Photo Story Friday-Flaunting the Rules

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I shamelessly admit it. My kids are clever. Very, very clever. If a situation presents itself that will allow a little circumventing of the rules, they are ON it. They start young, my situation manipulators. Here’s an example:

“Mom says I’m too little to use a knife? Alrighty then. A saw it is”.

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  1. How freaking cute is he! I think that’s awesome! He would fit in well at our house. Lovin’ it!

  2. So cute…what ingenuity your kids have.

  3. HAHA!

  4. MoziEsmΓ© says

    Very clever!

  5. Very smart. Great photos!

  6. I so panicked when I saw the first picture because I thought seriously, has she given her child a steak knife?! So glad it is only a saw!

  7. OMG, that is hysterical! Me thinks you have a genius on your hands!

  8. Love this! But I have some bad news for him. Spiderman actually lives at my house–yea…I see him most mornings at my breakfast table in the same get-up. At least, I think it’s the real Spiderman….

    Okay, maybe there can be two real SpiderMEN, one up in Oregon where my compassionate blog bud Angie tells me it’s nice and cool and one down here in the South where it is stinkin’ hot!

    Glad you liked the Wii buds!


  9. Live.Love.Eat says

    I guess that’ll be 3 Spidermans actually. But this will explain why he can be anywhere on a moments notice.

    Re: the pic. I wish that was my little guy so I could have taken a picture of it, and put it on my blog. Sooooo cute!!!! He’s adorable! And his smile – he knows he’s being funny!

  10. sassy stephanie says

    That’s funny. What a clever little man!

  11. Threeundertwo says

    OK, I seriously think there needs to be a spiderman blog carnival, because I’ve got pictures to prove he once lived at my house. . .

    (hilarious photos!)

  12. OMG, I am cracking up at this! Gotta love how resourceful kids can be.

  13. What a little monkey….we have a few of those around here as well.

  14. Where there’s a will (and a saw) there’s a way! Too cute!

  15. I’m not going to let my little guy see this picture, because I’m sure his saw will end up on the table with his fork and spoon too. Don’t you just love how little minds work?

  16. Casey's trio says

    And he looks SO proud of himself! Love it:)

  17. That’s hilarious!! I guess you never told him he couldn’t use a saw to cut his food!!! lol!

  18. Now that is clever…and too cute! What a smart little guy.

  19. oh my goodness! hilarious AND adorable!

    i came for PSF but i am thinking i may need to add you to my reader so i can remember to come back…your family is darling!

  20. haha! Very clever! I love that he has a big smile on his face while using a saw on his food.

  21. Gunnisac Sandersons says

    You really do have youe hands full with them. Good luck! Too priceless!

  22. Hi, my first time here! Nice place and cute pics!

    But wow I am amazed with the monoamniotic twins, always amazing!

    Nice to meet you.

  23. Kim Heinecke says

    If there’s one thing I love on a Friday morning, it’s a precious redheaded Spiderman sawing his food.

  24. Jennifer P. says

    YOu can’t say he’s not a creative problem solver :)!

    And though I’m the 86th person to say something about it—I am so glad you got the scary woman out of your business. People like that usually seek out naively trusting people such as ourselves to exploit–but I still feel bad for them. You did the right thing though!!!

  25. Zen Ventures says

    I’m cracking up! Genius your little one. Our kids just amazes us with their ingenuity don’t they?
    btw, thanks for taking the time to come by my blog. I know you’re a busy woman but I guess you’re a superwoman too! I also added you in my blogroll- hope that’s ok. Have a happy weekend

  26. LOVE IT!!
    What a cutie-patootie!

  27. I keep seeing your name pop up on the same sites I visit so I thought I would check your blog out and can I say super cute!

  28. I love the sinister grin on his face in the second picture! He is too cute.

    And I love how I talk about my, ummmm, clueless child, and you brag up your kids. lol

    Does that make me a bad mom? I’ll have to brag them up one of these days, too. It just might take some imagination….

  29. Munchkins and Music says

    Boys will be boys!

  30. He’s so clever!! And very proud of his thinking πŸ™‚

    We have knives for Vivian…Gerber I think…they are rounded/dull, but she’s been using them to practice cutting and loves to do it.

  31. Peter Dyrholm says

    that is just too funny…
    If I can’t use a knife….

  32. that’s a sure sign of a very intelligent (and challenging to raise) boy…

    I have two like that – both smart as a whip, and both do their best to outsmart me… pretty soon, I may be losing part or all of me mind…



  33. THAT? Is fantastic! I love him! And I love you for taking pictures of him cleverness!

    And I’m stealing Situation Manipulators phrase. I have three of them myself…:)

  34. Smart one! There’s something about little boys and saws…just yesterday, my son got into the tool box and took one out to “show it off” to his friend. “I’ve got a bigger one than that,” his friend said, “I have lots of saws.” Those boys….:)

  35. He is a clever one. Make sure the real tools are locked up!

  36. the schirano triplets says

    oh my gosh, a saw. i love it! what a funny little guy! and quite clever too!

  37. My kids do things like as well (mental silly mommy eye roll) He sure is cute and resourceful too! Thanks for checking out our blog and leaving a comment. For some reason we get a lot of lookers but not commenters πŸ˜‰

  38. Oh my goodness!!! That is so cute! The look on his face of pure “I have this all figured out!” is priceless!!! He is so cute and reminds me of my boys. πŸ™‚

  39. That is HILARIOUS!!! VEry smart. LOL Love it.

  40. Are You Serious! says

    β™₯ How cute! I love it! πŸ˜‰

  41. Sherri - KaysvilleMomma says

    So Cute!!!!

  42. Crazy Daisy says

    OMG! That is SO ADORABLE and quite clever!

  43. Very creative if I do say so. My three year old would be so jealous! Don’t forget about my give away this weekend. Have a great one.

  44. Your right very, very, clever!

  45. OMG, way too cute! That’s priceless!!

  46. Yes, my name is Arizona says

    Ha! That’s funny! He’s so cute, too!

  47. My name is Tammie says

    Now that is smart thinkin!

  48. Love it! That kid is going to go far in life.

    PS 52 comments? Wowsers!

  49. THAT is hysterical!

  50. tinabean1988 says

    How stinkin cute is he?
    I could totally see my boys doing that.
    this is a fun picture to have.

  51. That is absolutely hilarious! He truly creative and clever!

  52. !!!!!!!


  53. Well, he’s definitely resourceful, isn’t he? What a little cutie!! Love the spiderman jammies…my oldest DS is totally into spiderman right now too!

  54. 3 words…..Hil. ar. ious.
    Is he a red head??? Totally genius! They are the smartest…

  55. Josh and Betsie says

    Awesome! I need one of those.

  56. Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    Oh he’s the best! {which one? you didn’t tell and I’ve NO idea!} Very clever indeed! πŸ™‚

  57. girlytwins says

    That is crazy clever. And the look of haha…I’ll do it my own way is great.

  58. Genius!!! They are much smarter than we give them credit for!!

  59. he might use a sword next time…


    Now that is funny!

    I followed you from SITS in a round-about way.

  61. I love it!

  62. This is too cute. What a doll!

  63. Scary Mommy says

    I love that. I could so see that happening here!

  64. Fysty Mama says

    Too Clever and Too Cute!!

  65. BWAH! That is just too freaking funny. What a little smarty pants.

  66. A future problem solver!!!!! What a cutie!! πŸ™‚

  67. Bonnie the Boss says

    Snicker, Snicker! I love it so so smart!