This is an old one but I came across it again while scrolling through my facebook timeline. Now that I have this blog– I felt it was definitely worth sharing.
Apparently one of my new years resolutions needs to be “watch my mouth in front of the kids.” I tried to let the dog out today and when he wouldn’t go… MJ (my 4 year old) threw his hands up in frustration and said, “that fucking dog…”
I really do make a conscious effort to keep the cursing to a minimum around the kids, but apparently I do not do as good of a job at this as I thought I did. This little occurance was hilarious to me, but of course that is why this is a MOMMY FAIL. It took everything I had not to laugh right then and there, I literally had to walk away from my son so that I could laugh so hard that I cried. Still to this day one of the funniest things the kids have done.
After having a good few days with all of the kids, today is definitely a Mommy FAIL and it is only 2:24pm.
1.) I started off the day by convincing Kaydence I was a monster (who ate her mommy) and I would eat her favorite bunny if she didn’t stop bugging me while I was on the phone with Geico. The Geico representative thought it was hilarious and since it actually worked… he is probably going to go home and try it out on his kids. In my defense, no one was supposed to hear that except Kaydence…I thought I was on hold. I’m spreading my awesome parenting skills across the nation ;) I’m wondering how else I can use this monster thing to my advantage– clean rooms maybe?
2.) I also caved and let the kids eat Ramen noodles for lunch. Don’t lecture me here… I don’t do it all the time, but they are making me crazy today and I got 10 minutes of quiet time while they ate. I’ll load them up on vegetables at dinner time to make up for it ;)
3.) I realized that my ability to “tune out” noise has reached an impressive level. I’m not quite sure how long Kaydence was saying “mommy…. mommy…. mommy….” before she ended up cupping her hands around her mouth and shouting “MOMMMYYYYYY!!! MOMMMMMMYYYY!!!” This made me giggle (and her too) so I wondered what she would do if I acted like I still didn’t hear her. She did some type of jumping jack movement, probably to provide a visual distraction instead of just an auditory one. When that didn’t work she brought herself two inches from the side of my face and started poking my cheek while simultaneously repeating “Mommy… Mommy…” I couldn’t pretend anymore, my eyes were full of tears from trying not to laugh. She won. Maybe I’ll try this again tomorrow and get it on video.
1.) I made bathtub crayons for the kids today. From scratch :) It’s things like this that make me feel like super-mom, I even let Kaydence help!
2.) Played real life angry birds with the kiddos (see the video of that here) after making them some PIG masks. The picture doesn’t do the masks justice… I am a better artist than it seems ;)