By: Jennifer Murray

When Mama’s Away, the Crew Will Play





These shots were taken during my grocery run.  Boys will be BOYS! What do your kids "get away with" when you’re out on the town?

22 Responses to “When Mama’s Away, the Crew Will Play”

  1. Melissa
    March 25, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    Seems like when I go “out on the town” (or just to the grocery) I come home to find my 2 year old has emptied every cabinent in the kitchen while daddy was reading the paper or watching a sporting event. I keep trying to convince him that he can’t ignore the crashes!

  2. Amy
    March 25, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    I love taking pictures of my kids watching tv or on the computer. My kids usually get to stay up later than I’d like when I’m at work(I work nights)

  3. Williams' bunch
    March 25, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    I’m sure my kids get away w/everything when I’m not here…knowing my husband and the fact there are six of them-it’s no telling what goes on when I’m gone! ;0)

  4. Lauren P
    March 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    My child gets to stay up past her bedtime and she can usually talk daddy into more treats/snacks/junk than she can talk mommy into.

  5. Mom Taxi Julie
    March 25, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    They are adorable!

  6. Brandi
    March 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    Leave them alone? You have to be kidding right?!?! I am pretty sure if I left the twinks in Daddy’s care they would still be wearing the same pj’s I left them in, and the house would look like WWII.

  7. Laura
    March 25, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    I just wish my two would sit still like that… ever. They never sit for a minute and watch movies.

    Such cuties, those boys!

  8. Jessie's Girls
    March 25, 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    Jen, you have once again outdone yourself.
    Adorable pictures.

  9. PatC.
    March 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    My “babies” are 19 and 24 and I am just now learning everything that went on when I was out at a meeting or volunteering–stuffed animal wars, chase, daddy jumping out of the pantry at them. The list goes on and on. You may never find out everything.

  10. Barbara Manatee
    March 25, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    oh, how funny! Not sure how we’ve made it this long, but my two (at 28 months) just figured out how to take their PJs off at night…have found them in nothing but diapers several times recently..but Thank Goodness those were still on!!! 🙂

  11. Terri
    March 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    Love that they will just sit there and watch TV. I have tried so many times with my boys and they just don’t care!

  12. Kate in Austin
    March 26, 2009 at 12:41 am #

    They look so well behaved. I can’t believe they are all sitting in the chairs.
    Mine get away with more with mama home than when it is a daddy run house. hee hee.

  13. mamabean
    March 26, 2009 at 1:20 am #

    wow how do those kids watch that tiny screen?

    my kids get into the snack drawer when im gone…daddy is much more lax than i am and allows them free rein to snack foods..hehe

  14. Kelly
    March 26, 2009 at 8:34 am #

    Blowing bubbles in the house, eating candy, making big kitchen messes….The list is really too long…

  15. GibsonTwins
    March 26, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    Before I'm even out the door, the twins start asking Daddy for "yemmy-yems" (M&Ms;). I don't ask any questions, that's their thing. I don't even think about what they get away with when the great grandparents are in charge. I know that I've witnessed Great Grandpa run for french fries at their request….I can only imagine 🙂

    March 26, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    I better not show this pic to claire…such hunks with no shirts 🙂 i love how all 4 are so zoned into their show! ahhh a nice little break.


  17. jenn
    March 26, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    too cute! what little men!;-)

  18. Goerlich Quadruplets
    March 26, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    That's so cute – so was daddy or was it a sitter? 🙂 Give your little skins a hug from all of us! Party on, bros! Much Love, Mari & Gang

  19. Jenn Brothers-Haler
    March 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    If I go to bed early, Bryan lets Jackson stay up later than I normally let him.

    They sometimes also have their “junk nights” when Bryan will let him stay up as late as he wants (on a weekend!) and eat whatever he wants. Jackson looks forward to that. He’ll get out 4 different kind of potato chips, make his spot on the couch and is ready for hunting/fishing shows.

  20. Anonymous
    March 30, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    I would say, Mrs. Murray, that if that is ALL your boys are doing while you are “out on the town” you are in GREAT shape! 🙂 Have you met my husband?! Imagine what goes on while I am gone?! ha

    Love ya!

  21. Amy - AKA - TigerMommie
    March 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    That is too funny! Very cute…..

  22. Patty
    March 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm #

    Love, love, love your pictures! Your kiddos are absolutely adorable!

    My son (18 months) will not sit still to watch tv or a movie UNLESS (and I know how strange this sounds), it is the theme song to George Lopez tv show or the Free Credit Report.Com commercials…the kid loves music!

    Oh, and he gets away with everything when Mommy is not home!

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