I was not meant to have five kids. I am not jealous of anyone who does have five kids. Kudos to you, but no. Here was the dynamic for the weekend: We had two 11yo boys & three 7yo's. Two boys & a girl. So we had 4 boys & a girl. That's just the right combination to make life
I suspect the game console was kicked or hit by a 7yo. Just sayin. But no one confessed. Are you as shocked by that as I was?
Do not go grocery shopping with three 7yo's. Before you leave the store, everyone in there will know all the kids' names & think that their last name is "Getoverherenow!" as a "goddammit!" is muttered under your breath. The shoppers will think you're a terrible mother who has no control over her children. Once you leave the store, you're pretty sure there was a collective sigh of relief along with applause. At this point, you & your bf/gf will *maybe* begin to speak to each other again. MAYBE.
When I cook a meal, you will eat it or go hungry. I have neither the time nor the patience for your whining. I don't give a shit if you're used to having your very own short-order cook. I am not one of them. Besides, it's freakin tator-tot casserole. Shut up & eat it or go to bed hungry. I bet you'll have an appetite when it's time to eat Halloween candy, huh?
FYI--seven year olds say "shit" & "fuck" when they think you can't hear them. And they use them in the right context. I just thought you should know.
One girl can out-whine four boys. Thank you to whomever it is that gave me boys. You certainly knew what you were doing.
No I will not take them to (the equivalent of) Chuck E Cheese. Those places are disgusting & I'm not spending $150ish bucks on five kids so we can leave with a buck's worth of "prizes". No.
How come they all go deaf when it's time to clean up a messy room or when they're asked how something got broken? I hope that medical research will provide an answer soon.
And here's a hypothetical question...has nothing to do with kids...
Say you found a cute plastic ring (it's red & says XOXO in blue) & you put it on cuz you liked it. And you're laying in bed with your bf/gf joking about it being an engagement ring (cuz we're goofy like that) & then you decide your facebook status should be about your engagement ring (cuz it's funny, dammit!) & then you change your relationship status to "engaged" & people start posting congrats & when's the date questions....and you respond & say the date is 2-30-11....would you believe it?