Sunday, October 26, 2008

Proud Parenting Moment

"You're all ungrateful little brats and I'm sick of it!"

In the car.

On the way TO CHURCH.

22 comments:

Mama Bear said...

I always thought preparing the kids for a "best behavior" event was the most stressful thing!

And being Catholic, I've always loved the words coming out of the grown-ups mouths' as they fight to drive out of the parking lot after mass - and those who left immediately after communion (still a good 10 minutes left of mass) so they could get a good spot in the exit line!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh, were you listening to our conversation?????

Claire in Indiana

krueth said...

Could be Deja Vu from in my car a few years back. Why do they make us say these things? ha! Wendy

Anonymous said...

been there, done that....

cakeburnette said...

yeah, same thing happened in our household today, only Shelby was the only one we were sick of at the moment.

Pam D said...

I could top that (from this very morning), but I think I'm too embarrased to even type it. All I can say is "Thank you, God, for grace and mercy!"

Anonymous said...

Our best on-the-way-to-church conversation took place on
Easter Sunday when the Princess was 3. From the back I heard the cutest little voice ask "want to know what my dollie's name is?" When I said yes she said, "Her name is F--k". What a proud moment as a mom, or not.
Sheila in snowy MN

Renee said...

God loves honesty.

Banni said...

yes, well, last week i didn't even go to the {{church sponsored}} small group we are members of on account of my ungrateful little brats' behavior all day. i pled sickness & anxiety with their dad. guilty? yes. wayyyy too grateful for 3 hours of peace & quiet? oh you betcha i was!

Amy said...

Yep, that's what I love about you Kristie! You keep it real! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What goes on in the car, stays in the car. I won't even tell you what I told my son one day in the car. Ok, I will, nooooooooo, I'm still too embarrassed to share. In spite of it, he has turned into a wonderful young man and has forgiven me.

avtcoach said...

I have done that! yes, even on the way to church! You have alot on your plate..you're giving yourself a break I hope. I hope your week has some moments of peace and joy.

Stacia said...

On the way to church, really?
And you didn't even close it with an Amen?! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the conversations we used to have on the way to church when our kids were younger!! :)

Gayle in AL

Anonymous said...

That's NOTHING. I remember being told, on the way to church, "You kids are going to go to hell if you keep that up!" Our response? "Why bother going to church then?"

Ahh, Sunday memories...

Cara

Amy said...

LOL! Add 50 cents to the therapy fund.

When we were little (and not so little) and we'd complain that we didn't want to go to church, my mom would say "And do you think Jesus wanted to climb up on that cross and die for you?!"

lizinsumner said...

Okay, so here's mine: son, dressing in first tux for first formal highschool dance - "I'm not wearing the tie. It's a bowtie. Everyone else is wearing a real tie. They'll laugh at me". Me, attempting to impart motherly wisdom - "Just because 2 guys you know rented tuxes with long ties doesn't mean that EVERY guy will be wearing them. Bowties are traditional with tuxes". Son - "I'm NOT wearing it". Me - "Yes, you are. You don't have a regular tie to use instead". Son - "No, I'm NOT!!" Me (raising voice) "YES YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!". Fast forward to next morning: Me - "lots of guys had bowties with their tuxes last night, right??" Son (grudgingly!!) "Yeah, but theirs were black - and they didn't look like a carpet!!". Me - "beam me up, Scottie.....please!". Moral of story - Kristie: you are NOT alone!

Stacie from MN said...

I'm glad to hear the ungrateful thing does not just apply to my kids! They seem to have this sense of entitlement lately and it drives me NUTS!

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

Haha!!

Logan's Mom said...

I had the same conversation on the way to church yesterday. I think we have all been there! I feel like I am there ALL THE TIME!

Kelley

Karen - Mommy to four sweeties said...

Hey- were you in my car?

Anonymous said...

That was us...in the car on the way to soccer..
Claire in TX