Woman accused of beating son to death with part of crib

Mother charged in baby’s death:

25-year-old Lori Beth Workman of Uniontown, Pennsylvania has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of her 3-month-old son Homer.

Back in august the Workman’s called 911 because Homer was being unresponsive. The emergency crew found a pacifier taped to Homer’s mouth. The Workman’s said that was a common practice with Homer.The autopsy revealed that Homer had died from repeated blows to the head.

Just this past Wednesday during police questioning Workman admitted to squeezing the baby and letting his head repeatedly hit the handle of a baby stroller during a walk. She said that she was mad that her husband was not helping with the baby. Then as she was assembling a crib Homer wouldn’t stop crying. That’s when Workman allegedly took a piece of the crib that she was putting together and repeatedly struck Homer in the head. Their older son, Eric Jr., was placed into protective custody after Homer’s death.

Now get this. Workman is now 8 1/2 months pregnant with their 3rd child. If your husband didn’t help with the baby you killed what makes you think this time is going to be different? Now he’ll have no choice as I’m sure mom will be giving birth in prison.

Thanks to Gloria for the tip.

  • Angel

    Welcome, Gloria! It’s always good to have a new voice on here.

    And the fridge thing….well, at least if they’re in the fridge, they are staying out of the cleaning chemicals! I don’t know of anyone who keeps poisons or other toxic substances in a refrigerator, except maybe in a lab. I would much rather clean up eggs or milk, than find my child playing with bleach or wasp killer. It is vexing when it happens, but within a few hours (or sometimes days…) you can usually look back on it and say to yourself, “Now, THAT will be a really good story to tell the future boyfriends/spouses/grandkids!” LOL The computer destruction event in my house has already reached legendary status in our extended family; and my college-age daughter has told all of the girls in her scholarship dorm as well. They all hide their laptops when I bring the kids to visit her on campus….still. ;-D

  • Angel

    Welcome, Gloria! It’s always good to have a new voice on here.

    And the fridge thing….well, at least if they’re in the fridge, they are staying out of the cleaning chemicals! I don’t know of anyone who keeps poisons or other toxic substances in a refrigerator, except maybe in a lab. I would much rather clean up eggs or milk, than find my child playing with bleach or wasp killer. It is vexing when it happens, but within a few hours (or sometimes days…) you can usually look back on it and say to yourself, “Now, THAT will be a really good story to tell the future boyfriends/spouses/grandkids!” LOL The computer destruction event in my house has already reached legendary status in our extended family; and my college-age daughter has told all of the girls in her scholarship dorm as well. They all hide their laptops when I bring the kids to visit her on campus….still. ;-D

  • sfdude_2008

    That stupid bitch must’ve truly hated her son named Homer! There’s no excuse to beat your children! Lori Workman, you stupid mother, babies cry, children cry, teenagers cry…EVERYBODY CRIES!!!!!!!!!! I’m sorry that this poor baby had shit for a mother and I wish I was his mommy, so at least I’d hold him and hold him until he stops crying, so if you don’t want kids, DON’T EVER HAVE SEX. Keeping your legs shut at all times, not having sex at all and using protection do not necessarily need a diploma of any kind, that’s just common sense. I hope her unborn baby will immediately be adopted by a loving family right after being born. R.I.P. Homer, may God take care of you, little man.

  • sfdude_2008

    That stupid bitch must’ve truly hated her son named Homer! There’s no excuse to beat your children! Lori Workman, you stupid mother, babies cry, children cry, teenagers cry…EVERYBODY CRIES!!!!!!!!!! I’m sorry that this poor baby had shit for a mother and I wish I was his mommy, so at least I’d hold him and hold him until he stops crying, so if you don’t want kids, DON’T EVER HAVE SEX. Keeping your legs shut at all times, not having sex at all and using protection do not necessarily need a diploma of any kind, that’s just common sense. I hope her unborn baby will immediately be adopted by a loving family right after being born. R.I.P. Homer, may God take care of you, little man.

  • LIsa

    Hi, Gloria, and welcome. I lurked here for quite a while before I ever posted. Something about our love for children and disgust for those that would harm them has drawn us together, and I can honestly say that in the few months that I have been posting, I have stepped up my game and become a better mother to my children. I truly appreciate them even more and the God-given gift of being the carrier of life. I appreciate you all, and you all help me so much. God Bless you!

  • LIsa

    Hi, Gloria, and welcome. I lurked here for quite a while before I ever posted. Something about our love for children and disgust for those that would harm them has drawn us together, and I can honestly say that in the few months that I have been posting, I have stepped up my game and become a better mother to my children. I truly appreciate them even more and the God-given gift of being the carrier of life. I appreciate you all, and you all help me so much. God Bless you!

  • LIsa

    LOL Karen! You reminded me of a stinky story…I kept smelling something in the living room. Searched high and low. Thought it was the cat, or some human in the house, passing gas. Finally found it! A sippy cup with the most ungodly science experiment fermenting behind the couch! :)) Thank goodness it wasn’t the cat ;)

  • LIsa

    LOL Karen! You reminded me of a stinky story…I kept smelling something in the living room. Searched high and low. Thought it was the cat, or some human in the house, passing gas. Finally found it! A sippy cup with the most ungodly science experiment fermenting behind the couch! :)) Thank goodness it wasn’t the cat ;)

  • karen

    hey gloria, nice to meet you!!!! re: keeping little ones out of the fridge….
    there’s only a couple of sure fired ways that i’m aware of.
    1. purchase a large, heavy duty chain (like they use to tow cars). wrap it tightly around the fridge several time and secure with a huge key padlock.
    2. i know this one can be a bit of an inconvience but it really does work. turn the refridgerator around so it’s backwards…with the door facing the back wall. little ones usually aren’t strong enough to turn it back around. also, invest in a good heating pad because you’ll suffer numerous muscle spasms in your back from turning it around 40 times a day to get what you need….but by golly those eggs will be safe!!!!
    angel: you know what REALLY sucks???? when you think they only broke one or two eggs on the floor in the kitchen…only to find a week or so later that the God awful smell in your house was coming from the inside of their closet…where they broke the egg and hid it under a blanket. really stinks.
    now….why did i want 14 kids???? oh yeah….cause newborns are sooooo sweet and smell soooooo good.

  • karen

    hey gloria, nice to meet you!!!! re: keeping little ones out of the fridge….
    there’s only a couple of sure fired ways that i’m aware of.
    1. purchase a large, heavy duty chain (like they use to tow cars). wrap it tightly around the fridge several time and secure with a huge key padlock.
    2. i know this one can be a bit of an inconvience but it really does work. turn the refridgerator around so it’s backwards…with the door facing the back wall. little ones usually aren’t strong enough to turn it back around. also, invest in a good heating pad because you’ll suffer numerous muscle spasms in your back from turning it around 40 times a day to get what you need….but by golly those eggs will be safe!!!!
    angel: you know what REALLY sucks???? when you think they only broke one or two eggs on the floor in the kitchen…only to find a week or so later that the God awful smell in your house was coming from the inside of their closet…where they broke the egg and hid it under a blanket. really stinks.
    now….why did i want 14 kids???? oh yeah….cause newborns are sooooo sweet and smell soooooo good.

  • Angel

    IHKT: I tried the fridge lock thing. By the time my kids were two they could each open it anyway. Is there some brand of lock that I haven’t heard about yet? Also, I have a huge pantry that my son likes to go into and empty cereal and crackers (among other items) onto the floor. Is there a special lock for something like that? You have to keep in mind that he can climb and push chairs, so bolt and chain latches are no problem for him. I have actually thought about removing one of the old ‘skeleton’ lock mechanisms from one of the other doors in my house, and using it for the pantry. (I have keys for most of the skeleton locks in my house, and they seem to work well, but I don’t want to be without a door handle for one of the other doors, either.) Any ideas are welcome.

    @karen: your egg removal plan would be great if it was just one or two eggs, but this was 3 DOZEN – we had just returned from the grocery store with 2 (18 count) cartons of eggs. And he didn’t break them all in the same place….he spread them out over almost the entire surface area of my 8×16 foot kitchen rug. I think I’ll wait until my new steam cleaner is delivered, and hope it is not too late by then. And there’s always the dry cleaners if nothing else works. And if the dry cleaners doesn’t help, well, eventually we will find the money for a new rug..lol

  • Angel

    IHKT: I tried the fridge lock thing. By the time my kids were two they could each open it anyway. Is there some brand of lock that I haven’t heard about yet? Also, I have a huge pantry that my son likes to go into and empty cereal and crackers (among other items) onto the floor. Is there a special lock for something like that? You have to keep in mind that he can climb and push chairs, so bolt and chain latches are no problem for him. I have actually thought about removing one of the old ‘skeleton’ lock mechanisms from one of the other doors in my house, and using it for the pantry. (I have keys for most of the skeleton locks in my house, and they seem to work well, but I don’t want to be without a door handle for one of the other doors, either.) Any ideas are welcome.

    @karen: your egg removal plan would be great if it was just one or two eggs, but this was 3 DOZEN – we had just returned from the grocery store with 2 (18 count) cartons of eggs. And he didn’t break them all in the same place….he spread them out over almost the entire surface area of my 8×16 foot kitchen rug. I think I’ll wait until my new steam cleaner is delivered, and hope it is not too late by then. And there’s always the dry cleaners if nothing else works. And if the dry cleaners doesn’t help, well, eventually we will find the money for a new rug..lol

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Gloria, I can answer the fridge one. They actually make special locks you can put on the fridge handles to keep kids out. They’re like the safety latches you put on your cabinets and closet doors to keep the baby from getting into them. You can pick them up online at One Step Ahead or from a kids store like Baby’s R Us.

    Of course, if your husband is as non-mechanically inclined as mine, you’ll have to open the fridge for him every time he wants a snack. But that’s not such a bad thing if he has a weight control problem too! ;)

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Gloria, I can answer the fridge one. They actually make special locks you can put on the fridge handles to keep kids out. They’re like the safety latches you put on your cabinets and closet doors to keep the baby from getting into them. You can pick them up online at One Step Ahead or from a kids store like Baby’s R Us.

    Of course, if your husband is as non-mechanically inclined as mine, you’ll have to open the fridge for him every time he wants a snack. But that’s not such a bad thing if he has a weight control problem too! ;)

  • gloria

    This is the third egg story I have seen in one week…now I’m scared my daughter is 1 1/2 how do i make sure this does not happen? LOL we have all tile but first its eggs and then its milk {at 5 bucks a gallon} anyone know how to keep a kid out of a fridge? i have come to his site for the longest time and i enjoy yall’s comments the most. I tip my hat to all of you having one critter is hard but i see some of you have 2 and 3 and 4 and more..more power to all of you very awesome women (and men…maybe?)

  • gloria

    This is the third egg story I have seen in one week…now I’m scared my daughter is 1 1/2 how do i make sure this does not happen? LOL we have all tile but first its eggs and then its milk {at 5 bucks a gallon} anyone know how to keep a kid out of a fridge? i have come to his site for the longest time and i enjoy yall’s comments the most. I tip my hat to all of you having one critter is hard but i see some of you have 2 and 3 and 4 and more..more power to all of you very awesome women (and men…maybe?)

  • karen

    removing egg from carpet:1. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

    2. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half- cup of water. Blot.

    3. Repeat step one.

    4. Sponge with clean water. Blot
    removing hand lotion from carpet:1. Sponge with a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent. Blot. (Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage to sizings, backings, or stuffing materials. Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid, or carbon tetrachloride).

    2. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

    3. Sponge with clean water. Blot
    removing marker from kiddies: toothpaste works really well. also, eye make up remover and rubbing alcohol. i used toothpaste because i had a zillion tubes from cvs deals.
    vasoline or vicks vapor rub in hair….i tried EVERYTHING. when i called the hair cutting place, they laughed and said “wow…i don’t know”. finally, in desperation, i doused the hair with baby powder…let it set for awhile and then brushed it through. i was shocked at how much “drier, nongreasy” it looked. i did this several times throughout the rest of the day and evening and when i washed it the next morning it was fine.
    crayon on the wall: place a dryer sheet over the marks and use a blow dryer on the hottest setting. within a few seconds, you can wipe it right off.
    huge economy refill bottle of shout stain removal poured on bedroom carpet (the WHOLE bottle): do not…i repeat, DO NOT try to use your steam cleaner to suck it out. you wouldn’t believe the amount of suds it makes!!! i ended up letting it dry out (took forever) and then vacuumed it. once again….threw the trusty ole baby powder on it and it at least didn’t look as bad or smell as strong.
    liquid laundry detergent poured into the dryer (again, large amount): get a ton of bath towels and start sopping it up. when you think it’s mostly out, run it for awhile with some dry towels. then, for each of the next loads of laundry you need to do, just toss in one of the towels without adding any other detergent. (i told you they were quick and creative)

    lactose intolerant beagle dog who’s lapped up a large can of liquid baby formula from the floor (offered by none other than…yeah, you guessed): tell the girls to open the front door and let the dog run out. hopefully, by the time she comes home, her diarreah will be gone.
    removing “kiddie tatoos”. some of those are next to impossible to remove by scrubbing. take a piece of scotch tape…place it on the tatoo and rub over it. when you pull it off, the tatoo will be attached to it…quick and painless.
    removing “white out” from your computer screen; computer chair and little one’s skin and eyelashes: “goo gone” for the screen, chair and skin…eye makeup remover for the eyelashes (takes a little off, the rest has to wear off).
    removing marker from beagle dog: why bother? it’s not like she’s a show dog or anything…just let it wear off.
    stay tuned folks…there’s more to come!!!!

  • karen

    removing egg from carpet:1. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

    2. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half- cup of water. Blot.

    3. Repeat step one.

    4. Sponge with clean water. Blot
    removing hand lotion from carpet:1. Sponge with a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent. Blot. (Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage to sizings, backings, or stuffing materials. Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid, or carbon tetrachloride).

    2. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

    3. Sponge with clean water. Blot
    removing marker from kiddies: toothpaste works really well. also, eye make up remover and rubbing alcohol. i used toothpaste because i had a zillion tubes from cvs deals.
    vasoline or vicks vapor rub in hair….i tried EVERYTHING. when i called the hair cutting place, they laughed and said “wow…i don’t know”. finally, in desperation, i doused the hair with baby powder…let it set for awhile and then brushed it through. i was shocked at how much “drier, nongreasy” it looked. i did this several times throughout the rest of the day and evening and when i washed it the next morning it was fine.
    crayon on the wall: place a dryer sheet over the marks and use a blow dryer on the hottest setting. within a few seconds, you can wipe it right off.
    huge economy refill bottle of shout stain removal poured on bedroom carpet (the WHOLE bottle): do not…i repeat, DO NOT try to use your steam cleaner to suck it out. you wouldn’t believe the amount of suds it makes!!! i ended up letting it dry out (took forever) and then vacuumed it. once again….threw the trusty ole baby powder on it and it at least didn’t look as bad or smell as strong.
    liquid laundry detergent poured into the dryer (again, large amount): get a ton of bath towels and start sopping it up. when you think it’s mostly out, run it for awhile with some dry towels. then, for each of the next loads of laundry you need to do, just toss in one of the towels without adding any other detergent. (i told you they were quick and creative)

    lactose intolerant beagle dog who’s lapped up a large can of liquid baby formula from the floor (offered by none other than…yeah, you guessed): tell the girls to open the front door and let the dog run out. hopefully, by the time she comes home, her diarreah will be gone.
    removing “kiddie tatoos”. some of those are next to impossible to remove by scrubbing. take a piece of scotch tape…place it on the tatoo and rub over it. when you pull it off, the tatoo will be attached to it…quick and painless.
    removing “white out” from your computer screen; computer chair and little one’s skin and eyelashes: “goo gone” for the screen, chair and skin…eye makeup remover for the eyelashes (takes a little off, the rest has to wear off).
    removing marker from beagle dog: why bother? it’s not like she’s a show dog or anything…just let it wear off.
    stay tuned folks…there’s more to come!!!!

  • LIsa

    LMAO! Priceless, Angel. Priceless!

  • LIsa

    LMAO! Priceless, Angel. Priceless!

  • Angel

    Are we sharing ‘embarrass your kid’ stories? I have the mother of all embarrassment stories, as relating to my oldest child, and her attempt to embarrass me in a grocery store. I turned the tables on her, but good!

    Have any of you ever had a 4 year old throw a hissy fit in a grocery store because she couldn’t have something she wanted? My oldest daughter only did it once……

    I was going to visit my sister in law who lived all the way across town, in an area I only visit in order to see her. She had asked me to stop and get some milk and bread for her, and mentioned that the grocery store around the corner from her house was having a BOGO on milk. I told her I would be happy to stop, and told my daughter (then 4) that I would NOT be buying candy or snacks, so she needn’t bother asking. Does that disclaimer EVER work on little ones? Suffice it to say, she asked for every sweet item we passed on the way to the dairy aisle, and then on the way to the bread aisle. I repeatedly told her no.

    When we got to the register, she began begging for a candy bar, and again I told her no. Her begging quickly turned from begging to whining, to stomping, to screaming. I was fourth in line, and I was beginning to consider walking out without my groceries in order to avoid further embarrassment, when the greatest idea I ever had struck me. She was, by this time, sitting on the floor, kicking her feet, pounding her fists on the floor, and screaming at the top of her lungs, “I want a candy bar!”

    She had NEVER done this before, and I was almost stunned. So what was my idea? I sat my fat ass (did I mention I was 7 months pregnant with my second daughter?) on the floor beside her and began kicking my feet, pounding my fists, and screaming just as loudly as she was, “But, I don’t want to buy you a candy bar!”

    I heard a snicker from somewhere in the front of the line, and I was drawing a crowd behind me as well. My daughter froze, with an expression of pure horror on her face. She then got to her feet, and looked at me as if I had two heads, and began to whisper frantically, “Mommy, stop….Mommy, these people are staring at you……Mommy, please shut up….” I kept up my fit for another ten seconds or so, just to make sure I had her complete attention, and then stopped and tried to figure out a way to gracefully lever my pregnant body off of the floor. One of the other people in line turned and helped me up (bless her!), I paid for my groceries, and we left the store without my daughter saying another word. As the doors closed, I heard the cashier (and probably half the shoppers as well), laughing their butts off.

    We made it all the way to the car before my little angel looked at me and said, in all seriousness, “Mommy, please don’t ever do that again.” I replied, “I won’t if you won’t.” And she never did again.

    I also NEVER went back to that store! lol :-))

  • Angel

    Are we sharing ‘embarrass your kid’ stories? I have the mother of all embarrassment stories, as relating to my oldest child, and her attempt to embarrass me in a grocery store. I turned the tables on her, but good!

    Have any of you ever had a 4 year old throw a hissy fit in a grocery store because she couldn’t have something she wanted? My oldest daughter only did it once……

    I was going to visit my sister in law who lived all the way across town, in an area I only visit in order to see her. She had asked me to stop and get some milk and bread for her, and mentioned that the grocery store around the corner from her house was having a BOGO on milk. I told her I would be happy to stop, and told my daughter (then 4) that I would NOT be buying candy or snacks, so she needn’t bother asking. Does that disclaimer EVER work on little ones? Suffice it to say, she asked for every sweet item we passed on the way to the dairy aisle, and then on the way to the bread aisle. I repeatedly told her no.

    When we got to the register, she began begging for a candy bar, and again I told her no. Her begging quickly turned from begging to whining, to stomping, to screaming. I was fourth in line, and I was beginning to consider walking out without my groceries in order to avoid further embarrassment, when the greatest idea I ever had struck me. She was, by this time, sitting on the floor, kicking her feet, pounding her fists on the floor, and screaming at the top of her lungs, “I want a candy bar!”

    She had NEVER done this before, and I was almost stunned. So what was my idea? I sat my fat ass (did I mention I was 7 months pregnant with my second daughter?) on the floor beside her and began kicking my feet, pounding my fists, and screaming just as loudly as she was, “But, I don’t want to buy you a candy bar!”

    I heard a snicker from somewhere in the front of the line, and I was drawing a crowd behind me as well. My daughter froze, with an expression of pure horror on her face. She then got to her feet, and looked at me as if I had two heads, and began to whisper frantically, “Mommy, stop….Mommy, these people are staring at you……Mommy, please shut up….” I kept up my fit for another ten seconds or so, just to make sure I had her complete attention, and then stopped and tried to figure out a way to gracefully lever my pregnant body off of the floor. One of the other people in line turned and helped me up (bless her!), I paid for my groceries, and we left the store without my daughter saying another word. As the doors closed, I heard the cashier (and probably half the shoppers as well), laughing their butts off.

    We made it all the way to the car before my little angel looked at me and said, in all seriousness, “Mommy, please don’t ever do that again.” I replied, “I won’t if you won’t.” And she never did again.

    I also NEVER went back to that store! lol :-))

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Kathy, I’m saving my best embarassment ammo for my son’s inaugural address some day (after all, Obama’s now opened the door for multi-ethnic kids with out-there names to run for prez).

    Let’s just say my story involves a changing table, a constipated baby, a rectal thermometer, projectile pooping and a permanent carpet stain.

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Kathy, I’m saving my best embarassment ammo for my son’s inaugural address some day (after all, Obama’s now opened the door for multi-ethnic kids with out-there names to run for prez).

    Let’s just say my story involves a changing table, a constipated baby, a rectal thermometer, projectile pooping and a permanent carpet stain.

  • Samantha

    Gotta love the nanny lip! we started calling it that because my grandma (nanny) has a big pouty bottom lip haha.

    i refuse to belittle my kids too. i may yell at them, but i never cuss at them or call them names. well, maybe when we are joking and kidding around. my daughter and i will call each other dorks, but i just tell her i am proud to be a dork!

  • Samantha

    Gotta love the nanny lip! we started calling it that because my grandma (nanny) has a big pouty bottom lip haha.

    i refuse to belittle my kids too. i may yell at them, but i never cuss at them or call them names. well, maybe when we are joking and kidding around. my daughter and i will call each other dorks, but i just tell her i am proud to be a dork!

  • LIsa

    Aw! Absence really does make the heart grow fonder — if you are already fond, that is ;)

    I’m working on the yelling. Yes, I have yelled, but never belittled, or beat, or starved, or molested, or deprived of necessities, or beat with crib parts, or sliced scrotums.

    And my Destructo-Girl has a wicked nanny lip, too ;)

  • LIsa

    Aw! Absence really does make the heart grow fonder — if you are already fond, that is ;)

    I’m working on the yelling. Yes, I have yelled, but never belittled, or beat, or starved, or molested, or deprived of necessities, or beat with crib parts, or sliced scrotums.

    And my Destructo-Girl has a wicked nanny lip, too ;)

  • Samantha

    Ahhh Kathy… you dont poot do you??
    I will embarrass my kids because they take EVERY opportunity they have to embarrass me! haha.
    I, too, have to admit the yelling part. I think my kids are deaf most of the time because if I dont say it loudly, they dont understand. OK, maybe not deaf, but selective hearing sure comes to mind!! My little one who is 3 (and totally cute too) get soooo upset if I yell at him. He turns his little nanny lip (thats what we call it) out and cries, stop screamin at me! Its cute sometimes I have to yell just so he will do that :)
    On another note, my oldest is gone away to camp, since monday. She will be back tomorrow but I am missing her like crazy! A lot more than I thought I would! I cant wait for her to come home.

  • Samantha

    Ahhh Kathy… you dont poot do you??
    I will embarrass my kids because they take EVERY opportunity they have to embarrass me! haha.
    I, too, have to admit the yelling part. I think my kids are deaf most of the time because if I dont say it loudly, they dont understand. OK, maybe not deaf, but selective hearing sure comes to mind!! My little one who is 3 (and totally cute too) get soooo upset if I yell at him. He turns his little nanny lip (thats what we call it) out and cries, stop screamin at me! Its cute sometimes I have to yell just so he will do that :)
    On another note, my oldest is gone away to camp, since monday. She will be back tomorrow but I am missing her like crazy! A lot more than I thought I would! I cant wait for her to come home.

  • Kathy

    hahaha… I just enjoyed some Tropical Typhoon Mike and Ike candies while catching up on this thread. Ah, to savor a candy when no children are around because I’m at work and they’re not allowed here.

    Karen–seriously. you’ve yelled at the kids? Where was your self-control? What’s wrong with you? HAHAHA… just kidding!!! I adore you. I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only one who has ever yelled at children. I agree that children need to be taught responsibility and respect for people’s things. And, as someone who babysat my younger siblings and cousins when I was 12 on up (as well as cleaning the house and starting dinner), I see no reason why a 14 y/o can’t watch a 3 y/o sibling long enough for the mom to take a shower. Cause you know that same 14 y/o is begging for movie money, new this, new that. :-)

    As for embarassing your kids. That is a parent’s RIGHT. We have EARNED it. Do you really think I keep the pic of my son covered in spaghetti because it’s cute? No way… I’m pulling that sucker out on his first date and telling the girl he STILL eats like that. The short video of him running around in the front yard of our housing devlopment NAKED for all the neighbors to see (sometimes you have to capture it on film before you fix the pbm)… yep, gonna use that one too. Hey, I figure if my mom can still (35 years later) tell people about the one time in my life that I stood up to go to the potty and a fart slipped out in front of company… well… it’s my duty to share similar stories about my kids. :-)

  • Kathy

    hahaha… I just enjoyed some Tropical Typhoon Mike and Ike candies while catching up on this thread. Ah, to savor a candy when no children are around because I’m at work and they’re not allowed here.

    Karen–seriously. you’ve yelled at the kids? Where was your self-control? What’s wrong with you? HAHAHA… just kidding!!! I adore you. I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only one who has ever yelled at children. I agree that children need to be taught responsibility and respect for people’s things. And, as someone who babysat my younger siblings and cousins when I was 12 on up (as well as cleaning the house and starting dinner), I see no reason why a 14 y/o can’t watch a 3 y/o sibling long enough for the mom to take a shower. Cause you know that same 14 y/o is begging for movie money, new this, new that. :-)

    As for embarassing your kids. That is a parent’s RIGHT. We have EARNED it. Do you really think I keep the pic of my son covered in spaghetti because it’s cute? No way… I’m pulling that sucker out on his first date and telling the girl he STILL eats like that. The short video of him running around in the front yard of our housing devlopment NAKED for all the neighbors to see (sometimes you have to capture it on film before you fix the pbm)… yep, gonna use that one too. Hey, I figure if my mom can still (35 years later) tell people about the one time in my life that I stood up to go to the potty and a fart slipped out in front of company… well… it’s my duty to share similar stories about my kids. :-)

    • rawr

      So that’s why my mum keeps those pics. >.> And exactly on the 14 y/o part; I was mature (and hyper) enough at 8 that I watched my little bro (he was 6 at the time), cleaned the house and already have supper ready before my mum got home or one of our neighbors checked on us. You need to teach em alil responibility. ;P 
      I don’t have kids (i’m 17 so GOD NO) but I can feel the pain you mothers are feeling. (watched 3 straight hellins; there was paint on the couch, my oldest neice was covered in chocolate .___. and the youngest was irritating my bro) So BLESS ALL OF YOU!!! <3 I don't think i could take having that many kids lol.

  • Angel

    “Eggs on the carpet, though … that justifies selling the kid to the gypsies.”

    I don’t think they could afford him, IHKT. Besides, he’s my only boy, and I kinda like him…..lol. But maybe I could rent him out for a couple of days? ;-D

  • Angel

    “Eggs on the carpet, though … that justifies selling the kid to the gypsies.”

    I don’t think they could afford him, IHKT. Besides, he’s my only boy, and I kinda like him…..lol. But maybe I could rent him out for a couple of days? ;-D

  • Samantha

    Ihavekidstoo, I have no idea on that one! My son did the same thing, with one of those HUGE bottles of cocoa butter loation! Dumped half the bottle on the carpet and the other half he was using on himself! Never did get it out, just kind of left it. Figured if nothing else it would keep the carpet smelling nice and yummy!

  • Samantha

    Ihavekidstoo, I have no idea on that one! My son did the same thing, with one of those HUGE bottles of cocoa butter loation! Dumped half the bottle on the carpet and the other half he was using on himself! Never did get it out, just kind of left it. Figured if nothing else it would keep the carpet smelling nice and yummy!

  • LIsa

    Destructo-Girl presented us a bright red smiley lipstick face on my newish carpet. It will smile at me till we sell, or they go to college, too :)

  • LIsa

    Destructo-Girl presented us a bright red smiley lipstick face on my newish carpet. It will smile at me till we sell, or they go to college, too :)

  • Ihavekidstoo

    OK, since we’re talking carpet disasters here, does anyone know how to get an entire bottle of lavender scented hand lotion out of a carpet? It’s been ground into our bedroom rug for more than 2 years and no amount of scrubbing has faded it one bit. My son dumped it there at a time in his life when I would have SWORN he didn’t know how to remove a bottle cap, let alone climb all the way up to the vanity where it was sitting to get it. Now, at 4 1/2, every time he passes the spot he says proudly “I did that when I was a baby, Mommy.” Yes, son. We were all SO proud!

    Guess I should just break down and have the whole carpet cleaned, but really I don’t see the point in paying to clean your carpets when you still have kids in the house. I suspect that stain is staying there either until we try to sell the house OR both kids go off to college.

    Eggs on the carpet, though … that justifies selling the kid to the gypsies.

  • Ihavekidstoo

    OK, since we’re talking carpet disasters here, does anyone know how to get an entire bottle of lavender scented hand lotion out of a carpet? It’s been ground into our bedroom rug for more than 2 years and no amount of scrubbing has faded it one bit. My son dumped it there at a time in his life when I would have SWORN he didn’t know how to remove a bottle cap, let alone climb all the way up to the vanity where it was sitting to get it. Now, at 4 1/2, every time he passes the spot he says proudly “I did that when I was a baby, Mommy.” Yes, son. We were all SO proud!

    Guess I should just break down and have the whole carpet cleaned, but really I don’t see the point in paying to clean your carpets when you still have kids in the house. I suspect that stain is staying there either until we try to sell the house OR both kids go off to college.

    Eggs on the carpet, though … that justifies selling the kid to the gypsies.

  • Samantha

    I love it! I am sooo glad to hear that I am not the only with crazy kids! And of course I say crazy in the most heart warming loving way!
    Eggs on the carpet?? Sheesh, I about lost it when my son broke one on the tile! Of course, it had to run down the whole inside of the fridge too though.

  • Samantha

    I love it! I am sooo glad to hear that I am not the only with crazy kids! And of course I say crazy in the most heart warming loving way!
    Eggs on the carpet?? Sheesh, I about lost it when my son broke one on the tile! Of course, it had to run down the whole inside of the fridge too though.