Thursday, October 16, 2008

I thought I was a good mother... until now

I really enjoy Suz's blog, and this post in particular gave me something to write about today: I have totally been at a loss lately when it comes to blogging, so I'm stealing this idea from her.

Here are the things I say the most... every, single (week)day:

  • Have you brushed your teeth?
  • You're already done brushing your teeth? That fast?
  • Did you finish your homework? ALL of it?
  • It's time for bed. NOW.
  • Okay, it's now past your bedtime.
  • Did you eat breakfast? That's ALL?
  • Have you had any water today?
  • Get dressed. Erin. GET DRESSED!!
  • Focus, honey, FOCUS.
  • Your room is an absolute pig sty! How can you live like this?
  • Feed your dog.
  • Am I the only one who remembers to give the dog water?
  • How was your day?
  • I love you.
  • I sure missed you today.
  • God bless you.
  • I love you more!
Well, that was eye-opening. Apparently, I nag 98% of the time. And then I try to make up for it at bedtime by telling them I loved and missed them. Niiiiiiiiice.


I wonder what would happen if I nagged less? Would teeth EVER get brushed? (I can almost guarantee NO.) Would Erin go to school in her pajamas? Would the kids stay up until midnight? Would they eat junk food for every meal if I let them?
Would the dog starve to death or die of thirst?

Today, for instance, I didn't remind Chad to take his frozen PB&J (pre-made... yes, I suck) sandwich out of the box in the freezer and put it into his lunch. Guess what he forgot today. Um, yeah. You guessed it.

As an aside: Is there a logical reason why my font size keeps changing? No matter how many TIMES I try to fix it? Am I that computer illiterate that I can't figure out even the simplest things? Please. Don't answer that. I think you & I both already know the answer.



Rebeckah said...

I just laughed SO hard : ). I nag all the time too! I always think as I am falling asleep, tomorrow I am going to be nicer, and then tomorrow comes, and I am the same old mean mom... When he gets in the car after school I always say "Did you get any frowns on your behaviour chart?" That's the first thing. That's terrible. Today I am going to try to not ask that. Thank you SO much for praying for Quince! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I told Andrea that you would be her email friend, but guess what? She hates email : ). Something about her computer connection being sporadic, blah blah blah!

Suz said...

I love this and am proud to be of some inspriration. It is our jobs to Nag. We say the same things basicly except you don't threaten to shank as much.
I did not say it, but I also try to tell my girls how much I love them, how great they are etc...then I threaten to shank again!!!
Take care.
Oh, the font thing...I have not a clue. I can never get my lines seperated well and even. go figure.