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Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm the type of Mom....

I'm the type of Mom who ...


.... sends the kids out to play, unsupervised, but listening to them through the window.

.... lets the kids set up a tent - a real tent - in their bedroom.

.... freaks out when someone feeds the babies something weird, like cake or fruit punch. (Really? You think it's appropriate to let an 11 month old drink fruit punch!? [shudder])

.... has to work really hard not beat up the mean kids on the playground.

.... has no problem giving "the look" to other people's kids. (Hey, at least I keep my mouth shut.)

.... sometimes chases the kids with the vacuum cleaner.

.... refuses to cook a special meal for each kid, unless it's their birthday. In this house, you'll eat what I make for dinner, or you'll need to wait till the next meal.

.... lets the kids stay up really late to watch Ghosthunters, except when school's in session.

.... puts the kids to bed at 7:30 on non-Ghosthunters nights.

.... refuses to blindly accept facts, but instead prefers to research everything to death before accepting anything as truth - especially when it comes to child-rearing and children's health.

.... sometimes completely freaks out, yells at the kids, and locks herself in the bathroom for thirty seconds of quiet.

.... has to apologize for her behavior more often than she'd like.

.... is not afraid to admit fault, even to the whole internets.

3 comments:

Leigh Anne said...

Oh, I wish I could give the look to other people's kids! I'm glad I'm not the only mom who freaks out every once in a while!

Vero said...

Totally agree with you on the cooking thing. Especially seeing how I don't like to cook in the first place, I don't want to cook more than one thing at a time.

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Karen said...

I'm with you on the cooking thing -- and also the yelling/apologizing and the look and the overwhelming desire to beat up the mean kids...