"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Friday, December 5, 2008

That's Just The Way It Is Around Here..........

Myshel is mad at me because I told her to stay out of my make-up--
Vance is mad at me because I made him clean the doggy poo out of the backyard--
McKaylie is mad at me because I told her that under her bed is NOT where her dirty laundry belongs and made her get it out--
Noah is mad at me because I put the gate up on my bedroom door so that he can't come into my bed in the middle of the night--
Nutmeg is sulking because I accidentally stepped on her--
Vanillla is upset because I yelled at her for chewing up another roll of toilet paper--
Chad is wondering why I am grumpy all the time--

Chad and I ran to the store, he didn't open my car door, when I asked him about it he said, "it's raining!?!" Apparently the rain prevents him from being a gentleman.........

We bought Noah a new winter coat, hat and gloves. They're all camouflage. He put them all on, smiled and asked, "Can you see me?"

Myshel tends to be late for seminary in the mornings, a lot. We've talked to her about it and we get a lot of complaining and "I'm tired". So we started a new rule: Every time she's late, she loses her Ipod for 2 days. (I know, I'm mean) She started being on time, but there was still a lot of complaints. However, after recieving an Ipod Touch for her birthday, she's been on time, everyday, without complaining........amazing!

Vance begged me to talk to his school counselor about changing his advisory class. I asked him why he couldn't go in and talk to them about it, his answer, "I don't want to".

McKaylie doesn't have enough time in the mornings to do all of her "morning list", which consists of, 1)Eat Breakfast 2)Brush Teeth 3)Get Dressed 4)Brush Hair 5)Say Prayers 6)Get Backpack ready 7)Chores. She does, however have time to 1) Play with the dogs 2)Watch cartoons 3)Make 20 paper snowflakes 4)Lay on the floor complaining that she doesn't have time to finish her morning list.

Vanilla will bark at anyone who comes into our house like she wants to eat them. She does this from under the table or behind my legs.

Nutmeg doesn't chew on bones or rawhide, but she doesn't want Vanilla to either. When Vanilla has one, she'll take it from her and put it in another room and leave it there.

That's just the way it is around here and I kinda like it that way...................


Maine Mom said...

You are such a mean mom!...the best kind to be. :-)

I love Noah's question, "Can you see me?" Too cute!

I just love it when my kids waste time complaining about a chore instead of just doing it!

I hope you have a good weekend. :-)

Corrine said...

you and i would be best mom friends! according to my kids I am just so mean!

My little Bee had a huge fit about wanting to go somewhere (um like an hour) and I was like dude sweetie calm down and we can go...but no she just gnashed her teeth and whaled and moaned about me being a horrible mom...

I just smirk and say "one day you will call me telling me about your daughter and I will just say...pay back..." ok never said that but so think it sometimes...

Got to love family life!!

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