Tales from the Wrecking Crew

I am a pretty boring person with a not-so-boring life, due in large part to my sons, whom I often lovingly refer to as the “Wrecking Crew”. My sons make me laugh so much, and I thought I’d lighten things up a little this week and share some of their cute and funny moments with all of you. Hope you love these as much as my husband and I do!


At Caiden’s 4-year well-child appointment, the doctor was talking to him about why he wears a helmet while riding his bike. She told him that it “protects [his] coconut.” Little did she know that “coconuts” mean something totally different in our house! The look he gave her was priceless!


Caiden: Mama, can you take my temp? I keep burping.

AJ: Yeah! He was burping and burping all night and I couldn’t even sleep!


AJ: What does “yo no se” mean, Mama?

Me: Well—

AJ: Oh, I know! It means “Bon Appetit!”

Umm…not quite, little guy!


Me: Why are you mad at the world today, Bubba?

Caiden: Because I hate it. I only like the house!


So, I walk into the room and notice Caiden shaking his butt around and doing plié-like moves. I ask him what he is doing and he says, “My pee-pee’s all twisted, Mama! I’m trying to fix it!”


AJ and I were walking to the bus stop one morning when he says, “Mama, be careful so you don’t step on the cracks!” To which I respond, “Why? What will happen if I do?” AJ gets really quiet, and then in a low voice says, “I don’t want to talk about it…”


Caiden: Hey, AJ! Do you want some candy?!

AJ: Well, I am a bit famished…


AJ: I love you, Mom, ‘cuz you make yummy soup!

Me: What if I made yucky soup? Would you still love me?

AJ: Umm, sure. I guess maybe if you added some carrots…


Caiden: Mama! One word – “I love you!”


Caiden: Twinkle, twinkle little star. Now I know my ABCs.


I was helping AJ get dressed and he was trying on some pants that ended up being way too big for him.

AJ: Can you at least pull my pants tighter?

Me: Why?

AJ: ‘Cuz – pants on the ground, pants on the ground! Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground!


AJ: Hey, Caiden! You’re going to be 5 soon!

Caiden: No! I don’t want to be 5.

Me: Why not? Why don’t you want to be 5?

Caiden: ‘Cuz I just want to be me!


AJ: Hey, Caiden! We’re having turkey for dinner!

Caiden: What’s a turkey?

AJ: It’s a man-eating chicken.


Caiden was having a rough night and spent some time in time-out. When time-out was over, he came over to me and gave me a hug. And in the midst of his apologies and tears, he says, “Mama, I really, really love you. (sniff) And Mama, I really love your cooking. (whimpers) I love all of the food that you make. (sniff)”


We took the boys out for dinner and Caiden ordered a Cherry Bomb Limeade to drink. Towards the end of dinner, I hear Caiden go, “Ka-Pow!” I asked him why he made that noise. He replied, “That was the cherry bomb blowing up in my tummy!”


AJ: Hey, Caiden! Do me a solid and give me some of those chips!


Me: Geez! I live in a house with all boys!

Caiden: No, Papa’s not a boy.

Me: Oh, yeah? Well, what is he then?

Caiden: She’s a man.


Caiden: Did you know I like peanut butter and jelly?

Me: Yes, of course!

Caiden: Do you know everything about me?

Me: Yes, because I’m your mom!

Caiden: You’re the best! You’re the best mom I ever had!


Caiden: Hey, Mama! I have a secret for you! (whispers) I love you so much and can I have a hug and a kiss?


Having asked Caiden literally 10 times to get ready, I had finally reached my level of frustration where I started yelling. All of a sudden, Caiden stops, looks me straight in the eye, and says, “(sigh) Okay, Mom…Now, I need you to calm down and ask me that question again.” Caiden = 1, Mama = 0…


Me: Great choice for your birthday dinner, Caiden!

Caiden: Thank you, Sweet Lips!


AJ: I love soft tacos!

Me: You love soft tacos more than me?

AJ: (thinking) Umm, no…I love you first…then soft tacos.


The boys were fighting and this is how the conversation went when I tried to stop them:

Me: Okay, you guys need to stop.

AJ: But, he started it!

Me: Yes, and who is three years older?

(the boys stop and look at each other, and then look back at me)

Caiden: You?



4 thoughts on “Tales from the Wrecking Crew

    • Taking time to laugh every day as a parent is so important! I’m very thankful to have kids who fill my life with lots of laughter. Best wishes for lots of laughter in your home, as well!

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