By Amanda Johnson
Frequently, as parents, we wonder
if we have landed on a strange uncharted new world.
Life, as we know it, changes from the moment our
children are born and sometimes from the moment they
are conceived. But, we trudge on and love them with
all of our hearts. Then, occasionally, they open
their mouths and out comes something that again
sends us off to that strange planet.
"JOSHUA DID IT"
One afternoon, I was sitting in my
living room watching television with my three sons,
Joshua 6-years, Alexander 3-years, and Justin
1-year, when I began to smell an aroma which could
only mean someone had crapped their pants. I turned
to my middle son, Alexander, who was the closest
child to me, and asked him if he had pooped his
pants. He said no. I pulled his pants back and
looked. Sure enough, he had poop in his pants. I
looked at him and asked, "Alex, if you didn't poop
your pants, who did?" He looked me strait in the
face and said, "Joshua."
"JUSTIN'S STREAM OF WATER"
One afternoon, I was in the
kitchen talking on the phone when my 2-year old son,
Justin came in. He was wearing only a diaper. He
peed and the stream came out of his diaper, arched
onto the floor, missing his diaper completely. He
grabbed himself, looked at me with horror in his
eyes, and said, "Mommy, Mommy, the water is coming
out of me!"
"BAD HAIR DAY"
One afternoon, my mother and my
two younger sisters, Ona (3years) and Madison
(18months), were riding the public bus when a group
of teenagers got on. The group of teenagers were
dressed in the "grunge" look. They were dirty, like
they hadn't bathed in several days. They all had
several body piercing and spiked hair in various
colors. My mother, while not be a judgmental person,
pulled my sisters closer and tried to ignore the
teenagers. My sister Ona, being the outgoing person
she is, looked at one particular gentleman with
spiked green hair and said, "You're having a really
bad hair day." Luckily, the young man had a sense of
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About the Author: I am the mother of four wonderful,
but definately strange, children and a writer for
over 16 years. I have also been operating a daycare
center for over seven years. I write what I am
passionate about, my children.