Thursday, July 29, 2010

That's not the point!

My dad complained about my “boring” blog posts (re: writing junk), so I’m going to keep this short. I finished my edit Monday night. One week! Yay! And then I took off Tuesday and Wednesday. I may work a little on it tonight. I need to clean up a few things and read it through.




It’s been a very active summer. I’ve done tons of stuff with the kids. The problem: They’re not obeying. They’re totally melting down and shutting off. It’s irritating me to no end.

I had a discussion with them tonight about how disappointed I was. How my parents never did anything special with me over the summer when I was a kid. I am the oldest of five, so I can’t blame my mom. That’s a lot of work!

The point being, my kids are lucky. They have the beach and the pool and when it’s raining they can go bowling and to the movies. All I ask is that they obey.

And yet, they insist on being disrespectful.

Sometime later Bekah told me, “I’m sorry, Mom.”

I thought perhaps something clicked with her and she realized what a pill she’s been. And I do have a rule that you have to know what you’re apologizing for. Truthfully, she could have apologized for any of the million-and-one bad things she did today and I would have thought it was a victory.

I asked, “Sorry for what?”

“I’m sorry Nana and Papa never took you anywhere special when you were a kid. You had a pathetic life.”



10 comments:

  1. ROFL! At least she realizes she has it better than you!

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  2. I laughed. Can't you just see her saying that, with her little nose wrinkled?

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  3. Hoe! Lee! Crap! That's some smart kid.

    I get the same with my four daughters, it gets to the point where they don't appreciate anything. Maybe it's a sign to cut back.

    I feel your pain.

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  4. Congrats on finishing the editing :)

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  5. Can I just say a big ME TOO! As in, my children have really been disobedient pills as well- Gah! Some days I'm pretty sure I'm gonna lose it. Somehow, we've got to tone down the "entitlement" attitude they have going on.

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  6. That's it, I'm adopting her. Aunt Emily's coming over.

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  7. I have a low tolerance for disrespect. By product of being raised in a military family. :)

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  8. It is just impossible not to love that little girl! And boy for that matter.

    Life would be so boring for you if they weren't such characters.

    Love it!

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  9. it's a saddy sad story she'll tell your grandkids.

    oh, and link'd!

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