Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good Mom/Bad Mom

Sometimes I'm a really good mom.
Exhibit A
The ice cream man cometh.....the good mom giveth.......

"Good Mom, can we please have the extra expensive super hero ice cream."


"Good Mom, thank you for your loving kindness....your generosity....your zeal for life and all things yummy."

"Of course."

"Good Mom, you are so fun and impulsive. You channel your inner child and delight in the experience of the ice cream truck."

"Yes, yes i do...."

"Good Mom, I didn't get any ice cream....but you sacrifice your own body and breastfeed me every three hours so how could I complain."

"My pleasure."

"Good Mom, you color coordinated my ice cream to my clothing....and speaking of my clothing, you even purchased a "character shirt" for me and let me wear it in public. I know you detest character clothing, yet because of the joy it brings once again have laid down your desire for mine."

"That's just the way I am....."

But before you call me for parenting lessons, may I present....

Exhibit B

The Bad Mom

"Bad mom, why, oh why did you tear up my writing assignment......"

"Because I told you over and over to use your best handwriting, to write your first AND last name, to use accurate spacing, to stop scribbiling all over the page, to stop lollygagging....NO WIRE HANGERS NO WIRE HANGERS NO WIRE HANGERS..........
I didn't really say that.
I mean who really says "lollygagging"......

Please don't feel the need to contact the authorities.....I took this 1 second later.....

It obviously didn't phase him too much....perhaps he has grown accustomed to female irrational, emotional outbursts....which will actually make him an excellent husband, nevermind...forget that bad mom stuff....I am a good mom :)


sara said...

Yay!!! Now you'll have these memories for ever and ever.

ummm, are they supposed to be writing their last names on the papers? you over achiever.

Shankle Life said...

I feel the need to add a disclaimer.....the torn up piece of paper only had his name on it that had been erased and re-written several times!!! So please don't think I tore up an entire assignment......I'm not THAT crazy...........yet :)

Kipplyn said...

You blogged! Yea, the first time since Aug 2009. You always make me laugh. You ARE a good mom!

Debbie said...

Don't tell Becca . . . but I check your blog almost as often as I do hers and YEAH . . . you finally blogged again!! Trooper is a doll, just like the others. I've been waiting to see a picture of him. Hope you are all doing well.

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm good girl open really wide you will love the taste.......remember to swallow