Saturday, January 02, 2010


Someone please tell my 16 year old daughter to stop taking hour long showers, she doesn't want to listen to me. Today, I got the water bill in the's over $100 and that doesn't include the sewage bill.

Someone please tell my children to stop throwing everything they "think" is dirty on the laundry room floor. They throw blankets that they used for...say...five minutes in the laundry room. I'm just a wee bit tired of finding 10 blankets and pillows and clothes with hangers still attached and socks that are still folded together, everytime I wash the laundry.

Someone please tell Anthony's friend to NOT throw rocks at his bedroom window to get Anthony's attention. Just because someone didn't answer the door right away doesn't mean you can't try walking around the house and knocking on the back door. I mean, we just replaced that window in particular this summer, because one of my own kids threw a toy at it and broke it. I really don't need a $400 bill to replace a window on top of the water bill.

Someone please tell my 4 year to stop screaming everytime he has to share a toy. I mean I realize that he spends the majority of his time playing with toys on his own, while the big kids are at school. But he still needs to learn how to share despite all that.

Someone please remind my children that we do indeed have more than one tv in this house and that they don't all need to fight over the same one....especially when their father has arranged and pays for it so that all the tvs get all the same channels, no matter what room you are in.

Someone please remind my children that cereal is expensive and even though we realize that they eat more than one box a day that doesn't mean that they need to eat cereal all day long, especially out of cups.

Someone please come to my house and find the one and last stocking that is missing, so that I can finally throw the lid on the box and take it to the garage. I mean, I did take down all the decorations by myself and packed them all neatly in the box (instead of throwing everything randomly in boxes where the lid doesn't close tightly because it's too full of junk). That stupid, darn stocking is the only thing left and no one can find it.

Someone please remind my children to stop putting plates and bowls of half eaten food uncovered in my fridge and tell them to stop eating food out of the kitchen. I'm tired of finding bowls and plates in the family room, their bedrooms, under the living room couch, etc. Seriously, how many times do I have to punish them for this, before they stop doing it.

And finally someone please take the ketchup bottle away from my children. I'm getting tired of seeing them dump it all over just about everything they eat. It's getting to the point where I can't stand the smell of ketchup anymore.


Kristen said...

Have you looked in the laundry room for the missing stocking?

CynthiaK said...

Well, before I started reading that post, I was going to say "look at that great photo! Your beautiful children!" but after reading, I'm more inclined to add "they'd better pull their socks up!" (I'm so polite, aren't I? It's because I'm Canadian...)

I also totally know how you feel about so many of those issues, albeit not on the same scale - I only have three kids - so I can only imagine how I feel and then multiply that by 2!

I hope you get some down time just for Mom!!

Corrie Howe said...

I understand, but I realized that I'm the problem. So this year, I'm going to be more assertive in making them clean up after themselves....I even have a plan.

I can't want to implement it. ;-). I'm going to let them go to bed and be asleep. Then I'm going to wake them up to take care of everything that they should've done without me telling them. I figured enough times of being woken up and they'll remember on their own.

Charlene Juliani said...

Lmao Corrie, I think that would do it.

Anonymous said...

The missing stocking .....behind and half stuffed under the couch.
Corrie's plan is ingenious.

Charlene Juliani said... a matter of fact we did indeed find the stocking, under the couch cushions last night, LOL!!