Manliness, Thy Name is Magoo

park1You empty everything… faster than I can refill it.

Today you snapped the wooden handle off a basket that Laylee has played with peacefully for 3 years.

You put everything in your mouth at all times.

You flail and splash like a water-churning-psycho-bot in the bath tub, never caring that your face is so covered in liquid that you can barely breathe.

You want the blinds to go DOWN in a blaze of glory.

You see it as your mission in life to have your hands sucked up in the whirly part of the vacuum cleaner and live to tell the tale…hopefully live. From what I have observed, you do not fear death.

You knock over chairs, big ones.

You eat twice as much food as Laylee, who is 2 years older than you.

You get injured frequently and while I’m distracted attending to your wounds, you move quickly on to the next venture of destruction.

You dismantled the door stopper the first time you came in contact with it…in 10 seconds flat and started sucking on the little white choking hazard tip at the end.

Breastfeeding involves sucking for 10 seconds, unlatching, laughing hysterically and attacking me for 60 seconds. You want to WRASTLE!

You also want to ingest my laptop and seem willing to use any means necessary to achieve that end.

But you know what? You’ve started crawling around the house at lightning speed, looking for me, and chanting “Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma MUMMMMM!”

I like you. You are a boy. I’m a bit scared. But I still like you.

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27 Responses to Manliness, Thy Name is Magoo

  1. Tee hee! Boys are cute, aren’t they? Is he in his jumpy-jumpy?

  2. Nancy says:

    LOL! What a great post. Since I have 2 girls, I think a boy would scare me a little too… πŸ˜‰

  3. Heth says:

    Boys and girls are sooooo different. Get ready for a rodeo ride! It’s crazy fun I tell you, crazy fun.

  4. blackbird says:

    aahhh boys.

    good in a whole different way.

  5. Rachelle says:

    So cute! My boy is a bit older and I think I must have gotten a mild version. You give me MUCH to look forward to.

  6. Cee says:

    Boys scare me too and I have three of them. The baby girl scares me the most though.

    Gotta love em!

  7. Moonface says:

    oooh magoo sounds so much like my own ei. the door stopper thing, eating as much as possible, putting things in the mouth, one destrucion after the other… yup. boys sure are a bit scary.

  8. Toooooo funny! I’m another LDS, Canadian mama livin’ it up in the U.S.! I’ve always dreamed of sea kayaking the San Juan islands so I’m envious of your environs!

    I just switched over to Blogger from MSN (www.crazybloggincanuck ) and started a few postings on my Blogger account this week.

    Keep up the great posts!
    P.S. I have a daughter, with my ultrasound for #2 in two weeks; you have made me paranoid I’m having a BOY! πŸ™‚

  9. Heather says:

    Amazing how they can scare us silly. Those little amazing kiddos. When I have a boy, what shall I do?

  10. Lee says:

    ROFL! Little boys will give you a run for your money. My boy came first, so my little girl thinks she is supposed to do some of those behaviors! She brought the blinds down at Applebee’s yesterday!!

  11. jessica says:

    Both my boys have chewed on those doorstop things too. If you haven’t already, I suggest super gluing the white tip onto the metal part to prevent an accidental swallowing (though #1 lived to tell the tale, it was still not fun waiting for it to come out)!

    The way you write about your little ones makes me smile.

  12. bon says:

    your boy sounds like my first two girls…. maybe it’s best if Dadguy and I don’t produce any boys.

  13. Sugarmama says:

    My, boys DO sound different, huh? I’m the mother of 2 sweet, innocent little girls, myself.

  14. Susan says:

    You think he scares you now–wait until he’s three. Or five!

    Of course, from what I hear, the teenage years are easier with boys, so there’s always that.

    And–my sons also ate the doorstopper thingy. What’s that all about?

  15. GiBee says:

    I am SCARED. Very scared! My son is only 4 months old, but I’ve been warned about the all the trouble they can get into.

    When I was a youth pastor, I had several AYCE Pizza nights, and trust me when I say … All You Can Eat to teenage boys sometimes translates to “Eat More Than Your Body Can Possibly Hold” (and watch out, because what goes in really fast comes out really REALLY fast!). Ugh!

    I hope I’m not eaten out of house and home when my son gets older!

  16. Anonymous says:

    please tell me you are gonna let this kid play football!!!!

  17. Grammy says:

    AH, the energy of little ones. Why do we give THEM the vitamins, again? Boys can be wild, but if I remember correctly…in our house you were once known as “Kamakazee Kate”. What goes around comes around my dear.

  18. surcie says:

    I’m one of three sisters. I don’t know nothin’ ’bout boys. And yet, I have a 2 and 1/2 year old son. It scares me, too.

    It would be physically impossible for Magoo to be any cuter.

  19. Lauren says:

    I had the boys first and thought all those things were normal for all babies, then the little girl came along and taught me differently! Great post.

  20. emlouisa says:

    What a cute little boy! I am the opposite of you, you see. I have two boys and no girls. I have no idea what I would do with a little girl. I still want one though, sniff sniff.

  21. Alissa says:

    ah yes. the brute force approach to basketweaving…

  22. Goslyn says:

    Oh my. Here I thought you were writing about MY son. LOL. Magoo sounds like just as much of a handful as Tommy, these days. His new trick is shredding magazines and attempting to eat them. When that doesn’t work, he topples trashcans.

  23. novaks8 says:

    I remember when my first boy started walking.
    I would sit and stare at him and wonder “What the hell?”

    My daughter was SO peaceful and quiet and easy.

    I wish I could tell you that they grow out of it.

    Mine is now 14 and can still break ANYthing.

  24. HangerMom says:

    Oh, I’m terrified that one of my future children will be a boy. I have no brothers, and my two daughters are so peaceful. The playdates with have with my friends’ little boys just scare me more. Thanksfully my husband has 6 brothers (and is himself a boy) so he should have an idea how to handle one…

    I love your writing style. Thanks for making me smile!

  25. Amanda says:

    First time at your blog – I have one of those little disasters myself, after a calm, sweet girl. I can’t believe I like it so much considering how scared I was about raising a boy.

  26. Pam says:

    I love to hear about Magoo. I just got done with the bear/wolf cub scout den meeting at my house, and I can truthfully say that boys continue to be boys in most energetic and wonderful and very busy ways. Ohmagoshshshsh! I loved my boys and my girls too. So greatful to experience both. Most definitely different and delightful, too. πŸ™‚

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