Saturday, March 21, 2009

I NEED ATTENTION

I have a big issue I'm dealing with. One of my kids feels that they need to be 100% nasty at all times to make people laugh. It's really annoying me. I have 4 beautiful children and you'd think with 3 of them being boys this issue would be with one of them...NO. My beautiful Koko is one of the grossest, nastiest, sickest, dirtiest, craziest kids you'll ever meet. She THRIVES on being gross. It's SO embarrassing and I don't know what to do about it.
At a birthday party today one of the moms said, "I have a friend who is having a baby girl and she's totally upset over it. I told her that girls are so sweet and fun and calm. I told her she didn't want a boy because they're so dirty and gross and they bounce off the walls and act wild." I laughed under my breath. Boy is she wrong.
The craft at the birthday party was to decorate a mug.
Kora wrote this on the bottom of hers and as I heard her chanting it at the table I felt proud that she was being a good example.

But then I noticed what she wrote on the SIDE of the mug.
If you need help translating, allow me...
Toot
Throwup
Burp
Poop
Pee
Isabel

Uhm...can you say, "I wanna crawl into a cave and sit in the fetal position rocking myself to a happy place"?

That's about how I felt.
Am I being punished for being a gross kid myself? How do I fix this?
Maybe she should have put CTW on the bottom.
Choosing the WRONG.

At least we know her true feelings for Isabel now.

21 comments:

The Willis Family said...

Ok, so first of all, I love how u took a pic of the mug and u can c a pic of Kora in the background! Nice touch! And look on the bright side.....she's doing a really great job sounding out her words. But now for the down fall....how do I explain to my sweet platypus, kora's true feelings for her? Just lock her in the closet and don't feed her dinner.

Froggylady said...

At first I thought you were going to talk about Amber and her grossness. I think that is Kora's issue. Amber taught her to spell those things but it backfired on her because she added Isabel to the list.

Chris just looked over my shoulder and asked "Does that thing say poop and pee?" Yes dear "Why?" He's just as confused as you.

Aymee said...

At least she's not the smelly kid in class:)....or is she, dah-dah-dah-dunnnnnnnn. Now I am starting to worry about what Adalei is going to write on mugs at birthday parties seeing how all she says right now is "boobs" and "wee-wee." Great!

David and Teresa said...

Jessica she will turn out ok. You were kinda that way. You didn't profane mugs but here is ONE thing that I caught you doing as a child about Koko's age. We were all in the house (people in every room so anyone could have caught you but NO! I did). For some reason there were some boys there too...not sure who all was there but some boys you, I guess, liked. But they were trying to get away from you as I believe you were doing everything you could to get their attention but instead it was annoying them. So since you had tried EVERYTHING there was only one last thing for you to do and that thing was to PULL DOWN YOUR PANTIES AND SHOW THEM YOUR LITTLE VJAYJAY.... Sorry to tell the world but afterall you were just a kid and at the time I was so wanting to crawl into a cave and sit in the fetal position rocking myself to that happy place you described BUT did not. Afterall, I had a house full of people and they still needed me. No one saw the Vjayjay but me, you, and the boys. You did not get the reaction from them that you wanted...who knows why...maybe because your mother was there with you 4 children. Who knows? Anyway what I am trying to say is that look at what a beautiful, loving, kind and precious mother you turned out to be. There is hope for my Koko...just look at the bottom of that mug. Love you Baby....Mutha...gotta go to work now...HOOTERS IS CALLING. *wink*

David and Teresa said...

Oh...but whatever you do don't tell the neighbor lady about Koko...she will think that she learned to do that in her Mormon Sunday School class...teehee...Mutha

Candace said...

Hahaaha!!! That's hilarious, and Yeah, I woulda been embarrassed too! :)

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Lindsay said...

what's with this JUNK comment? stupid blogger. as for koko...i think you are being punished for being gross yourself... wasn't your nickname "Hurl" at girls camp? pretty sure...becuase you made that throwup noise that was so accurate... that's okay.. i think everyone gets paid back... i'm gonna get a little paranoid freak for a kid i know it.... who screams every time i start the car without them in it. *sigh*... i think it's god's way of making things even.

Tara and family said...

I'm so sorry! But you know what they say, if they are monsters when they are little, then the teenage years should be easier. That's what parents have told me. All those little boys who are reckless and monsters when they are little, are not quite as bad as teens, and the sweet little girls everyone calls angels, are aweful, emotional teenagers. I know there are exceptions to this theory, but it's just what I have heard over and over. In your case with Kora, I hope it's true. I am experiencing it right now with Jade. She seriously was perfect as a child, now.....um...not so much. Almost daily we want to pull our hair out....or hers. (but we love her so much, really!) hang in there, I"m sure it will get better, eventually. :) good luck Jess!

Carolina said...

My friend...if I remember correctly...you were still gross in High School! Uhmm....do I need to remind you of a lil something called "air farts"? Yah...it was interesting to say the least!!!

Koko might just be more like you then you care to admit...and you turned out wonderfully!! Time will work it all out...just hang in there! Good luck!!

Crystal Mason said...

Okay, before I attempt to answer this, your friends comments have me laughing so hard over here. WOW! "air farts" - lmao. Your mother's the most. LOL!

Anyway, she is amongst men. Your in a house of 4 to 2. It's going to happen. When she gets older it will change, trust me. Mu daughter was the same way until about a year ago. She played with her brothers and acted the same way. Like your friends said, look at you (LOL-your childhood) and you turned out great from what I can tell. It will get better. Yea, HANG IN THERE!!

The Lowe Family said...

those air farts have a NAME caro...

you and i BOTH know what it is. do i dare write it? i don't even know how to spell it.

Dana said...

oh girl... it is funny.. at least she is not dirty like peeing her pants or pickin her nose...now that is nasty...like someone said.. she can sound out her words well...:)

Katherine DeSa said...

Can I just tell you that I LOVE your blog??? My husband, Mike DeSa and YOUR husband went through TBS together and I'm pretty sure I met you once but I could be wrong! Mike is in IOC right now with Alvis and Maher and a few of those other guys and we will be heading to Lejeune in a couple weeks. I HAVE to say that I really would like to meet you (again?) in person and all your beautiful kids :) Sorry for the randomness...I tend to be a blog stalker :)

Laura said...

So the showing of the vjayjay is hereditary...I'm thinking of Kora and Nate in the sprinklers.
Maddie is way grosser because of her brothers, there's no way she'd be as into the potty humor otherwise.But i'm hoping it will wear off as she gets older. who knows.

Bonnie said...

Well she's definitely gross, but at least she's not bossy, immodest and loud... because that would just be terrible. Oh, and she's cute too and that goes a long way!

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The American Homemaker said...

I came over here after reading your comment about the spamming commenter above. She's left me two also.

I have girls and boys and yes, they can both be just as gross :)

My hubby is military too. I did read you're a military family, right? As I typed that I was like... maybe I'm crazy.

Carolina said...

LOL...I barely saw your response to my "air farts" comment!!

Yah...I know they have a name and I wanted to spare all your loyal commenters from knowing such nastiness!! How bout I don't even wanna know how to spell that, it's just not necessary to have that as a part of my vocabularical spelling knowledge!! But...it still makes me laugh remembering how excited the two of you were to share your "talent" with all of us Young Women..hahaha!!!

Adam & Brandi said...

This is the funniest, most creative thing I have ever seen a kid do. Embrace your child's unique talents...of being gross. Obviously (based on the remarks of your commenters, or stalkers) we ALL think your daughter is funny. LAUGH at it! I am. Ok, I am sure when my wife reads this I will be in big trouble, especially since our first baby (due in July) is going to be a girl. I guess I will just have to laugh on the inside when our "princess" comits such heinous acts! :D hahaha

Adam (Brandi's husband)

SM said...

LOL!!! I love it! I need to know what air farts are...