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.”


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

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

  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.

  4. Congrats on finishing the editing :)

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

    oh, and link'd!



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