Monday, November 23, 2009

Manic Monday

When we were kids, a week's vacation from school was wonderful. As grown ups, with our own kids, sometimes we need a break! Cody did not end his last day of school before vacation well. He got suspended for playing around and kicking another kid at school in line. Lovely. So Friday he was suspended for one day of school. Now instead of all the things I planned to do, I have to punish him (which means I am punished too). I am hoping that he is learning his lesson. He hasn't been able to do anything except read books, write lines and chores. He is scrubbing my shower down with a scrub brush as we speak. I hope a week long punishment is enough to teach him "KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET TO YOURSELF". Sigh.


  1. You know... I got three bathrooms that could use a grounded kid's touch... I'm just sayin'... if you ever run out of things for him to do. HAHAHA!

  2. All I have to say is you sound like a Mean Mother; I love it!!!


    A mean mother never allows candy or sweets

    to take the place of a well-balanced meal.

    A mean mother insists on knowing where her

    children are at all times, who their friends

    are and what they do. A mean mother breaks

    the Child Labor Law by making her children

    work…washing dishes, making beds,

    learning to cook and doing other cruel and

    unpleasant chores.

    A mean mother makes life miserable for her

    offspring by insisting that they always tell the truth…

    A mean mother produces teenagers who are

    wiser and more sensible. A mean mother

    can smile with secret delight and pride

    when she hears her own grandchildren

    call their parents “mean”.

    What the world needs now are more

    Mean Mothers and Fathers.

    Author Unknown

  3. What a good mom you are. Yes, sometimes punishing them punishes us...and it's HARD...but a good mom does the right thing.

    Now a good blogger, you arent....LOL...You gotta update sister. LOL