Typical Friday night…

In two hours: Connect Four checkers melted into the living room wall sconce.

Cell phone car adapter in three pieces.

Broom fighting breaks the ceiling fan light by the bay window. While cleaning up the broken glass, 7 year old resumes broom fighting while 6 year old not lookng. Trip to ER.

And they wanted ice cream on the way home. Typical Friday night in my house…



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  • http://twitter.com/Contrahour Contrahour

    I know it well. Nothing quite like the atmosphere of a Friday Night ER visit. Good times. Good times.

  • lcj1129

    i have 3 boys…i feel your pain. 🙂

  • Suza

    That's why the $4 foam swords were the best thing we ever bought.

    • Andrea

      woah. our foam sword cost $12! geesh.

      • mika65

        got our foam swords at the dollar store for a buck apiece!!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamie-Arnett/650941889 Jamie Arnett

          oh yeah? well, i stole ours, therefore they were free!

  • http://twitter.com/sunnyd1975 sunnyd1975

    it's your own fault really, for keeping dangerous things like lamps and brooms in the house! 😉

  • squattmunki24

    Is that a boy? Why does he have a ribbon in his hair?

    • Sarah

      to keep his hair out of the cut on his forehead!

      • squattmunki24

        Oh, that makes sense…the wound doesn't look bad though.

      • Andrea

        so they can stitch it w/out shaving his poor damaged head!

  • jacbagis

    Wonderful! Really this blog is the best! From now has a Brazilian fan … kisses

  • Kristi

    I had three ER visits in less than 6 hours once. The baby, 18 months old, sees her granddad at the grocery store. She ran to him, tripped and hit her head on the curb…Grandpa took the oldest two home and she had 6 stitiches to close. I get home and grandpa is standing on the porch with the middle child who has a 7 inch sliver of wood from the deck shoved under her toenail, through the nailbed and into her toe. I hand him the one with stitches in her head, he passes off the middle one and back to the ER I go, bloody clothes and all. They remove the toenail, and extract a small tree from her toe. We get home, and as we're sitting on the porch talking about the irony of two ER visits in 3 hours, the oldest found a bungee cord, hooked it to the porch rail and started pulling…as the words “stop before you hurt yourself” left my mouth, the end hooked to the porch pops lose and tears a 8 inch long gash in her inner thigh, soooo…back to the ER for 20 stitches. I seriously expected Child Protective services to come arrest me.

    • aimeemae

      OMG what a day!!!!

    • Layla

      OH WOW! talk about accident pron, you need to put your kids in bubbles! I feel so bad for you, omg seriously wow…

  • Fay

    Oh, but just look at that face, you have a beautiful child!

  • Andrea

    OMGoodness. That IS bad. Poor little bug. Maybe some armor for the holidays?

  • ThankfullyChildFree

    This website made my testicles retract up into my body. I hope they drop again, but if they don’t I am going and having my swimmers put on hold just so that I don’t have to ever have these little crumbsnatchers and all the problems that come with them.

  • Rob

    Seeing this and reading the comments actually make me feel better. We also had a friday night visit in which our 2 year o.ld and one of our 8 year olds both had er visits for stiches in diffrent accidents. The Nurse was actually shocked when he showed up with the second child pretty much 35 min after having left with the first

  • http://twitter.com/luppy84 Laura Upchurch

    I am in my 20s, but I have three younger brothers. They are 13, 10, and 2. I also have an 11 year old sister. I just have to say that I spent a lot of time with them while they were growing up, and while I can understand toddlers making messes and tearing things up, 6 and 7 year old boys should know better. Furthermore, my brothers would have never pulled these kinds of stunts because my mother wouldn't have let them. I also have an older sister who I used to fight with a lot. However, my mother would not let them escalate to serious injury because we would get a spanking first. There certainly would never have been any ice cream afterward. I have to say that I agree with her method of dealing with bad behavior. I'm really wondering what the parents of these kids were doing to let things go that far? I understand that they were “just playing” with the brooms, but why were they allowed to in the first place? Parents need to stop being afraid to punish their children when they misbehave. Additionally, the parents of these kids might want to get them tested for ADD.

    • aggiesmum

      um. didn't you read the rules for this site???

    • aggiesmum

      Anyone here to laugh is welcome.

      The only unwelcome visitors are those who are here to be mean or judgmental or offer a parenting critique. This is not the place for you.

  • aggiesmum

    i am so glad i have three girls and only ONE boy. lol.

  • Anonymous

    If a typical Friday night involves a trip to the ER, you’re doing something horribly wrong.