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Friday, September 05, 2008

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Is it sending mixed signals to pause mid-reprimand to take a picture for the blog, do you think?

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18 Comments:

Blogger Shelley said...

Classic picture!!

7:38 AM  
Blogger kirida said...

I would call it evidence. And what do you with that kind of mess on your hands? Just hose them off?

7:45 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Their expressions may not reveal it - but those are two very happy boys.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

You can't plan that kind of photo. Definitely a "hose 'em off" situation ...

I do the same thing ... tell the kidlets "Hold on ..." so that I can capture the moment for my blog (sometimes mid-discipline!)

8:36 AM  
Blogger La La said...

HA! Rubber boots! Seriously? WONDERFUL picture!

8:58 AM  
Blogger bluebird of paradise said...

wild boys ! they do look like Peter Pan's "lost boys"

9:23 AM  
Blogger Kyran said...

Chris, yes, I believe there is an expression about pigs and manure that accurately describes their level of delight when they came splashing up the driveway. :-)

I made them hose off for ages before marching them off to the laundry room and shower. Since I'd specifically told them not to get muddy, I told them no Wii or tv the rest of the day.

"So I hope it was worth it," I said, as sternly as I could muster.

They just grinned. It totally was.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Schmutzie said...

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10:12 AM  
Blogger Jennifer H said...

This gave me the laugh I needed this morning!

When it rains (in our desert, unlandscaped backyard) we get a huge puddle off our patio. My kids, especially my daughter, love to play in it, and it always ends with mudpies. Just mud. It's great.

Except when I need them to be clean for something else. Your comment made me laugh...

10:42 AM  
Blogger beth♥ said...

Brilliant photograph. Typical boys!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Awesome photo! One time when my son was probably about three years old, he stuck his head into a bucket of water and suds (we were washing the car) I was telling him NO NO and yet I had to grab my camera to capture his head full of suds. It's sometimes hard to not laugh when you're the parent :-D

11:35 AM  
Blogger what's her bucket said...

It says you are a "fun" mom who hates to clean up messes! Love the photo!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Ellen-Mary said...

Great photo. When they are in their thirties and you pull that out and show it to them it will be great all over again.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Great picture!
I have several pictures of my boys
covered in mud...I often wonder WHY? but they have so much fun..
hosed off in the drive way then scrubbed up in the tub...and they
want to go do it again...

6:20 AM  
Blogger musing said...

It's good to see you have your priorities straight! Grab the camera. Then the hose. :)

7:12 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Nah. Pausing for a picture allows you to calm down and see the humor in the situation. Plus, these will be your favorite pictures when they're all grown up....

11:12 AM  
Blogger elastic waistland said...

Awesome! Such a classic "boys will be boys" picture. (Or rather, I should be more PC and say "kids will be kids" because I have seen my girls looking nearly as muddy in the past!)

11:43 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Jacobs said...

I found you on Blogtations:
http://blogtations.typepad.com/quotes/2008/09/is-it-sending-mixed-signals.html

Wonderful photo, but best of all is your comment.

4:13 PM  

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