Tuesday, October 20, 2009

How many times?

How many times do I have to tell M that it's NOT ok to leave a trail of tortoise food on the floor when he feeds his tortoise?

How many times do I have to tell the kids NOT to dump cat food on the floor when they feed the cats?

How many times do I have to tell the boys that it's a BIG no no to put clean, folded clothes in their dirty laundry basket?

How many times do I have to tell the children to put their shoes away?

How many times do I have to tell the little girls that it's NOT ok to draw on the walls?

How many times do I have to tell the kids NOT to beat the snot out of each other?

How many times do I have to put kids in time-out before I will be listened to the first time?

How many times do I have to clean up after the stupid cats who seem to forget where their cat box is on a regular basis?

How many times do I have to tell L that if she puts things away she WON'T lose them?

How many times do I have to tell K that it's NOT ok to pull on the baby's legs while I'm holdiing her?

Don't get me wrong, I have great kids. But there are days that I feel like you could just put on a record of my most repeated phrases and they wouldn't even notice that I wasn't there. How many times? I think until I die would be a good answer.

3 comments:

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

hmmmm..I'm guessing for a very long time! And if it's not those things, it will turn into other things. Part of Mom territory!

freelancerforhire said...

Ain't motherhood grand?? LOL. I think it's safe to say we've all been there.

ZenMom said...

Just found your blog on MBC and am now following. Look forward to reading more.