Friday, March 12, 2010

If "Insanity Reigns" Was Available I Would Have Changed My Blog's Name Yesterday

Soooooooooooooooooo, I came home from the trip to the cardiologist yesterday afternoon, and like the good blogger that I am, I went to my computer and shared the good news with all of my virtual friends and regular readers. The girl was at preschool and the Boss had returned to work. After I posted my update I went upstairs only to be greeted by the maniacal cackling of two young boys.

Those of you with children understand that this is never good.

When I walked into our living room I was greeted by this sight:


Why? WHY? I ask you, "WHY?!!"

Being the good blogger that I am, I didn’t race to the window to pull down this offense to all rules of decorum. Instead, I grabbed my camera, because you know that the very first thought that any responsible parent has when they find that their boys have taped underwear to the storm door is, “OOOOO, I have tomorrow’s blog!”

My second thought was, “I wonder if these are as noticeable from the street as they are from the inside of the house?”

Let’s see….


I’m thinkin’ yes.

Yep. That’s definitely a “yes.” When you tape underwear to the front door, people can see them from the street. I’ve always wondered. Now I know.

I didn’t bother to ask the boys why they taped underwear to the door. After I captured my pictures I removed the briefs from the door, sniffed to determine their level of cleanliness, and had the boys put them away. It was the Boss who took the time to question General Mayhem after I showed her the incriminating photos.

“General Mayhem," she asked. “Why did you tape Major Havoc’s underwear to the door?”

Wait for it.

Here it comes.

“I don’t know.”

“You were walking through the house,” she asked. “And you just decided to tape his drawers to the front door?”

“No,” the General answered. “I found his underwear on the floor and I started to tease him with them. I told him that I was going to tape his underwear to the front door. And he said, ‘Okay!’.”

So, he did.

Bedlam, I tell you.  It's pure Bedlam.


Khourt said...

At least you didnt get the response mine gives.. "My body told me to"..

Gotta love kids :)

GingerB said...

Ahhh, the "I don't know" answer. My personal favorite. I got this when I asked my stepsons why exactly they felt the need to take my then ten years old plus dog down the slide at the park. Right after "I don't know" they assured me she only seemed to hate being made to climb up the ladder but didn't object much to the slide part.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I thought I'd had all my snorting with laughter moments today. But as they say (sort of), the best was yet to come. Thank you for ending my day with the absolute best laughs of the day.

Teacher Mommy said...


*wipes tears from eyes*

Oh dear. Oh deary me. Thank you, so very much. I look forward *snort* to what my two monkeys have in store for me.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh!! That is too funny!! I love it!! And I love the fact you ran to get the camera-that's a good dad!!
Awesome news on the Captain's check up!! I'm thrilled for her!

Anonymous said...

ROFLOL! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one living in chaos!

TobyBo said...

huh. I thought things were calming down at your place and you were afraid of running out of blog fodder. Looks like you don't need to worry about that for awhile yet.

40winkzzz said...

i'm willing to bet that your reaction would have been a little different if it had been YOUR underwear they taped to the door.

(oh, and if that ever does happen... no pictures, please.)

Brownie said...

What goes through kids' minds... I'm not sure I want to know. I know as Red gets older things are going to get even more interesting.

The other day I was sitting at the kitchen table and Red was watching cartoons. Suddenly her comes running in at top speed, races into the pantry, climbs the step stool and madly hits/twirls the mixing bowl on the blender, then runs back and throws himself on the couch in front of the cartoons.

I don't know....

At least I'm assured that if he tapes underwear to our door no one will see it as the closest neighbor is more than a 1/2 mile away.

The_Kid said...

Arby, better than you and the boss sitting around watching TV, when a gaggle of cop cars come screeching up outside your front door because your sons hung a full size Nazi flag out the 3rd floor window And stuck a water cooled machine gun out the window to point at all the cars going by on July 4, 1959. ;-)

Arby said...

Kid...I am not worthy!

tsinclair said...

My first question would have been,

"If these are on the door...what are you wearing?"

lol, however I must admit - mine would have been TOO embarrassed to hang anyone's underwear on the front door. Flush them down the toilet, maybe - but put them where people might see such unmentionables, never. :-)

Kathleen said...

What IS it with boys and underwear??

Brownie said...

Where did you go? On a break?

mrs dani said...

Now I worry not when I hear maniacal cackling , I worry when I hear....quiet. That generally means my kids are up to something.

Thanks for sharing, it made my day

Cindy Wade said...

People who do not have children think those of us who do make these things up. Someday I need to blog about my two young homeschooler's bungee jumping chicken. Thank goodness for cameras or no one would believe us. This 'front door undies' story is so funny. Thanks for sharing. One thing I've learned is a child never needs a reason to do what they do...they simply know how to enjoy being a child!