The Blood of a Warrior

I like being on this side of an inside joke.

Our family has one. It's hard to explain, you sorta 'have to be there' or here. Whatever.

But one line sends our family into fits of laughter. And you can't just say it because that's not funny. You have to scrunch up your face and say it in a barbaric voice. 

The blood of a warrior.

Do you know where we heard that line? 

An obnoxious re-run of Disney's Hannah Montana two years ago, before we banned the show from our home. Ironic, huh? 

That one line is the best thing that ever came from that show. You can quote me on that.

All that to say, we spent a good part of a day last week, hunting down the warrior who left a large trail of blood on our kitchen floor.

My daughter informed us in a worried voice, "Someone in this house is bleeding!"

And no one acted surprised (note blog title. ahem).

I checked toes and fingers, feet and hands, even paws. (I'm pretty sure if my cat wasn't already scarred for life, he is now. The search insulted him). I followed the trail of blood through the kitchen and into the living room. 

It led to my hubby. 

I held out my hand and he produced a foot. Sure enough, it was him.

Me: "How can you have glass in your foot and an open wound and leave a trail of blood and not even know it?" (And it's not the first time I've asked that question).

Him: And I quote, "Shoulder Shrug."

I cannot tell you how many times this man has dripped blood and not known. I, on the other hand, need a sling for a paper cut. 

Most of his injuries are acquired while he works on the car, repairs a broken appliance or digs a lost toy from behind a dresser. He nicks a knuckle helping me with a DIY project, scrapes arms climbing trees with a daughter, gashes a leg teaching a son to ride his bike. 

Most of his injuries occur while he's serving his family. 

He is a real man. I am honored to be his wife.

Today he turns 39. 

He is our warrior. 

So, in honor of his day, I asked all three of my children to tell you how we say the blood of a warrior
(One of them was a little reluctant)

Happy birthday, honey. I hope it's a scream!
And good luck on the interview!

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Anonymous said...

LOL!!! That freeze frame is the best ending of a video EVER!!

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

So cute! I am so glad that my toddlers aren't the only unpredictable ones around :) Happy B-day to your hubby.

KK said...

Happy Birthday! I scream when you turn a camera on me too :)

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Oh, my goodness! Hilarious! I'm going to watch that one a few times just for the ending. ;-)

Happy Birthday to your dh!

Alice said...

that is so funny and i love it! everyone in the house is in bed except for me. so i'm playing your video and i get to the blood-curdling scream of your precious little angel...and the cat falls off the computer desk and the puppy goes running for his life into the living room...and i'm laughing so hard, but trying to be quiet and not wake up everyone who is missing this because they are alseep already - lol!

Jenileigh said...

Tooo funny!!!!!

Abbie said...

I have to say the screaming toddler is my favorite! Happy Birthday to your hubby and I hope the interview goes well. :)

~*Michelle*~ said...


Sara said...

What a way to start my Monday. I mean, my week usually starts with screaming of some sort, but it's not often followed by snorts of laughter. Thanks for a great start to the week. So very funny!

Anonymous said...

You're right, that was funny. Thanks, I needed a good laugh this morning :D

btw...Happy Birthday to your hubby and good luck on the interview. Saying a prayer for y'all!


beckyjomama said...

So happy ti know that mine is not the only child who can hit those notes!!!

Happy birthday to your man ... it's MY man's day too!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

That might be the funniest video ever! ;) Ahhh....2 year olds!

Happy, happy birthday to your hubby. We'll be thinking of him today during the interview. Hope there's no blood shed involved.

Wade's World said...

Too funny!!!

Justbeingamum said...

Happy Birthday. Love the video, that is fantastic, I could just see my son doing the same, he doesn't really like the camera much either.

Becky said...

Kristen, that *was* pretty funny! I don't think you could've scripted that! Hee Hee!

Lynn said...

Hilarious! Love the toddler response. Sometimes you just have to scream.

Amanda said...

baahahahahaha LOVE IT!! Dont you just wish you could scream like that somedays? wait.... I do scream like that! Happy B day to the Hubs and praying !

mama hall said...

Laughing OUT LOUD over here! So, your youngest doesn't get it yet I guess... :) ! Thanks for the laugh this morning! Happy Bday.

Connie said...

Hysterical story. It must be a guy thing....mine never knows he got cut either!

You have a future diva there!! (lol)

The Zookeeper said...

That was a scream! hehe. That little one is hilarious.

Carol said...

Great post!
Congratualtions on being married to a REAL man! They are pricless. Loved the video too.
Tell your man Happy Birthday from us.

Serenity said...

Oh my goodness!!! My four year old sounds EXACTLY like your three year old! Take heart, my daughter just turned four and she is showing HUGE signs of improvement :) Here's to hoping that four is better than three!!!!

Happy birthday to your hubby, hope the interview goes well :)

Michelle said...

I hope he has a great birthday!

Serenity said...

Okay, I had to comment again. My daughter, Hannah, walked in during the video and asked "is that Emily?" Emily, our four year old, looks a LOT like your daughter and seems to have the same... ZEST... shall we say, for life. My husband and I laughed out loud that Hannah thought the video was of Emily :) We will be lifting you up in prayer!!!! LOL!

Lisa Anne said...

Laughing my Butt off. I loved the scream at the end of the video. It was perfect. That's so something my son would do. lol

Why did you ban Hannah Montana from your home? I've never seen the show and Miley is annoying, so just curious.

Jaden Paige said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby, and here's hoping his interview turns out the way it should!! :)

Heather said...

Best ending to a video ever!

Happy birthday to the Warrior!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You've got a screamer!

jOni lAnE said...

thanks for sharing the video...we wish your "warrior" happy birthday!

Nancy M. said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wow!

Robin said...

Happy birthday T! E sure can scream.

Praying for you today.

Trac~ said...

LOL too funny! Happy birthday to your Warrior! :o)

mrsgarageflower said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! Best video love card - EVER!! Happy B'day to the big guy!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

haha- that is so funny!

Amanda said...

Ok I seriously needed a laugh and your little 2 yo gave it to me! Oh my goodness, I LOVED IT! You have a wonderful family!!

Beth said...

My toddler turns 3 today...she is just like your little one! Stubborn but so darn cute! Thanks for that laugh! Happy Birthday to your hubby...he shares it with a precious 3-yr. old from Ohio! Two great people were born today, weren't they?

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Truly laughing out loud!!! I do believe your littlest one would SO get along with mine!!! I have heard that scream at my house. Hope he has a great day!

rachelizabeth said...

That is too funny...the blood(curdling scream) of a warrior!

Happy birthday to your hubby! It's my 3 year old's birthday, too - this is a great day!

Em and Lib said...

You inspired last night's post. Proof We Are THAT Family.

Amy G said...

I laughed out loud at the end! Only because my son does the same thing!! :) It's really fun when we're in Wal-Mart or the library...

Maureen said...

Inside jokes are THE best.

Happy Birthday to the husband (the dripping blood but don't know it man)! Can't imagine that! :)

Maureen said...

Inside jokes are THE best.

Happy Birthday to the husband (the dripping blood but don't know it man)! Can't imagine that! :)

melaniet42 said...

Your little girl's "no" and scream made me LOL. Because I could totally see my toddler doing the same thing. Thanks for the chuckle!

grannyann said...

Your youngest was hilarious!

Amanda said...

Kristen, I LOVE your blog and this post & video just shows why. You (and particularly your youngest) have put the smile back on my face. I just got the minutes of the hearing and a letter re my appeal and was feeling really low. Thank you for grounding me and reminding me how good life is really. I now feel up to facing homeschool session 2 (& we're only on day 1:))
Happy birthday & good luck to hubby. I think you are doing a wonderful thing going with the flow re the job issue - it is hard to do but whatever happens it will be worth it.
Must rush puppy has obviously been pond walking AGAIN!
Amanda x

We are THAT Family said...

I had a couple of questions about 'Hannah Montana' and I thought I'd answer them here. Basically, as the real girl grew older and started making questionable choices and dressing with less clothes, my hubby and I decided she wasn't a good role model for our kids. We also cut off cable for our kids so that was just one of the casualties. But that's just us :D

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I got such a good laugh from that!! Hope you all had a great time! Inside jokes are so fun and the sillier the better!

Tara Rison said...

What an absolute hoot!

Laura@HeavenlyHomemakers said...

Had to bring my boys over to see that. Twice. They can really appreciate "the blood of a warrior"...and screaming. :)

soho said...

Lol, your children are adorable, the last one sorta reminded my of my three year old ;)

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