Thursday, December 20, 2007

"We Should Have Raised Puppies"

I remember as a kid when my brother/sister and/or I would fight my dad would say this. I now know it wasn't meant to sound mean or hurtful, it was a way for him to express how hurt, frustrated, and hopeless he must have felt because he couldn't figure out how to get his children to stop squabbling; but puppies could be put into separate kennels.
Now I've got kids of my own, and there have been a few times I've turned to my husband and said,"We should have raised puppies".

Thursday, December 6, 2007

What Did I Just Do?

Child 2 comes out and says child 1 said he sucks. I said it's ok, go back and tell 1 that you might suck, but at least you don't swallow. Child 2 goes running of to pass on the message, garbling it to the point it couldn't be understood,( thank goodness). I stood there folding laundry wondering what the heck I'd just done!!
Oh, the joys of distracted parenting.