Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hooligans on parade

Well . . . we tried.

I feel sorry for Caroline and Tru because back when Bo was a baby and before Sascha was born, I was Mommy on the spot! School party? I'm there! Presentation or special moment? You betcha! Lunch at school at least once a month? No problem.

Now days . . . School party? Our contribution is in the backpack. Presentation or special moment? Let me know how it went. Lunch at school? ONCE ALL YEAR.

"Why?" you ask.

Because these two lovable hooligans are not suitable for public consumption.

They are loud and unruly . . . likely to break doors at Target . . . not afraid to RUN . . . boogers.

I love them.

A lot.

I even find them precious and endearing sometimes.

But do I ever WANT to take them out in public? Do I look forward to school events where I end up having to take them?

To both questions I say, "NOOOOOOO!"

In time, hopefully, prayerfully, we are totally trying and discipliningly, they will be enjoyable to be around outside of our home and will learn to whisper and sit still and not feel like they should grab as many perceivable "nonos" as possible and run away from me.

Until then, I apologize to Tru and his first grade class.

It could've been worse.

She could have pulled the tablecloth all the way off the table along with the cupcakes. She could've taken the markers and written on the smart board. She could have destroyed the computers.

And maybe everyone but Tru and I thought it was cute that she wanted to help him present his report on bats.


  1. glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. I really can not take Lucy anywhere...she is wild and crazy! I feel like I miss out on lots of special moments with the 2 big kids but it's just where we are in our life right now. Looks like you are much braver than I am since you were there for a report! Good job Tru (and mommy!) Hope to see you guys on the 19th!

  2. Oh my goodness - so cute! Going to call you soon! Have a few mom questions. :)