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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One of THOSE days...

Have you ever had one of those days where if you hear the word "mom" one more time {especially if it's in a high pitch "I'm-trying-to-get-you-in-trouble", or "I-have-nothing-to complain-about-so-I'm-going-to-annoy-you" voices} you are going to box up children and send them away?..... or just lock them outside

I thought so. I knew I wasn't the only one.
{No child or pet or mom was harmed during this time and despite what any child will ever say they were only locked outside for 20 minutes.....and there is a hose and dog house, they would have been fine.}

41 comments:

Amy said...

I've had MORE than one! And I have done the same thing. When Isaac was 3, I was so fed up that I put him on the front porch (in the dark in a foreign country)and told him to stay there until I was ready to let him back in. A few minutes later I heard a knock on the back door. It was a very repentant little boy.

Stuart and Heather said...

Too funny!! I've never locked mine outside, but I have locked myself in my bedroom, put my ipod on and pretended like I was single with no children and no resposibilities before! We all need a break once in a while.

Christine Rowley said...

Probably almost every mom out there can relate to this. Luckily, you live somewhere warm right now, so you can send the kids outside.

Cayde and Brianna Taylor Family said...

No Joke! Seriously just the other day I tried the whole lock you screaming child out of the house method too. But since it was around freezing temperature I decided that my shivering should probably come back in. Nobody was hurt either and it wasn't even longer than a minute but the crying stopped. :) Well I think you are a great mom. No matter what!

Melissa said...

You are so funny! Its good to look back on those days and laugh. I've locked kids outside, in thier bedrooms - even in the bathroom (he was covered in poop!)

Camie said...

I love it. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

The Scott Family said...

You are too funny! Yes, we've all been there!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Thanks for your message to Tuesday. I am getting them ready now. I just wanted to comment on your blog - Lovethe title! I have three boys and TWO dachshunds who just happen to be boys too...I so know how you feel!

Tamara

Steve and Katie said...

That makes me wish I had a backyard with a huge cement wall like you do! I lock them in their room at this point. Thats where all their toys are - so it probably works out great for them. I do it when they are fighting too. I stick them in their room together and tell them they can't come out till they learn to get along. I love you Leah!

Whitney said...

That's too funny! Look at that face, all crumpled up in misery! I'm totally anticipating days like that whenI have bambinos.

laurdacooj said...

Leah... you crack me up! You are such a fun girl!!!!!

Nancy said...

Believe the day will come when you will beg for those days! They grow up way too fast! I want to thank you for stopping by during my SITS spotlight. Please come back anytime. Blessings, Nancy

Denyse said...

..."they would have been fine"
I love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my special SITS day and leaving such sweet comments.

P.S. I'm so glad to see your husband is home safely. Give him a hug for me and tell him thanks for serving our country.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I just wanted to thank you for your message to Tuesday's family. Your heart is made up and will be delivered to them with many messages of love & encouragement.

Please continue to spread the message. I want to fill a whole box for the Whitt family.

God Bless!

Tamara

Terri Grammer said...

Yeah, you're definitely not the only one. Did you get away last night or at least put the kids to bed early last night? Hopefully today is better.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

First time here from SITS- love the name of your blog- I have three boys and our dog is a boy too- cracked me up! And, you are so not the only one that has had to let Superman cry it out LOL

Ann On and On... said...

LOL!

I saw your other post, I love to shoot too. We are not able to right now, but it is fun.

Emily said...

Ahhhh yes....some day's I change my name....

I am no longer mom....please call me Shnookums. Somehow, it's not as annoying???!!!

You are so funny.

CC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you win.

I just had that "please don't make not like to called mom" moment with my girls, plus my son's sick so it's a little chaotic today.
Cute shot! :)

Amy said...

Sometimes you just need to escape!

Yaya said...

Lol. Yup. I nanny for 4 kids and most days I think about changing my name because if I hear "Yaya" one more time I wanna pull my hair out!

Missy said...

OK I've instituted "lunch break" at my house. Everyday after dinner I leave my husband in charge and go lay in my bed with my precious iPod and ignore the world for at least 45 minutes. I highly recommend this.

Creative Junkie said...

You've pretty much described the year 2004 for me.

Caroline said...

We all have those moments where we just need a break, right? You have the most important thing needed for those situations: a sense of humor!

Michelle said...

LOL...I can relate...just dont call me mom any more today.

Anti-Supermom said...

Funny, some days I wish I could do this to the other people's children I watch too ;)

Great picture. Happy Featured Blogger day!

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely! Thanks for putting it out there. The guilt I feel on those days makes me even grumpier and less patient with the, "Mama, Mama, Mama" chorus.

Date Girl said...

Haha, that's so adorable, big ol' crocodile tears from the little guy. I'm sure there will be times I'm frustrated, but I still can't wait to be a mom!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Been there! Done that! Sometimes you just need a little peace!

Mommyof2girlz said...

I never thought of locking THEM out..I always lock myself away in a tiny room while I cradle myself in the fetal position..lol

Heather McDougle said...

haha That's too funny. My son loves going outside but hates being locked outside. Crazy kids!

Heather
http://ratherbechangingdiapers.blogspot.com/

Kristin @ Meanbean said...

Hey, everyone needs a break, even from thier own kids!! I do the reverse and lock myself in the bathroom :) works well!

Mandi Miller said...

Oh I understand! Sometimes I wish my daughter could do something wrong so she can have a timeout... and me too!

2busy said...

Funny picture! Sometimes moms need time outs too...

Angelia said...

Mommy time out. :-)

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I'm surrounded by boys too! There have been times when everyone was in time out at the same time so I could have a break from the squabbles. Other times I go into the bathroom, lock the door, and treat myself to a little time out with a good novel ... until someone is in desperate need of the potty.

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Oh, that's awesome! Too funny. I can totally relate - although we have 3 girls instead! Some days the tears & whining are almost too much to take! Hope you're enjoying your day in the SITS spotlight!

kallay said...

Hahaha! I don't have kids yet, but I know I will *TOTALLY* be this kind of mom if my kids end up anything like me or my sister. God have mercy on me. lol

beenomom said...

Oh my God, I freakin' love it!! The best part was how you so lovingly grabbed the camera and took the time to snap his picture and capture the moment!! This post and pic is absolutely priceless and I like your public service announcement too!!

Just visiting from SITS!

Kristin said...

That means time out in the crib time for me! Ah ha ha

sarah said...

That is completely hilarious! Love that pic, and the bit about the hose and the dog!

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