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I interrupt this blogging break to ask you…

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Seriously, any unpacking ideas would be great. Teresa (SIL) gave some awesome ones and I have mostly tried to go by that, but I am STILL having trouble. Oh yeah, and Jake isn’t here to help so it’s all me.



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  1. Confine them to the rug…


  2. Give them a couple of large empty boxes and confine them to rug….there is duct tape…KIDDING PEOPLE! πŸ˜€

  3. Kids do love the empty boxes! Bring em to mama and papa! We’d love em – !!!!

  4. Awww Papa I would totally let you guys have them in a heartbeat if we were all closer! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

    B and Cheryl…. they like the hard floors better….makes louder noises when they stomp. 😯

  5. duct tape???
    for the kids :- )
    hee hee

  6. ohhhhhhhhhhhh once again loving Brent’s comment
    Although, I am starting to think HE has the rug obsession, not you. ;- P

  7. Save some time (and energy) – tell the kids there are chocolates at the bottom of all the boxes but they have to take each item out one by one CAREfully (Speaking of one by one, two by two and seven by seven – Genesis (Book One), Chapter Seven, Verse Two!)

    Then all you have to do is put each one in it’s proper place (and buy a bunch of Chocolates! πŸ™‚

    The box and duct tape has some appeal to me personally, though πŸ˜‰


  8. Then all you have to do is put each one in it’s proper place (and buy a bunch of Chocolates! πŸ™‚

    The box and duct tape has some appeal to me personally, though πŸ˜‰


  9. NUTZ – i missed copying some of my post!

    …Save time (and energy) get the kids to unpack and unwrap everything by teling them there is a Chocolate at the bottom of each Box!

    Then all you have to do is put things away in their place one by one as they are busy unwrapping (Oh – and buy a box of choccies!)

    Speaking of one by one and two by two and seven by seven

    Read Genesis ( Book ONE of Bible) Chapter Seven ( Perfect number) and Verse Two to find out what you might have missed before! πŸ™‚

    There – that’s the bit i missed before


  10. Love, you CRACK me up! haha! πŸ˜‰

    Loving your suggestion actually! πŸ˜†

  11. Brandy

    If my wife and I didn’t have almost every Disney movie i.e. “Cars”, “Toy Story”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Toy Story” (1 & 2) ripped to our media server….

    We’d get NOTHING done i.e. laundry, household repairs, cooking…

    People bemoan the ‘boob tube’ but in this modern age is a sanity saver!


  12. Love…

    If i had duct tape and my wife wasn’t around the two young’uns’d be taped to the basement wall!!!



  13. One other thing Brandy

    As My Mom is also the mother of THREE boys…

    We got her a quote for her house that says:

    There’s a special place in heaven for the Mom of three boys.


  14. Robert, haha! I love that quote! haha!!

    And they HAVE been watching a LOT of tv…. Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS…I think they are tired of it. It’s not working anymore. haha! Although, Alvin and The Chipmunks was a huge hit in the truck on the way here so I may have to pull that from the truck.

    And don’t think I haven’t eyed that duct tape. 😯 haha!

    Right now they are both in their OWN rooms cooling down. My mom used to make us stay in our rooms for long periods of time when we weren’t getting along and I think that is what I will be doing today. πŸ˜† They have toys, books, their beds….I think they’ll be fine up there. πŸ˜†

    What I wouldn’t give to hang out in MY room all day long! πŸ˜†

  15. What I wouldn’t give to hang out in MY room all day long!

    Oh how I would love to manage a day where all i had to do was sit in my nice chair with one of the many books i have sitting on my night stand….

    …someday there will be times when i look back on the insanity that is my life right now with fondness and nostalgia. I can’t picture that now! But i am told it will come.

    Hang in there Brandy!


  16. Yes, I have heard that too! πŸ˜†

    And I try to remember that most of the time, but….. haha.

    I was also told I would love to take naps everyday and didn’t believe it then…. but boy do I believe it now! hahaha!!!

    It’s funny, our kids want to be like us and do what we’re doing (hence the constant following me around) and we just want to be in their shoes again. aahhhh *sigh* πŸ˜‰

    Robert, how close in age are you and your brothers?? God bless your mama! πŸ˜†

  17. I am the oldest of the three (39)….

    Christopher is (37)

    James is 35…

    All three of us are avowed free-thinkers and oddly enough my Roman Catholic mom couldn’t be prouder of the lot of us.

    Testament to a mother’s love for her kids, which I am sure you know all about!


  18. Plus we are ALL Eagle Scouts…

    go figure.


  19. Brandy, I remember from my Army days we were giving instructions, including a manual, on how to pack our duffel bags. I don’t know if the Air Force has a manual on how to unpack a house, but their are regulations that cover just about everything. It wouldn’t do any good with three young boys any way. πŸ™‚

    Isn’t Jake’s good old military discipline filtering down to the boys?

  20. Ed, shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but that military discipline you speak of….has NO affect on Jake whatsoever. πŸ˜† It’s like a switch comes on at work and goes off when he gets home. πŸ˜‰

    Robert….WOW! You all are close in age! Like my three. Dylan turns 4 in four days, Aidan is 2.5, and baby O is 9 months. 😯 I’m done, I swear. haha!

    And yes, that mothers love you speak of…. no one warns you about it. Strongest thing in the world. πŸ˜€

  21. Brandy

    I have a slide show on my blog…

    My 5 year old, Vincenzo (Vinny) is a clone of me… he’s everything I was at 5 according to my Mom.


  22. I just checked them out. GORGEOUS! πŸ˜€

    Love that name btw, Vincenzo. πŸ˜€

    My mom says that Dylan is almost loud as I was when I was little. 😯 I swear he MUST be louder, and she says not quite. haha! πŸ˜†

    Pay back is a beyotch. haha

  23. Vincenzo was my wife’s idea…

    I was skeptical wanna know why?

    His last name is… Lombardi

    I said to my wife, “We can’t name him that!”


    “Vincenzo Lombardi?! Vince Lombardi…people will be merciless to him.”

    What? Who’s Vince Lombardi



  24. I think I like your wife. hahahaha!!! πŸ˜†

  25. Your last name is Lombardi??? πŸ˜€

  26. Awesome. haha! I am telling my husband this story. He will love it. haha! πŸ˜†

  27. Bandy,

    My mom had 3 boys and 2 girls when they moved us. Dad went go to work. I went to school and viola! Everything was unpacked!

    Let me know if you want my mom’s number.

  28. I’ll take your moms number, her address, and her schedule. I’ll have a taxi pick her up, a flight ready for her, and I’ll meet her at the airport. πŸ˜†

    I think the secret here is that EVERYONE was gone. πŸ˜‰ Not the case here. All three are running around demanding things like food and water and potty assistance and a clean diaper and nursing and playing and the list goes on. hahaha! πŸ˜† The nerve! πŸ˜†

  29. hahaha duct tape!!! when mine were young..hubs used to talk about how cool it would be if I just applied some velcro to their bottoms and some strips on the wall, and we could just hang them up, especially while cleaning so that it could all be clean for a while! love you Bran (thanks for stopping by my trina’s)

  30. Duct tape and velcro?? Oh for the bygone days of …

    “You kids go play out in the yard (street, park, whatever)… and take your baby brother WITH you!” πŸ˜‰

    How’d you like the new comment pic, Bran? you eyelash batterer you?



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