Friday, March 13, 2009

On Parenting Two Children....

Act One: Harried mother tries to get two children under the age of 4 in to the car whilst remembering snacks, diapers, water, swimsuits, swim diapers (I forgot them), a book (ha!) and sundry parenting crap.....

Lucy: Waah, waah, waah, waah!!!!
Anna: Mom! Mom!
Me: What?!@!
Anna: Momma, why are you so mad?
Me (slapping on my air hostess everything's fine smile): I'm not mad love!
Anna: Well your face sure looks mad

I thought this was funny. I think I even snapped out of my defcom delta parenting mood and smiled. What's not so hilarious is me relaying Anna's words of wisdom to a fellow Santa Barbara parent when we finally arrived at the pool and receiving this in return "I know, kids are so receptive to your moods aren't they, you know, sometimes if you just take a deep breath and think it won't always be like this it helps".

Or you could laugh with me, not at me lady.


Ali said...

Oh I love it when people are able to see the humour in things. To get where you're coming from. Don't you?

Women who throw comments like that at you are being deliberately bitchy, surely? No one could be that clueless.

Hyphen Mama said...

I'm now at the point that I no longer throw on the smiley face. I just look at the now 5 year-old who is posing the tough questions and say "Mommy is really frustrated" and she says "Do you need coffee?"

Yes, love...and 5 seconds of quiet would be FABULOUS!

Lucia's Mom said...

Hilarious! At least you got a pool trip out of it. Imagine that same scenario, except it's to go to the grocery story where you have to repeatedly bribe and beg the older one to stay in the cart and pile cans and food on top of the little one sleeping in the car seat in the back of the shopping cart. Life with a workaholic husband.

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