< Things I Can't Say: Not My Kids

This Page

has been moved to new address

Not My Kids

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
body { background:#fff; margin:0; padding:40px 20px; font:x-small Georgia,Serif; text-align:center; color:#333; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; } a:link { color:#58a; text-decoration:none; } a:visited { color:#969; text-decoration:none; } a:hover { color:#c60; text-decoration:underline; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Header ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #header { width:660px; margin:0 auto 10px; border:1px solid #ccc; } } @media handheld { #header { width:90%; } } #blog-title { margin:5px 5px 0; padding:20px 20px .25em; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:1px 1px 0; font-size:200%; line-height:1.2em; font-weight:normal; color:#666; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; } #blog-title a { color:#666; text-decoration:none; } #blog-title a:hover { color:#c60; } #description { margin:0 5px 5px; padding:0 20px 20px; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:0 1px 1px; max-width:700px; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Content ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #content { width:660px; margin:0 auto; padding:0; text-align:left; } #main { width:410px; float:left; } #sidebar { width:220px; float:right; } } @media handheld { #content { width:90%; } #main { width:100%; float:none; } #sidebar { width:100%; float:none; } } /* Headings ----------------------------------------------- */ h2 { margin:1.5em 0 .75em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { .date-header { margin:1.5em 0 .5em; } .post { margin:.5em 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } } @media handheld { .date-header { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } .post { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } } .post-title { margin:.25em 0 0; padding:0 0 4px; font-size:140%; font-weight:normal; line-height:1.4em; color:#c60; } .post-title a, .post-title a:visited, .post-title strong { display:block; text-decoration:none; color:#c60; font-weight:normal; } .post-title strong, .post-title a:hover { color:#333; } .post div { margin:0 0 .75em; line-height:1.6em; } p.post-footer { margin:-.25em 0 0; color:#ccc; } .post-footer em, .comment-link { font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .post-footer em { font-style:normal; color:#999; margin-right:.6em; } .comment-link { margin-left:.6em; } .post img { padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; } .post blockquote { margin:1em 20px; } .post blockquote p { margin:.75em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments h4 { margin:1em 0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } #comments h4 strong { font-size:130%; } #comments-block { margin:1em 0 1.5em; line-height:1.6em; } #comments-block dt { margin:.5em 0; } #comments-block dd { margin:.25em 0 0; } #comments-block dd.comment-timestamp { margin:-.25em 0 2em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } #comments-block dd p { margin:0 0 .75em; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } .paging-control-container { float: right; margin: 0px 6px 0px 0px; font-size: 80%; } .unneeded-paging-control { visibility: hidden; } /* Sidebar Content ----------------------------------------------- */ #sidebar ul { margin:0 0 1.5em; padding:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; list-style:none; } #sidebar li { margin:0; padding:0 0 .25em 15px; text-indent:-15px; line-height:1.5em; } #sidebar p { color:#666; line-height:1.5em; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ #profile-container { margin:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } .profile-datablock { margin:.5em 0 .5em; } .profile-img { display:inline; } .profile-img img { float:left; padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; margin:0 8px 3px 0; } .profile-data { margin:0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .profile-data strong { display:none; } .profile-textblock { margin:0 0 .5em; } .profile-link { margin:0; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { width:660px; clear:both; margin:0 auto; } #footer hr { display:none; } #footer p { margin:0; padding-top:15px; font:78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Feeds ----------------------------------------------- */ #blogfeeds { } #postfeeds { }

Monday, January 11, 2010

Not My Kids

First things first!

Lynn, over at Midday Escapades has me featured on her Meet 'n Greet Monday today! How cool is that? Go check it out....if for no other reason than she always has some really awesome giveaways going on!

I'll wait right here for you to go check it out.
Okay, now on to today's post:

It certainly was NOT me who got worried when my boys were quiet downstairs. It was NOT me who went looking for them and NOT me who started to panic when they were not in their rooms.

Because it's NOT my children who would go outside by themselves if given the chance.

It's NOT me who hoped that they had just gone into my room instead.

It's NOT my children who know how to break these "childproof" locks off the door.

It's NOT my children who went out the sliding glass doors to the deck. Even though it was NOT freezing cold outside.

It's NOT my kids who turned on the faucet and played in the freezing cold water, completely soaking themselves. And it especially is NOT my children who were standing there dripping wet, with one only wearing a pair of pants and one only wearing a t-shirt.

It was NOT me who screamed at them. NOT me who was freaking out, imagining that if I hadn't caught them when I did, they would have gone down the steps....

across the yard, and out to the beach.

Because my children would NOT do that, if given the chance. Especially NOT in the freezing cold, when they are dripping wet, and with no adult with them.

And it was NOT me who needs to invest in some better childproofing gadgets.

Go check out MckMama's blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

And don't forget to go stop by Lynn's blog to say hi!

P.S. I couldn't play with Supahmommy and MommyBrain because they wanted to know about your best birthday...and all of mine pretty much sucked or were completely unmemorable. Where's the leftover cake from my pity party last week?

Labels: ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Shell! I am so glad it was NOT you that this happened to. Whew!

Thank YOU for being my featured blogger today. I love visiting your blog and I know my readers will too. Happy escapes!

~ Lynn

January 11, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger supahmommy- somethin's wrong with that girl said...

HOLY MOLY ! Your kids have always been super handy manny crafty with locks and stuff!

You need a bodyguard!


January 11, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yikes.. as a mama of 3 boys all of whom were crafty like that I can sense your serious fear there. So glad that it all worked out akay despite their attempts at polar bear showers. brrr

January 11, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

How scary! My son snuck out to play in the snow the other day. I freaked out!

I now have a completely different view point about having the beach outside the back door. Secretly, I would still love to have that view.

Glad they're ok!

January 11, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Yikes! Sounds like something my boys would do. ;)

January 11, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Just A Normal Mom said...

Wow, I'm glad that was NOT you! Scary!
That's a beautiful view from your deck, btw!

January 11, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Oh man, boys!!

Hey, I didn't have a "good" memorable birthday, so you can play along too!! I want to hear about your crappiest, so I can feel better about mine!

January 11, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hi, I am stopping by Lynn's to say hello. What a run for your money those boys gave you. I hope you have a great week.

January 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Wow, scary stuff. Glad they were ok.

January 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I am following you now...

January 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasnt me who read this post laughing without control...lol

but seriously, glad they are all ok;)

January 11, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I can just imagine how freaked out you must have been. I know I would be. Reminds me when my son was 2 and wondered off to the orchard beside our house dressed in his diaper only...wouldn't want to re-live that. Worst 20 minutes of my life....

January 11, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Taylor Stoddard said...

Wow, that must have been scary. My boys are 3 and 1 right now... I know this day is coming for me. Not looking forward to all the trouble I know they're gonna get in to.

Glad things turned out ok. :)

January 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Aspen Real Life said...

Another mom of three boys, we need to form our own little insanity pact.

Followed you here from momalom.

January 11, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Masala Chica said...

I am so very glad it was not you. Because you were too busy actually sitting back and having a glass of champagne somewhere really relaxing, right? while getting a pedicure?


Oh. I get it. It WAS you. Glad you held it together Shell. cuh-razy.

January 11, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Mandee said...

Well I'm glad it was NOT you who experienced all of that...ha ha! Love your yard and scenery surrounding you! Beautiful! I can only imagine what it must look like in the summer! :)

January 11, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Dual Mom said...

Buy cages.

Kidding...sort of.

January 11, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger yonca said...

Oh gosh, scary! Glad they were ok.

January 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yet another mom to 3 boys...
and yeah, all about mischief, huh??

January 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Tiff said...

I think if we team up and invent child-proofing devices that actually stop our children, we'd be rich! I mean, if we actually had children that broke locks, NOT the sweet, innocent well-behaved kids that we do... ;)

January 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Kiera said...

that is so scary!! but when everything gets to quiet you know somethings going on.... glad you found them when you did. i lived in the burgh for 2 years. loveloved it! we want to move there again... for now we're in cold bufffaloooo

January 11, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

OMG! Funny now bbut I'm so sure not then!!I would have so NoT been freaking out too!!

January 11, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good LORD...did you almost have a freaking heart attack? and then beat them all senseless on their butts? Just the thought of my kids doing that sends shivers up my spine!

On a side note...I have your pity party cake right here...its a GIANT chocolate chip cookie! I thought I would bring some with me for Bloggy Boot Camp.
Well, not this one...that would be gross.
I'll make you fresh ones.

January 11, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger pixielation said...

I would love to have that view too - but I'd be totally freaking out about sleepwalking and things like that!

January 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger MollyinMinn said...

Ah yes, it's always just when you think you have done enough to childproof, that you are reminded that you haven't. Great story (and glad it all turned out okay)

January 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isnt it funny how kids can always get past the so called 'child proofed'?

January 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Juliana said...

OMG scary....my little one is just starting to reach the door handles. This totally freaks me out I feel for you but I had to laugh with all the pictures you took!

January 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no! I can totally seeing my youngest son getting in on that! Time to ebay the childproofing gear!

January 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Liz Mays said...

Those little stinkers! They definitely need to invent better door security. I always felt those were pretty shoddy too!

January 11, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

Where do kids come up with these things?? They totally know how to outsmart us.

January 11, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds like something baby girl will do when she is a little older. Yikes!!

January 11, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger T.J. said...

@^%$# what a start to your week! Makes me kinda wana get better locks for my doors as it's only a matter of time with my own Bear, I'm sure.

PS: oh, how I wish you could make money trees be real!

January 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

That is super scary!

January 11, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Hilarious! I know. It wasn't at the time... but is yet?

My nephews sneaked outside while my sis-in-law was in the shower and promptly locked themselves out. The oldest had to use the bathroom and couldn't so decided to take a dump on the front porch then he ran up and down the sidewalk without pants on until said sil rounded them up and barracaded herself in the house for the rest of the day out of complete embarrassement.
Boys are awesome.

January 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My 22 month old tried to sneak upstairs today a playgroup! Children are so busy! Stopping by from SITS!

January 11, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger harmonysong said...

Quiet is always cause for concern!

January 11, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Desert Rose said...

I think child proof items are actually parent proof. Thank goodness they are ok though and that you did Not holler at them for scaring the crap outta you!!

January 11, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Elle said...

Oh, how scary! I don't have kids, but my nephews and niece have taught me that childproof usually means "only the child can open it."

January 11, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

My kids figured out those darn childproof door knobs too awhile ago, much to my dismay. What a gorgeous view of the beach you have from your home!!!!

January 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

Childproof right! Ever wonder where the hell they find the "kids" who test the so called childproof products? I do.

January 12, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Shannon K. said...

Ah yes, the peaceful quiet is always mischief in the making!

Can I just tell you though, I would be a nervous wreck living there...I would have nightmares about them and the beach. I get a little panicky just thinking of it for you!

January 12, 2010 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

So glad they didn't escape all the way to the beach! Scary thought!

Stopping in from SITS

January 12, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Tracie said...

I'm pretty sure you're raising some little McGuivers there.

It was NOT ME who said to my husband "How many more times are you going to be off when I'm home?"

January 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

I saw you over at Midday Escapades! And I would so be on the beach if I lived that close...nothing would keep me away.

January 13, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That DOES sound like something my little boy would do! I had to explain to him why he had to wear shoes and a coat outside when we had 2 feet of snow!

January 13, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home