Sunday, June 13, 2010

Argh....Teenagers--Gimme Diapers Any Day!

So, I have been wondering what to blog about today....and I flipped through a million different things in my mind, but did not feel that inspiration.  Until, that is, I had a little temper tantrum a few minutes ago.  Now, the rational part of my brain knows that maybe screaming bloody murder at the top of my lungs isn't the most effective way to get my kids to get off their butts and help our around the house, but....sometimes it feels so damn good!!  So that's what I did!  And guess what happened?!?

NOTHING!  I screamed, I yelled, I pleaded, I begged, and I can't be sure, but I think my head spun 360 and I hurled green guck!  And the response for all that energy???  NOTHING.  They looked at me with perplexed faces, calmly waited for me to either finish screaming or pass out from exhaustion, and then went back to their business of holding down the furniture.....

Okay, to put this in perspective for you, I've downloaded a couple pics to give you a better idea of what it looked like.  Pictures really are worth 1000 words.


This is how I usually react.....

So I really thought that when THIS happened

That they might Notice.....
and I'd see a little of THIS

BUT...
THIS is the Reaction I got....
 So, I did what any mother would do....
 I DECLARED A STRIKE!!!
If memory serves, I believe I even said I was never cooking again! Yes, I know, you know, and they know, that this is not a credible threat. But I told you that I went a little psycho....and it seemed reasonable at the time...

Then I went outside (loudly) and I had myself a little "Time Out"....when I came in, I opened up Microsoft Excel and created chore charts for my almost-grown children.  Yes, it really brings me back to their younger childhood days (imagine me daydreaming).  There is a list of chores for every day of the week.  They are hanging on the fridge for all their friends to see...only thing missing is the "star stickers" to show what good kids they are.  I refuse to spend a dollar on stickers, even to prove my point.  I think grounding them if they don't do them is a more effective way of dealing with them.

Anyway,  I feel better now.  Blogging does that (and so does bitching,) so it must be really cathartic to write a bitchy blog! 

To all the Mommies struggling with sleeping through the night, potty-training, and pre-school.....ENJOY IT!!  You have NO idea what's in store for you later!!  

Until tomorrow......

7 comments:

Deana said...

My sister always says that if I think I've got it bad now just wait. I'm so scared of the teenage years because of the way I was. Good Luck! I love your blog and look forward to coming back:)

I'm a new follower from MBC:)
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Rasha said...

New to your blog. loving it, this post was hilarious! I feel so bad thinking about what I put my mom through, haha!

BTW: what font are you using on your blog?! Is it from kevin&amanda? I love it. Please let me know.

DigiMom said...

Funny post, I guess I can laugh now until my son reaches the dreaded teenage years! He's only 1 year old and here I thought it would only get easier...ha, ha, ha!

I'm following you from MBC! :)
DigiMom
www.digicrumbs.com

TrinaCouncil said...

I am struggling with a 9 month-old sleeping through the night. Ha ha! I am NOT looking forward to the teen years. Oh! The angst! The emotional roller coaster! The threats of the world ending at every little mishap! Ahhh, I remember those days!

Lameisha said...

Wow, It's really that bad? My mom tells me that all the time when I complain about my kids. I'm potty training my 2 yr old and she's driving me insane.

Elle said...

Give me babies or toddlers any day of the week. There is nothing more frustrating than teenagers. I've been through it twice and on the verge of 2 more. Yikes! What was I thinking! They do eventually grow up.

Lesa Antone said...

Hi Elle,  Thanks for commisserating with me!  *DONT_KNOW*
Yes, it can definitely be trying, can't it?  Fortunately, my daughter, who just graduated high school, is growing up and calming down.  My son?  Yeah...jury's still out on that one!

2 more?  Yikes!  You oughtta give em to your older two as payback!  LOL

Thanks for coming by--hope to see you again soon!  I don't know why my backlinks aren't working, so if you have a blog, send me the addy so I can visit!!

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