Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. This is my second take on this group post.  You can read my first post here.  Today 15 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.


Between Mama O. and Daddy O.

Me – I’m just tired and kind of throwing a little pitty-party. (feeling blah about being back in physical therapy again and possibly hitting a plateau)

Daddy O. – Well, do you want to watch a show about women in prison to make you feel better about your life?

Me – Why, yes I do!  Well played Daddy O.!

We’ll be watching Orange is the New Black Season 2 then!

The Concept of Time between my preschooler and two-year old

Me – (While driving in the car) Please share the toy with your brother. At the end of the song, please give it to him.

Big sister – I want to keep it for 55 hours.

Me – Wow, that’s a long time. (song changes)

Big sister – Here you go (hands toy over to little brother).

Weird References that their Peers will NOT Understand

Daddy O. – Why is your hat backwards?

Little brother – I’m wearing my hat backwards like Ralphie.

Daddy O. – Good grief kids, who says that?

Me – No one will understand their Magic Schoolbus references! (We are big fans and watch it on Netflix.

On my Complexion (AGAIN) and Age

Little brother commented on my zit on my last post.

Little brother: What’s this? (pointing to my face)

Me – It’s a mole. And I have a zit.

Little brother – That’s messed up.

Maybe he’ll become a dermatologist someday and help his mother out!

In another conversation, he asked, “Mom, do you have dinosaur bones?”

He once asked if I was as old as dinosaurs.  Don’t all kids do that?

Me – No, I have human bones. Do you have dinosaur bones.

Little brother – No.

Another recent comment I love from my 2.5 year old, “Mom, you don’t have whiskers.” Gee thanks son!!

Clothing Comments

Big sister (as she puts on fleece Christmas pajamas in May) – I wish Santa wouldn’t make these so warm.

Me – Oh well, we’ll have to tell him that in our letter we write him.

As I’m getting little brother up in the morning, he tells me what he wants to wear.

Little brother – I want my turtle shirt. (It has footballs on it – no turtles).

Me – You mean your turtleneck shirt.

Little brother – oh yeah.

During Mealtime

Whenever we’re eating, I often hear my best “Fly on the Wall” post material.  Here are two conversations between my kids:

Little brother (eating mac ‘n cheese) – I beat you (to sister)!

Me – thinking – is everything going to be a competition with these kids. Are we in THAT phase now?

Big sister – My brother is annoying. He’s annoying me.

Me – Okay, little man, come sit by me.

Big sister – He’s still annoying.

Me – He’s not too bad for a two year old.

Big sister – Well, he’s not as clever as a four year old.

Me – Just give him time.

Big sister (moments later) – He’s still annoying me.

Big sister (a bit later) – He’s still interrupting me. Stop interrupting me.

Me – Worry about yourself and eat your breakfast!  (Sigh. Many mealtimes sound like this.)

Learning our Manners

We’re sitting down to read stories, and my daughter says, “Move your big tush over.”

Me – What did you say?

Big sister – Move your big tush over please.

Me – laughing – Ok come up for stories then.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes: