Monday, September 22, 2008

i'm your mother??

"I'm your Mother not your..." is a widely used phrase, at least in our house. My boys have heard the barrage of sayings, including "I'm not your slave, maid, butt wiper, clothes/underwear picker upper, nanny, short order cook, referee" - just to name a few.  But to be totally honest, there are those days where my boys leave me shaking my head and I find myself asking, "I'm your mother??" No sooner then the words leave my lips then I hear my mother's ever looming voice inflicting the age old curse, "I hope you get a child JUST. LIKE. YOU."  Now in hindsight, I am realizing what an evil and mean curse that is!  


The world of boys has often times left me speechless. For example - why must my three year old come and press his cute little hynie up against me and make farting noises? Or pull down the front of his pants and scream "Nudie boy!! Nudie boy!!"  Why do both of my boys use the 'no hands' method when going to the bathroom when I specifically remember teaching them to use their hands? Unless of course they aren't in the bathroom, because then they can't keep their hands off of it! There are days their whining makes my ears bleed and their bickering can make me want to poke myself in the eyes with sharp objects. Then somedays, they surprise me and I am reminded how blessed I am to have tow rambunctious boys to keep me busy and on my toes. And for that I am thankful. Now for Pete's sake will you please pick up your socks! I am NOT the maid!!!


12 comments:

Jenny Henny said...

oh yeah, I have had way many days where all I can think is I'm your Mother??
Who knew it would be like this!

Cheryl said...

Oh, my...I say this daily. I remember it from my mom's mouth, too. Once my sister bought me a shirt that said "Because I'm your mother, that's why". I wish I had it still. I would wear it daily.

The Grocer said...

It's not exclusive to mothers, Stumpy often reminds me of myself, bucketloads of attitude. I just keep thinking 'was I this bad?'

Deborah said...

I have two boys myself, and sometimes they are strange creatures. My son thinks passing gas is hilarious!

Putz said...

you are very funny. i had three boys and am a boy myself{i think} and yet i do not rember any of the stuff your boys are doing, are you sure you missed the patty perfect award??????

Peggy said...

My daughter was usually on good behaviour, but I taught her to expect a lot from me.

I didn't raise any boys, but I lived with a husband who enjoyed life a lot and refused to grow up. He had more fun than anyone. Enjoy your boys!

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HeatherY said...

Too funny! Sounds like you have your hands full! Why on earth farting is so funny to little kids I will never know. lol!

Brenda Jean said...

Yea well, girls can rival the boys on this stuff-- except for the farting--it's just DIFFERENT stuff. BAHAHAHAHA No one around here (1 girly, 2 boys and one man) picks up socks, or toys, or towels, or does anything they think MOM will do. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...

Spice said...

LOL This sounds like my house with 2 boys and a girl - only it's the girl doing the farting!!!! (well, most of the time - she's such a tomboy) :) http://spiceworld.us

livelaughlove95 said...

I have a girl and a boy but I can relate to a lot of the boy stuff in this post!

Malia

keiki3 said...

Oh I hear you -- and I have THREE of 'em!

Zip n Tizzy said...

It's all boys here. I feel like I'm living on the set of animal house!