Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Tale of Two Brothers

Two brothers eating pasta with red sauce. One has never even needed a bib in his life; the other may want to consider eating his meals in bathtubs. Can you tell which is which?


Yes. Dino is my neat freak. Has to change shirts if there is a chance of a spot. Always washes hands after going potty without being told. Makes every other kid in pre-school (including girls in pretty dresses with matching bows) look like slobs. Favorite phrase is 'nice and clean'.


**Note the napkin in his hand--he does not like to eat without a napkin in the rare change he gets food on his fingers. Utensils are mandatory in his world.


And now onto Spanky. Spanky takes after his older sister Miley (also a child that sees no point in changing out of favorite shirt simply because it is covered in this morning's breakfast). Sees no value in spending time to keep things clean when food (or mud or play dough or markers) is involved. Feels the messier it is, the more fun he is having. Takes baths daily, sometimes at the top of every hour (and yes, he splashes everywhere). Favorite phrase 'more'--a true gusto for life.



**Note this is not the only mess, the bench is covered too :)

They are going to need to separate rooms or one will not live to see high school graduation.

17 comments:

Brian and Staci said...

What cuties! I have the same "problem"...one neat freak, the other...well, just plain loves dirt, or any kind of grime he can find! How DOES that happen...same parents, why are they not EXACTLY the same????!!! lol! Yes, we do have a Wii. My husband's partners at work got it for him for his
40th BD. I am not a fan of video games, but I do like this a lot...especially the bowling! I call myself a Wiidow because that's what they LOVVVE to do! Sad??!! Oh, well, gives me more time to blog and not feel guilty! Here's investing in Wet Wipes and Paper Towel companies!!!

Kendra said...

Ha! I'm laughing so hard at the photo of your lil' guy all covered in his food. How fun!

He does remind me of my Monkey. They would have f-u-n together! lol
Monkey can't eat anything w/out getting it all over him. Spaghetti is the worst.

Good luck cleaning him up and keeping him that way. *Wink*

JCK said...

Isn't it AMAZING the differences in personalities! And they start revealing themselves at such a young age. Too fun! Well...sometimes.

Thanks for letting me know you have a few cracks, too. I appreciated your comment tonight, Lisa.

CC said...

I want my kids to be like your clean one!!! My dd is just as messy as your younger one. We used to feed her in a full length bib with sleeves and a shower cap!

Jacque said...

Such cuties! Mine are all messy. I strip the littlest two when they eat anything with red sauce! Eating naked is the latest craze. :)

Kendra said...

I just read the link you left me on my blog about the "Monkeys". I'm still laughing. Thanks I needed that. lol
Priceless, simply priceless!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

ha ah that is just cute and funny!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I don't know, I think it might be a sort of fun social experiment to make them share a room. You'd know once and for all who wins--the Neat Freaks of the world or the Total Slobs.

OHmommy said...

lol..... both of them have the same set of parents, yes?

:)

So cute!

Becoming Me said...

Very cute. Both of my little ones are messy eaters, but my daughter has gotten better as she gets older.

Momo Fali said...

How funny! I think it's fascinating how different our children can be!

CC said...

I think that's so cool that your son wants to be "A" for Halloween! Have you seen the They Might Be Giants DVD? 2 of the singes run around as the letters "Q" and "U" in one song. It might inspire your son!

just jamie said...

I love this! Isn't it amazing how children are just born a certain way. We can try to make them "clean" people, or "funny" people, or "musical" people. But most days, you get a treasure that you never could have expected.

HRH said...

Oh my. Seperate rooms are certainly in order! Soooo freaking cute both of them.

Brian and Staci said...

Glad you are okay too! That's funny, we had the same thing happen to us about 2 weeks ago...our friend called at 1:30 a.m. and said, "um, you guys watching tv?" My husband replies, "um, nope, sleeping..." friend, "you MIGHT want to turn on the tv...tornado is coming your way!" It stayed to the west of us but yikes...we must be some tired folk huh? Needless to say, Sweet Husband picked up a weather radio the other day...gotta love livin' in "tornado alley!"

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Heh - this is SO just like the bib post I just did today. This particular bib advertisement included a kid wearing a bib for eating cheerios. CHEERIOS. Yeah . . . as though I'd waste the effort (and laundry) to put a bib on a baby for Cheerios.

By the way - thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you'll be back!

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

OMG--Spanky is so how my son was. Uh, is.
Our 1st christmas photo we sent out was him w/ his face covered in peanut butter & jelly.
My mantra was always 'he won't be doing this at the prom'.
Last year was his first prom. And he still is a slovenly eater. The good news? I don't think he eats that way in public necessarily. But at home? All bets are off. I keep saying I should've sent him to etiquette classes.