Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I guess my break will come in September

I'm standing in my kitchen at the counter peeling what remains of my half rotten pile of produce. I'm making a salad for lunch so as to save the un-rotten half. A yummy salad. With HB eggs, and bacon, and feta cheese....yum!

I serve the kids their lunch and continue cutting up the rest of the produce. My kids are sitting at the table discussing what we can do today. "Can we go to the zoo?"....."Can we go to the park?"...."Can we go to the pool?"....."Can we go to hell?"...(just making sure you were paying attention)....to which I promptly replied "no", "no", and "no"....

Dudes....have you read my blog lately. EVERY stinking day we are off somewhere doing something. Which is fabulous I know. We are thoroughly enjoying our short summer. But even mama needs a break. A day to do absolutely nothing. My house is trashed, my laundry is piled high, and my front yard landscaping is starting to look like a jungle.

Hefty Smurf starts begging in his "I'm so cute how could you resist this pouty lip" sorta way. "pretty please mommy....bestest mommy in the whole wide world....could you pretty please take us to the park" (keep in mind this child is 11).

What happened to the good ole days when summers were spent bike riding, playing hide 'n' seek, jumping on the trampoline, eating ice cream, or just playing with the neighborhood kids?! Why must I entertain them every hour of every day.

I continued cutting up my tomatoes and basil......."Hefty Smurf, going to the park is fun for you but not so fun for me. I just sit there watching you guys play. Which I don't mind doing on occasion but today I need a break. A day to do nothing."

Hefty gives me the patented dramatic eye roll and smirk and points to the tomato... "Oh I see, so you're telling me that cutting that tomato is more fun than watching us play??!"

*sigh*

He's got a point!

We're off to the park!




Edited to add: I got off the computer to search for my children to gather them up and make a trip to the park. And this is what I found.





All three of my children playing legos downstairs. Nicely. Quietly. No fighting. No arguing.

Hell has officially frozen over folks...get your coats...

17 comments:

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Nice! I hear ya on entertaining the kids. That's why I try to drag a friend along, because then at least mommy has some fun too. :) See? You need to live near me!

p.s. I'm STILL tackling my house. I'm on Day 2.

Kristin H. said...

Nice Lego design. Who's the architect? Tell them that they aren't going anywhere until THEY clean the house and do the laundry. See where that one goes...

Mark Salinas said...

I have 3 kids...never a break! :) Nice site!

Christy said...

It is true - they never give you a break. But enjoy it, because before you know it, they'll be moody teenagers.

Kori said...

I felt the chill clear over here. Hannah and Sam are off to pick beans at grandma's today-how much do you want to bet we will all need ice skates as well as coats if they both make it back in one piece? I need a vacation from my vacation. A night with no kids.

Colleen said...

Holy crap! Did you do the dance of joy?

I so wish I could take a look at that second picture more closely - I see you put notes on it but I can't read what they say.

Dana said...

I truly feel that because of all the over stimulation kids get today (video games, action shows, handheld video games, ect....) that children just can't keep themselves occupied with a friend, a game, or just by themselves... They always need to be doing "something!" In the summer I used to play all the time at the pool.... With my friends on the block..... Or by myself.. Kids today are sooo different...

Tracey said...

Soon...they won't want anything to do with you. Cherish it while it lasts.

Leslie said...

That pic of them all smiling like that looks so sweet! I too am wondering what the notes on the pics say.

Nap Warden said...

I know what you mean...I entertain all day!

EatPlayLove said...

my girls are starting to really play together (4 & 20 months) I love it, adore it, relish in the moment.

oh and you should also be happy your son is smiling with his tongue in his mouth. LOL!

Kelly said...

It may be just me but sometimes the tomato IS more important!!!!!

Bahama Mama said...

Wah - I want my Em on her summer vacation so we can go to the park.

Domestic Accident said...

See what happens when you say no?

Hope hell remains very, very chilly.

Tigerlilly said...

Ha! My girls are 3 and 4... and not a moments peace. LOL

Love your blog and your personality!!

I'll be back!

OHmommy said...

Dude. I was going to write a post just like this next week.

You must have gotten into my head.

JMBMOMMY said...

I think you'll look back and be glad you ditched the tomato! :) Hang in there...they are only little for a while...