Sunday, January 08, 2006

Funny Kid Photo Contest

So I was procrastinating a little and decided to go over to Jen's Horde. Low and behold she has a hilarious post about her kids. Turns out it is for a contest given by A Mama's Rant.

I say to myself, "Self, you have the time to post one of the hundreds of funny pictures of your kids."

I lie to myself too much.

Anyway, mail doesn't go out tomorrow so I have time to finish the proposal for Nelson by Monday. I couldn't decide on One you will just have to settle on three. The first two are related and must be posted together. The last one many of you have already seen but I think it qualifies for the contest. And now the story behind the photos...

Okay, in the year 1996, I was a new mom. I had been a nanny for two years prior to my mommyship but I must not have learned too much because I thought nothing about letting baby Keegan play in the cabinet full of groceries. Pots and pans worked, so why not cereal boxes? Harmless, right?

Do you see that brass container on the top shelf far left?

Neither did I.

I left for like two seconds and this is what greeted me upon my return...

My initial reaction was one of those big sucking in sounds that usually precedes a very loud screech and a possible bad word.

Keegan knew that sound and appeared to be on the brink of bawling while he looked up at me as if saying, "Mommy, you said I could play even took my picture!"

I immediately let out a huge belly laugh with my sucked in air and snatched the camera back up.

*Note the little finger marks in the pile of sugar*

The open containers were moved higher. My baby taught me one of the fine points of mommyhood.

If I can get to it, I WILL get to it.

Now for picture number three...a few years later (2002), Keegan with his baby brother, Evan.

Yes, they are like twins five years apart.

Really freaky.

Now Evan had just had a little too much of Daddy's birthday cake and I just had to get a shot of that face but he kept sticking his finger in his nose.

I start getting frustrated saying, "Stop! Do you see your brother picking his nose?"

Of course Keegan, not letting a good moment go to waste, promptly sticks his finger up his nose too.

I said. "Fine. This is going to be your Christmas picture you stinkers!"

And that was that.

The inside of the card said, "We picked this one just for you!"

Keep praying for me and my proposal for Nelson Publishers! I appreciate you all!!!


Corry said...

hahaha, that is too funny!

Keeping you in our prayers:-)

God's Grace.

Fred said...

Too funny. Love the pictures, MC.

K W Pearson said...

(evil laugh)

Jennifer said...

OMG! How sweet. Keegan, I'm glad you have such a good sense of humor.

Trinity13 said...

I love that nose picking pic! Too cute!!!

Running2Ks said...

Love that they picked a winner for ya. This is too cute. I love these pictures. What special little fellas. I can't stop laughing!

Kimber said...

What a great post! Makes me ALMOST miss those toddler years...Boy those little ones sure can teach us so much can't they??!!!

And I love those "mommy" moments when we are tempted to be "mad" but just have to have a good laugh instead!!

Blessings to you and those cutie pies...

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Those pictures are hysterical. My mom always said children learn by they'll be picking June bugs out of their navels! Yikes! LOL

M. C. Pearson said...

Corry~ Thanks for stopping by!

Fred~ A pleasure...I'm having trouble posting comments on your blog...I'm NOT ignoring you!

Keegan~ I'll evil laugh you!

Jennifer~ Yeah, he is a maniac.

Trinity13~ Keegan looks like he is having WAY too good of a time doesn't he? Evan just looks happy to have his brother join him.

Running2ks~ I'm sure you have a couple of funny pics too...your girls are so cute!

Kimber~ Yea, it is good to turn the cheek on anger and laugh in its place. So much more fun!

Bonnie~ You just had to bring up the June Bug incident didn't you? I have nightmares about that...shiver. For anyone who is interested, I was IMing with Bonnie one night and felt something weird in my belly. A rock? No...a JUNE BUG! STILL ALIVE! Let me tell you, I do bathe daily. It was the GROSSEST thing EVER!!!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

And I have to confess it was a totally weird night! At the same time she was plucking the Junes bug I was slipping in dog poop!

M. C. Pearson said...

Yeah and she skidded across her kitchen and into the cabinets or something. Then she told me about the time her husband got sprayed by a skunk because he thought it was his's in her archives if anyone is interested. HILARIOUS!

DozeyMagz said...

Hi! Love the piccies! Thanks for checking out my own blog too! Aren't blogs great - you get to meet all sorts of nice people!
Good luck with the piccy competition!

M. G. Tarquini said...

Whoa. These pictures are way too reminiscent. My kid one time ate one half of a layer cake I was making for company. He couldn't understand why I was upset because 'Mommy, you have another one.'

Yeah, I'll post funny kid photos. I'll get to that. Right after I post those 'this is what my office looks like' photos that everybody is doing.

Proposal is good, it's fine and it's in the mail, I trust?

Pirate said...

The first two remind me of my youngest brother when we were kids. mom had similar pictures of him rearranging the cupboards.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wonderful pictures that'll look great in an album.

Dennie McDonald said...

Cute, cute!

M. C. Pearson said...

Dozey~ Yeah, I'm having a blast with my blog! I'm so glad to meet you. What a fun contest, eh?

m.g.~ Contest ends tonight so hurry up! Haven't heard of the office one and am way too embarassed at mine to post a pic of it!!! YIKES! The proposal is finished but my ink cartridge ran out...just bought a new one today, so it will be in the mail tomorrow! Keep praying. I will post when I get either accepted or rejected...

Pirate~ I love baby pics. So innocent and sweet...until they start picking their noses on purpose! LOL

Dennie~ Thanks! Thanks! Heehee

Susie said...

Oh, they all made me laugh! Love the finger trails in the sugar ;)
Thanks for visiting me :)

M. C. Pearson said...

Susie~ I loved your pic too. What a fun site you have. Glad to get to know you!

Kimber said...

Okay, okay, a new post awaits you my sickie friend! Now you can have a good laugh at me and get better!!!

cube said...

You have a wonderful way with words. Loved the part about the little finger marks in the sugar!

M. C. Pearson said...

Jean-Luc~ Didn't mean to leave you out! I have about 20 albums FULL of photos. And still more coming every day.

Kimber~ Goodie!

Cube~ Thank you! I love your site. It is so fun!