Thursday, November 13, 2008

I have sunk to new lows.

The kids have been fighting mercilessly this morning. I'm at the point of shipping them off to Siberia. Or at least banishing them to their rooms all day. The problem with that is number one: we won't get any schoolwork done, and number two: since the boys share a room they'd be maimed or worse within 30 minutes.

All moms know that the moment you take a shower or go to the bathroom that all h-e-double hockey sticks break loose.

Your estimation of me is going to go down a lot after I tell you this.

I stood outside the bathroom door and called to my kids, who had just exchanged more lovely nastiness:

"I am going to go poop. If anyone is mean when I am in there, I am going to make you go in afterwards and I will NOT FLUSH!"

There. I told you I had sunk to new lows. At least they took me seriously and were civil while I was in there.

I hope you'll still talk to me.

13 comments:

*MARY* said...

This is the greatest parenting advice I've ever heard. And when the kids are really acting up I'll tell them Dad's coming home to poop without flushing! That'll scare them into behaving.

Jen said...

OMG, lol. That's hilarious.


So a question for you--how do I set my blog to allow followers? I didn't realize it wasn't enabled.

J-Mom said...

I'm always up for alternative parenting techniques! That's great!

Millie said...

Inspired... especially if you're married to my hubby :)

She's in the kitchen! said...

Oh, my poor grandchildren...so sweet, so innocent, and let's not forget, obedient! Haha....they deserve all you dish out! "More Power Mommy" lives on!

mindyluwho said...

I'll start talking to you after I get done laughing!!!!

Annette Lyon said...

Hah! Classic! A mother must do what she must do . . .

(Thanks for dropping by!)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Oh the lovely things that come out of our mouths when we are in those moments of insanity. I really need to start writing down some of the doozies I've said.

Hi! I found you from my mom's blog. Interestingly we read a lot of the same blogs.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I ♥ your blog! Thanks for sharing :)

No Cool Story said...

I always tell my kids moms say the weirdest things sometimes: ALl out of DESPERATION.

Desperations make us do/say/think crazy things.

No Cool Story said...

Don't ship your kids off to Siberia.
Sell them to the circus instead. AT least that way you'll get some of your money back!

Kimberly said...

Are you kidding?! I'm stealing that idea!

Michal said...

i can't stop giggling.