Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You know it's been a long day when...

I'm doing a little cathartic blogging today. This is my second blog post today. :D

Summer is coming to a close. It's hot. We spent the last 11/12 days cooped up because someone was barfing/had diarrhea. Kids are restless from all that - which means the usually whining, crying, fighting, tattling. All the fun behaviors that make being cooped up even more fun. We're ready for school. At least mama is. Admit it. You are too.

So, to makes lemonade out of lemons (Oh, that's stretching it a bit?), ok, by adding sarcasm to life to make our misery more funny (yeah, that sounds more like it.), let's all SHARE our fun. Leave a comment and tell me how you know it's been a long day.

I'll start.

You know it's been a long day when...
... you don't remember anymore why your child is being "disciplined"... again.
... you let your children continue doing what naughty thing they're doing so they won't get into anything else they're not supposed to. and they are entertained, if briefly.
... you justfy spraying them down with the hose because they're muddy, when really it's for your own personal satisfaction.
... you utilize Natural Consequences and "allow" them to scrub hundreds of tiny mud spots off of their clothing.

... the real reason you are using Natural Consequences is so that you don't have to do it,

... and it takes a lot of time, thus engaging your child in a constructive activity for at least 15 minutes. Time they won't be getting into anything else.

... your little one pees on the floor and it doesn't even phase you.

... you use the just-scrubbed, still-soapy shirt your son just handed you to clean the peed-on floor, so now you don't have to mop. Again.

... you actually consider letting them go swimming during a thunderstorm just to get some peace and quiet, get them out of the house, to surrender to the madness, to get them busy doing something you know they have permission to do.
So, if you happen to find yourself having had a long day, I'd love to hear about it. I could use a good laugh. And... Commiserating is good therapy. I call it Share-apy. Leave a comment with your tidbit or a link. Thanks.


  1. You know it's been a long day when...you let your 2-year old watch Elmo in Grouchland for the billionth time...and don't kick your older kids out of the room while it's on.

  2. So funny...blogging is cheap therapy! I know it's been a long day when I tell my 20 month old to just hit his 4 year old brother back, instead of having the energy to get up and put him once again in time out. oh bad parenting :-)

  3. Kimberly - I have never done that. Ahem. :D

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  5. Ok, here's how I know it's been a long day (which I'm sure you're thinking my days must be bliss considering I have only one little bee to worry about and you have 4!). I know it's a long day when I'm still in my pajamas at 4:30pm (covered in spit-up curds), the diaper genie is full, and Peanut is in her 5th outfit of the day due to excessive poo blowouts. But I do believe you wanting to spray the kids down with the hose is icing on the cake, lol.

  6. i've been mothering 14 years and I still have those days/weeks. spray them down, let them run rampant...we can clean it all up the next day or week.