Friday, September 14, 2007

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad today is Friday. Not that the weekend is any less crazy, you understand, but at least I can let my kids watch TV on saturday morning with no guilt. Well, I do feel a leedle bit guilty after 4 hours, but hey, I just smooth on past the guilt. Just ROLL on. Big Mac Truck. Rolling over the guilt. Vroom. Toot, toot, chugga, chugga, Big Red Car... travel near and travel far. Love the Wiggles. Seriously. Maybe it's the Australian accent. I always was a sucker for accents.



I have a new reason for feeling guilty. We have instituted a new rule in our house. The rule is the boys' room has to be clean before they go to bed. This started innocently enough. The room just kept getting more and more trashed. I hated going up there at nighttime, knowing what was going to greet me. I talked to Maja (mother of 7 children has much knowledge) and was complaining about it. She told me that she had instituted a new rule of room must be clean before bedtime. She gives the girls (her two youngest) a check for a clean room and an X for a messy room. They are only allowed one X for the week. If they have more than one, then no TV saturday morning. Brilliant! 'I will institute this rule immediately', I said to myself. And I did. So this is our third week. I have shown "mercy" twice already. Or "forgot" about the X's. Am I so addicted to "Little Einsteins" that I have issues with consistency? Um, yes, I am.

So, they are cleaning their room right now. And they will watch "Little Einsteins" in the morrow. And I will drink coffee and watch the Biography preview channel with my husband like I do every Saturday morning. And feel guilty that I'm not showing consistency. And then get another cup of coffee.

Oh, well... maybe next week...

7 comments:

Missy said...

O M G, why are you so stupid while I am so brilliant? (please see Kims comment on my latest blog entry.) Don't say things like that! Our bloggings are a source of entertainment and encouragment, not crazy comments like that.

Your blogs are much more entertaining and meaningful than mine.
Maybe I should watch more of Little Einsteins! :)
Have fun at your partee' tonight.

HEWY said...

Stand strong Mom! By being firm with them about doing work they will be better people for it. I have too many employees who have a weak work ethic and never had to clean their rooms.

Marsha said...

Enjoy you Java and your time with Quinn. Stay strong next week or they will never learn how to count!

Stace' said...

Kim,
Do, persevere!!! I now have a 13 yr. old Homeschooling teen that can erect picket fences, till my garden, build and put up shelves, paint his own room, cook, babysit, and many more things. The training is tough, but over time that makes for some serious coffee breaks.

Keep the long view!! It pays!!

Ginger said...

Well, I can reassure myself I'm not such a bad mom because you do it too. I've just learned not to make rules I can't live by-one more thing to feel guilty about! See you put Sway on your playlist too! I love it-when I hear it I must dance!

michelle said...

Ha Ha...I love you. I say the same thing everytime but I'll say it again. I LOVE your honesty.

Abbey said...

Love this... what is this word "consistancy" that you speak of? Not familiar with that...