10 Things Boys Do When Mom Is Gone

As many of you are aware, Cassidy left us for two days last week to go to her first prenatal appointment. Here are a few of the things we did to pass the time…

10. Eat Leftovers on Disposable Plates

Tortilla soup for three nights in a row. No cooking and no clean up. Am I right?

9. Eat Junk Food

This was my culinary contribution to meals

8. Play with imaginary weapons

Legos!! The only things we made were bombs and guns… such boys.

7. Play with Real Weapons

We practiced using knives. (All the kids here are doing it.)
We did some bow and arrow shooting practice.
Our target was the stump of a banana tree.
Jude takes a shot with our homemade rubber band gun.
Plastic cups made for great target practice.

6. Build cardboard airplanes

Step one: draw some control panels complete with dials, buttons, and levers.
Step two: tape the controls to the inside of a cardboard box. End result: hours of fun.

5. Hunt for bugs

This guy. Not only does he have some awesome pinchers, but unbeknownst to us, he also has wings. Scared. Us. To. Death.

4. Live on the edge

Sometimes we lived on the edge literally…
…sometimes just metaphorically.

3. Read

My favorite book that I read with them was a kid’s version of “Around the World in 80 Days.” Their favorite was the well-known classic “Dragons Love Tacos.”

2. Movie Night! (With more junk food!)

The Lego Movie. Complete with popcorn and hot chocolate. And Oliver with his ridiculous pink straw that he loves.

1. Wait for Mom to come back and rescue us

Here she comes.
Just a few more feet.
Go get her!

Good to be back together!

9 thoughts on “10 Things Boys Do When Mom Is Gone”

  1. This is fantastic! Sounds like you guys had some fun adventures!
    Glad Cass is back home with her guys!

  2. What a great time! I love the plane controls. And, the “well-known classic, Dragons Love Tacos”? I’m going to have to look for that one. :0) Glad for your creative, good times and safety for Cassidy.

  3. Great story!!!! Oh so “manly”! Hahaha!
    Love that final picture of the family. Love to you all!!

  4. Is that bug 8″ long? Did I see that right? Wow! So glad the tradition of underwear men continues! Hahaha. Love, Grandma

  5. So fun! Time with dad in charge creates lots of good memories. 🙂 sounds, too, like Cassidy’s appointment must have gone well. Praise God!

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