life with boys…

means hidden treasure everywhere. The innocent Mom just trying to clean her house better ask questions first or face frustrated tears, later. What she considered dirty gray rocks (on the coffee table?!) were rare volcanic specimens from Mars! That rough and jagged branch left on the front porch? that she threw on the woodpile before it tripped her a 3rd time? That was clearly a Jedi light saber! Popsicle sticks, bottle caps, pinecones and more I have learned over the last decade to assume it isn’t trash, and find out. Lately Sam has a special item which he calls “my concoction”. Several times a day we hear “Where’s my concoction?!” and twice, before getting in the old Suburban we’ve had to wait as he scrambles to get it, before we go. I am willing to wait a few minutes for it though, because it is pretty amazing stuff. According to its inventor, it is a plant killer, a poison, an explosive, or a truth serum “depending on your needs at the moment of crisis” Sam says. A few weeks ago at the Dentist office, along with the obligatory free toothbrush, the boys received a trial size bottle of mouthwash. I was surprised how excited Sam was over this gift, since he violently detests all things mint flavored. But the treasure was the tiny plastic bottle, and after getting permission he peeled off the label and started experimenting. I asked his permission before giving our blog readers the precise recipe for such an incredible product, and here it is:

blue mouthwash


a pinch of dirt (sand is even better)




There you go-its Valentines Day so go ahead and mix this up. Over a romantic dinner you can slip it to your spouse as a truth serum. If you don’t like what you hear? Remember…its also an explosive.

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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4 Responses to life with boys…

  1. Alisa Johnston says:

    HAR…last sentence killed me! I’m useless now…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Too stinking cute! Love it.Susan

  3. Rebeca says:

    Wow, that really does sound amazing. Boys are great, aren’t they! My brother used to make something called “Blue”. It involved water, blue food coloring, peppermint or maybe anise extract, and sugar. Freeze in an old container, then routinely make covert trips out to the freezer with a spoon. It was pretty good actually! Blessings! Rebeca

  4. Amy says:

    My boys do this too! Something about the endless possibilties of a small, empty container! Your last paragragh is hilarious!!~Amy

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