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Monday, January 3, 2011

I still laugh at the fact that somebody let me be a parent

This afternoon the boys and I were getting home from school. We're climbing out of the car and, as usual, I'm yelling at them about something or other. I'm saying "Child 2, don't forget your backpack!" as he's walking up the stairs to the front door, empty handed.

"Go back to the car and get your backpack!" I insist.

"NO!" he answers, "YOU get it."

I say "seriously?" Because, I mean... seriously? Do you enjoy your freedom, child? Because I have a roll of duct tape and I'm not afraid to use it. "Seriously," he says. "You have my backpack."

Yeah, I was holding it; it was in my hands. I had carried it into the house, all on my own, and I didn't even realize it.

I'm sure there's a picture or something I could put here as a symbol of my parental greatness, but I don't feel like looking for one.



14 comments:

Apples and Autobots said...

If you pretend that you don't know I've done the same thing, then I'll pretend I'm not laughing at you!

jillsmo said...

DEAL!

JoAnne Clark said...

Damn, woman, that's just normal brain-farting right there! I thought your incredulity at being allowed to parent might have something to do with the duct tape remark (great idea, btw!).

Have I mentioned the theory I have that for every placenta our bodies make, we lose a certain number of brain cells?

jillsmo said...

JoAnne, your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Tell me more of your placenta theory....

ryoko861 said...

I believe the symbol is "L" on the forehead as in "LOOOOOOSER"! Mine is as big as the Eifel Tower. I tell my kids to eat healthier, then turn around and ask them what they want from the Chinese restaurant for dinner. Like, hello? Or as I'm walking out of one of the kid's rooms with their laundry I'm saying, "You really need to do your own laundry". I think I missed the manual they were handing out at the hospital. May have gotten lost or tossed with the "What to Expect When You're Expecting" book.

Big Daddy Autism said...

Even us dads lose brain cells. I swear I must have lost 50 IQ point since becoming a father. Luckily I started with an IQ of 278.

Dani G said...

I am currently laughing AT you.

Lynn said...

HA! Sucker.

Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...

See, that's where I would accuse Child 2 of secretly putting his backpack into my hand while I was distracted by a shiny object, and say that the whole thing was HIS fault.

But I'm Catholic, and we are masters of The Guilt.

P.S. I saw that you're in the top ten!!!!! Yay!!!

Cheryl D. said...

HAHAHA! I'm glad I'm not the only one losing my mind!

bbsmum said...

I'd leave a comment, but I'm on my way to buy duct tape

JennieB said...

I would tease my mom mercilessly for this kind of thing. Karma's a bitch.

MommyToTwoBoys said...

I hate when they are right! They should never get the upper hand like that!

jillsmo said...

I KNOW, right???

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