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SO I STOPPED YELLING THIS WEEK!! Oh, sorry, I stopped yelling this week. I took The Orange Rhino Challenge because I’m tired of breaking down and yelling at my kids. I don’t like how I feel, and I don’t like how it makes them feel. “Actions speak louder than words,” I always say. Say. And now I’m doing. I’ve actually made it 1 week so far . . . there have been a few stern talking-tos, but no screaming. I’m trying, and better still, my kids are trying.
For Tuesday’s Too Tired to Try post, I shared a recipe for Crock Pot French dip subs that my friend Amy at Funny is Family tried out a while back and just raved about. The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears is also a fan, and this dish has made birthday dinner status at her house. Must be good. I’m still waiting for someone to make me some.
Later in the week, I confessed that I need a translator for my kids . . . they just don’t seem to understand me when I speak. There are so many times when my words get lost in translation, and what my kids hear is not at all what I said. This is my favorite funny post that I’ve written so far.
In this week’s Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Friday post I shared the two good Easter photos we got (out of the seemingly hundreds we took — oh, I shared some of these, too, don’ t worry), in addition to some other things that made me smile. (Please don’t forget to send in your photos or stories so I can include them as well! I think people are going to start getting really tired of seeing just my kids’ mugs, albeit extremely cute.)
I wrapped up the week with some blushing cheeks and shared a post in which I accepted some awards, told you a few more things about myself–like my undying love for ketchup–and shared a ton of awesome blogs you should check out if you’re looking for some good reading.
My Favorite Kid
This week my favorites said:
- Sunday: “Here mamma, you can have my choc-wit,” said my favorite today.
- Monday: “Mommy, I just need a hug from you,” said my favorite today (on more than one occasion).
- Tuesday: “Mommy, I love you more than a cow,” said my favorite today. (Ummmm, ok.)
- Wednesday: “<Insert baby babbling and belly laughing noises here>” said my favorite today.
- Thursday: “Ok,” said my favorite today.
- Friday: “Mommy, I wuv my baby brudder,” said my favorite today.
- Saturday: “Can I help fold those clothes?” asked my favorite today.
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My daughter has started requesting mac n cheese WITHOUT cheese! It’s like I don’t even know her anymore.
I think us parents share in some sort of collective hallucination whereby we often think we have this parenting thing figured out. In reality, our kids are out there plotting and laughing. And laughing and laughing. And laughing some more.
Me: Which Dinosaur Train episode would you like to watch?
3 yo: Da hatchin pardee peeze.
Me: Ok, the hatching party it is. *selects episode*
3 yo: *after show starts* I don’t want hatchin pardee!
Me: Yes you do, that’s what you just asked for.
3 yo: Ok. *sits quietly watching show*
What the what? This really just happened.
Well sh#t, I sure do. *closes eyes and repeats “I wouldn’t change it for the world, I wouldn’t change it for the world…”*
Direct quote from my daughter: “Mommy, when I grow up I want to be a window washer and a rock star.” So in 10 years when that window washing pop star becomes really popular, yeah, that’ll be my daughter.
There you have it. Just another week with the wild things.