Saturday, February 23, 2008

Four Walls Closing In

"There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you." Peter De Vries

I have really nice kids. I know that. But let me just say that lately, I've been searching for a hook to hang them on. The bickering. The experimenting with cooking while we are sleeping at 5:00 a.m. The stickers in my bathroom. The begging for stuff we can't afford. The pee. The poop. We asked my mother in law to come pick them up today. Yeah, she's only a 22 hour drive away. We told her they'd be by the curb.

If the sun doesn't come out long enough to dry up some of the mud and send them outside, I'm gonna ...I'm gonna....

I'm gonna clean up a lot of mud.


Heidi said...

That quote made me laugh, but there are days when it doesn't really seem so funny.

Matthew said...

Every now and then, I feel kind of bad that I am in no danger of ever having children to take care of (yeah, I ended with a preposition--shoot me ;-) ).

Then I read a post or article like this, and I feel sooo much better about the whole situation.

Thank you! :-)

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