Saturday, July 26, 2008

Weekend with the George boys...

Remember the post about snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of? Well apparently I left firecrackers off that list and it really needed to be there.
Boy+lighter+firecrackers=a blown up toilet.
As I was on my way to town on Friday afternoon I got a phone call from Cody. Here is how the conversation went....
Cody: ummm...mom...I blew a hole in the toilet.
Me: Cody, you better be lying because that's not funny.
Cody: Mom, I'm telling you the truth and I should get points for that since I normally lie about everything I do bad.
Me: Oh my freaking gosh Cody! How did that happen?
Cody: When I was at Ezroms house last night I got some firecrackers that he got in Mexico. I lit one and threw it in the toilet and it blew out all the water and I thought that was cool. Then I threw another one in and it blew a big hole in the toilet.
Me: (all said very loud and fast) CODY!!!!!!!!!! What were you thinking? Do you have any idea how dangerous that is? You are in SOOO much trouble! I can't believe you did that. Dad is going to be furious. AHHHH! I'm so mad! How bad is it? Do you have any idea how expensive a new toilet is? You can bet you'll be working the rest of the summer with dad for free so you can pay for it.
Cody: Well I can see the floor through the hole. It's about 4 or 5 inches around.
Me: You call your dad right now and tell him what you did because I want him to hear it from you first.
Cody: Okay.
So of course Mark was so upset and Cody IS indeed working to pay for the new toilet that was installed this afternoon as well as losing privileges for a while.
Sadly this isn't even close to being in the list of top 10 bad things my boys have done. I've got all kinds of stories. Stuff that makes one question why they signed up for this whole parenthood thing. (mostly from the 2 older boys teenage years) Through all those trials (and lots of help from Heavenly Father) I have learned lots patience and have learned which battles to pick and which one to leave alone. I'm a much stronger mom now, but I still break down more often than I'd like. Motherhood is REALLY HARD!

New toilet courtesy of Cody

Chad took his new white truck back to the dealership. Apparently there was some fibbing on the part of the salesman regarding the purchase amount and the interest rate. Things were much different than what Chad agreed to so he went and picked up his mustang last night. Cody was shocked to see Chad pull up in the car and asked him where his new truck was. Chad told him he rolled it in the desert and it was totaled. Oddly enough Cody was happy about that and said "Mom and dad wont be mad at me anymore when they find out you wrecked the truck." Nice to see how concerned he was for his brother even if the accident was fake, huh?! Just so long as the heat was off him. Anyways...Chad went to a different dealership where he bought a different truck that is newer, less miles, cheaper, but doesn't have a back seat. He did get more for the trade too. He just pulled up in it tonight...which is why the picture is dark.

Before I go...check out Cole's leg! He was standing backwards on a diving board and did a bounce preparing to do a back flip and he slipped, leaving him with a nice gouge in his leg that is swollen and infected. His leg is turning a lovely shade of green. He said the diving board was slick and had no traction on it like most boards. He couldn't play in his basketball game because it hurt too much.

Having boys is just so much fun.....and some days.....not so much!

23 comments:

Kassie said...

Oy, you have my sympathy! Boys!!
That last picture really turned my stomach. Ick! Hope it heals ok.

amydc said...

Oh Jolene. This post had me gasping. I know next week will be better! I hope poor Cole's wound is ok & heals quickly. I guess Cody gave real meaning to the phrase 'blew up the toilet'.

Andi said...

Coles leg looks so nasty but he's still such a cutie with that big smile on his face. Hope it heals up soon.

Mother's of Boys work from Son up to Son down!!! Hang in there

Cindi said...

Oh Jolene, my first thought was that I am glad I have a daughter...but then I thought about my daughter and I am sure she will be right there with your boys!

I do have to comment on Cole's expression. It's as if he is proud of his battle with the diving board. It's just priceless!

Stacy said...

This post made me glad that I have 3 girls. It has also made me fear my sons teenage years.

familywithfivekids said...

Thank you for posting about your boys and for leaving me a comment about my boys - OH BOY! We will continue on, huh...Taking it day as it comes to us, loving them through it all. :)

Chickenbells said...

Oh Jolene...I am so proud of you that you are able to handle these boys so well and not wring their necks! They better count their lucky stars you are such a good mom!!

velvet brick said...

I can't help but laugh...the firecracker one is typical of what life was like growing up with my brothers.... they blew up everything! Good for Chad for sticking to his plan for a new truck and going BACK and getting his old car!! Wow! Have Cole soak his leg in warrrrrm water with epsom salts...it will temper down and draw out the infection. As for you, dear Mom, make something foo-foo to drink (cold and icy, like a strawberry slush), grab a magazine, lock yourself in the bedroom and treat yourself to some peace!! LOL! You're an angel!

Noralynne said...

I got a good laugh out of this. Always something going on with boys. I had 5 boys home at one time and the things they did!! Still makes me and my husband laugh when we think about them. Miss them lots. Have the two girls at home now. They don't do such funny things but are always on a emotional roller coster....

Briana said...

Oh my! Now I'm REALLY glad I've got atleast one daughter to balance out the madness to come!

September said...

I'll apologize ahead of time for the fact that I'm laughing... I will never understand how boys think of these things. LOL!!!! Glad you are okay, and that Chad is getting on his feet... Yikes, Cole's leg looks sore!

Hugs,
Tember

-Jennifer said...

ROFLMFAO! OMG, I couldn't help but laugh! Now for Cody...is he on meds? Looks bad Jolene. Surprised it wasn't stitched. Ouchy

chrisg said...

cody, cody, cody!!! You should talk to your uncles more often and you would have known that is what happens.
I am glad you got a picture of the toilet....his wife will need it some day to know what she will have to look forward with her George boys lol

Elisha said...

Oh man...is that what I have to look forward to? Too funny!

Allyson said...

I'm sure that wasn't fun hearing about the toilet, but man o man that is funny. Hope Cole's leg is doing better--OUCH!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jolene! I thought I had my hands full with my one boy. I can't even imagine what 3 would be like. At least, boys LOVE their mammas!

Shelli

Pam said...

OMGOSH! Now I'm scared for what I am in for!

Anonymous said...

I guess better the toilet than his hand!

How about a nice peaceful picture of Kyle. The boy who quietly lives in the middle!

Mindy

Little O' Me said...

I swear I love every blog from you. This was no exception. You and your boys are hilarious!!! I would have NEVER thought a firecracker could blow a hole in a toilet like that!!

Kimberly said...

I know at the time it wasn't funny but reading your account is just cracking me up...that sounds like something my son would do!

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

Reading this made me that much happier that I had a girl! :o). I love Cody's remark about getting extra points for telling the truth.

jackson family said...

oh my goodness that cut is so terrible! did he get stiches? oh man that toilet I waould just die our biggest thing is who gets what doll and we dont climb or blow things up or crash...starting to wonder if maybe I have been given girls because I could not handle boys!
but looking back I but you kinda laugh about it now...maybe

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Oh~ better you than me!
God knew what he was doing... and so do you!