Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Confessions of a Suberban Mom

I have a dirty little secret!  There, I said it!  But before I confess my sinful stunt I must warn you, it's deviously clever!  If you're one of those "perfect" moms (you know who you are)... just walk away!  Haters aren't welcome here!  I'm a good mom, no wait, I'm a fabulous mom!  But truth be told I have very little patience (try NONE) between the hours of 4 and 7 pm, Monday through Friday!  The whining and screaming and fighting oh my!  Now on most days I deal but on this day while on the brink of total insanity... I experienced one of those light bulb moments.  It was divine I swear!  I need a cage!  I corralled my offspring into the van, buckle them in for safety of course and popped in a DVD.  We have errands to run I told them!  LIES!  Mommy will be right back... I gotta go pee...  MORE LIES!  I walked back into the house, poured myself a glass of Cabernet and sat on the floor surrounded by millions of plastic toys.  I sipped my mommy juice slowly, caressing the glass and thinking to myself O.M.G. this is my life!  After 20 minutes of quiet I got up, told the kids I changed my mind about running those oh so important errands!  Chaos resumed within seconds.  Some may find this unorthodox method of parenting lame and inadequate but to this day, I laugh out loud at my sheer genius!  I ROCK!


Kristen said...

So...what I wanna know is... Exactly how many times (a week) does this marvelous idea work before they start to catch on???? Lol
Awesome site Gen. Love it! Thanks for the parenting survival tips ;-)

SoCal FruGal said...

Oh my! I'm laughing so hard right now. I think you need to join my mom's group... you would fit right in. Found you on Friday Follow-and I am now a follwer! said...

Holy crap you're a genious! If only my kids were still young enough (or a littler stupider) and would fall for it, I'd be ALL over it!!!

Stopping by from Friday Follow! Love your blog, I'm a follower!

giggling kids said...

I am following you from Friday follow!
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Feeling Fit With Dana said...

That is a great idea. I say roll with it while it lasts! My kids are older and really don't want to be around us. Somehow, I'm okay with that :) Stopping by from Friday Follow!

joeandbridge said...

Hi There! Just popping in from Friday Follow to be your newest follower. Hope you can visit me too! Have a great week!

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