Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bad, Bad Mom

So, what lucky mother gets the Bad Mom award? Well, that would be me. Girl #1 always eats lunch in about 2 minutes and doesn't eat much. Then 11 minutes later she is "starving." I'm tired of throwing away food. It's a typical day and she eats her two pieces of chicken and then wants to be done. I tell her she has to eat all six pieces of chicken (oh! the abuse!) or she can't leave the picnic table. Well, she's my drama queen with a capital 'd'. She cries and screams and carries on. And on and on and on. She stops crying and I look outside. Where did she go? Why didn't she eat her chicken? Dammit!


Then I go for a closer look.



She has passed out and taken a nap on the driveway. She used to always fall asleep all over the place. Some of you might remember this post or this one. Yes, that's an ant on her forehead. I took her inside and let her sleep on the floor and I de-ant-ified her.


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In other news, the binocular cases are finished. I couldn't find anything that was like the original ones so I improvised. I used jeans-style post buttons and reinforced the back with a button so the smaller post couldn't pull through the neoprene.




The father in law is happy so I am too.

9 comments:

Sew-Ann said...

This post makes my laugh. Drama kings are just as bad.

Gail said...

Wait till you find her passed out on the driveway at 17!

Jacqui said...

LOL!!! I think I've commented before that my son would fall asleep everywhere, too, but never in the driveway. However, he's just about to enter his teens so based on Gail's comment, we'll just have to wait see...

Kelly said...

Oh that is too darn funny. Way back when I was a nanny, there was Alexander who did this all the time. One minute he was fine next minute he was asleep anywhere and everywhere. Behind the couch with the dog was his favorite place. :)

My daughter, on the other hand, never slept when she was little.. would be up for two to three days at a time. It was awful. She is almost 14 now and still does not sleep well, but at least she is better. :)

neighbourhood.gal said...

Oh man oh man oh man too funny.

Last week Clara (2 yo) was falling asleep at dinner. Literally, her eyes were drooping shut as she was chewing. I heard about kids doing this, but I had never witnessed it.

Micka said...

I would be concerned. From where I come, we always worry and I would ask a pediatrician about the twin falling asleep so quickly. This is just my opinion and it doesn't need to be taken seriously.

Bunny said...

Hilarious but oh so frustrating! BTDT. We had a DQ baby in our family too. I can so relate to the challenge! You do know she won't starve to death, right? She will eat if hungry, but I am sure you know that one. But hey, I didn't believe it either with my two year old.

Amanda S. said...

Your writing is so hysterical! Thanks for the laugh!!!

Beth said...

Love it!! I had a great laugh!