Saturday, June 23, 2007

A Note to My Children..

Dear Heathens Children,

As you know, I enjoy being your mother and I love you very much. HOWEVER, I do not enjoy being your maid slave.

I don't really even want you to DO anything other than your normal household chores. There are more things I would rather you NOT do.

I would appriciate it if you would no longer do the following:

  • Peeing on the floor. Really, what does this accomplish? It's just more of a (stinky) mess for YOU to clean up. I'm not doing it, I can pee in the toilet.
  • Dumping out every single toy you own.
  • Shoving garbage under the couch when I ask you to clean up. It doesn't take much more effort to just throw it away in the first place.
  • Shoving clean clothes under the bed, all in one drawer, or just piling them on top of the dresser. And you wonder why you can't find clothes when you need them?
  • Piling things on top of the dryer. This space is reserved for cleaning products, not pennies, paper, and candy wrappers.
  • Leaving said wrappers in pants pockets. It's GARBAGE, it does not need to be cleaned before throwing away.
  • Bringing items home from school or friends houses that I do not allow in the house. If i wanted you to have them, I'd buy them myself.
  • Last but not least, stop whining everytime I say something. It really doesn't help, trust me it only makes things worse. Playing outside is fun! I swear, Im not out to torture you with it.

Love,

Mom

*yawn* Wishful Dreaming, I know. *sigh*

10 comments:

  1. heheheheheh LOVE LOVE this!!

    You should do a layout and include that journaling in there! It would be great :)

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  2. petra a*k*a milo82June 23, 2007 at 1:15 PM

    hihi...too funny!! Hope they will life up to your dream sweety!! :-)

    Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Just stopping by to say hello. Now I'm going to browse through the rest of your blog.

    Thena

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  4. hahahahaha - too funny!!!! :) I think we all feel that way at times! :)

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  5. Oh gosh - maybe you should publish this - I could use exactly the same note for my children - oh - and my husband!!!! Thanks for the laugh:)

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  6. LOL! It doesn't get better when they get older either! I have 3 sons, and only have one left at home, but I can so relate! :)

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  7. I am printing this!! LOL

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  8. Hi:
    At 14 she still hides the clothes under the bed!
    Have a great weekend
    Maggie

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  9. As I read your comments I wonder how you can read my mind so well? Are you the other me out there? You know how they say everyone has a duplicate out there? are you mine? I have said these exact things to my children on numerous occasions. Too funny!

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  10. I can so relate! I wish I could tell you it will get better, but it's a crap shoot. I have a son who rearranges his room and is very particular about his belongings. But my daughter who is the oldest and has a child of her own, is still the hide stuff under the sofa type. Who says the first born is always a perfectionist because their parents are hard on them?1stingerstinger

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