Print Friendly and PDF
logo
divider

Unrestful Observations

March 23, 2012 9:00 am
"The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable."







Children are both smart and ruthless. They all have a sixth sense on when their parental units finally have a moment to breathe and they leap into action, determined to never allow a second of peace. MY kids have this down to a science.




Today is a typical day. By the time 10AM rolled around I had broken up five fights, microwaved my cup of tea three times, and was unable to get to my new cup of tea before it had oversteeped and was cold to the touch. Any time the boys were finally ensconced into an activity and they seemed content, if I even dared to start walking toward the bathroom all hell would break loose. As I type this I have already been interrupted three times by Ashe: once to help him put on my belt so he had a place to hang his sword. Once to ask how he looked with his sword and belt. Once to take the belt off.




I've only been typing for five minutes. I'm waiting for interruption #4 and it should happen any second now. Oh wait... there it is.




I don't get it. It's uncanny, disturbing, and downright aggravating. How is it that I can spend an hour trying to ensure that the boys are happily playing something they love, but as soon as I turn my back to them with the intent of chugging my lukewarm tea, things go to hell. There must be some secret kid code they use, silently communicating to one another, activating Code Unrest if they even think I am thinking of a quick break. I need to search their rooms for clues. I bet they have a hand book that teaches them these nefarious ways. I should study it and use their tactics against them. It is the only way to strike back before I lose my sanity!







Please tell me I'm not the only one



For more amusing anecdotes from SRM, check out her blog at http://suburbanrebelmom.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Facebook



"The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable."







Children are both smart and ruthless. They all have a sixth sense on when their parental units finally have a moment to breathe and they leap into action, determined to never allow a second of peace. MY kids have this down to a science.




Today is a typical day. By the time 10AM rolled around I had broken up five fights, microwaved my cup of tea three times, and was unable to get to my new cup of tea before it had oversteeped and was cold to the touch. Any time the boys were finally ensconced into an activity and they seemed content, if I even dared to start walking toward the bathroom all hell would break loose. As I type this I have already been interrupted three times by Ashe: once to help him put on my belt so he had a place to hang his sword. Once to ask how he looked with his sword and belt. Once to take the belt off.




I've only been typing for five minutes. I'm waiting for interruption #4 and it should happen any second now. Oh wait... there it is.




I don't get it. It's uncanny, disturbing, and downright aggravating. How is it that I can spend an hour trying to ensure that the boys are happily playing something they love, but as soon as I turn my back to them with the intent of chugging my lukewarm tea, things go to hell. There must be some secret kid code they use, silently communicating to one another, activating Code Unrest if they even think I am thinking of a quick break. I need to search their rooms for clues. I bet they have a hand book that teaches them these nefarious ways. I should study it and use their tactics against them. It is the only way to strike back before I lose my sanity!







Please tell me I'm not the only one



For more amusing anecdotes from SRM, check out her blog at http://suburbanrebelmom.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Facebook


print



Comments (0): Subscribe by Email
There are no comments yet.
<< prev - comments page 1 of 1 - next >>

Add your comment:

Add your own comment using the guest form below , or login / sign-up to comment using a carolinaparent.com user account and subscribe to email updates for additional comments to this post.

Name:
Email:
 
Email address will not display on website.




Blog Search






 

WIN GREAT PRIZES!



Check out our monthly prizes! Join in the fun. Your child could be a winner today!

Get our Newsletter!

Sign up to receive news, event updates and more from Carolina Parent.