Tonight, I think I would have given my children away to the first passing band of gypsies. No, scratch that, I would have paid a passing band of gypsies to take them. Joey took over an hour and a half to do a piece of homework that should have taken him 30 minutes in a worst case scenario. What could possibly have been so difficult…alphabetizing 12 words. That’s right. All he had to do was alphabetize 12 fucking words and write 5 sentences. Grrrrr…he hates to do it so he argues, bitches, moans, and kvetches every time. I tell him to number them in order before he starts to write the list out and he NEVER fails to ignore that. Then he acts like someone has commited a heinous crime against him when he has to erase the list and fix it. He got cub scouts taken away from him tonight and was in bed by 8 pm.

And, then there was Gabe. Sweet faced, sweet tempered little Gabe was a hellion tonight. He has hit that bossy, 4 year old stage about 8 months early. And, when he gets tired, he even thinks he can tell me what to do. He’s got another thing coming. He was ignoring me, climbing things, and beating on his brothers. I told him to stop climbing things and jumping at his brothers. I told him if he didn’t stop, he was going striaght to bed. Do you think he stopped? Hell no! So I grabbed him, told him it was bedtime because he didn’t listen and he promptly burst into tears.

Life got much better after 8:05 pm when both the younger boys were in bed and out of my hair.

Time for a glass of Pinot Grigio.

13 Responses to 1-800-GypsiesRUs
  1. Heather and Jase
    April 21, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    I hear you on the ABC order NIGHTMARE!

    Seth does the same crap to me every day. Would take 10 minutes if he didn’t bitch for 2 hours.

    *le sigh*


  2. becomingwhole
    April 21, 2009 | 9:50 pm

    Ahhh, the realities of parenting…enjoy some pinot grigio for me.

    Thanks for always having such kind words for me on my blog. They mean more than you can know.

  3. Joe
    April 21, 2009 | 10:30 pm

    hehe sounds like your day was stressful, thus is motherhood, so worth it though

  4. rys
    April 21, 2009 | 11:42 pm

    Hey Joey! I before E except after C! No wait…scratch that…

  5. Hillary
    April 22, 2009 | 12:49 am

    lol, I have tutored kids and can relate to that utter frustration! I hope your glass of wine helped 🙂


  6. Bean
    April 22, 2009 | 1:21 am

    hey now, whatcha got against gypsies?!

  7. Emma
    April 22, 2009 | 2:14 am

    I know those days!

    We have been having homework drama in our house too. I don’t think there is an easy solution. But early bedtimes certainly help 🙂

  8. I hear you …you are just braver because you say it out loud !
    My little ferals …won’t go to sleep till so late.

    hi, I am visiting from ICLW…No. 35 to say hello and to check out your blog.
    My Little Drummer Boys

  9. Carrie27
    April 22, 2009 | 9:01 am

    Last night seems to have been a rough night for more then one person.

    Hopefully, tonight’s homework will be “less challenging.”

  10. Sheliza
    April 22, 2009 | 9:45 am

    lol at the gypsies thing! I guess kids make us feel that way some days. Wine is a good fix 😉

  11. starky
    April 22, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    Aww! My mother used to threaten to give me to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She’d pack my bag and everything!

  12. The Captain's Wife
    April 22, 2009 | 8:40 pm

    When Kira has her “off” days we are always joking around that we would “have to pay gypsy’s” to take her….but we wouldn’t give her away/ sell her/ trade her for the world. Can you believe one of my friends thought we were for real? She’s probably one of the ones that keeps your hubby employeed too!

  13. The Captain's Wife
    April 22, 2009 | 8:41 pm

    I meant to end with ICLW!

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