Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lessons Learned this Week (You're welcome.)

Telling Bonus that if he doesn't learn to tie his shoes soon, he's going to be living in my basement until he's 35, probably wasn't a good confidence-instiller for a five year old.

Promising him that we would still feed him until we move off without telling him was what I like to think of as 'being a better parent'.

Screaming F*CK when Deuce slammed his cast on my bare toes may not have been one of my finest parenting moments.

But walking out of the room afterward was probably a wise choice.

This aneurysm must be good for my weight as my clothes are fitting a little more loosely.

However, the huge bowl of homemade peach crisp with vanilla ice cream probably isn't.

A three year old in a full leg cast is tragic.

Unless he isn't in pain and has learned to use it as a weapon to fend off the attack of an angry brother; then it's funny.


jwbikes said... you hear a roaring in your ears? Kind of like a strong wind? Just blowing through, perhaps?

Vodka Mom said...

wait, hold on a MINUTE.

aneurysm???? Good for weight control??

Is that what the problem was??? I need to catch up.

Lisa said...

my almost 7 year old just learned to tie his shoes thanks to some "tie buddies" that I recieved and told him he HAD to figure out because I simply couldn't find velcro in his size anymore.

as for the rest of this post...i totally think we have the same parenting style. its realism at its best i think!!