The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

Well, I told Sweet Boy#3 that he needed to chose between a PBJ and a cheese sandwich and he screamed at me and hit me as hard as he could in the leg with his Nerf sword and made me tear up. Lots of time out ensued!

Sweet Boy#3 asked to go to the house for something and I didn’t quite understand what he said but I gave him permission. We were playing out on the Sports Court and after a while when he didn’t come back I began to worry. I went inside to check on him expecting some huge  horror…and found him vacuuming! Yes, my five-year-old boy knew that he still had a few chores to do before he could earn his video game time and had vacuumed the whole living room all on his own. And then he went on to laundry folding!

The winner this week…

My niece has had to miss out on swimming lessons because of a broken finger and it has been very traumatic. So my lovely sister promised that we would all go to the open swim time after lessons on Thursday. Everyone was elated. But I looked at the pool schedule and the open swim didn’t start until 3:30. We had five hours to kill. Should we wait around that long? We decided to do it and boy was it a long wait. We went to the library and the park and went on a hike… Finally we arrived at the pool but we were about 20 minutes early. So we sat on the grass outside the pool and I put the boys into repeated time outs as they flagrantly disobeyed me. Then 3:30 arrived!!! So we went inside only to be informed the open swim would be closing in 20 minutes! I had gotten the pre-season pool schedule and made my family wait around for 5 hours for naught. Thankfully the nice pool manager let us swim for those last few minutes, but man I have rarely felt like such a flaming idiot.

Kristen

I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

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