Thursday, 26 March 2009

Choosing My Battles

Today I put my back out taking a SWISS BALL class. I do not know how this happened ... Swissball is for pussies! I am the Pump champion, for Gods sake.

I have a post brewing on what it's like, living in a house of men. (Hell, I could start a whole BLOG on the freakin' subject.)

This conversation occured earlier between my stepson Tim and I. (Is there another word for "stepson"? I hate it.)

Tim: "Hey Eden .."
Eden: "No you can't go on my computer."
Tim: "I know that. Hey, can I teach Rocco how to punch?"
Eden: *Sighing* "Well you taught Max, I'm sure you will teach Rocco at some point."
Tim: "I mean now. I've started teaching him now ... just some little jabs and that ..."
Eden: *laughing*
Tim: "I'm serious."
Eden: *not laughing*
Tim: "It's fine! I'm just teaching him to look after himself. If I teach him now can you IMAGINE how tough he'll be when he starts school!"
Eden: "He. Is. Ten. Months. Old."
Tim: "Ha! He's a freakin' champ already I swear! He'll SO be able to hold his own when he goes to daycare."
Eden: "Noyoucan'tteachthebabytofightchristssake!!!!"

Eden and Tim look at each other, both knowing that when Eden is not in the room, Tim will, indeed, teach the baby to punch.


  1. OHH..can I relate to this scenario! With my boys being 20,almost 19, and 14 1/2, you can imagine the testosterone here. Even the fucking animals are all male.

    My life is filled with farts.

    (Oh, and I once threw out my back while BRUSHING MY TEETH! I couldn't stand up for two days--yeah, I win the loser award.)

    How about calling Tim your bonus kid?

  2. Ah Testosterone.

    Thank god for Lucy.

    I threw my back out once blow drying my hair (it was the eighties) when I stood back up from drying it upside down...ow.

    My life too - -potty humor...

    I just avoid it and call W my son --whose going to contradict me? I think he likes it -- and if he doesn't he's good about telling me.



  3. I've always lived in a mostly female house - I can't imagine all those boys!

    With a name like Rocco, he should be able to fight, although the daycare won't thank you.

    What is Swissball? I've not yet thrown out my back and I hope I never have to...

  4. Aren't big brothers great?!?!? Your little Rocco is already a daredevil, why not let him be an asskicking daredevil? HAHAHA!!!
    Love ya, sweetie!

  5. Boys, no matter the size, big adult ones or little baby ones are a species all their own. A species we love but still. So different. Wait until they really get to encouraging each other to make gross noises in public or something.

  6. Uh oh, is this what I am in for as my kid gets older? Constant fart jokes? Excellent. I might have to get knocked up just to try for a girl.

    And...I am in shock and awe that you never tried a biscuit non cookie type biscuit. My husband is from Texas, and he just about started crying when I told him. They are serious about their biscuits in good ol Texas.

    check it...

  7. I, too, lived in a house full of testosterone! AND I don't like the word step son either! People that don't know Russell's boys aren't my bio sons think we're very modern for letting them call me Nancy! :) Thoroughly Modern Nancy, that's me.....

  8. Oh no, Rocco will be kicking some butt in day care.


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