Monday, November 19, 2007

Life-us interruptus

"Approximately 156" is the number of:

a) diapers I change in a month
b) times this fall we have raked our yard
c) pieces of Halloween candy still lurking in our pantry
d) times per day I am interrupted by my children

If you guessed D, you win (and I suspect your tally is similar). By 2 p.m. Saturday, my vaunted patience had long since been exhausted by the constant demands--many of them perfectly reasonable and age-appropriate--which interrupted my shower/pee/meal/sentence spoken/sentence read/chore attempted. I spent the next several hours snapping at everyone in my path for the slightest infraction. It really wasn't fun.

Sunday was better because I fled the house in protest to go shopping. Only to be interrupted by my husband reporting that he "didn't know" the snacks in the plastic bag hidden on top of the fridge were to be used for class snack this week.

Sigh.

At least they are funny.

1. OPIE, to JEFF, who is trying to set an example for a certain reluctant potty-trainer: Are you going pee with your penis?

2. JO: Wakes up at 4 a.m. and comes into our room. But first, she makes her bed, complete with artful arrangement of two stuffed animals resting on her pillow.

11 comments:

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I am impressed with Jo's multitasking.

And good for you for escaping by shopping! There is no other way, unless it involved deep tissue massage or maybe a manicure or pedicure.

Julie Pippert said...

I have been trying ALL DAY to comment!

Your kids are hilarious, and I would have picked D too, for obvious reasons. :)

Julie
Using My Words

Leeanthro said...

I would love just two minutes of absolute silence in my house!

My daughter got a time out the other night for repeatedly interrupting me.

I feel your pain!

Lawyer Mama said...

Yep, I would have picked D too. Sigh....

Magpie said...

I called my MIL in the middle of the afternoon on Sunday - unfortunately she wasn't home, 'cause I was going to offer her a small child for the rest of the day.

I love that Jo made the bed first.

GHD said...

I would have picked "D", too... at least you got to go shopping on Sunday! Get anything good???

Patois said...

Can Jo come visit to share her art of bed making with my children? Um, with what does he normally pee?

Bon said...

wow. i barely ever make my bed even in the daytime...i apparently need Jo to teach me some bed etiquette. that's so cute.

Alex Elliot said...

She made her bed at 4 am?! I can't even get my son to do it without multiple reminders at 8 am.

Melinda Zook said...

Wow, that does seem like a lot of interruptions. I am sure my count is up there too. Maybe I should take a tally though, sorry, was just interrupted :)

Michelle said...

Regarding the care and rearing of a male child:

I have a dear friend whose son learned to pee outside of the diapers pretty early. Unfortunately he discovered (or was taught) that he could aim the little hose at people (and the dog).

He's four now, and hell on wheels. Extremely smart and about to get kicked out of his preschool for "thinking outside of the diaper" in many ways.

Girls aren't any better. I promise.