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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Axis of Evil. Or 3 tiny Angel's. You pick.


Have you ever wandered into your kitchen to find a maniac sitting on the counter holding a foot long knife? Neither had I until the other day when I came out of my bedroom to find Rakes holding what I've since been told is the "bread knife", grinning maniacally and telling me "this is my sord Dad."

Angie topped THAT the next day by telling me she found Rakes in the dining room with said knife, waving it in Trot's face and shouting " 'Bere is Bendy Taptain Hook?" If you don't speak Rakes that means "Where is Wendy Captain Hook?"

Seems as if my 3 year old whirling dervish has developed an obsession with Peter Pan. Add that to Trot's climbing fetish, and Ciera turning 13 overnight, and my stress level is pinging at about 5,000 RPM's.

I honestly have no idea what to expect when I get home each night: could be nirvana, and it could be total chaos. I never really can tell. All I know is I would not change it for the world.

Raising children is the most stressful, nerve wracking experience in the world. It's also the most rewarding: I have no clue if I'll survive the next 18 years or so with my sanity intact, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

All I know is looking at that picture, and thinking about what kind of effort it took to get it to turn out as good as that, means Angie and I should win some sort of prize.

In baseball news, tough loss tonight: Wake went 7+ but ended up on the short end with a 7-2 loss. 2 HR's by the Tigers was the final nail in the coffin. You can't expect to win 'em all, but I'd sure like to try. Tomorrow is a new day, and a 8.5 cushion going into tonight is a good thing.

Tomorrow night brings Julian vs. 3-0 Mike Maroth: I'll be dreaming of hit batsman and knockout punches at home plate.

43 comments:

Tex said...

Kids are great huh?? Im sure Rakes, Trot and Ciera will be fine.

KAYLEE said...

my brother wont be doing that i will tak him down before he gets the chance:)

KAYLEE said...

*take

Ted D said...

I'm sure they will also Tex: it's just a constant "what will they come up with next?" that we have to think about. It's like chess: you have to be 5 moves ahead of them to try to stay on top!

Tex said...

I remember my son was in 1st grade. He rode the bus home...he didnt get off the bus one day. I called the school...had everyone scrambling...I went driving looking...we were only 1 mile from the school. I found him walking along one of the busiest roads of my small town...he just said he wanted to walk home...knew how to get home..then proceeded to pull out of his pocket: a rusty knife, stones, and a dead bird. Boys will be boys.

scott h said...

Jr. My 4 kids advice is .Don't sweat the ride enjoy the journey!

Tex said...

oh yeah and Ted....its pay back time for when you grew up :)

Stacy said...

Ted, I cannot believe Angie got a picture that turned out that well. They were all fighting that one, especially the little guy.

The knife incident is a little scary, but you just take things one at a time, and eventually all the weapons of mass destruction will be out of his reach.

(Like how I threw in a little George W to go with your title?:)

Mattie said...

Bro, I was cracking up at this one! "Bere is Bendy Taptain Hook!" CLASSIC Rakes! I think you need to go NTSA on the house, though, and put all sharp implements in the luggage compartment.

Good job on the GW correlation, sis!

Carol said...

What a nice picture! I tried to take a similar one of D yesterday, but she wasn't staying still lol. Rakes sounds like he's on a roll - Tell Trot to run! And I did have a similar situation. Monday night I found D in her room with the baby scissors, opening and closing them over & over, as much as she could get in before they were confiscated. There was that joyous/maniacal look on her face as you described LOL

Ted D said...

Tex: a dead bird? Gotta say I'm glad that has not happened here yet! Bub, enjoying the ride is what I'm trying to do.

Carol, unfortunately, Trot wants to be right in the middle of whatever trouble Rakes is in. I'm genuinely scared about what they will be like in a few years!

Carol said...

Perhaps they'll be Earl & Randy lol

Ted D said...

If myself and their Uncle are any indication, you may have hit the nail on the head!

BTW, Chicklets update: got 6 packs of Chicklets gum in the mail today from my nieces, Courtney and Kaleigh today, with a little note signed by the Chicklets! Thanks girls.

Bubba, you are a TERRIBLE liar.

scott h said...

Maybe,but I kept the ball in my court. ie, I was in control!

scott h said...

Sorry I didn't return call today. Circus was in town . 428 folks came thru register today. I am beat.

Ted D said...

Beat? You should be dancing a happy jig: that's awesome.


You'll go to sleep with dollar signs in your head!

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone:

The only think I hate more than days off--are rainouts...:-(

I feel bad for Tim Wakefield--once again, his pitching is better than his record...and he gets the no run support shaft yet again...

Hope everyone is well!

Go Sox!

KAYLEE said...

I am just happy I didnt have to listen to ESPN:-)

scott h said...

Jr you are right, but come mon. I am the leader fo the 3 ring affair.

Didn't go to church tonight, thought I would relax and watch game and what is going on RAIN!

Ted D said...

Evening Christine: rain outs most definately suck.

Wake did his job: 7 innings and he saved the pen from extra work. I'm just wondering who the AAA starter will be on Friday filling in for Beckett: Gabbard do you think?

Ted D said...

Yeah Bub: I'm bummed.

Double header tomorrow.

::thinks about knocking off work early::

KAYLEE said...

I will skip school tomorrow:)

scott h said...

JR hassling you on two different channels is giving me a headache.
Johnny boy made his yearly appearence at church sunday.

Tex said...

AHEM!!!

Ted D said...

I think Tex wants to whoop up on you again Bub.

Is he still married? I need to call him: haven't spoken with him since before we moved.

Tex said...

TED...the AHEM was for you. waiting for your post

Ted D said...

Sorry Tex! I'm working on it. You got me on a deadline? What time do you need it by sis, and I'll have it ready.

Tex said...

NO goofy...your POST on MY blog

Ted D said...

LOL Tex!

I suck at multi tasking: on my way.

Christine E. said...

I am thinking Kason--although maybe they will go totally insane and use someone else..

Beautiful picture of your kids...I can imagine they are a handlful..

In less than 2 months I will be step mom to 3 girls 16, 13, and 9...LOL

Go Sox!

KAYLEE said...

//In less than 2 months I will be step mom to 3 girls 16, 13, and 9...LOL//

DO Ya know what we are like?

Ted D said...

//In less than 2 months I will be step mom to 3 girls 16, 13, and 9...LOL//

::passes out::

Just kidding Christine: they are GREAT kids. Just hard sometimes.

What day are you getting married so I can wish you a proper congratulations?

Christine E. said...

Yes, Kaylee, I am ready--My fiance' and I ahev been living together for over a year, and we get the girls every other weekend anyway...

I kinds wish they gave the ball to Kyle Snyder on Friday--I really like him, and he has been doing so well...:-)

KAYLEE said...

//Yes, Kaylee, I am ready--My fiance' and I ahev been living together for over a year, and we get the girls every other weekend anyway...//

Oh okay they probably arent half as bad as me anyway!

Christine E. said...

You're not bad....:-)

KAYLEE said...

//You're not bad....:-)//

Well thanks but,My mother disagrees with that unfortantely maybe I should say not smart instead of bad:)

scott h said...

mr Ed, lets clear the air . Rumors the other night about Tex wanting to take me behind the shed. I took her up on the offer and batta bing batta boom! end of story.

Tex said...

scotty all talk and no action.

Christine E. said...

Friday, July 13th...LOL

Ted D said...

Friday the 13th? You live on the edge Christine!

At least it'll be easy to remember!

Bub, sorry, but you and Tex in a fight?

Tex > Bubba

Christine E. said...

13 is my favorite/lucky number..:-)

There are also 13 in our wedding oart--although that was an accident..

And we commissioned an artist to design our wedding invites--with a picture of our black cat on top...:-)

Ted D said...

Christine: you and I get along just fine. I have no belief in superstition.

Except when it comes to baseball: you best not step on the chalk line that marks the basepaths!

Christine E. said...

I am not superstious about most things--but the broken mirror thing makes me nervous

and if someone says the "Scottish Play" (Macbeth) in a theatre I freak out...LOL