Things I Can't Say
Tips and Tales from an Introverted Mom
March 23, 2010 by: Shell
March 23, 2010 at 12:05 am
I cheated on my diet too. I ate a bunch of donuts!!
March 23, 2010 at 12:13 am
haha we wont tell 🙂
My kid does that too he always yells for me when his dad is standing there!!!
I am Lee-Ann... says
March 23, 2010 at 12:14 am
Eh, diet, shmiet. Go enjoy your cookies! Kids always call for Mom, I'll go with the idea that they just love us more. LOL
Heather @ Gerber Days says
March 23, 2010 at 12:25 am
Hahaha! You crack me up! I bet your boy was disgusted with the vinegar! It's definitely only something you can choke down if you understand the benefits (How is that going btw?) Well, if it makes you feel any better, that cake I posted on my blog last weekend is… gone. My husband had one piece, and NO my neighbors did not come get any. I have totally been caught in the act sneaking treats. I feel so stupid when my hubby catches me LOL!
March 23, 2010 at 12:36 am
25 minutes is totally long enough! LOL enjoy your cookies!
Rebecca D says
March 23, 2010 at 12:37 am
I can just picture your sons face as he drank the vinegar… I still remember when my girlie tried to take a drink of the vanilla extract the second I left the room and about thirty seconds after I told her it tastes horrible… and it doesn't matter that it smells good…lol…
Thanks for dropping by my blog to say hi…
March 23, 2010 at 12:48 am
I'm with you on the movies in the car thing. We are not at that point yet, as we don't have a t.v. in our car, but I am constantly telling my husband that if we ever got a new car, I want one with an entertainment system. His family lives in New England and when our girls get older we want to roadtrip out there. He thinks they'll be content looking out the windows. I say yeah right!
March 23, 2010 at 12:49 am
I love my van too! I missed it so much when we traded it in for the stupid suburban… and I'm so happy to have gotten rid of that ugly beast of a truck and have another van again
March 23, 2010 at 12:54 am
ewwww. I remember we had that at our house and I could smell it when i opened the cabinet. ewwww.
Cookies don't count if your on a diet. lol
March 23, 2010 at 1:18 am
I have never tasted apple cider vinegar…Ill take your sons word for it! Hope you enjoyed your cookies and have a few for me too! Dieting sucks!
A 2 Z says
March 23, 2010 at 2:34 am
fun to read. My younger daughter drank my glass of white wine thinking it was apple juice. I felt bad for her but her expression was priceless. She still today hates wine wine.
3 Cuzins @ Cuzinlogic says
March 23, 2010 at 2:36 am
I'm telling! Just playing. Dieting sucks, so I'll keep your secret.
March 23, 2010 at 3:09 am
Kids do that… Kaylee will ask me to help her and her daddy will be right there… And I think he gets offended sometimes, LMAO!
ROFL @ the apple cider vinegar! How did the smell not tip him off that it wasn't apple juice?? LOL!
The Blue Zoo says
March 23, 2010 at 3:49 am
I get the "Are you gonna keep trying for a girl?" comments every damn time I leave the house. And I am NOT exaggerating.
March 23, 2010 at 4:05 am
You did well in letting him learn by himself that vinegar is not apple juice… ah, ah, ah.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will come back again. xxxMsBabyPlan. I am your new follower.
March 23, 2010 at 6:30 am
My kids hate to try anything, so I don't get to experience that sort of fun 🙁
They are the same way about wanting me too do everything and never ever ever asking their father without me telling them too, UGH
March 23, 2010 at 6:55 am
Hey – it is HIS diet… not yours! Enjoy the cookies!!
March 23, 2010 at 7:25 am
The vinegar thing is hysterical…I'm pretty sure my kids will fall for that too (although I'll probably be the one to suggest they try it b/c I'm evil like that)! You heart your Buick…puke, gag, ugh…signed, the Will Never Have One Mommy (j/k…I'm secretly jealous…I just act cool on the outside)!
March 23, 2010 at 7:26 am
You crack me up. I never thought I would be one of those moms who is interested in having a mini-van. Now that I have a little one, and I see all the bells and whistles that can come with such a vehicle? I think, hmmm, may not be that bad. I could totally be a minivan mom, too!
March 23, 2010 at 8:03 am
I almost hope that we end up having all boys…they might be harder to deal with when they are young but when they grow up I hear it is 100% easier!I love a little tv in the car…even if we go to the grocery store…i am that kinda mom too!
Adoption of Jane says
March 23, 2010 at 8:08 am
Apple Cider Vinegar… Classic!
March 23, 2010 at 8:11 am
I am still opposed to the minivan…yep…I'm shallow like that. Not that we don't have one…I just don't drive it 🙂 the spouse does. He's cool like that 🙂
You would have thought that the smell of the vinegar would have been enough to drive him away! I always hated coloring easter eggs because I couldn't stand the smell.
Hope those cookies were fantastic!
Secret Mom Thoughts says
March 23, 2010 at 8:32 am
I eat cookies even when dieting. You just need moderation.
Midday Escapades says
March 23, 2010 at 8:34 am
Oops – here you are trying to be good with hubs and I'm posting about donuts and egg rolls. Shame on me!
Hey, congrats on No. 1 slot today! Happy Post its!
March 23, 2010 at 8:50 am
"That is not a toy" is popular around here, too. I tried changing my name, but the kids still keep asking for my help, not daddy's.
March 23, 2010 at 8:54 am
I had good intentions of only having my kids watch the DVD's in the car on long trips too. That lasted maybe a day. The temptation of having those DVD players right in their faces does make it hard to say no.
March 23, 2010 at 8:56 am
or 16 .. works too. eat a whole bunch k?
maybe it'll SLOW YOUR ASS DOWN on just dance
* still bitter *
i love my van too.. i want something different but theres nothing better for a family
We live in a Zoo! says
March 23, 2010 at 9:02 am
Now you've got me trying to think of what the most oft repeated phrase is at my house….Lol!
March 23, 2010 at 9:03 am
Have the cookies.
I just came to say thanks for stopping on my blog earlier via SITS.
March 23, 2010 at 9:15 am
Eat the whole fucking box of cookies, that's what I do
The Boob Nazi says
March 23, 2010 at 9:19 am
hahaha apple cider vinegar? Poor boy.
March 23, 2010 at 9:29 am
Cheating on your diet. Shame shame. I, for one, would never keep a secret staff of goodies in my library bag. What? I wouldn't.
March 23, 2010 at 9:56 am
I've been cheating since Friday…hoping to get through the day today with NO CHEATING! It's a bad thing! Enjoy the cookies!! 🙂
March 23, 2010 at 10:01 am
Go with Oatmeal Raisin – that can't possibly be cheating – their good for you! I mean whole grains and fruit!
March 23, 2010 at 10:05 am
Sending cookies your way. Well a basket. When I am done passing them out I will read your other post. Have a great day.
This is for a great cause and I hope you join in…Happy Early Easter.
March 23, 2010 at 10:07 am
I cheat on my diet here and there 🙂
March 23, 2010 at 10:08 am
i can't stick to my diet.. i'm on a diet but it seemed that i gained more on my weight..sigh 🙁
Messy Mommy says
March 23, 2010 at 10:14 am
I takes like 5 minutes to get to the school and occasionally I'll actually turn on a movie in the car. Too bad we can't even get through the previews before it's time to get out. 🙂
Just Breathe says
Yes eat the cookies! Fun read today. Enjoy your week.
March 23, 2010 at 10:15 am
I have friends that make their kids drink apple cider vinegar as punishment for whining.
Just throwing that in there.
March 23, 2010 at 10:22 am
Cute! I always love your Post It days! ;0)
And, to answer, your question, Yes, I believe 25 minutes is long enough. I said the same thing about the Ninendo DS in the car, but I've decided the ride to school counts as a "road trip" now and then! ;0)
Thanks for your comment on my blog … you are always so encouraging!
B Sparkly says
March 23, 2010 at 10:26 am
My motto "why have one when you can eat the all box?" great post it:)Have a great day!Anat
March 23, 2010 at 10:28 am
You are so amazing. I just found your blog last night and you have me laughing. Thank you-there are times in the day when I just need to laugh.
March 23, 2010 at 10:35 am
"where are your pants?"??? hahahaha!
Yes, I can be sitting down, my husband in the kitchen and my kids will still ask me for a drink. What???
Too funny! It is true. They will torment us with Mommy, Mommy, Mommy and Dad can be right there.I cheated last night. Had Taco Bell. Stop by for a visit!
March 23, 2010 at 10:41 am
It would be sooo nice to hear DAAAADDD screamed across the house instead of MMMMMMOOOOOOMM!
i want a dvd player for my suv…little ones school it only two miles away thoughthr grocery store is even closer
i once let my little one eat the cinnamon dough you make with glue and cinnamon…she was convinced it would taste good
she thought it did and convinced me to try it
it was not good
March 23, 2010 at 10:47 am
I accidentally sprinkled CUMIN instead of Cinnamon Sugar on my sons waffle this morning. Once I realized it I took it away…he begged and begged to try it..I should have let him…
My DH drinks apple cider vinegar to help his allergies. It works!
March 23, 2010 at 10:52 am
Oh you can totally cheat with cookies, I mean it's Girl Scout Cookie season. 🙂
Auntie E says
March 23, 2010 at 10:59 am
Oh yeah I can relate to the cookies, and the TV in the car. apple cider vinegar, can accually be good for your health, believe or not, just only a couple tablespoon a day = great skin and health. A link to my Post it Tuesday for you
March 23, 2010 at 11:01 am
Where are your pants is said a lot in our house too!
March 23, 2010 at 11:03 am
LOL I love these! I think 25 minutes is long enough to warrant a movie. I can't wait until we have a van and hopefully it will have a dvd player in it as well. I also loved the apple cider vinegar notes. So funny. When will they learn to listen to us?I cheat on diets too. It is the right of the mother. 🙂 That is why I hide chocolate.
Just Another Mom of 2 says
March 23, 2010 at 11:06 am
Oh I cheat on diets too. Maybe that's why I still need to lose so much weight?? hmm…
March 23, 2010 at 11:16 am
Fellow cookie monster here…now the 6 years of extra baby weight make a little more sense to me…It's the cookies!
March 23, 2010 at 11:28 am
That apple cider vinegar was fun-nay. lol.
I am always asking after my sons pants too…must be a boy thing to be perfectly fine with wearing just a shirt and socks and playing Legos.
Have a good week.
Ms Bibi says
March 23, 2010 at 11:29 am
It drives me nuts when I am working or blogging and my hubs at home sitting on the couch and the boys keep coming and asking me to do the stupidest things that hubs can do….drives me nuts.
I cheat on diets to, but don't tell anybody.
Michelle Pixie says
March 23, 2010 at 11:41 am
My kids always come to me instead of dad and there are times it makes my head spin?! He is right there!!!
Okay I am off to read your other post because I have a feeling I have something to say. 😉
Sarah and the Gentlemen says
March 23, 2010 at 11:43 am
Ew. Apple cider vinegar. At least he had the sense to spit it out! I hope he believes you the next time.
I love having three boys and cannot possibly imagine anyone different than who I have!
March 23, 2010 at 11:51 am
25 minutes is definitely long enough for your complete family to have to watch TV in your awesome mini-van…while you're eating a cookie…or ten!
(Which makes me want to totally ignore the fact that I've been trying really hard to behave, too.)
Hair Bows & Guitar Picks says
March 23, 2010 at 11:52 am
I won't tell….and I would totally cheat too 🙂
March 23, 2010 at 11:53 am
Haha those were GREAT and thank you now I want a cookie ;)Oh and I let my son watch the TV in the car on the way to the store so don't feel 2 bad!
Andrea (ace1028) says
March 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm
I don't know how I wasn't following your blog right now, when it seems like I'm always peeking in on you. So I just signed up. I think I lose blogs in my reader/follow list now and then! boo!!! Happy Post-It Note Tuesday!
Jessica Jones, ATL Mom of 3 says
March 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm
you are cheating on HIS diet…not yours..so you ae good to go!
March 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm
So, yeah, I eat oatmeal raisin cookies because they're … healthy. Oatmeal. Raisins. What's not healthy about that? Throw in some chocolate chips … wasn't there just a study about how chocolate/caffeine are beneficial? Enjoy your cookies!
March 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm
I cheat on diets too (shhhh, don't tell). I never thought I would put a tv in my daughter's bedroom, but it is so convient…cute post-its!
March 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm
I am a diet cheater too! Hubby brought home girl scout cookies and yumm they was good!I am all ready for pour your heart out!
March 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm
At my house you can hear "Say HELLO to your father. He's right here to assist you." Then I walk away.
March 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm
The dvd in the car? Um, guilty! I can't survive a trip without it…sad, right?
And then it makes me think how lucky our kids are. I remember a road trip to Florida when I was little. No dvd. No Leap Frogs. Nada. Dark outside? That sucked…lol!
xoxo & eat a cookie for me. I'm craving one…
Meeko Fabulous says
March 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm
I'm going to make sure to get a tv installed in my car when I have kids . . . LoL
The Mommyologist says
March 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm
I wish my hubster would get on a health kick!! I'm usually the one dieting while he eats snacks in front of me!
March 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Your boys sound so creative. LOL
Life Without Pink says
March 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm
I never thought I would say this but I too have a minivan and I LOVE my Odsessy!
I just participated in my first Post-It-Note Tuesday, yay!
March 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm
I completely agree with all boy things! We have one boy and everybody asks when were going to try for a girl! I like my one boy just fine:)Have a wodnerful Tuesday!
Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) says
March 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Enjoy the cookie … I'm sure you'll be wallowing for hours since you only have boys. HA!
March 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm
We LOVE the DVD player in the SUV. Or, Daddy loves it and uses it almost every time he drives MiniMac to school. His favorite thing to watch? U2 Live. LOVE IT.
The Wifey says
March 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm
I'm tots jealous of you and that cookie. Enjoy your affair with deliciousness.
Confessions From A Working Mom says
March 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm
Ewwwww, apple cider vinegar? Straight? That just makes my throat burn to even think of it!
~Elizabeth Confessions From A Working Mom
March 23, 2010 at 4:10 pm
ooo girl im tellin!
March 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Holy cow girl, I'm number 79 commenter?! Wow!
I cheat on diets too. Cookies are my cheat of choice.
Mommy Lisa says
March 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Could not live without the DVD in the car – or the iPod touch in my Taurus. I have three favorite movies of Boo Boo's on it!
March 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm
Its allowed when you cheat on HIS diet.Apple cider vinegar? LOL!!!!!!!! Oh my word!I actually love the stuff. I put it on everything.
March 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm
Let me warn you now … my "baby boy" is 20 and he calls me to ask me for directions (I'm geographically challenged) or car advice (mechanically challenged too) no matter how often I tell him he should call his dad for such things!
March 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm
So funny! I can totally relate on the kids always calling for Mommy even when Dad is in the room. I'm a minivan mama too! Love your post-its.
Much More Than Mommy says
March 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm
Enjoy the cookies and DON'T SHARE! 😉
Ma What's 4 dinner says
March 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm
Ha, apple cider vinegar boy! Brady did that with the margarita I told him not to drink. 🙂 Yup, I'm mother of the year…
March 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm
I'm going to have to check out mommyhood. We have 4 girls and we get all the time were you trying for a boy? We honestly dont care what sex we had or have in the future!
I love being a minivan mommy too!
March 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm
I too am like that about cookies! LOL! And, I happen to think that both those statements are probably the most used phrases in my house currently as well! Thanks for stopping by! (My Ordinary Miracles)
March 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm
My DH eats potato chips in front of me when I am dieting. I don't even like chips, but when he is eating them – I want them!a SITS friend…
March 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm
Love the post it about the most often said phrase. Where are your pants is a HIGHLY repeated one in my house!
Holy Hannah says
March 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm
I don't know about you but I have 2 boys and my family is quite complete. And the popular phrases in my house are "Don't touch your brothers butt" and "Who didn't flush the toilet?"
March 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm
hahaha apple cider vinegar!
March 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm
LOL- my best friend (who recently added a Tahoe w/DVD player to her driveway)just told me your first post it last week! Hey, whatever keeps the drive quiet, right?!
All of these post its had me holding my sides 🙂
Chelsea Talks Smack says
March 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm
aw, these are freaking adorable.
Sara @ Domestically Challenged says
March 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm
A cookie or 5? I will join you? Oh, and I have only boys and YES MY FAMILY IS COMPLETE TOO. Deal folks, deal. We are mothers of boys.
Ali @ Mommie Life says
March 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm
You are too funny!! I love the apple cider vinegar! Don't you love when your right and you can fully say, "I told you so!" And I had to just say NO to the cookies at the store today… Now I'm desperately considering running to the drug store for some vanilla oreo's! 😮
Why are Daddys invisible when Mommys are in the room!! One of lifes great mysterys! lol
March 24, 2010 at 12:15 am
Is it bad that I'm sitting here eating a bowl of ice cream with a piece of cake at the bottom? I figure I'm okay since I'm DVR'ing The Biggest Loser. I'll watch it as soon as I'm done scarfing down the ice cream. I wonder why I can't lose 10 pounds?
I'll have to link up for the meme next week! I'm the FB on TMC tomorrow but I'll definitely hook it up next Wed!
March 24, 2010 at 12:30 am
It's okay, I always cheat on my diets.
March 24, 2010 at 1:43 am
I cheated on my diet too. I had Pizza Hut Sunday night. Oops!
March 24, 2010 at 3:17 am
March 24, 2010 at 8:48 am
Oh my gosh, why do they ask for Mommy's help when obviously Daddy is sitting right there? That drives me crazy! I'll go, "Bree, why don't you see if Daddy will help you?" lol…then Paul looks at me and rolls his eyes.
Arizona Mamma says
March 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm
Oh my gosh! I WISH my kids would call for daddy…but when we're together in the same room…mommy always trumps daddy.
Crazed Mama says
March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm
I tell my kids all the time " you have a daddy ask him" Makes me nuts! I am a cookie (ice cream) diet cheater too!!