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Kaelyn 4

I cleared the cake crumbs and smeared icing away from the table while Kaelyn took her bath in my bathroom. She came into the kitchen wrapped in a towel thrice the size of her now four-year old frame saying, "Mommy! Please don't throw away my fishie bag!"

"What fishie bag?" I questioned.

"The one in the tub! I went fishing for bubblefish and put my fishies in bag! It's like a balloon except with water in it!"

"Oh!" I exclaimed, catching on to her imaginative play. "Did you catch a BIG bubblefish?"

"Yup, and it told me 'Happy birthday,' so now I'm going to keep it so don't throw it away."

"Okay, Pixie. Now let's go get your pj's on and pick out a book to read for bedtime."

With the birthday girl tucked into bed, I went to sop up the nightly bathtime flood. What I found in my tub was this:

Fishy bag

Note to self: must find better hiding place for the condoms.

Happy 4th birthday, Baby 4.

May you always keep me on toes (but please stop finding and playing with our condoms).

Go and see who else is standing at the front of the class at Mel's Show and Tell.


  1. In Due Time on September 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    No words, no words.

  2. My Reality on September 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm


  3. Jen on September 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    OH. MY. GOD.

  4. Kristin on September 30, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    OMG, how funny. Thanks for the laugh and the opportunity to horrify Marty.

  5. Kara on September 30, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    laughed~~cried~~laughed some more
    Its all good until they start throwing them out the second story window onto the sidewalk. Then you know you have a problem (ducks and hides).

  6. loribeth on September 30, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    OMG…!! THANK YOU for the laugh, you just made my day!!
    Look at this way — it will be a great story to embarrass her with when she’s a teenager. ; )

  7. Erica on September 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    That is so f-in funny. did not expect that at all.

  8. karlinda on September 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    LOL Oh, yes, you have to show her (and all her friends!) this post when she’s a teenager.
    And a happy birthday to her, too!

  9. Another Dreamer on September 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    That is hilarious!

  10. GeekByMarriage on September 30, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    OMFG I love it! Guess that the upside to having no tubes. No need for those condom things.
    Here is what I got to hear from Seth today as we were coming home from the mall..
    Awwww baby’s first boner. *rolls eyes*

  11. quiet dreams on September 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    OMFG is right
    Miss Famous is wondering what has come over me…my goodness!

  12. Melissa on September 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    omg, that’s hilarious!!

  13. Megan on September 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Your stories about your family are always so much fun! Thanks for the laugh!

  14. Pam on September 30, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Happy Birthday Kaelyn!
    Moxie, that is hysterical. I burst out laughing and had to read your post to my husband. He laughed too. πŸ™‚

  15. Ms. J on September 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    It’s ridiculous how freakin’ cute she is! Seriously, is it legal to be THAT good-looking, at such a young age?!

  16. coffeegrl on September 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

  17. Lavender Luz on September 30, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Now THAT’s something you don’t see everyday on an IF blog!
    Kaelyn is radiant.

  18. Mrs. Gamgee on October 1, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Oh man… I’m still wiping my eyes from laughing so hard! Life in your house is never dull, is it?

  19. anymommy on October 1, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Happy Birthday, beautiful girl. And oh my god, I laughed out loud and woke up the baby. Awesome.

  20. Former IM on October 1, 2009 at 3:09 am

    LOL! This is hilarious! πŸ™‚

  21. SCY on October 1, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Oh my gosh – that is JUST classic!!! ROFL :)))

  22. Soapchick on October 1, 2009 at 6:25 am

    OMG what a way to start the morning by reading this hilarious tale! LMAO!

  23. Circus Princess on October 1, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I’m laughing so hard my dog just came in to check on me! That is HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to your little girl πŸ™‚

  24. Becky on October 1, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Wow. I simply cannot believe my little baby girl is 4 already. She looks so grown in that picture, Moxie. I’m telling you, she’s forever seared into my brain as the little girl with the bubble-bath Fu-Manchu. Crazy how much times have changed.
    Happy Birthday, Miss Kaelyn. Your Auntie Becky loves and misses you sooooooooooo much. Tell your mommy to check her school email for your birthday present!
    Love you guys.

  25. a on October 1, 2009 at 8:44 am

    She’s such a beautiful girl! And she will be so horrified when she hears this story as an adult.
    Happy Birthday to the big 4 year old!

  26. Sunny on October 1, 2009 at 10:39 am

    lmao! Too funny!
    This is why hubster is getting the “fix.” No birth control for us. It’s too ironic anyway.
    Now I just have to keep the kiddos from find the, uh, *ahem* other stuff in our drawer.

  27. Calliope on October 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

    shut the front door! oh my farking gawd.
    She is brilliant on so many levels.

  28. Lin on October 1, 2009 at 11:26 am

    OMG…didn’t see that coming! Absolutely hilarious!

  29. jill on October 1, 2009 at 11:39 am

    That is hilarious!!!! I love it!

  30. Suzy on October 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    That is one of the funniest things I have ever read!

  31. Lynn on October 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    LMBO!!!! Too funny πŸ˜€ My colleague is looking at me like I’ve lost my mind because I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Happy birthday to Kaelyn!

  32. El Cinco's GranGran on October 1, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    LOL, that’s my Kaelyn. Moxie if you don’t stop dropping dimes on El Cinco, I’m going to start posting your childhood stories that parallel the ones you write. LOL
    I have YOUR condom story too. *wink*

  33. Betty M on October 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Fab! Happy Birthday!

  34. Smith on October 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    OMG! That’s the fricking funniest thing ever. πŸ™‚

  35. Sheri on October 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    HA HA! I told a story with a similar “theme” on Weebles Wobblog in mid-July as a guest post. You can read it here: http://www.weebleswobblog.com/2009/07/guest-post-sheri-shares-perils-of-penii.html.
    Yes! Hide them better and keep an inventory of all accoutrements. That’s my advice. πŸ™‚
    P.S. Kaelyn is adorable! Happy Birthday!

  36. C on October 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Just when I thought nothing could make me laugh, you did. Thank you so much.
    (Here from Mel’s Show and Tell.)

  37. Amanda on October 1, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Please please PLEASE tell me that fishie bag was fresh out of the package!!!!!
    And I BEG GranGran to start posting the embarrassing stories!! πŸ™‚

  38. Mel on October 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    This may literally be your best post of all time. This is so funny.

  39. Cindy on October 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! Incredible. Love it! We threw out all our fishie bags. Found out we never needed them to catch our bubbles after all….

  40. jenn on October 2, 2009 at 7:23 am

    pricless! I busted out on this one- you will definitely have to save it for a really juicy sweet sixteen story.
    both pictures actually priceless- she’s beautiful! And so grown up looking!

  41. Krystal on October 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    That is HILARIOUS! Luckily, my little guy is still to young to have run into anything like that, but it’s only a matter of time! I’m glad you can be a good sport about it!

  42. babymakingjourney on October 2, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    That is hilarious. What an imagination. πŸ™‚ I can’t stop laughing.

  43. Future Mama on October 4, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    LOL!! OOOOH my goodness!! Hey girl, did you get me Q and A yet about your yummy cookies?! I’m getting your feature ready for my blog!

  44. Io on October 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Oh no. I think I just pissed myself laughing.

  45. JJ on October 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    That made me laugh SO loud! Hehehe….oh, and of course Happy 4th little lady!

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