Friday, July 25, 2008

PSF- It's A Mystery

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Ever since we had our bathroom remodeled and our shower completely overhauled Joey and Tommy have been constantly begging to take showers. They love going in there together whistling, singing songs, and playing around with buckets and scrub brushes like a crazy naked duo version of the seven dwarfs. Come to think of it I should give them tile cleaner and toothbrushes to scrub every nook and cranny next time they are in there. What? They'll think it's fun and I'll have a sparkling clean shower!

Anyway, it is one of life's great mysteries to me why when I make them stick their heads under the warm spray of the shower head they scream as if I am administering some kind of medieval torture devise, and yet they have no problem doing this...

or even this... in the freezing cold sprinkler water. Why is that?

69 comments:

Ashley said...

lol, because mommy isn't making them do it? lol L is the same way...

A Buns Life said...

Nice turtle trunks! Jake has those too! :)

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh my goodness, this is totally true.

Chrissy said...

That is so funny and so true. I love that they just aim the sprinkler right up their noses.

maggie's mind said...

Hahahahaha, that's really funny. I'd just give them a little soap to take under the sprinker. ;)

Golightly said...

That's great! So true!!

kristen said...

What is it with boys and the outdoor hose !!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hilarious. Maybe you could try planting a tree and putting in a sunroof/skylight in the shower. Just a thought.

I Loved your playlist, especially when you have a Mom or Dad post and you put on some romantic oldie song.

Laura said...

I was wondering the same thing over here on the fringe!!!!!

Great photos BTW!

Hilary said...

Because one is getting clean and the other is just play. Those photos are adorable. :)

Mom24 said...

So funny! The same reason giving them the scrub brushes and toothbrushes won't get your shower clean. They just KNOW these things! I'm glad yours enjoy the sprinkler. My complain endlessly about how COLD it is!

JennWasHere said...

That's one unique shower!

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Alexandria said...

lmao I love the story and the pictures!

Lisa said...

If you figure it out, let me know. Those pics are priceless!

Stephanie said...

Haha! So true... I think it's because THAT is not mandatory? Go figure...

Dawn said...

Great question! But..what cute pictures!

MamaGeek said...

Now that's hilarious and true. We suffer from the same syndrom here. WHY IS THAT? It MUST be boy thing, right?

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

MG's totally right. It's such a boy child thing. They love to be defiant and difficult sometimes.

Elaine A. said...

Cause they're stinkers that's why!! Same thing around here (with the 4-yr old anyway). Love these pictures!

April said...

Oh, boys just crack me up!! Cute shots!

Brittany said...

ha ha! What fun!!! :) Just throw him some soap...and he's got himself a shower! haha.

Also- thanks for those kind words, on my blog. You're right- I get many people saying "must be a real problem," when they don't understand that's it's just as bad to be underweight, as it is to be overweight. Your words gave me encouragement, and I really appreciate that!

Jaysi said...

Love these pics!! Nice capture. I love any pics that involve my kids in water.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

boys are awesome aren't they!!!!

Marla said...

a very GOOD point...

Chris Osborne said...

Cold water is fun.

Somebody had to say it.

Scrap Chair Potato said...

That is hilarious! So true!
Great photos!

wright said...

It really is a mystery! Great pics!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

That is defiantly one of life's greatest most frustrating mysteries! Just l last night I gave the showers and you'd have thought I was murdering EmmaLece! She worked herself up to being sick! I'm so glad to read that it is not just my kids that freak in the nice safe shower!

Cyndi said...

Commitment. That is what I would call it. I would probably run away as soon as the water hit me.

kirsty815 said...

I never thought about that, so funny and so true. What a cutie pie.Curious what the other two were doing during this? Probably watching in awe. ;)

Catwoman said...

Apparently you just need to figure out how to squirt soap and shampoo as they're doing this and you'll be able to save yourself many migraines!

Jenn said...

If you figure it out could you let me know? I have 2 that do that too! :) So silly aren't they?

Ryanne said...

That's a good question. I don't have that problem, my son loves the water in all forms, bath shower sprinkler, pool hose, if it's water he's all for it. Those are great pictures.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I wonder that too. I also wonder how they can pee their name in the snow in CURSIVE but manage to miss the toilet bowl EVERY DANG TIME they pee indoors!

Tam said...

GREAT pictures. My boys love the water anywhere on their faces..yes they are freakish like that.

Robyn said...

That is a question! I wonder the same thing sometimes.

Sandy C. said...

LOL! I'm sure it's a question many of us have :) Those are fabulous pics!!!

I say hand him a loofa sponge and some soap ;)

Kelley said...

Hmmm, if you figure it out let me know. Cute pictures, though.

Oh, and your bathroom looks delightful. IMO, there's nothing better than a truly pleasant bathroom.

Cecily R said...

Now THAT is a question for the ages. And those shots are hilarious. Perfect capture of a boy moment.

Love this PSF!!!

Krystyn said...

I think it's because kids will be kids! If you want them to do it, it's out, but if it's their decision, it's on!

If only we could figure out how to make kids decide what we want them to decide!

Fire Hunt said...

Haha If you figure it out, let me know:)

Roxy Wishum said...

Testosterone-->Exhibitionism--> cold showers.

painted maypole said...

looks like that clears out the sinuses pretty well. maybe I should do that.

melissa said...

that is soooooo true!! my son is like that, too. screams like i'm beating him when i wash his hair yet...no problems with outdoor water play. so annoying!!
xoxo

Debbie in CA : ) said...

One of life's great mysteries (regardless of gender, I might add). I like your clean the shower "game." Lots of natural cleaners now make this a great idea.

Karen Deborah said...

the shower is YOUR idea, the sprinkler is theirs.
I hosed my kids off after playing in the mud and they thought it was cruel, but they liked sprinklers too.

david mcmahon said...

You put a big smile on my face. Okay, an even bigger smile than the one that's normally there!

Cassie said...

HAHA. So funny!!

Oh, and I tagged you for an award :)

Tonya said...

just a guess but maybe they scream in the shower because they aren't in control, like the sprinkler? Too cute.

Lindsay said...

That's too funny - well said!

Kelly said...

LOL-that is hilarious. Kids are definitely a mystery sometimes.

lime said...

i say run with it. hand them the soap and shampoo when they go outside.

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Ha, ha, I don't know why, it is a mystery to me too. My kids hate bath water in their faces but let the drain spout pour out rain all over their little heads.
I don't get it!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I have no idea why that is, but you're right!
They are too cute!

Elizabeth said...

i'm totally laughing out loud with this one. :-)

Amy said...

Wow, I never thought about that and it is so totally true!

Julie Pippert said...

Oh the irony of children, LOL!

And I am 100% making children clean as if it is fun.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Random comment: If I had to pick someone to defend me in a scrap, I'd pick you. I'm betting you could whip just about anybody.
Thank you, Kat.

Beck said...

I would TOTALLY encourage them to clean the shower, but The Girl accuses me of treating her like Cinderella, so maybe I'm not the best one to ask.

OHmommy said...

Funny.

I have asked myself that same question before.

Silly kiddos.

Kathryn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!!! I love those pics, love them!!!

Bren said...

Ha! Why is that? Mine scream like crazy when I try to wash/rinse their hair but they have no problem with the sprinkler water or in the pool.

Wendi said...

Am I seriously your 63rd comment?
You. rock.
What a great PSF!
Love the photos and the story.
Truer words have never been spoken.

LaskiGal said...

I love . . . I mean LOVED doing that as a kid :)

Kate said...

hilarious. and oh-so-true.

Head Gaggler said...

Oh yes, my kids are the exact same way!

CC said...

You warned me you were going to write a post just like my recent realization!! :)

Indy said...

I don't get it either!

abritdifferent said...

Great pics. Boys are freakin nuts, do what they want and contradict everything you want them to do...that's all I have to say!

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