Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday

Big Kid's underwear is sitting on my coffee table.

Presumably, this means Big Kid forgot to put his underwear on before going to school.

Usually I catch him before he leaves the house, but I guess today he's getting away with going commando. He's a class act, that Big Kid.

little kid is driving me fucking crazy. CRAAAAAAAAZY. Mr. Ashley has to work tomorrow and that will make four weeks in a row of 6-day-a-week parenting. I. CAN. NOT. TAKE. IT. There are only so many times you can chase someone through the house to rescue him from drinking a bottle of purrell, or ask someone to please chew with his mouth closed as he ignores the blueberry pancakes you made for breakfast and chomps on Cheez-its he stole from the pantry, or yell at a person for dumping Legos all over your family room floor day after day, before you just go totally batshit Insane.

And I'm pretty sure I've reached that point.

I think I got there some time yesterday afternoon.

You know it's bad when you WISH you could get sick so you could just lie in bed and rest for a while.

12 comments:

Queen Mother said...

I leave for a while and THIS is what you are up to? Commando kids and pimp Halloween costumes?? I am so proud of you!

I AM BACK THOUGH! New address!
XOXO
Queen Mother

Kara said...

I hear you! I had the same sick thought yesterday - although, who am I kidding? If I got sick I'd get to lay down for all of 5 minutes before I had to break up some sort of crisis....

julie & joe said...

I got sick this week and I still had to take care of everything! Th eonly rest I get is if they go away for a while.

LceeL said...

Where's Mommy's Lightsaber when she REALLY needs it?

Anonymous said...

I can sooo relate! I had an ablation about a month ago (yes, it was medically needed, pretty much), just to be able to say that Mommy had surgery and needs to rest! Only worked for 2 days, though...

Michelle in Gurnee, IL

Caren said...

Yeah, I could see how that would get irritating real fast. I only have The Son and his constant noises are enough to make me crazy. He does however really enjoy going commando which he pretty much ever only gets to do at night. Probably by first grade, he'll realize he doesn't actually have to put on the underwear that Momma lays out.

Ashley said...

Big Kid has always been confused by underwear. I've explained the concept and the logistics as best I can, but it's still a struggle for him. He probably genuinely forgot, oddly enough.

Right now little kid is butt naked, munching on peanuts and raisins and watching Deadliest Catch. He was sitting on my foot (naked), but I put a stop to that. There's only so much torture I have to take.

I have rights too, not having someone's naked ass on my foot is one of them.

Mom2Gizmo said...

My husband works a lot of long hours. Our kids are 6, 2 1/2, and 6 months.
A lot of days I feel batshit insane.
Whenever he has to work on a weekend, I want to curl in a ball and cry.
I feel ya...go get a starbucks...it helps me :)

Jennifer said...

This is why my kids are at daycare while I sit on the couch and watch LMN.

queen Mother said...

Better idea--go get a Starbucks..dump it out and pour wine in it to drink while letting the little monsters have it out at the local playground.

T said...

Aw. If I wasn't all the way up in NY, I'd come and babysit for you :)

Well, at least Big Kid makes it obvious so you don't have to think. My almost-7yo ditches his underwear I give him [to change into] in his toy box so he doesn't have to change them. And as for my newly pottytrained 3yo, she loves her underwear so much that she wears 2-3 at a time (which kind of sucks when she has an "akkident").

bugs mom said...

that box of Legos would have to mysteriously disappear for a few days in my house.....I am not beyond putting the "pain in the foot" toys in a box up on the highest shelf I can find - ask my 6year old! :)