Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Car update and various things.

The good news is that we are not going to have to pay a bazillon dollars to have the car fixed.

Thankfully there is no bad news. Aside from the $120 for the servicing, they covered parts and stuff. Pretty cool. It's ready today but I don't have a way to get it today, so it'll wait till tomorrow.


I trying these gDiapers with Anneliese. So far...interesting! I like them, I think. My first flush didn't go so well because I didn't tear it apart like you are supposed to...so the result was a scary gush of water almost over the top of the potty. But aside from that they're great. She hasn't leaked yet, they are soft, and she has had no rash. I was mostly worried about the rash. Lately she's been breaking out at just about everything. But it's cool that they flush down the toilet because it saves room in the garbage. And well, she can be pretty darn stinky, so the less stink the better. Check 'em out!


Mommisms are things your mother said a million times until one day they popped out of your mouth while you were ranting at your kids. For example:

+ If you fall and break your neck, I’ll kill you!

+ This is the worst looking pigsty I have ever seen…

+ If you think (fill in the blank), you’ve got another think coming!

Sometimes mommisms are simply flippant replies to your children’s endless shennanigans, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that your kids have heard them a million times. This is one way parents can get even with their children – torturing them by repetition. Best of all, they don’t always have to make sense.

I know when a mommism is coming out of my mouth. I see my kids roll their eyes and mouth the words as I say them.

+ You must think I took stupid pills this morning.

+ I'm not having you go door-to-door selling stuff for the school. I have a tight budget, too, and you don't see me having you sell door-to-door, do you?

+ I thought I'd buy you clothes instead of McDonalds. You'll look better wearing pants to school instead of a cheeseburger.

+ DON'T you tell me what YOU are going to do! I'm the parent and I say what you're going to do…and I'll tell you what that is as soon as I figure it out!

+ Why do you kids bother asking me a question and then don't bother to listen to the answer?

+ You're miserable? Good. I'm doing a great job, then.

+ This is NOT Burger King; you're not getting it your way, right away.

+ Well, excuse me for trying to have a conversation with your father--please don't let that stop you from interrupting us.

+ And if your friends told you to stick your underwear on your head and prance around in the street, would you?

+ What's that you say? You want something? Do I hear, "You are the most superior and all powerful mother and I am but a poor toast crumb"?

+ Boo-dee-beep! We're sorry, the mommy you have been whining to has been temporarily disconnected. Please try your complaint again later.

+ You walk out this door you better keep on walking, mister. Don't you dare walk out that door!

+ This is not a democracy. I am the Queen Mother.

+ Here, I made your favorite dish - shutupandeatit.

+ From now on no one in this house will look at or touch another person!

+ Where’s my stash of chocolate?

+ Where’s your father?!

Motherhood isn’t glamorous and mommisms prove that. But sometimes a mommism can make for some great comic relief in hindsight. Got a favorite mommism or quip? Send me a line.


Susan said...

But you forgot "I hope some day you have kids that act just like you!" Thanks for the laugh.

Celeste said...

Haha! That's a good one!