February 18, 2010

Mama Bird


This afternoon, I took my daughter to the pediatrician for a check-up. While I was checking in, Cameron started crying. In an attempt to pacify the seventeen-month-old long enough for the receptionist to photocopy my insurance card, I tossed the toddler's sippy cup to my six-year-old twin sons.

"Give the baby a drink please," I told them.

I should have been more specific.

When I turned around, all three of my sons were at the drinking fountain. Cortlen and Kellen were taking turns filling their own mouths full of water...and then spitting the liquid into Cameron's.

I wanted to die.

One of the other mothers in the waiting room was so kind as to point out that the scene reminded her of a mother bird feeding her young.

In a demented sort of way, I guess she's right.

38 comments

Too Many Hats said...

LOL - at least they weren't trying to recreate a mother eating her young ;)

Emily Heizer said...

Just be glad it was WATER and not hot dogs and chips or something they were regurgitating into his mouth!!

What did Cameron think of all this?

Sooo gross. Your kids are creative. Sign of intelligence, I say. They want to break beyond the borders and think outside the box! Can't blame them for that. lol

Emily
www.eheizerphotography.blogspot.com

Hillori said...

I laughed so hard!!! I'm so glad that it's not only mykids that do mortifying things at the doctor! This one shoulddefinitley be put in your list of favorite posts!

Buzzy & Breezelys Mama said...

Aww, my first reaction was, that is too cute. But then I really thought about it and boys will be boys will be boys and at least that's ALL they were putting in their little brother's mouth. Never know what boys will find and force upon their unknowing younger siblings. LOL

Symply Me said...

Maybe they were just trying to warm it up?! I would have been mortified!

stewbert said...

that literally made me laugh out loud. fun kids. ;)

Rayli said...

ewww.... how do kids think up these things?

thecooks said...

this is hilarious its made my day . your kids are so cute .

Catrina said...

LOL as gross as that sounds it sounds to funny.

Carrie Stuart said...

You were destined to blog. I really think God sent you such hilarious kids mostly so that you could bring a little sunshine into our lives with humor. I never get tired of these great stories! =^)

Riahli said...

awesome!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Nothing like some glaring evidence to reveal the reason you're at the pediatrician so much.

Donna said...

OMG...too funny! I swear... your children are so lucky to have the best stories to share as they get older!

Skubaliscious said...

Hahahaha. That story brightened my day. :)

kimberly said...

ok- i cannot stop laughing and just might pee my pants!

Emmy said...

Lol!!! Holy cow I am laughing so hard. oh my gosh that is so stinkin' funny, especially since it wasn't my kids ;)

Margaret said...

Lol that is funny. I guess when you tell your kids to do things you need to tell them step by step lol.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness. I needed a good laugh this morning. Thanks!

katie said...

this is so funny. so not funny. but funny. i can only imagine.
those boys must love their sister a lot to spit water in her mouth.

Lindsay said...

LOL. That's pretty creative!

Lisa G said...

crack me up!!! what do you do?

The Mommy said...

When I was about 8 years old, my mother caught me spitting green Kool-Aid through the screen at my neighbor, Sharona. I guess it's normal?

On Thursday, another mom informed me that my oldest daughter (3) had just eaten a french fry off of the floor at Wal-mart. I asked her to not tell me next time because I would have never known...

ASDmomNC said...

Awesome. I found your blog through a friend's blog (and someone who commented there...yeah, convoluted, but here I am), and you are my kind of mom. My kids have engaged in synchronized nose picking before. Never at the doctor's office, but hey, they can dream.

DiggyDaddy said...

I'm sitting at my blogging coffee shop. I just gasped out loud and started laughing after reading this. I think I scared the lady next to my. Too funny!

Karen in NC said...

I am totally laughing out loud at this!! Yes, you are destined to blog. :-)

Sugar said...

You are SO dang funny! Your kids provide the BEST material for you!! My personal favorite is STILL about your husband commenting on your hair at church. CLASSIC! Love, love, love your blog. You really make my day!

Audra said...

OH MY GOSH! I would have wanted to crawl under the nearest waiting room chair! Wow! Your family never ceases to amaze!

Anonymous said...

I so hope you totally don't care what people think. You know kids will be kids and all us moms know that. I know u want to hide behind the diaper bag, but hey, you'll laugh at this someday as much as we all do! We love you and THANK YOU for the great laughs! I'm glad all us moms are in this grand experience together. Anyone who makes snide remarks is missing the boat on childhood fun and enjoying the ride of having kids!

missy said...

I just have to ask, did it work?

Dee said...

I'm not laughing AT you, I'm laughing WITH you. Mainly I'm laughing because I'm so happy that it was happening to someone else for a change. I once got the double-handed breast honk by my 3 year old son while I was having a very serious conversation with his Dr.
Nice.

Violet said...

LOL. I literally just about choked on my OJ. I love these moments you share. It makes me realize I am not alone in the trials of mommyhood.

Brandi said...

This made me laugh so hard, that I think I just tinkled!! OMGosh! Who needs immunizations when you have siblings! Haha!

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the laugh--that's the funniest thing I've heard in a LOOOONG time!

Hang in there, mama bird!

Anonymous said...

That's absolutely hilarious! Talk about problem solving skills!

Ann said...

Did you visit a circus shortly before realzing you were pregnant with the twins? ; ) I don't know how you handle that many boys, my 4year old is all I can handle. I don't know which I like more, this post or the new pet one? Hysterical!! Thanks!!

MandyE said...

...had to let you know I just laughed out loud...almost spewing water from *my* mouth. HA! (Sorry...it's late, and that's even funnier to me.) :)

http://twintrialsandtriumphs.blogspot.com

Meg and Rob said...

That is too Funny!!! I catch my son (4) Spitting in my daughters (18 months) food on a regular basis. No matter how meny times I get after him for it, he persists, but now only when I am not looking....Little stinker.

Meg said...

That is too Funny!!! I catch my son (4) Spitting in my daughters (18 months) food on a regular basis. No matter how meny times I get after him for it, he persists, but now only when I am not looking....Little stinker.