The Culprits

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Boys Are So Sweet!

When I awoke this morning, my baby boys looked so cute sleeping that I had to take yet another snugly, sleeping-baby picture. Watching them sleep just makes my heart melt. They look so angelic, peaceful, innocent & SWEET. I love this picture (and the 500 other sleeping baby pictures that I can't stop myself from taking). However, when I went to retrieve my camera to take this sweet picture.....................
I found THIS..............
..............and THIS on my camera! I loaned Jarod my camera last night so he could do more "art". This is what happens when you give a 9 yr old boy free reign with the camera. He gives you "art" that looks like something from Calvin & Hobbes. I'm pretty sure Jarod is Calvin, BTW. Actually, I think they ALL might be. Poor little dinosaur.
A couple hours later, I am milling around the house, still trying to start my day. Seth & Jarod come running into the house calling for me to come look at Gideon. So I do, and I find THIS:
Don't worry, they only hung him by his arms in MY HOODIE (which didn't survive, poor hoodie!)......not his neck.
Such nice proud of their handiwork. Poor little Gideon.
Then I come inside to find Titus playing pretend with this dinosaur & elephant. He is muttering something about the elephant needing his daddy. (I'd say SO!!!) Poor little elephant.
A few minutes later I hear a commotion outside & go check to see what is going on. I see the salt shaker. I see the boys huddled around the salt shaker. I know this is not a good sign. I quickly grab my camera, take a picture..........and then tell them how mean it is to salt a slug & that they should never do it again. If they want to kill one of God's precious creatures they should lop it's head off quickly instead of torturing it. (Don't worry, it was a tiny slug & a LOT of salt. I think it did die relatively fast.) Poor little slug.
Boys are so sweet.
PS. No elephants or dinosuars (or Gideons) were injured in the producing of this blog post. The slug & the hoodie will be remembered fondly.


Sugar Coma said...

Oh my goodness. That's so funny. Thanks for the smile this morning.

The kids were just sitting here looking with me and Kmac says, "Dad, why did you tell them that?" I didn't know what she meant so she explained that my man had told your boys to pour salt on slugs to melt them.

Sorry for being a bad influence (although I'm sure he wasn't the only one to tell them that). :)

Sarah B. said...

Oh no! My boys kills slugs with salt all the time. I don't feel bad about it, though! They eat my flowers and my vegetables if I let them have free reign of the garden!