Thursday, December 10, 2009

From The Bad Mommy Files 2

Let's make this an ongoing post, shall we?

Do you......

*sometimes feel like the holiday season was created by a man to see just how far we'll go until we officially lose our minds?

*ever get locked out of your kids' rooms (by said kids) and collapse in the hallway, secretly grateful for the 2 minutes of peace?

*sometimes want to lock said kids in the basement?

*consider filling your bird feeders with poison in order to kill the squirrels that keep dismantling your Christmas lights?

*wish 50 people were not staring at you while chasing a 2 and 3 year old up onto the altar, down the main aisle and out of the church during choir practice?

*pray that no one heard your 2 year old daughter scream "Shut up, Mama!" to you during that chase?

*wonder why you enter any sort of religious dwelling before your kids turn 5 years old and resemble people who can be reasoned with?

*think the Elf on the Shelf is doing a lousy job because your kids are still acting like mega-brats?

Disclaimer: Blake is working 6am - 7pm right now due to peak season in his new position. This pushes me into single parent mode and after several weeks, it becomes a little exhausting. Thus, the snarky post.

Please forgive. I think I might have my husband back next week and may then return to my normal, pleasant, chipper self.


merrilee said...

Well thank God you're human, girl! Having a spouse that is working around the clock(I can TOTALLY relate), makes mama's job even more difficult than usual. Casey, you doing everything with grace and make it all look so easy. I am sure those starers in church were simply looking at you in amazement!!

Anonymous said...

snarky posts are always welcomed--they keep people sane.

we have yet to go back to church regularly since my daughter was born (she's 2)...when we do it's sippy cups rolling down the aisle and cheerios everywhere.

donatelli98 said...

Great post and I totally think we should make it a weekly or at the very least monthly post - I have plenty of snarky stuff to post about! As Merrilee said - you do have a way of making everything look so easy!

Our Elf is sleeping on the job too - hasn't helped the behavior in our house.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I'm sure everyone has at least one good church story with kids. Last Sunday at church was our best Sunday in I don't even know how long, but we did bribe them with breakfast out after Mass if everyone was good. I can say that I am not above bribing my children.

SASS said...

"Shut up, Mama!" hahaha.

I think you're making this up. Those angels would never do such a thing.

I agree. I think this season was totally created by a man. Which is why I think wine was created by a woman.

I like your snarky posts :)

Shannon said...

If I could "like" this post, I would.

I told you people don't think you're human. :)

Dee Stephens said...

Yes, a very human post. I likey...that elf needs to get to work!

The Soladay Family said...

Do you...ever pretend to need to go to the restroom just so you can have a few moments peace and quite even if it's in a 4x4 square space? I have....=)

Hang in there!

Coco said...

You have a two year old AND a three year old. Most moms can only handle one of those at at time.

And I always stare back at the starers, and usually say, "You didn't have kids?" Rude people.

Kristen said...

Oh Casey... hang in there!! And I hope you have your hubs back soon. And as far as little Miss Laney telling you to shut up... well, you were in church right? People there should be pretty forgiving ;)

Carrie Darney said...

Oh Casey...I am also very happy to see that you are human! I love when you rant...we never EVER hear it, but it makes us all feel just a wee bit normal!!

Hang in there!!

Tammy said...

Awww...hope things get better. Sometimes having a 13 year old smarty mouth is no better.

Sara said...

Hang in there, Casey! You're an incredible Mom.
The last 2 times we've been to church, Hudson has burped so loudly that people start laughing and turn around to look. And he's only 9 months old. Can't wait to see the attention we'll get when he can actually talk and walk. Geeze!

timmonstimes said...

Hi Casey! I have a private blog but don't mind sharing - my hubby is super over protective so he made me go private :) If you are comfortable sending me your email address, I can add you. Kind of a pain in the rear for someone you don't know! Here's to hoping you don't think I'm a nut!

Oh and my blog is really just an online scrapbook I print off for my baby once a year. It's more so for grandmas who don't live near :)