QOTW Interrupted

Well, after reading the little nugget of news below, you’ll understand why it trumps all QOTWs!!

Yesterday afternoon, I sent the kids outside to play – it was a gorgeous 88 degrees. They needed the sunshine and Clare and I needed the quiet time. I could hear the giggling – not fighting – and that totally should’ve set off the alarm bells.

After about 10 minutes, the giggling turned into full-fledged belly laughs and I went to investigate. There is nothing that could’ve prepared my eyes for what I saw flash before my eyes (keyword here is “flash”). Yeppers, all three of ’em were naked as jaybirds. Fortunately, I had a magazine to hold in front of my face while I collected myself.

“AHEM…(totally not stern face, but good attempt at stern voice)…I want the three of you in the house RIGHT NOW. Get your clothes and move it!”

More giggles.

More magazine holding in front of face.

Better attempt at stern voice. I think it was convincing, because they moved like ducks to bread.

What parenting book prepares you for that sight? Your three kids merrily climbing atop the playscape for the ENTIRE neighborhood to see their white hineys, gleefully sliding down the slide. Maybe I should write a book…

Who needs playdates when they can dream up this stuff amongst themselves??

Make it a great weekend folks. We’re off to Friday night’s Stations of the Cross and Will’s last basketball game – very sad about that – for real. I just might get it together and get pictures of nephew Alex’s first birthday posted, which happened like a month ago now?!


  1. amanda on February 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    That is hilarious! I don’t know if I could have kept a straight face!

  2. Alexis D. on February 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    too cute! My mom like to tell the story when she found me naked in a 5 gallon pail with the hose and water flowing over me. I was stark naked – and about 3 or 4. Can’t wait for those stories with Nate!!

  3. Nicole on February 28, 2009 at 11:51 am

    That is too funny!!! Okay, first of all though I’m jealous – sunny and 88 degrees!!! Ay yi yi… Maybe we’ll have that – in another four months!!! It is still freezing here – spring come quickly! That is hilarious though – I imagine you have mulch or something under the playset? So glad there were no serious “injuries” from them being sans clothes out there. I can only imagine one of our kiddos would come in screaming with a splinter in a really awkward place. Have a great weekend!

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