Tuesday, November 22nd 2011
And… Packing Brings On the Caps Lock.

Today is Packing Day. OH HOW I HATE IT. But enough about that.

Mike is flying to our Thanksgiving destination, for business purposes, and the rest of us are driving. So to keep everyone busy today while I laundered and sorted and procrastinated packing four individuals, I told the boys that YES, of course you can play nerf guns.

This is a somewhat new development, because I used the fear the foam throwing devices. Well, I used to fear them being used at human targets. So I only let them shoot things. And not pets. And BOY THEY HATED THAT.

I progressed.

And then they started shooting each other and I was okay with it. Until they’d come tell me that someone had shot out his eyeball.

I DO NOT DO WELL WITH PEOPLE SAYING THEIR EYEBALLS HAVE BEEN SHOT OUT. EVEN IF THEY ARE LYING IN ORDER TO GET THEIR BROTHER IN TROUBLE. (THAT TOTALLY WORKS WITH ME. I FREAK OUT AND CHECK THE CARPET FOR EYEBALLS.)

So this morning, I said, “YES. You can play nerf guns but Ethan-11yr, you are the Safety Officer. Come up with preventative measures so that no one’s eyeballs get hurt and then conduct a safety meeting with your brothers in the living room before you choose your weapons.”

(This is how you train up dorks in the way that they should go. I know. It’s okay. They’ll be dorks with the right number of God-given eyeballs.)

So Ethan-11yr goes away, a meeting is held, and Nerf Wars commence.  Apparently the Safety Officer implemented some serious measures.

Three boys played safely today while wearing:

sunglasses

underwear

athletic CUPS

and nothin’ else.

 

And then they discarded their cups all over the kitchen floor and then I tripped over them. But this is better than eyeballs on the floor. So there we go.

Incidentally, I used to think that Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton duet “islands in the stream” was ACTUALLY “Eyeballs in the Street.”

Neither one really makes any sense.

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, y’all.

And I should really pack now.

 

~hm

10 Comments on “And… Packing Brings On the Caps Lock.”

1
Linda
November 22nd, 2011
3:38 pm

You might have already heard that the President’s ‘Super Commitee’ failled to come up with answers to the budget crisis.

If Ethan-11yr was in charge, America would be a better place, sunglasses, cups, and all.

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all. : )
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2
LaLa
November 22nd, 2011
3:47 pm

Oh the Safety Committee sounds SERIOUS!!!

And much better than a floor full of eyeballs. Blech.

I for one am glad you’re packing! :)

3
Geekwif
November 22nd, 2011
4:49 pm

So worth a break from packing! Your boys are hilarious!
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4
Melissa
November 22nd, 2011
5:56 pm

Glad they didn’t wear the cups over their eyes . . .

5
Jan
November 22nd, 2011
9:18 pm

The comments are as funny as the post!! Your boys crack me up.
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Mother T
November 23rd, 2011
8:49 am

I love that he covered all important male parts: eyeballs and privates. True Safety Officer in training!

My only rule about Nerf bullets is that if they come into my kitchen, even by accident, they are trash. Even Eva the 2 yr old polices her Nerf bullets to make sure that they don’t bounce down the stairs into the kitchen.

Have a great trip!
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Jennifer Sullivan
November 23rd, 2011
1:05 pm

Sunglasses were a great idea, as were cups. Smart that boy of yours… Have a safe holiday!
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Mysti
November 23rd, 2011
2:13 pm

Again – I find your boys to be beyond adorable. Wish I had thought of safety meetings when mine were small!

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JB
December 2nd, 2011
1:33 pm

when I first started reading the safety implementations I thought they had worn the underwear on their heads. I guess I have a different breed of dorks living in my house!
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Sarah
December 20th, 2011
5:53 pm

I love their Nerf gun attire. That’s usually what I wear to make dinner.

{fyi: I haven’t been on your blog forever, there’s about to be a whole lot of comments. over and out.}
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