Monday, February 16, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

This week, the boys did not follow me around the house, saying Mom.Mom.Mom like a broken record. Clearly any response and acknowledgment I gave was not satisfactory enough because they continued. I did not reply, "Mommy is not here right now... try again later!" just to get them to say something different.

Our boys do not play with their food during meals.

A huge palm tree frawn did not fall 7 feet and land on my leg, right above my ankle. Why would it? This woman does not do 80% of the yard work and palm tree trimming, so clearly I would not be subject to such a battle wound. It's a good thing I chose to wear socks and shoes and not flip-flops.

I did not get all worked up over a comment a guy made in one of my classes. He (a guy who claims to work with special needs children) did not publicly announce his ignorance when he stated that autism is nothing more than just "a learned behavior."

The two older boys were not wrestling after they were instructed to stop. G did not go face-first into N's knee and bust his lip. He did not grab his mouth and come running to the kitchen. In route he did not touch the cream-colored sectional with his fingers, which were of course not bloody. [In case you're wondering who in their right mind has a cream-colored couch in a home that houses 4 small children (and boys at that), I would not know. Surely, it is not us!]

This was not our house during baths/showers.

I have not listened to Third Day's Revelation CD thirty something times already. G's favorite is not #13.

The laundry pile has not managed to find its way back into an overflowing basket, sitting oh-so-comfortably on our bedroom floor. Did it not understand that once I put it away on Wednesday, it needed to wait at least another week before reemerging?

While I was putting the last batch of cookies on the cookie sheet, Z did not dump the entire 2.5 pound bag of raisins on the floor. His older brother did not walk across the couch and smoosh some of the raisins into the cream-colored couch (which we do not have) as I was trying to rescue the raisins. Oh, the 2.5 pounds of rescued raisins.... they did not get put back into the bag, and surely they did not wind up back in the pantry.

Our pillows were not used to build a secret clubhouse.

I did not say, "You can pick your nose" after getting asked what fun things there was to do. N did not quickly shove his finger up his nostril and ask, "You mean like this?"


Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

great list. and as a mother of 3 boys (6, 5 and 1) I can NOT emphathize at all :)
love the video, my one year old. loved baths for like a he sounds just like that

the milners said...

Oh boy! That man's comment about Autism is NOT making me upset right now. What an ignorant person!

Rebecca said...

You really know how to "NOT" enjoy life with 4 little boys! ;)

Nico's Mom said...

I don't have a cream sectional either, why would anyone in my position...a 2 year old, a husband who acts like he is 2 when it comes to spilling and a black way would I have one either :)

E said...

I have three boys of my own (and one girl), and why on EARTH do you have a cream colored couch? Ha ha ha

Great Not Me's!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Great list. It loks like you guys have lots of fun at your house. And I have to say that I am NOT sitting here getting all worked up over what the guy did not say. UGH!!! What a moron.

Tracy, mom2many said...

I got here through MckMama. I have 7 boys and often wondered if anyone else's kids made those secret forts, yep. Cool fort.

Meredith said...

Wow - that household really keeps you hopping! Do you sleep like a rock?

Michelle "Missi" said...

Raisins were the kiss of death for my couch!

Stricker Family said...

That is great! Oh the life of mom's huh? Thanks for NOT sharing that :-)

Abbey said...

I flippin love your not me Mondays!

Jessie said...

Oh my... I would have done the same things with the raisins! And I also have a cream colored sectional that was bought pre-kids. It could really use a professional cleaning! Darn sippy cup drips!

Jenn said...

I "heart" not me mondays!

Liz said...

hey there...thanks for the comment...I don't think I got your e-mail, but I have like 150 e-mails to go through right now...I'll double check...I'm sorry...we are so busy all the time I get behind! I'm sure you can relate!

Kelly Merrell said...

LOL. Oh, I can't wait. I can feel my turn is coming.

Beth E. said...

Hahaha! Those are great Not Me's! I'm sorry you hurt your leg, though. That looks very painful.

What a great family you have! Your boys are cuties.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Feel free to stop by again anytime!

..::Mrs. Staff Sergeant::.. said...

I wish I could be trimming some palm trees about now ;) It's literally 1 degree here today! Looks like that scrape hurts though- ouch!

I can relate to hearing "Mom, Mom, Mom" all day like a broken record. Is that just a boy thing? My gosh, it drives me crazy!

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Anonymous said...

How totally adorable! I can't believe how much Z looks like N when he is crying! Way tooo funny. I also like how you at least seperate the fighting zones. The 2 big ones out of the way so the 2 little ones have a chance!

Keep the camera rolling... Ahhhhh the memories still to come!



Reggs said...

Doesn't everyone wear flip flops when doing hard labor? I mean, I see those construction guys, and I'm pretty sure they are rocking the socks/sandals combo.

Juuuuulia, I adore you.
P.S. :) Hope things are getting better for you!