Monday, October 3, 2011

Quotes from Moms With Boys

I’m so very excited to be participating in NorthWest Mommy’s fabulous Monday Listicles link up!  My head has been swirling with the quotes I wanted to share with you.  I couldn’t pick one, I just had so many favorites.  Then this morning I woke up and knew EXACTLY the quotes I wanted to share with you.

So here are my 10 Quotes that you will hear ANY mother of all boys (or even just one) saying:

  1. No, you may NOT use your brother’s head a soccer ball no matter how much you want to practice.

  1. Keep the bugs, worms, birds and rodents OUTSIDE!

  1. Watch where you’re swinging that bat.

  1. NO you may NOT use the stair railing as a gymnast bar and fly through the air.

  1. Don’t forget to point it down, AIM and make it “splash” when you are going to the bathroom.

  1. Flush the toilet.

  1. Do you have to go to the bathroom?  No?  Then get your hands out of your pants!

  1. Is there something going on down there?  No?  Please get your hands out of your pants.

  1. Enough with the potty talk.

  1. GET. YOUR. HANDS. OUT. OF. YOUR. PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ahhhh, such is the life with boys.  It is never dull, always exciting and you can bet your bottom dollar you will spend at least half your day talking about bathroom habits and where NOT to put their hands!

What do you find yourself saying over and OVER again to your children?


Also linking up with the wonderful Ryan at The Woven Moments

78 comments:

Stasha said...

OMG you have me in stitches! I am cretain I will be quoting you many times over on most of these! What a grand way to enter the Listicle world.

KLZ said...

Seriously, bat swinging is almost uncontrollable at our house.

And there's only one.

So far.

Optimistic Mom said...

LOL I have said most of these and I am sure the rest will come. And I am so glad to know I am not the only one using #5 and #8. HA!
And many days you will hear me say, please just sit down and be quite for a few minutes.

Bestfoodies said...

Have me laughing out loud...my kids are grown so I find myself saying alot "Really right now?" it applies to so many things they say, do and want, just depends on how you apply it...lol

Jamie said...

I've got two of these rascals and the oldest (5) is just getting into the hands in pants thing. My husband thinks its hysterical. Of course he does.

Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

Bwhahahha!!! As a mom to a boy who is the 2nd child...I am slowly learning these important phrases.

Cookie's Mom said...

WHY must they always have their hands in their pants?

A sister of a friend of mine once uttered the phrase "Kenny, how many times have I told you. No battle axes in the kitchen."

Boys!

Great list! :)

Bits of Bee said...

So funny! My boy's only 19 months and I think I've said at least half of those quotes already! If I have to tell him to take his hands out of his pants one more time I'll go crazy! Boys will be boys I guess ;)

K said...

These are fantastic! I often wonder what goes on inside a home with boys as my house is filled with girls :) I love this list!

Sarah @ The Will to See said...

I have two boys and this made me laugh.

One that I am always saying is "Stop hitting your brother with (fill in the blank, stick, sword, train, hat, shoe, you get the idea)."

Bridget said...

Dude, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 I say a thousand times a day!!

I think we're the same person. Weird.

Janice said...

Hands in pants??? Oh My! Is this what I have in store when my newborn son gets older? I don't like it! What are doing down there??!! You. Are. Scaring. Me. Please say it's a very short phase boys go through! ;-)

Mommy's Paradise said...

And if I might add an addition to #5: 'and don't do this just at the beginning, keep watching where you're aiming at until your finished, it doesn't matter if the world breaks loose behind you, DO NOT turn around.' And of course #7, #8 and #10. ;-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Have you been at my house listening to me talk to my son?

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I believe I'll be saying hands out of pants for a long time. My son is only 21 months and has been hands-down-pants since he was a wee tacker (pun intended).

The Mommy Mambo said...

You've been spying on me :) Love it!

The Woven Moments said...

I'm happy to report that shoving hands down pants is a gender-neutral issue. Both my girls do it.

Sigh.

Kir said...

I am so glad that Jacob is not the only kid with his hands in his pants. :)

Icould see myself saying each one of these things...
along with
"GET OFF YOUR BROTHER" ...why do they feel the needs to squish one another???

LOL

Loved it!

Julie said...

I have one of each, so when my kids were little, this was what was coming out of my mouth most of the time:

"Jack. Stop hitting your sister with_____."

He didn't so much like sharing the spotlight with the new baby.

In case you couldn't tell.

Thank goodness that a dozen years later they are now best friends.

Mostly.

We finally hid all the baseball bats...

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

We have no bats, but we have balls. And the balls, they are a flyin'. And he's not even a year old yet.

Also with the hands/pants. Really? You don't even know what you're doing and you're doing it, kid.

Minivan Mama said...

Yep, pretty sure I've said everyone of those at some point in time!

Elaine A. said...

BOY (get it, "boy"??? HA HA HA!) do I know these well!

I also say "get off your brother" A. LOT!

I'm Jennifer. said...

Awesome list! As a mom of all boys, I've said these. Every single one.

Shell said...

Oh, how I relate. Unfortunately.

Kimberly said...

Sadly, I can relate to every single one of these. The hands down their pants? Only gets worse as they get older. Stay tuned. ;)

4badmommies said...

Hey, most of those work for my hubby too! LOL.

Missy@Wonder, Friend said...
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Missy@Wonder, Friend said...

I just had some comment freak-out and it looks like I deleted it? Did not mean to. ANYWAY...

Was just saying that I never could have imagined how many times a day we would mention keeping hands out the pants, or some other version of that. And the potty talk... Agh.

But life with boys is always fun. And weird. ;-)

Leigh Ann @ Genie in a Blog said...

Hahahaha! I have to tell you, though, life with girls ain't much easier. At least not my girls!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Stasha,

I'm so glad and honored that you liked it!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

KLZ,

We have gone to foam bats exclusively. But even that doesn't help all the time.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Optimistic Mom,

Yes the hands down the pants is something that is constant and something I will never understand.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Bestfoodies,

Welcome! And thank you for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post. I think I may adopt your "Really Right NOW? phrase. I'm sure it will prove useful in the future.

Hope you come and visit again soon!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jamie,

Just goes to show that you can never take the boy out of the man! HA!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Mommy Needs A Vacation,

HA! Just you wait! The fun is just beginning. But don't worry, I will be here to drink wine with you! :)

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Cookie's Mom,

I have NO IDEA!! But it drives me to the brink of insanity sometimes!

Boys is right!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Bits of Bee,

Yeah, just get ready. I have an 8 year old that still does it from time to time.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

K,

Welcome and thanks so much for stopping by!

Yes, life with boys is a completely different world! :)

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Sarah,

Thank you so much for stopping by and commmenting. It really means a lot to me.

YES! Hitting is a big thing in a house full of boys! They even hit eachother with imaginary objects. How does a mommy fight that one?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Janice,

I don't mean to alarm you by any means but YES they do put their hands down their pants all. the. time. At the beginning its all about discovery! Later on, I'm not sure...still trying to figure that out.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Mommy's Paradise,

Welcome. AND

AMEN!!!!!!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

JDaniel4's Mom,

HA! Sound familiar? I think these are universal things for mom's to stay to boys aren't they?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Alison,

LOVE the pun!

Once they discover there is something "down there" there is just not stopping them!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

The Mommy Mambo,

HA! As a fellow mom to boys, I'm glad you understand these! :)

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

The Woven Moments,

I'm sure they do. I wonder though if it lasts as long or is just a discovery phase? I wouldn't know!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kir,

I can say without a doubt that Jacob is definitely not the only kid with his hand down his pants!!

Get off your brother is another big one here in our house too!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Julie,

Oh that gives me hope. Because my two older boys are at eachothers throats 90% of the time!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Amanda,

I've learned the hard way that balls are an outside toy only. No matter if they are soft or hard. OUTSIDE ONLY!!

Yeah the pants thing. What do they think they are cool or something?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Minivan Mama,

So glad you can relate! There is safety in numbers right?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Elaine,

Oh yes. Get off your brother is said every day, ALL. THE. TIME!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

I'm Jennifer,

We can keep eachother sane right? With wine, and chocolate and laughter.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Shell,

At least we know we aren't alone, right??

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kimberly,

My 8 year old still does it constantly. You mean to tell me there is no end in sight? *sigh*

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Missy,

Yes it is. Somedays, its definitely more weird than fun! HA!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Leigh Ann,

I'm sure it isn't. But I have no reference. But at least they aren't pulling on their third leg like it is a toy! UGH!!!

At least we all have eachother through this adventure of motherhood right?

Natalie @ MamaTrack said...

Love this! So typical for boys. Aren't they fun?

Missy said...

My GIRLS can't stop with the potty talk either. It's driving me CRAZY!

stressthynameisamber said...

I can't count how many times I've dealt with these stuff with mine. :)

erintonola said...

My girls have always had their older brother around to teach them his bad habits, so most of the list applies to them as well.

THE SARCASM GODDESS said...

Bahahahaha! 7, 8 and 10 could also be said to husbands!

Soge shirts said...

lmao my mom having had three boys would relate to this list. We had a big problem with bat swinging.

Jessica said...

So happy i don't have boys after reading this post.

euregirlsandboys said...

I've only dealt with my girls so far - I don't know if I'm ready for all the boy stuff with my little baby. But at 9 months he has started really enjoying hands in his (open)pants during diaper changes!

vinobaby said...

You do realize the boys will never keep their hands out of their pants, right? Well, at least in the privacy of their home.

Cheers!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Natalie!

They are very fun. But also very strange on occasion! HA!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Missy,

Every other word is "poop" and it is about to send me into the looney bin.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

stressthynameisamber,

Thank you so much for stopping by!

It seems to be constant doesn't it? What makes them think they should keep doing these things is a mystery to me!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

erintonola,

Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. It really means a lot to me.

Nothing like having a role model for these behaviors huh? UGH!

I hope you visit again soon!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

The Sarcasm Goddess,

OH absolutely!! You can never take the boy out of the man!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Soge shirts,

Yes, we quickly moved to foam bats and only using them outside. It helps...some! HA!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jessica,

Yes, boys are a whole different animal all together!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

euregirlsandboys,

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. That is how it starts...and it starts early!! *sigh*

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

vinobaby,

Yes, sadly I do realize this. We are still working at where it is appropriate and public places. *sigh* It's an every day struggle!

Valeria said...

LOL my mantra "Get your hands out of your pants"
Love your quotes.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Valeria,

Hi! Welcome!

Yes, I'm afraid that will be permanantly tattooed to my forehead before long!

The Woven Moments said...

This made me laugh the first time I read it. I think I laughed even harder this time!

Thanks for linking up with #ShowYourWork!

Abby said...

Funny...seems like any married woman with a regular-joe husband says many of these same quotes. LOL. (Visiting from The Woven Moments)

Jenny Leigh said...

Enough with the potty talk!! Yes!!! I have two boys (and a girl who sometimes wishes she was a boy.) This is the absolute, most true list ever. Except at my house the "bat" is a light saber, which is not nearly as heavy, but still offers a pretty good whack when swung hard enough. Ha. I love this post!