Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Free mom to good home

My cousin, Stephanie, wrote a great post today about motherhood. It came at the perfect time for me. Today has been "one of those days" for me. I seriously thought about posting an ad in the paper . "Free mom to good home" it would read. Sounds like a good idea after a day like this, but I'm actually afraid no one would inquire.
Lucas sat across the dining table "shooting" me with his chicken strip. We are working on table manners and he's already showing improvement. It was just last night, when at our favorite Mexican restaurant, I caught him licking Guacamole off his menu.
BTW, am I the only mom that feels the need to lecture my children about gun safety every time a gun comes up in play or conversation? It just seems like I must.
"Boys, you know never to play with a REAL gun, right"
"Do you know what to do if you are ever at a friend's house and you find a gun?"
"Do you know how to distinguish a toy gun from a real one?"
On and on and on it goes. I can't make it stop....
Zachary's learning how to manipualate, a skill that will be very handy when he is about 16 years old. I guess he is getting tired of taking baths, because he informed me a few days ago that he is now allergic to water.
I'm sick and all I really want to do is take some medicine and go to bed.
At 6:55 pm.
Sounds like a dream come true to me.
But since that is out of the question,
I decided to take a hot shower instead. I ended up curled up in the fetal position on the floor of the bathtub half asleep. (Not a pretty picture, I know) The thought of Lucas running around the house with ketchup all over his hands was enough to jolt me back into reality, though.
Now I am just counting down the minutes, until the boy's bedtime when I can finally get my work done and then head to bed.
Here's hoping for a better (and healthier) day tomorrow. Or at least that I will be the winner of the HGTV dream house giveaway! :)

1 comment:

  1. I totally laughed out loud about Lucas shooting you with his chicken strips! I want you to know that I use the "gun speech" too and there is such a things as testosterone overload! The fetal position works well, but I find that consuming large quantities of chocolate also helps!