Sunday, November 1, 2009
Mommy Needs A Time Out....
Before I had a child people gave me all kinds of advice/wisdom that I admit, I half listened to.
What EVERYONE neglected to tell me is that becoming a parent means you say things like 1100 times..... And I'm SO not a fan of repeating myself.
"Get dressed please we need to get going."
"But I am dressed."
"You wore that shirt to bed last night, now get dressed."
"They don't know I wore it to bed."
"I do and it's dirty, so get dressed"
"They won't be able to see the dirt"
WHINE "I LIKE WHAT I HAVE ON AND DADDY PUT THESE PANTS ON ME."
"Those pants are not ok to go out in. Now go and get dressed"
WHINE, "Now I'm uncomfortable in my clothes."
"Good. Change them."
I must have said "Get Dressed" 25 more times while trying to get myself dressed and my hair dried before we got to time out which is usually not the way I work it-usually we would get to time out WAY before the whining. But I was trying to get somewhere (that I ended up missing. Possibly if I did the time out early enough then we could have been on our way) And why oh why was this request a problem? Getting dressed in a clean shirt and pants that are not capri pants in November should not incite a near riot. This is a reasonable request. I'm a reasonable woman.
Now I need a time out.
Or that bottle of wine....