An alternate reality

I have three children who were all born within 5 months’ time. Currently they are all ten years old. They are each other’s best buddies, but they are also extremely competitive. Who’s taller? Who’s faster? Who can hold their breath the longest underwater? Everything is a competition.

The other day the three of them came bursting out of my bathroom, the girl in the lead. “I’m the most pounds, mom!” she declared triumphantly.

The boys were quick to dispute her position as heaviest of the three. “Yeah, but it doesn’t count. Mom, she was holding the trash can when she weighed herself!”

Oh, yeah, I do that all the time.


  1. I do that, too, but I’m usually wearing my steel-toed work boots as well.

    This from the gal that took off her flip flops at every.single. OB appt. while pregnant, hoping that the bare foot weight would give her some wiggle room for all the milkshakes she was downing with great regularity. : )

    I love the things that yield competition among siblings. You just never know . . .

    Thanks for the smile, Mary. Have a safe trip to BlogHer. Can’t wait to hear about your time.

  2. What a hoot! That one gave me a belly laugh!

  3. I think that “being the most pounds” will wear off once she gets older … LOL

  4. That’s priceless!

  5. What a cute blog . . . love the artwork at the top!


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  6. Ack. Me too.
    My 9 year old is teeny tiny and my 6 year old is TALL, and currently they weigh EXACTLY THE SAME THING!

  7. I almost caught up in height with my 2.5 yrs older brother when I was around that age. I found that to be pretty exciting. (The fact that I outweighed him for quite some time never did thrill me.)

  8. Oh, I wish it was cool to weigh the most!

  9. I wish I had the excuse of “holding the trash can” when I get on the scales……

  10. LOL!

  11. Now,

  12. OOps! What I was going to say was,

    Now THAT’S funny!!!!

  13. Ha! Oh, now that will change in just a few short years. When the boys start the weigh-in, she’ll look at them and say, “You win.”

  14. Hilarious.

    I can only imagine the competition of three kids the same age. My nine and three year-old boys compete (okay, the toddler tries, the eldest begrudgingly allows) in everything, including how can pee the longest on a tree in the backyard. Yea, gotta love siblings.

  15. Hilarious. Me, I prefer to hold the baby. Then, I just say, “oh, but she weighs _____.” I simply fill in the number to bring the difference down to my goal weight. Hee, hee.

  16. It makes me smile to think of girls at the age where weighing more is totally OK with them. I hope she doesn’t lose any of that spunk and gusto…and body comfort.

  17. Totally cute and amusing but… what gets me is that gorgeous ten your old girl competing to be the “heaviest” may not want to continue with that competition for much longer. And that just makes me want to cry.