Bear: (Moves half full food dish to living room)
Tramp: Hey that's mine!
Bear: No it isn't I just moved it, it's mine!
Me: (Notices growls coming from living room, goes to investigate) 
Bear: It's MINE!
Me: (Standing in front of Bear and Tramp) What's yours?
Bear and Tramp: Hi Mom!
Me: (Picking up food dish) I think this is mine. 
Bear: That's ok, I wasn't hungry anyway. 
Me: (Puts food dish back in place) If you aren't hungry, why all the growling? 
Bear: Tramp looked at it!
Tramp: (From living room) Did NOT!
Bear: Did TOO!
Me: (Finds headphones and puts them on)

Friday the 13th Adventures


Stumble over two blankets, a sheet and "four" dog beds all making an attempt to create a mountain in my living room. 
While the boys are outside, I throw the sheet and one of the blankets in the washer.


Pull sheet and blanket out of dryer, take them back to the boys room with Bear firmly attached to the blanket. 
Stuff blanket in Bears kennel (with Bear) and put sheet in Tramps kennel.
Head back to washer to move the next set of blankets to the dryer.
Walk into living room to find the recently washed blanket and sheet on the floor.
Pick up blanket (with Bear attachment) and sheet. Drag back to their room put items back in kennels
Lecture Bear about leaving blankets in living room and stealing Tramps blanket (again).


Check living room and find it surprisingly blanket free. 
Grab last blankets out of dryer, walk through living room (picking up Bear attachment) and head down the hallway. Stumble on a familiar blanket and sheet.
Put two blankets and Bear attachment in kennel. Walk back into hallway pick up blanket and sheet, put them back where they belong. 
Lock Bear in his kennel

Have a great weekend everyone!

The Back-up Plan

Me: (Stepping back from stove, turning around and kicking a box that wasn't there a minute ago) Bear!
Bear: Yeah Mom? (Stretching in front refrigerator) 
Me: Why did you leave a box full of cans in the middle of the floor?
Bear: I was trying to play with it.
Me: You know you aren't supposed to play with the boxes until they are empty.
Bear: Sigh! But I want to play with it now, it's just really heavy.
Me: That would be because it's still mostly full. (Scooting box back to it's place in the corner, walks to sink)
Bear: (Lays down behind me so he can lean against my legs)
Me: Bear? 
Bear: Yeah Mom?
Me: You do know I'm only here for a couple of minutes?
Bear: That's ok I’m not tired so I can keep up
Me: And if I fall over you and end up in the hospital, just who do you think is going to take care of you?
Bear: Mom, that's silly. The nice sitter lady would!

That darn brush

Me: (Brushing Bear's back and sides while he tries to catch the brush) Bear! Hold still.
Bear: But it feels funny
Me: We go through this every week. If you will hold mostly still it won't take long.
Bear: Why doesn't Tramp have to do this?
Me: Remember a little while ago when you kept trying to steal the brush out of my hand? 
Bear: Oh yeah! I want that brush
Me: I was actually brushing Tramp while you were focused on the brush, he sits still so it doesn't take very long.
Tramp: Yeah! I know how to sit still. 
Me: Tramp, just remember it took you almost two years to figure that out.
Tramp: Oh yeah
Me: (Holding Bear in a hug from behind I lift his chin and brush his chest)
Bear: Mom that's not fair!
Me: (Releasing Bear, standing up quickly) Probably not, but you are done now. 
Bear: Finally! You always take so long to do that!