My boys have Spring Break this week, so my dear friend MommaKiss is helping me out today with a guest post. MommaKiss was a BFF back this fall and if you missed out on meeting her back then, you are really missing out! It was love at first bloggy-sight for us.
I wrote this a while ago – and I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. The back story:
It was my day to drop off at daycare. I basically tossed Lil Kiss into his room (little mofo doesn’t even say good bye to me anymore) and then got Big Kiss all nestled in. He sat at his little chair at the table with his name on the placemat and ate his bagel. I went to put his lunch in the fridge.
His BFF JoeBunny (Giovanny) always says Hi to me and then we fist bump and BLOW IT UP! And then his other BFF, HacoBeeno (the puerto rican jew) asks to “blow it up, too?”
So me and the 3 boys are doing blow up bumps and one of Big Kiss’ room aides says “You are the funnest mom ever.”
I heard her, but pretended I didn’t and said “excuse me?”
And she said it again 😉
I could have kissed her!
Instead I said – “Awww, thanks. You know, it’s either have some fun or fit me for a straight jacket!”
That was a couple of years ago. I still hear it once in a while. I’m still told that my kids are well behaved and have great manners. But when they’re with me? Like just alone with me at home or in the grocery store? They can be total jerks. I can’t help but wonder if someone else is getting the best of them. Their teachers, their friends, strangers. I’m left with the bad cop crap. The discipline and yelling. The sass talk. The stomping tantrums. I want to be a funnest mom and get some of the laughs and smiles – at home – when it’s just us. When’s that going to happen? Let me tell ya, I could use some fun with my boys right now! In the meantime, I’ll just keep praying they spare some of their fun for me – and keep on keepin’ on. Not much choice, now is there.
I can relate, can you? Don’t forget to follow MommaKiss if you don’t already.