Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Uh, could I have a DO-OVER please?

Mornings are hard enough when both Henry and I are home to help move the girls along towards our departure goal of 7:20 a.m. (I think we've only met this goal 3 times this school year. I'm usually backing out of the driveway around 7:40 a.m., which completely bugs!!)

Today I was on my own because Henry is out of town. (At this time I would like to applaud all single parents out there. The only reason I haven't slit my wrists yet, is because I know Henry will be home tomorrow night.)

This morning the girls actually woke up on their own, which is HUGE. (We're usually trying to coax Megan out of bed at 7 a.m.) However, somewhere between breakfast and brushing teeth, the morning went to hell in a hand basket. Here's what I can remember ...

I told Megan to make her bed, which she did, but then closed the door so I couldn't see it. So naturally, while she was in the bathroom presumably brushing her teeth, I opened her door to check the bed. She heard her door open and came completely unglued!! It was downhill (fast) from there.
We backed out of the driveway at 7:45 a.m. We live 4 minutes from campus, and the bus leaves there for Megan's campus at 7:50 a.m. Do the math!!
So yeah, I was driving a little fast to make sure Meg didn't miss the bus, and she has the audacity to tell me that I'm not supposed to drive so fast!!! (Seriously?!!) So I tried to calmly explain (through gritted teeth) that she was right. I wasn't supposed to drive so fast, but SHE was the reason I was having to!! At that she yelled, "I DON'T LIKE YOU AND I WISH YOU WEREN'T MY MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!"

And that, my friends, is when my nurturing, maternal instinct kicked into overdrive as I yelled back, "Oh yeah?!?!? WELL THAT CAN BE ARRANGED!!"

Not my best parenting moment.


  1. Well don't put her on a plane to Russia...or anywhere else with a note and a one way ticket. Seriously, she will be fine. She has great parents, a Godly grandma that prays for her, and God has his hand on her. (Grandma clearly has a red phone to God's ear and I suspect she uses it often on Megan's behalf) Beside it will get better and once she becomes a teenager....well there are drugs for those days...the only question is if the drugs will be for her...you or both.

  2. Well...I've got GREAT news! There WILL be parenting moments that will make you prouder :):)

  3. haha... I can't get over the picture...she looks crazy!

  4. I have had that moment with 2 of the girls so far. One more to go. LOL! Your blog is a hoot and I love hearing how real you are. Good times parenting, huh.