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Friday, September 09, 2005

Mommy the Drill Sergeant

It has been difficult this week for the smaller folks in this household to follow directions and I have found myself more often that I care to barking orders over and over and over.

Is it so hard to listen and just put on your shoes.... brush your teeth/hair.... eat.... or what ever?

How about get in the car? Hmmmm?

Me: "Okay ladies it's time to go -- get your backpacks and get in the car...."
Them: ...talking to each other, fiddling with their shoes or hair, playing.....

Me: "Hey Laaaaadies! It's time! Get gathered up and lets get in the car!"
Them: ...talking to each other, fiddling with their shoes or hair, playing.... "Mkay..."

Me: "GIRLS! Lets go! It's time to go!"
Them: ...Still chattering away, fiddling with stuff, playing.....

Me: clapping hands and shouting "IT'S TIME TO GO! LET'S GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!" as I hustle everyone out.

Them: "Jeez, Mom." [as they finally get in the car] "You don't have to shout...........Why didn't you just say it was time to go?"

Me: :^0 What the.....

And people wonder why I enjoy school days.