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Jeff and I took the kids to Palm Springs for the long weekend.

When I downloaded my photos from the trip, I found these:

I’m disturbed by these pictures for a few reasons.

  1. These pictures were taken on my camera by an unauthorized party.  In other words, I didn’t tell the culprit that he had permission to use my camera.
  2. These pictures were taken in my bedroom and I wasn’t in it.  My kids are not allowed in my room when I’m not present.
  3. Garrett is monkeying around on my chair in these pictures.  That’s forbidden.
  4. Emma is playing with my ipod touch.  Without my permission.
But, the thing that bothers me the most?

Where is their sense of self preservation?


They let their little brother take pictures of them getting into trouble?

What is wrong with these children?  🙂

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About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. 1
    Twitter: Momisodes

    Not the camera AND iPod Touch!!! Oh man. I don’t blame you. I would be livid. Mommy’s toys are off limits!

  2. 3
    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    Umm yeah…someone didn’t think THAT one through. No more parties in mom’s room with all of her stuff!

  3. 5

    My Post is up for Wordful Wednesday… Thanks for your email. God bless always!

  4. 7

    Please delete my No. 5 linky… it was a mistake

  5. 8

    Now, THAT is funny. But now if these were my children, I would have broken their sticky little Wii fingers. j/k

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    Twitter: SharonHujik

    oh boy. They’re gonna get it! Woops!

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    It’s kind of like Kids Watergate…except it’s in pictures….in California…with no politicians….


  8. 14
    Twitter: mami_picture

    Oh my! Oh my! some one got in trouble…jejejejej kids…♥

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    Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    Twitter: beccascrazyboys

    I LOVE your chair!!!

    And the kids? That is hilarious!

    • 17
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      Me too. That’s why they are not allowed to play on it like a jungle gym. 🙂

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    Jen @ buried with children says:

    Yeah, you really need to teach them about self preservation.

    And they are totally, BUSTED! 🙂

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    Honey Mommy says:

    My kids would be in HUGE trouble for those infractions. Most especially my camera… it is my baby and anyone who touches it (besides me) is TOAST.

  12. 21

    LOL That’s so funny man.
    Sorry Angie, but that’s hilarious.

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    Twitter: XmasDolly

    BUSTED! But what I’d like to know did the photographer get in trouble too? I mean he did catch the other two doing family crimes, and more or less reported them to the authorities like a family police officer, so if the bad guys got in trouble then does the family snitch get in trouble? OMG I sound like my son. He was the family lawyer for my kids & always tried to get them out of trouble! LOL

  14. 24

    Ha Ha! Have you thought of giving them all camera’s for Christmas. Just think what you could find out!

  15. 26

    I can tell you why, they didn’t far enough ahead to getting caught.

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    Michelle @ One Crafty Mama says:

    Give them time…….their still young. LOL!

  17. 28

    LOl, oh my gosh, that is hilarious!!!!!!! When the cats away the mice will play!!!

    I loved this!

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    Happily Retired Gal says:

    Uh oh … guess they’ll learn, right?
    Hugs and blessings,

  19. 32
    Twitter: buckeroomama

    It’s what my grandmother would call “not wiping the crumbs off your mouth/face after stealing cookies from the cookie jar.”

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    Twitter: aventinehill

    Busted Royally! LOL! No need for a nannycam when you have a tattletale photog! ha ha ha!

    LOVE THIS! Great post! And you daughter looks so innocent! lol

  21. 36

    What a turkey!! And did he not think about getting caught?!? LOL

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    Twitter: brendaparaguay

    I think thats really funny too! Better they learn now the power of pictures than when they are teenagers. . . . this could be a valuable teaching moment 😉

  23. 38
    Twitter: shellthings

    Oh, they’re so busted!

    I’ll be back in the morning to link up!

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    Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings
    Twitter: jgmommy

    Oh yeah! Busted! All of them! Wahahaa! (Trying the evil laugh there..is it working?)

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    Twitter: dishes_laundry

    My kids totally sell each other out too!

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    Twitter: 1momof5

    Oh boy! That’s unbelievable!! Actually, your post reminds me a little of the post I did a while back when I finally found my long-long water camera. Remember? The last pictures on the camera told the whole story…. It was great evidence!

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    parenting BY dummies
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    Holy stromboli! The nerve! The horror! The complete lack of fear at getting caught! You are too nice my friend. Fearful kids may not be better behaved kids, but at least the don’t get caught. What you don’t know won’t hurt you and all that!

    And, hope you don’t mind that I linked my photo contest this week…pictures and all:)

  28. 45

    What did they say when you showed them the evidence of their mischief?

    Seems they had a good time, too!

    • 46
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      They were more interested in the pictures than what the pictures told me………which was trouble for them. 🙂

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    Night Owl mama
    Twitter: nightOwlmama

    sounds like someone is in T-R-O-U-B-L-E
    hows that I pod touch. APPLE Is an awesome company to deal with. Hope you haven’t had a trouble with it

  30. 48

    Maybe little brother thought it was worth it to use said camera w/o permission to snap other acts of wrong doing! 🙂 Too LOL funny!

    • 49
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      If he was a teenager, I don’t think I want to know what he captured. 🙂

  31. 50

    they are sooo busted!!! too funny!!!!Great pics!!!

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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    Oh, they are so in trouble, aren’t they?

    Why would they let that evidence be collected? Silly, silly, silly.

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    Liz @ Loving Mom 2 Boys
    Twitter: lovingmom2boys

    Oh no….never ever let your brother get proof – and if he does, learn how to 1) erase pictures and 2) buy his silence

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    Liz @ Loving Mom 2 Boys
    Twitter: lovingmom2boys

    OK…I do have to admit, I wish I had seen your face when you started looking at pics on your camera and discovered these!!

    • 54
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      There were WAY more where those came from, too. 🙂 These were just a sampling.

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    Lori @ The Ladybug Lounge says:

    I know if these were my kids I would probably be upset, but when I’m reading about it on someone elses post it made me snicker right out loud – LOL !! Someone didn’t think that one through !!

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    Twitter: klacustom

    Will gets a hold of my camera often and I find pictures of the ceiling of me in my pj’s!

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    Now, that is seriously funny!!!!

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    Desert Rose says:

    Oooh…I would never allow pics to prove it! Lol
    Looks like they didn’t have a care in the world!

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    Katie (aka Kekibird)
    Twitter: WhyBotherBlog

    Well, they’ll learn fast after this experience.

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    Oh they left evidence?? Someone has to teach them the basics 😉 LOL

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    Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz
    Twitter: momspotted

    Haha! You crack me up because that’s how I feel when I go through my pictures sometimes! LOL!

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    They learn so young. Great pictures!

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    Twitter: PrettyPinkMomma

    I would be very afraid to go out of town when they are teenagers! On the upside they would probably take more incriminating photos of themselves, lol!

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    scrappysue says:

    coz their kids and they live in the moment! president’s weekend? i love seeing pictures from a kid’s perspective

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    LMAO!! That’s hilarious! The young one has got the blackmail DOWN!!

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    Pamela M. Kramer
    Twitter: pamelamkramer

    That is truly hilarious!!! I would be so mad too. It’s bad enough when they take my camera and my cell phone. You have much more expensive toys. 🙂

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    Twitter: debi9kids

    LOL That is too funny! I’ve found a couple guilty photos like that on my camera as well and wondered the same thing…um, kids, didn’t you realize mom would eventually see this???

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    So, how much trouble did they get in? Like is EVERYONE grounded?? Just curious for future reference, you know, when my kids pull a stunt like this because you know they will someday… 😉

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    Must I tell you that this makes me laugh so and reminds me of the 3 bears 🙂 Someone’s been sitting in my chair. lol. I love it!

    And indeed, misdeeds must be documented and if you find a pic with a mirror in the background you can go all CSI and find out who was holding that camera! lol

    Happy Wednesday! 🙂

    • 76
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I love the imagery that your comment produced.

      TOTALLY like the three bears. And you are so right about the mirror. I actually have one so I know who the culprit was. 🙂

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    Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
    Twitter: crazyadventures

    You and I think waaaaay too much alike. That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking. Forbidden fruit, yes, sure, they are children, but PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE? What the HELL? lol

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA

    That is hilarious – by all means try and push the envelope when mom’s not around, it’s age-appropriate and expected, but for god’s sake don’t leave photographic evidence behind – on HER camera!

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    MommyWizdom says:

    Oh O. A couple of someone’s are in big trouble!! I guess sometimes, you just have to learn the hard way!

    I love your blog layout!!

    Got an iPhone? Come join my new meme for favorite apps. every Monday @MommyWizdom

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    Milk & Honey Mommy says:


    I think maybe your young son has the upper hand. The older children may not have been a match for him. Blackmail anyone?

    Mom, do you romp on the furniture when alone in your room? Did your daughter learn the “right touch” on your ipod from you? Have you decided if all or just the photographed ones get in trouble? I wonder what they did that didn’t get photographed. Absolutely funny.

    • 84
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      Oh……..there were about 20 photos. LOTS and lots of somersaults on the chair…….did you notice Emma’s hair? The best part? Grace was laying in my bed watching it all.

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    Twitter: Anddadtoo

    Not good. I wouldn’t be happy if my kids were playing with my Blackberry so I know how you feel about your iPod. Cute pics though.

    Happy WW!

  55. 86

    Angie do you think little brother took the risk just to show you what the older ones were up to??? He could totally do undercover work for you….think about it , granted might want to give him his own disposable camera one that is under $10.

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    Twitter: Pieces_Of_Me_

    hahaha, so funny! and they left evidence!

  57. 89

    Gives a whole different take on caught on film…..boy what were they thinking.
    Although it is funny, someone was blackmailing them. Hubby?
    My daughter and hubby are not allow to touch my cell or camera. they might break them and my is always consider better then theirs,lol. Mom’s Rule.

    My WW link for you

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    Mom is going to have to get a little scarier!

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    Tara R.
    Twitter: Tara_R

    Some mommy possessions are sacred, cameras and iPods included. They are so busted…

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    cat@juggling act says:

    Got themselves caught red handed! LOL!

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    Oh, they are SO busted! Did they get into a lot of trouble?

    Btw… love that chair!

    Justine 😮 )

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    love it!!!

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    Apparently they’re still young enough not to realize they’re creating solid evidence against themselves by taking pictures. SO busted! And too hilarious! 🙂

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    Twitter: katydidandkid

    I was cringing just seeing those photos! I wonder what the rest of the kids were up too during the photo shoot. Hopefully better things!

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    a thorn among roses says:

    those are some fab kids! so cute!

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    Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities
    Twitter: iambrimful

    So far my camera has never fallen into the wrong hands…you do get some interesting photos though it seems when it happens.

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    My kids once stole my camera while I was napping and dressed the dog up to take pictures of him. It was too funny 🙂

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    Twitter: HaBryerton

    Oh my. Every once and a while I find a few pictures on our camera that are off odd things, with fuzzy focus, and that’s because Madaline has turned it on and just pushed the button. It’s kind of cute and kind of scary at the same time.

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    Amy @ Six Flower Mom
    Twitter: SixFlowerMom

    Kids … too funny!

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    Melissa Multitasking Mama
    Twitter: multitaskingme

    What is that saying- when mama’s away the kids will play? looks like that is exactly what happened 😉

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    Melissa @ Spoiled Mommy
    Twitter: spoiledmommy

    Oh that is too funny!! lol

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    Twitter: the_royalfamily


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    Twitter: mellisarock

    I can’t believe that they don’t know better than to leave evidence!! LOL — too funny! I love that chair — looks like a comfy spot for reading!!

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    These are great shots..but it sure does implicate them..i was never lucky enough to have such evidence…LOL…EnJoY your day..!

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    Karen @ If I Could Escape
    Twitter: ificouldescape

    My 13 year old keeps cracking my laptop password. What is it with kids these days? LOL

    Happy WW!!

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    Twitter: Chefdruck

    Well, at least they didn’t put it on You Tube…. yet.

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    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    someone is gonna get in trouble

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    Raise Them Up says:

    Lol! What I’d really like to see pictures of are their faces when you showed them these! Thanks for the laugh! 🙂

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    Jenni Jiggety says:

    LOL! Little stinkers who haven’t yet learned the art of the cover-up… 😉

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    hotpants™ says:

    Your kids are bold!

    I’m participating in Wordful Wednesday for the first time. I linked up. Yay!

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    That’s too funny! They should learn a lesson from this though…never leave the evidence behind!!!

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    teehee that is too funny maybe he was just out to get them

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    Nicole, Modern Style Mama
    Twitter: modernstylemama

    Oh, I just love it! Nothing like kids being mischeivous and not thinking it through. That is absolutely priceless. I would love for you to ask them and see what they say. And then show them the evidence. I always tell my kids they better tell the truth because I have hidden cameras throughout the house. That’s outstanding!!!

    • 116
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I know what to do next time. 🙂 And, there will be a next time. Guaranteed. 🙂

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    Gasp……..that would be something my kids would do too!!!! LOL

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    Twitter: YoungMommy

    I have so many incriminating pictures, it’s not even funny! Your sense of humor has saved them, I take it? lol

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    Twitter: petersonstlouis

    Sooooooo…they ratted themselves out by leaving evidence!

    Too funny!

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    LOL I love that *someone* and if you’re like me it was your SO, thought to snap pics but not stop that monkeying around!

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    They are totally busted!

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    Cascia @ Healthy Moms
    Twitter: cltalbert

    That doesn’t sound good! I hope they learn their lesson!

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    Twitter: mommynamedapril

    oh dear! they’re playing with fire!


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    Twitter: TweetingMama

    Uh-oh! They really messed up, didn’t they? You’ll have to let us know what kind of brilliant excuses they come up with!

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts


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    The Moody Mix says:

    Looks like they’re having fun Mom, but I guess rules are rules.

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    Kara @ His, Hers, and Ours
    Twitter: KandJplus5

    LOL!! Too funny! But, the sad thing? Same thing happens in my house!! And when I confront the culprit, I get the hem-hawing around, and the look of panic in their eyes trying to figure out a way out of it. It’s priceless! Well, as long nothing is broken, that is! lol

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    Twitter: Lindsay_Y

    Oh my – that’s funny. They’ve found a loop-hole in the “no tattling” rule! Don’t tell my kids.

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    Twitter: SteshaSims

    Cover your tracks children. If need be… burn your tracks. Big Brother (mama) is watching!:)

    Hugs and Mocha,

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    Denise@TogetherWeSave says:

    Oh my…. this is so funny. Kids seem to be so clueless that they are getting themselves into trouble.

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    Casey Quilao says:

    Now that’s funny! They were obviously too busy doing things they weren’t supposed to be doing to pay attention to the fact that their pictures were being taken 🙂

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    Twitter: amberpagewrites

    That was rather, ummm, un-smart of them. I sure hope you gave them a talking-to!

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    Kellli @ writing the waves
    Twitter: writingthewaves

    Self-incriminating photos…that is hilarious. 🙂

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    Trippin' Mama
    Twitter: trippinmama

    Playing along for the first time. Thanks for the fun!


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    Tired Mom Tesa
    Twitter: 2Wired2Tired

    You do have to admit that one of him flipping into the chair is quite comical! Glad no one got hurt and nothing was broken!

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    ouch. nice to have a weekend away though.

    my bloglines is not picking up any of my feeds for the last two days, any idea what’s wrong?

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    jennyleite says:

    I found numerous text messages sent out one night on my iphone and my girls know they are not allowed to touch it ever. Busted!!

    So hilarious!!

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    You need to teach them some self-preservation skills!!!

  106. 139
    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    Now that is hilarious. Not that they are doing things that they aren’t supposed to b/c well, what kid doesn’t but that they are so going to get busted for this! Great post 🙂 You made me chuckle before bed 🙂 Take care!

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    Twitter: 38traci

    Hi! I just found you through Insights and Belly Laughs! I’m your newest follower.

    Isn’t it funny how our kids tell on themselves??? I’ve told my son that he is a terrible liar and should just give it up. Truthfully, I’m glad he can’t tell a lie and I hope it stays that way — of course, if my husband is any indication, I have NOTHING to worry about!

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    Kelly Deneen
    Twitter: kelly_deneen

    bwahaha! I’m sorry! haha! I can’t stop laughing! hahaha!

    That is hilarious. haha!

    But wrong. Very wrong. *trying to not smile*

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    ♥ I love it when they tell on theirselves! Even if it is in a picture!