Why it’s stupid to videotape your kids

This morning I was looking for a particular picture from the files on my computer.

I stumbled upon a video of my now 8 year old, when he was 3.


…I literally heard a knock coming from my uterus.
It wants to store another baby. It really does.

I thought I was done.

I AM done.

But now, after watching the video 32 times in a row, looking at that child’s sweet face, the sound of his baby voice, the tiny little plaid shirt he was wearing paired with the hat; well, now, I know what I want for Christmas.

I need to be impregnated.

The video speaks for itself.
Baby Powder Boy

Then again, maybe the video is saying: “You had no idea what THIS kid was up to, and you didn’t even KNOW what blogging was back then.”

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48 Responses to Why it’s stupid to videotape your kids
  1. Rebecca
    December 20, 2011 | 3:06 pm

    On my way! And yes, thank Heavens……..my husband has been neutered.

  2. Rebecca
    December 20, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    and there is a hide away place in the closet in your kids room?

  3. Lola
    December 20, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    I think women tend to have that feeling until they hit menopause and say goodbye. You’ll get over it. It would be pretty difficult to compete if you’re pregnant.


  4. Anita
    December 20, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    What a cutie!

    I didn’t get over the baby-craving until I was 45. But, I had my last child at 42. lol How old are you? Do you still have time. :)

    Seriously, it passes. Like Lola said: it’s nothing like peri-menopause or menopause to zap all that craziness away.

  5. Leighann
    December 20, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    You mean I’m not going to get to a point where I don’t want anymore?

  6. bluzdude
    December 20, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    I say wait for grandchildren and get your fix then. With grandchildren, you only have to be there for the fun stuff.

  7. Kimbelry
    December 20, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    your kid has nothing on my “open a new jar of butt paste and slather it on self and walls and dog and ceiling”
    oh and the “get into peanut butter jar and slather it all over self, walls, dog and carpet”
    Yes, I watch him…when I’m not drunk…kidding. only sometimes.
    But watching videos of Chunk makes me cry. They grow to fast.

  8. Bouncin Barb
    December 20, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    This kid is the spitting image of you! Wow. How adorable. How long did it take to clean that mess up? His hair would be all white if he didn’t have a hat on! You don’t really want to go through that all over again do you?

  9. Kristy @PampersandPinot
    December 20, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Hurry pop a birth control pill! Sorry, that’s my reaction.

  10. Misfit Sarah
    December 20, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    You literally heard a knock from your uterus?

    That is one cute patootie little kiddo and he just wants his toys to smell good!

    Sarah xxx

  11. Jaime
    December 20, 2011 | 4:55 pm

    that’s ADORABLE…. makes ME want to have a baby… then again I’m past 30 with no kids.. pretty much anything makes me want to have a baby at this point.

  12. Jemi Fraser
    December 20, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    I’m a little scared to watch the video – don’t want my uterus to get any ideas! :)

  13. Lady Estrogen
    December 20, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    Haha!! Oh man.

    Here’s my words of wisdom:
    Babies are like tats. When you’re having one, you’re like “HOLY FECK, WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?”
    Then, a few years go by and you forget and then start saying, “I WANT ANOTHER ONE!” And forget the pain and anguish.

    Nostalgia is a sneaky bitch, yo.

  14. Gigi
    December 20, 2011 | 5:22 pm

    Bless his heart! All he wanted was for everything to smell good! Yeah, I can see why your uterus is knocking. Mine is knocking too – it’s telling me my only baby is leaving next year and I need another to fill up all that empty space and time. My husband, on the other hand, keeps telling me I’m crazy.

  15. julianna
    December 20, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    You know, my niece and nephew were over and it was so nice. Then I realized all the crap they had to schlep around…

    …Um No.

    No way in hell.

  16. Linda Medrano
    December 20, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Sweetie, no you do not want another baby. You really don’t. Get a kitten or a pup or something. Even a hamster. You don’t have to deal with pets for the rest of our life. You have plenty already. Heck, one is plenty!

  17. Glamamom
    December 20, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    What an adorable and smart little boy. And just think, if you had released this a mere 3 weeks ago, you’d be as famous as that lady who destroyed her home with flour…

  18. Mayor Gia
    December 20, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    Hahah. Maybe the trick is to also film them throwing temper tantrums in stores or being sick or just working your last nerve. You know, for a more balanced history…

  19. Alison@Mama Wants This
    December 20, 2011 | 6:26 pm

    Aw, what a sweet baby powder boy!!!

  20. Mercurial
    December 20, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    My uterus is soundproof…even if there was knocking, no one would ever hear!

  21. Mercurial
    December 20, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Okay, I thought for SURE he’d say that his tummy hurt because he’d EATEN the powder. ;-)

  22. Snake
    December 20, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Yikes . . . Impregnated? I think you’re suffering from lack of carbs . . . Have a couple of cinnamon buns and you’ll lose that feeling . . . There’s a little known study from Estonia in 2005 in which they clearly showed that carb deprivation can lead to uterine congestion . . . That sounded pretty credible, didn’t it? OK, I made that shit up . . . lol Ciao

  23. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig
    December 20, 2011 | 7:24 pm

    Aww so cute :D I have to admit I haven’t ever heard a knocking on my uterus haha

  24. Kimberly
    December 20, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    Oh my gosh. Those eyes. Those lips. You make gorgeous babies. No wonder your uterus is having baby cravings. Except that makes it sound like your reproductive system wants to eat babies. So scratch that. Finish your body building competition. Then come to Kentucky. By spring I’ll have popped this newest Wyatt model out, and you can come get your baby fix. If the feeling doesn’t go away after that, you and your hubby can get busy. ;)

  25. RoryBore
    December 20, 2011 | 9:27 pm

    too dang cute! You’re lucky….mine was with my nail polish.
    and this is why I got fixed, so when I look at the sweet videos of memories past, and fall into temporary insanity while spontaneously dropping several eggs…. nothing can come of my momentary weakness!

  26. Nicky
    December 20, 2011 | 9:34 pm

    Do NOT have another kid!! What is WRONG with you?! You have been working yourself like CRAZY getting ready to compete and now you want to throw that all away to have another kid?! Sheesh, woman! Get a hold of yourself.

    I have a 4-yr old I can send you instead and it won’t add an inch to your waistline. He has a plaid shirt.

  27. Chanel
    December 20, 2011 | 10:52 pm

    Well…that’s cute, but it doesn’t make me want a baby. It just makes me glad I can leave the baby powder on the bottom shelf in the bathroom because I don’t have anyone small enough to try to break into it to make a mess I’d have to clean up…

  28. Pam
    December 20, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    What a cutie pie! I had that knock a few years ago but the husband didn’t. I think I’m glad now that he didn’t. I think. Maybe. Probably.

  29. Belle
    December 20, 2011 | 11:36 pm

    If I wasn’t so old and tired I wouldn’t mind having a sweet little baby myself.

  30. Ally
    December 21, 2011 | 1:18 am

    See for me, I’d see that cute little guy and want another. Then I’d look at the powder everywhere and change my mind. LOL

  31. Marie from Rock The Kasbah
    December 21, 2011 | 1:37 am

    I too thought his stomach hurt because he ate it, because that’s what my kids would have done.

  32. LuLu Kellogg
    December 21, 2011 | 7:24 am

    I would want another one too with a wee one as cute as him….*sigh*


  33. Laura@Catharsis
    December 21, 2011 | 8:13 am

    Oh, yes, I could see how that would be amazingly dangerous. I am definitely done. For now. But I have a feeling when I go back through those old pics and videos when these boys are older, I’ll have a relapse. Hopefully, by that point, I’ll be too damn old to get knocked up.

  34. Annabelle
    December 21, 2011 | 10:56 am

    My uterus does that shit all the time!

  35. Nicki
    December 21, 2011 | 11:30 am

    Oh noooo….the I-HAVE-to-have-another-baby feeling! I remember crying my guts out for a year because I wanted another one and my husband didn’t! We went to counseling about it and then he decided that yes, another one would be a good idea…then I changed my mind! =) I don’t know how he puts up with me! The video is adorable!!!!! I can see what you mean!

  36. Angie Uncovered
    December 21, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    You can make a pregnancy exercise video and show how people can look hot in a bikini during their 3rd trimester!

    My uterus tells me stuff like that all the time and then my brain reminds me that in 3 years I am footloose and fancy free in a way that I haven’t been for over 18 years now since I birthed my first child. Now days when my uterus starts to talk I shut it up by looking at my boobs and imagining how much worse they will look if I try that shit again! haha

  37. meleah rebeccah
    December 21, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    ah yes. And that’s why I never watch old video’s of my son. Because I would want another baby, too. But I cannot go back to diapers, and car seats, and strollers, and midnight feedings, and pacifiers, and teething, and colic, and…..

  38. Nenette
    December 21, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    OMG, that adorable little voice! [swoon] Did you happen to hear a couple of ovaries kersploding around the vicinity of Crescentwood/River Heights? Yeah, those would be mine…

  39. Khara
    December 21, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    Too cute!

  40. Lola
    December 21, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    I recommend a couple of nights up with one of the kids you already have, when they have the flu. Those sleepless nights will knock the sense right back into you! Works for me everytime!

  41. Mrs. Tuna
    December 21, 2011 | 8:03 pm

    I have a video of Sheldon running around shaking her naked ass like a stripper when she was like 2. When I mentioned, on tape, that I would show her future boyfriend she feigned indifference and said she didn’t care. Now I have to dig it up so I can blog about it.

    PS To make you really froth at the mouth, when they did the final tally of my grades for the semester I ended with a 4.33. Sorry, sorry, sorry, don’t hate me more.

    PSS Lets make up with a wine skype date.

  42. Missy | The Literal Mom
    December 21, 2011 | 9:03 pm

    Oh, yes, I have moments like that.

  43. Lazarus
    December 21, 2011 | 11:45 pm

    Wayne might not be too happy to read this post…but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind trying, not sure if he’d want to succeed… although another kid would give you more fodder for some more great posts, so go for it, your readers demand it!!!!

  44. Joanne
    December 22, 2011 | 12:22 am

    In my early 40′s I heard that little voice too. I would look at pictures of my kids and yearn to be pregnant just one more time….then I thought of the sleepless nights, the colic and the explosive diarrhea that happened while she was sitting on my lap. I hear that voice and I tell it to SHUT UP!!!!
    Blessings, Joanne

  45. Dr. Cynicism
    December 22, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    I think it’s DEFINITELY a sign, so start screwing :-)

  46. JennyBean
    December 22, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    I’ll let you borrow Moose for a week. Your uterus will put up a Do Not Disturb sign. I promise.

  47. Leila
    December 23, 2011 | 2:49 am

    Aw, I swear I thought that was cocaine until you said baby powder. Where my mind wanders… I blame “Beer for the Shower” for making me associate holidays with coke, and since it’s the holidays, watching your video made me think of coke.

    That was super adorable by the way :) One of the perks of being a mom very early is having grandchildren early. My mom had her first grandchild (my oldest niece) when she was still in her 40′s. She had the fun of babysitting when she wanted to and giving her back at the end of the day. You’ll get there!

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