughts on “When Dust Bunnies Attack And Other Events

  1. You are back! And there are few things more fun than two boys and a runny nose, a lifetime supply of Easter candy and a mountain of laundry… except maybe just two boys and a bunch of Easter candy. 🙂 Hope you feel 100% soon.

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  2. Your family is just too precious.

    And as long as “some people” remain one of the boys peeing in the backyard, all is well.

    Except you. So get better soon, sweet lady.

    (the laundry and dust bunnies can wait. kind of. but the sippy cups? yeah. they seem to both breed and disappear at the same time.)

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  3. Ugh, I'm suffering from a crummy spring cold as well. Not that spring has sprung in my neighborhood. Everywhere I go everyone is complaining about the rain.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! And I don't know what it is about little boys dropping trou to go pee, but I think it's hilarious.

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  4. I wondered, but hadn't begun worrying…

    Sorry you're sick (I'm in the same boat as you… — the sick boat that is)

    I think your neighbour may have a different definition of “fun” than we do. Kid-fun is a whole 'nother kind, right?

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  5. I have been sneezing and snorting here too. Bless you. And, may I say, the future blackmail photo made me grin from ear to ear? As a mother of two not-so-small boys anymore, these kind of spontaneous moments don't come as often as they used to.

    Loved this whole post.

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  6. If I hadn't been on vacation, I would have worried. Really. Hope your feeling better soon. My granddaughter has Easter egg hunting skilz, too. And she can ride a horse. Check out my blog. Perhaps they should meet. We could arrange something, no?

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