Thursday, July 26, 2007

You Think, and Then You Know

You *think* it’s time for summer to be over when you tell your children that you are going out to lunch with friends (your friends, not theirs) and they whine about how boring it will be.

You *think* it’s time for summer to be over when you haven’t been seated two minutes before they are fighting over who is kicking who under the table and who is stealing whose crayons and who is taking up more table space than the other ones.

You *think* it’s time for summer to be over when the whining and complaining reaches its peak and you look around the restaurant for gypsies to sell the kids to.

You strongly, strongly suspect it’s time for summer to be over when the words “Stop acting like an ass and embarrassing me in front of my friends!” hisses out of your mouth at the table.

You KNOW its time for summer to be over when you overhear one of your table-mates whisper to another table-mate, “That’s exactly why I didn’t bring MY kids.”


Leeann said...

Oooh, that burns! When is back to school time for the kiddos? Or better yet, when is camp? lol

Amy said...

I feel your pain. We just got back from our weeklong family vacation to Myrtle Beach. I am SO ready for school to start expect for the fact I have to drive to either end of the county everyday to drop-off and pick-up the kids at school. I think it will be worth the driving just to get a break.
I am so far behind on your blogs. I'm almost scared to say that I haven't gotten into the whole HP thing. I'm really rethinking that when I read how excited you are about HP.

Anonymous said...

I am right there with you. School starts here next Friday. I am so ready to put their butts on that bus.

Jamie in Mississippi

Kelly said...

ARGH! I only have a two year old and can relate! What to do when her baby sis arrives in Oct...

kim said...

So, did they finally calm down so you were able to enjoy some time with your friends? You can always look at it this way--in a few years, there will be too many opportunities to embarrass them than I can even mention...take advantage of ALL of these opportunities. That'll fix their mouthy little selves--HAHAHA! In the about muzzles? And I know you will know that I am JUST JOKING when I say these things because...yeah, that's right...YOU ROCK!

Anonymous said...

My kids don't start back until after Labor Day - uggghhh - one in 2nd grade and one in 7th. They've done pretty well this summer. We leave on august 11th for vacation so we'll see how I survive the beach and the car ride. Since I can't drug them for the ride I'm thinking of drugging myself lol - my kids are not great travelers. When do schools in Georgia start?


Becky, in N. TX said...

I only have two left at home, so I TOTALLY feel your pain. Kim mentioned taking every opportunity to turn the tables on them---I have to agree--as IT WORKS!!

One day when my oldest was a teen, she and I were at the grocery store. She happened to know the bag boy, so she started saying stuff and really putting me down to be funny. So...when the checker asked if that would be all I turned to my daughter and BOLDlY (loudly) asked if she had remembered to get the tampons she had mentioned needing!!!

I never had another problem with her in public after that...go figure?

Pam Doughty said...

Priceless, Becky in TX! My son is just 7 and has already been told a time or two, "If you choose to embarrass me by your behavior, I may then choose to embarrass you right back." He isn't quite sure what I mean, but it shuts him up anyway (fear of the unknown can work wonders). And school here in Cobb County (Georgia) starts Aug. 13. Zip a dee doo dah, zip a dee day.... ;<)

M said...

I think I am the only mother who is NOT looking forward to school starting. Homework = fighting! getting up in the morning = fighting! Going to bed on time = fighting! School basically = fighting! Fighting = big fat headaches and stress!


Sandie from MN said...

If I remember correctly, your kids do start back to school soon- I am hopelessly jealous.. I just counted this a.m. and came up with 40 damn more days still after Labor Day. Maybe we should to the South!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, school, I can't wait! I had to fly for work this week & when asking about my flights, people would say, "oh that's too bad you have that 4 hour lay over" and I would secretly be thinking, 4 hours with not having to tell my kids to stop fighting, chill out, behave, or listen to them say "mom mom mom mom" (like machine gun fire), 4 hours sounded pretty good to me! Turns out with the first flight delay, that 4 hours was a good thing.

I have to say a HUGE thank you! to playing the Tokyo Joe song (It's all about me) on your home page! I. LOVE. IT! (Sorry for shouting). I had to buy it from iTunes & put it on my iPod. I do have to say I love most of the songs you use on your home page, but that one is my fav.

When does school start for your kids? Will they start at the new school in OK? My kids don't start until 8/27.

Have a great weekend.

Rachel in Grand Forks, ND

guttergirl said...

OMG! Were you sitting at the table next to me. You must have been to hear us.
I came upon your blog by chance and if it is okay with you , I think I will stay a while. You sound like a mom I can relate to.