Little Brothers, Tampons, and Lollipops

Written by mom - 8 Comments

Written on one of our four year old’s t-shirts are the words “It’s my brother’s fault”. Whenever he gets in trouble, he always tries to blame it on a brother (usually our 16 month old). Now, I’m not saying I’ve been neglectful, but any parent whose been busy knows that sometimes the little ones don’t always get all the attention that they deserve, and our four year old doesn’t like being relegated to the back burner AT ALL! This often results in him coming up with some pretty clever ways to get my attention.

The other day (a particularly busy one) I found him in the powder room with his little brother. The two of them had completely unrolled the toilet paper and were elbow deep in my box of tampons. They were busy unwrapping all the tampons and shooting them out the tops of their applicators. Big brother looked up, pointed to little brother and said, “He wanted me to do it.” Typical! Little brother looked up, held up a wrapped tampon and said, “Ollypop” (his word for lollipop). Yikes! I tried to keep a straight face (unsuccessfully, I might add). How can you stay mad at that?!? I shooed them out of the powder room and cleaned up the mess (which didn’t take very long).

As a punishment I charged the four year old his entire $2.00 allowance for the week. I figured that would just about cover one roll of toilet paper and the dozen tampons rendered unusable by two brothers having a moment with feminine hygiene products. I’m sure I can use this story for black mail when they’re older, can’t I? Nah. That just wouldn’t be nice… Funny, maybe, but not very nice.

Published on April 24th, 2006 - 8 Comments
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  1. Doesn’t this post say:

    “my box of tampons” (emphasis on “MY”)

    as well as

    “Posted by dad” (emphasis on “DAD”)

    Is it just me, or is something strange going on here? 😉

    Comment by FMF — Apr 24th 2006 @ 7:42 am
  2. Awww… Crap! My wife e-mailed it to me and I posted it for her. But I was logged in as ‘dad’ and I forgot to change the byline. Details.

    Comment by dad — Apr 24th 2006 @ 10:59 am
  3. Yeah, right.

    I’m sure that’s your story and you’re sticking to it. 😉

    Comment by FMF — Apr 24th 2006 @ 12:07 pm
  4. Whoever wrote it, it is still funny.

    Comment by vw bug — Apr 24th 2006 @ 1:50 pm
  5. hahahahahahaha, i wish i saw it when it said dad.

    Comment by jim — Apr 29th 2006 @ 5:19 pm
  6. it would have been better for the future black mailing if you had taken a video 😉

    Comment by saving advice — Apr 30th 2006 @ 2:27 am
  7. LOL…THAT is hilarious! OMG…I would have just died laughing.

    My sister once carried Vagisil in her purse. One day, as her 2 year old was looking for “lotion” in mommy’s purse. My sister was talking to a friend, and all of a sudden, smelled that familiar scent of Vagisil. My niece had slathered it all up and down her arms, and was gettting frustrated that it wouldn’t go into her skin!

    The joys of motherhood….nice to meet ya! We have 5 kiddos ourselves!!

    Comment by Bex — May 14th 2006 @ 1:13 am
  8. My 1st and 2nd children are girls. .. my 3rd is a boy. I might have a lot of these types of stories to tell in the future. sigh. . .

    Is it legal to marry off one’s daughters when they are 12?

    Comment by rocketc — Dec 27th 2007 @ 12:48 pm

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