My son the punk rocker

Monday, May 22, 2006

Yesterday, we had a little adventure. The kids had been watching a movie, and Jason and I were in the office while they did so. We were aware that the movie had ended, and the kids were playing quietly. Too quietly. So I casually yell at Jude "Whatcha doin'?"

He runs down the hall and looks at me. "Playin' with toys."

"Okay," I say, taking him at his word. However, when we went out a few minutes later to check on them, Noah looked like this:

Jude had found my nail polish and decided Noah wasn't colourful enough, apparently. So, we got him all cleaned up and went out to watch the hockey game at friends'.

However, we were fairly unimpressed that Jude had lied. We were even more unimpressed when we got up this morning and found out that Jude had done it again!

This time, it was much worse, especially in Noah's hair, and Noah wasn't the only decorated item. Daddy's tools sitting on the counter got a new coat of paint, too. I guess I overestimated Jude's powers of understanding and self-discipline by not moving the nail polish to a higher location after yesterday's incident.

Thank goodness, we had to cut the boys' hair anyway. So, that's what we did this morning. Thanks to the nail polish though, I think this is Noah's shortest haircut ever! (We contemplated giving him a mohawk for a while, thinking that with his naturally spiky hair and the new blue and pink tones we could pass him off as a punkster, but I ended up just cutting out the nail polish and buzzing it.)

Jude trying to hide while I take the picture.


Prayer request: A couple of weeks ago, a local mom had her 10-month-old daughter climb/fall out of a shopping cart and sustain a minor concussion. While she seems to be recovering nicely, her one eye is still wandering around a bit, and they don't know what long-term damage may have been incurred. Please pray for a complete recovery for this precious little girl, and peace for her stressed-out mom.

Litmus test: This B.C. couple travelled half the globe together using only human-powered modes of transportation. Check out the story here. No wonder they called this a Litmus Test--if your relationship can survive 145 days in a rowboat together, I guess you could probably survive anything else life could throw at you!

Quote of the Day: "Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.... The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials." Lin Yutang, O Magazine, October 2002

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  1. I am just entering the scary toddler years! Soon, I will be sounding just like you!

  2. First, your kids are CUTE! Love the buzz cut, although I would not be loving the nailpolish in it prior! Had a load of laundry go through and my niece left a bottle of her polish in her pocket...that was nice!

    Second, that quote. How amazingly cool is that quote. I think that'll go on a scrapbook page with a picture of my house destroyed by kids, but me happily sitting in the middle of it?

    Thanks for the inspiration this morning :)

  3. Rohini--Mwaa hahaha! Just wait until you have TWO! Then it's even MORE fun because they feed off each other! (Good thing you have a blog already--you can use it to record the things you never thought you'd say before you had children!)

    Beth--I can only imagine what those clothes looked like after. Hopefully no one had any really nice clothes in that load! (I guess that's the advantage of not having girls--but I'm sure I'll get my share of interesting items through the wash, too!)

    That would be a GREAT page. Please do post if/when you get it done.

    Have a great day!

  4. My kids never got into fingernail polish, but we've had our share of exciting messes here too.

    Your boys are too cute - even with their painted faces. I LOVE little buzzed heads. Makes me want to rub their fuzzy scalps.

  5. Yes, add my name to the growing list of those who think your kids are CUTE! It seems obvious to me that you went through that whole ordeal of nail polish, lies and buzzcuts just so you could make our day with those great pics. :)


  6. I'm suddenly really glad I had the presence of mind to take a picture of my painted Noah before cleaning him up.

    Glad to share a little joy with all of you--and thanks for all the compliments! (A way to a mother's heart is through complimenting her kids, right?)

    Cathy--I must confess to rubbing my hand over Noah's little buzzcut any time and place I get the urge. What is it about that, anyway?

  7. Clearly the major contributors of Jude, Noah, and Jabin's cuteness is you and Jason. However, I have this ego-centric idea that there's a little bit of their auntie Ang in there somewhere. Just for future reference, I'd appreciate it if you didn't burst my deluded bubble and allowed me to continue thinking that.
    By the way, your kids + mowhawks = AWSOME!

  8. Of course, Ang, I actually think all of the cuteness is your responsibility, and Jason and my contributions were almost negligible! *wink, wink*

    Perhaps we'll have to try the mohawk at some later date. I already have some cool blue hair gel to go with it!


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