Monday, May 15, 2006

Mommy's learned a new trick

I am suffering from a Mother's day hang-over. I was showered by kindness, kisses and love for the entire day. It was if my tribe was beamed up by aliens and replaced by small creatures with manners. I sat around with my mouth hanging agape for most of the day, marvelling at my children.

Did you know that at eight and nine years of age they are old enough to make their own lunch? To clean their rooms? To flush the toilet? To do the dishes properly and without any fighting? I didn't either. They have been holding out on me.

But now that the cat is out of the bag, I'm gonna set the bar high, and aim for the moon.

I'm gonna teach 'em to cook.

It's going to be nothing but a life of leisure from now on for this Redneck mommy.


Blogger It's okay, Sweetie said...

Well written! I'm both happy for you and scared at the same time. Very, very scared. One day a year of good behavior?? That gives me irritable bowl just thinking of it.

8:59 AM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

Oh, I had no idea. Let us know how this experiment goes. I see a show on the food network forthcoming for you if you are succesful. Seriously.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

8 year olds can flush??! WHAT?!? Are you sure?!?!

Man, I have a mission now...and they thought they could slide it past me....

Hope you had a great momma's day...

10:46 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

I think there must be something in the water there in redneck-land. My 8 year old cried all the way through a very lame attempt at bedroom cleaning this weekend.

Happy Mothers Day!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ha! How sneaky of you! Of course, don't be too hard on them, or they may never give you a Mother's Day like that again, LOL!

11:30 AM  
Blogger J's Mommy said...

Good for you! After they help you cook maybe you can teach them how to make a mean margarita!!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Jozet said...

Yes! My 7yo made me TOAST! All by herself! And she didn't use a half-jar of jelly on it! Or, try to stick a knife in the toaster (like some adults in my household.)

I'm gald you had a great Mother's Day. I know it's a Hallmark holiday. But like someone else said: I'll take it anyway I can git it.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Gette said...

Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

12:23 PM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

I'm taking notes.

2:09 PM  
Blogger My float said...

Oh, they're going to be sorry they were so good for you on Mother's Day!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Thumper said...

When mine was 8 I taught him to do his own laundry.
I don't think he's forgiven me yet.

3:29 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Let me know how that's workin out for ya cause my kids are 13 and 14 and that shit aint flyin' around here let me tell ya.

Oh they know how to do those things...but every Saturday they must fall out of bed and hit their heads cause when I say to do somethin to help me on the weekends...they just look at me with that deer caught in the headlights look like "Who she talkin' to?"

Mhmm. Kids.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Surfing Free said...

Good luck with that!! I think they may soon 'forget' how to do most of those things ... but at least you have the memory ;)

3:46 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

please send me all your notes on this one... i will start young.... really young :)
ps.thanks for the blogroll {{hugs}}

5:22 PM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

My 8 year old and my 6 year old made me microwaved scrambled eggs and microwaved bread with butter.

It's amazing how they hold on you, until they want to help you out isn't it? I never knew they knew how to scramble eggs in the microwave until Sunday morning when I was served.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Canadian Dude said...

Yeah right... wake up now... it's just a dream.

8:42 PM  
Blogger T said...

wow ! I just saw you posted on someone else's blog... I like your name... :)

10:26 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like you had a lovely one.

Kids can flush? Without being reminded? I will happily keep doing the dishes myself for several more years if I never have to remind anyone to flush again.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day, but I think the kids are going to regret showing you their talents and may regress some.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

I'm so waiting for that day.

I've already promised my daughter that when she's older, I'm putting her to work.

Right now she thinks it sounds fun.

Heheheh *evil grin*

7:17 PM  

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