Monday, May 19, 2008

I'm Starting To See A Pattern...

These handsome sons of mine have developed what I would call shape blindness-similar to color blindness, but instead of not being able to see colors, my boys are not able to see shapes, especially any circle shape. My boys have several chores around our house and one of them is feeding their dog, Jack, our Goldendoodle. Every time they fill up Jack's bowl, this is what I walk into my laundry room and discover:

I asked my boys in a VERY loving tone:

"What part of the bowl is too hard for you to get ALL the dog food into?"

They responded:

"What (total blank stare on their face)...we always get the dog food into the bowl."

I walk them into the laundry room and ask:

"Then why is there always dog food on my floor?"

They respond:

"(Blank stare again), I don't see any dog food on the floor."

I point out the dog food.

They respond:

"That's, like, only 10 pieces of dog food Mom...whats the big deal?"

The big deal is that whenever someone walks into the laundry room and SMASHES the pieces of dog food, I have dog food crumbs everywhere...and then it dawned on me that I have had this conversation many times before with them about the

and why they can not seem to get an exact aim into the round circle. I have decided that my boy's track record is about 95%...95% of what needs to get inside of a bowl will make it. Cereal in a bowl, dog food into dish, and you know what into the toilet. It is just a boy thing and I do love my boys because they just crack me up!


Erin said...

Your boys sound like my own! I have heard my twelve year old give me the exact same argument. Funny! And your boys have the biggest eyes, and smiles! Your dog has a big smile too! Thank you for your kind words on my blog:)

Rhonda said...

That is pretty funny. We have the same dog food problem at our house. In fact, I took pics tonight but am too tired to post them. You'll see them in a day or too. I like your analogy. I'm surprised they didn't just blame it on Jack. Clyde makes a mess out of his food and water for sure.We need a few more playdates for those 4-legged boys. They were worn out all afternoon.

Diana said...

Thanks for posting this..I have 2 boys with the same I know what it is..shape blindness. I wish I could say this make me feel better as I now know it is a actual "DISEASE" and running rapid around boys..but as I am off to clean the BATHROOMS it does not make me feel any better:)

Andrea said...

I'm so laughing!! Loved it!

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Collette said...

So this is what I have to look forward to? The toilet has already been an issue. I can't believe it doesn't get better!