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Monday, August 18, 2008


It was a really long weekend. I am sooo glad it is over and "The Man" is back to full strength. This weekend he spent the entire time in bed getting over the pneumonia, which made for chaos in my house. I just now got the house back into working order: downstairs clean, dishes totally done, laundry washing, floors mopped. Now when I say my house is chaos when my husband is sick I really mean chaos. First of all he is the most whiny sicko ever. Second when he is sick, my kids somehow know it is time to do everything in their power to drive me absolutely batty. Third, my house never gets cleaned because of all the other things I have on my list of things to do that weekend.

A few things I found myself saying over and over this weekend were:
1. I swear to God if you don't stop (insert bad act here), you are going to time out.
2. No.
3. Because I said so! (I swore when I had kids I would never say this)
4. Quit climbing on the back of the couch.
5. Don't scream in the house.
6. Mommy is writing her essay, go watch T.V. ( I hate using the T.V. as a babysitter, but sometimes it can't be avoided).
7. KiKi, put your diaper back on!

Since I spent most of the weekend doing school work, taking care of "Mr Sicko", and entertaining the girls, I am taking the day off. No school work. I plan on laying on the couch and totally vegging out. Maybe a vodka cranberry tonight....

I got Elizabeast groomed this morning and she looks absolutely adorable. I need to take a picture and share with everyone. I love that dog. I swear she is the only one who listens to me around this house.


Mom101 said...

What is it about "because I said so" that just tumbles out of our mouths when we least want it to. Man, if it only worked for husbands, employers and traffic cops as well as it (mostly) does for kids we'd be all set.

Lola said...

I should just have "Because I said so" tattood on my forehead. It's really the only response I can come up with when someone asks me "Why" 700 times a day.

Momo Fali said...

I have another dog you can have. I mean, I love her, but she SURE doesn't listen to me. Maybe you'd have more luck.

Heather said...

Yeah, I agree, because I said so is what they get when they won't listen to the real reason. It's not our fault. You can only say "because you'll bash your head" and hear "no I won't" in response so many times before you are done.

steenky bee said...

I can totally relate to this one. We just returned from a week long trip with both kids and my in-laws. I felt the entire week I was in "scold" mode. I almost broke out the classics "because I told you so", "I'm the Mommy that's why" and "I'll give you something to cry about." I stopped short though. I didn't want to sound like my mother.