…and then things got weird

They were sitting so nicely together on the couch.

Eddie even asked me if I would take their picture.

Eddie can be so gentle and loving.

Moments like these make my momma heart swell.

So I gladly took out my camera to capture this moment.

And then…things got weird.

(can’t see the video? Click here.)
I think this one-minute video illustrates quite well what my future with these two holds.
Somebody pass the wine.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Oh, I forgot, you’re new at this “raising boys” thing! Because that looks about normal to me!

  2. Katie, that is what happens in my house DAILY. That IS my normal.

    And OMG Charlie is so cute!

  3. ha! I so can relate. My son was hugging and being so gentle w his sister. She’s younger. Then 5 minutes later? Walked away to, apparently, take a nice running start and tackle her to the floor. Boys are so weird! Its gonna be a very interesting life for ya

  4. LOL! That cracks me up! 🙂

  5. /passes all of the wine.

  6. hahahaha looks about right. you should see the weird things my 3.5 yr old nephew does. the 1.5 yr old is starting to catch on. good luck. ps. cuties. love charlies faces. also, i do know how to write correctly. but my phone is refusing to allow it.

  7. And so it begins… One day (many moons ago) after bringing my second son home. (they are 26 mo. apart.) I had gone a few steps away to get a drink from the kitchen. I had left the two of them sitting nicely together on the floor. The baby in his boppy. Big brother crossed legged, quietly watching a video. From the refrigerator I could hear my older son say, “Come look mama, I stand on baby!” my eyes nearly fell out when I ran in to see what he was chattering about. Baby wincing beneath his brother’s feet! **Gasp** You need a weekly supply of wine from here forward. Drink up! It’s gonna be a bumpy, but wonderfully fun ride. LOL

  8. I have three sons, ages 17-13-3. It gets much weirder.

  9. Oh dear. This just gave me a vision of MY future. We’re gonna need a lot more than wine, sister!

  10. Be prepared… things will get a whole lot weirder. I promise.

  11. Yep.

    Put Charlie in a dress and that could have been Jack and Karly a dozen years ago.

    Cheers, my friend.

    You’re going to need that wine…ha!

  12. I love your “This can’t end well…” and yet you keep recording. Haha! We do the same thing at our house. 🙂 Hilarious! Oh, and Charlie is adorable!

  13. Totes normal.

    Good luck 😉

  14. bwhahaha as a mom to 3 boys I totally understand this. Completely..

  15. Haha. My girl is the older one and she is just as weird. P.S. How did you get my child up there and return him with out me noticing 😉

  16. bahahahah. Nice. I am in love with Charlie’s facial expressions, by the by!

  17. You do NOT want to know what happens in our house. Boys are so weird!

  18. Dude, that shirt is awesome. Where did you get it?
    Boys are silly creatures.
    Have fun mama.

  19. Boys will be boys?

    Charlie’s smile is to die for.

  20. This made me laugh so hard! I am 36 weeks pregnant with my 2nd boy and videos like this remind me of what’s to come. Hilarious.