Mom Things: That's what it's all about

It's Wednesday again, so you know what that means.  Time for this week's installment of Mom Things.  Enjoy!

Halfway through the work day you look down at your hand and see this:

You laughed hysterically when your three year old asked if an 18-wheeler was a "Choo Choo Truck".

You are acutely aware of the fact that the best way to get two perfect handprints on your bathroom mirror is to clean it.

You love that your 14 month old sits without instruction when she sees food, nail clippers, or q-tips.

You also have mixed feelings about the fact that one of your 14 month old's most consistent "tricks" is that she  also sits on command.  On one hand, it's really cute.  On the other, you feel kind of bad for treating her like a dog.

You realized it would only be a matter of time before your very intelligent children figured out that Toys 'R Us wasn't just a "toy museum".

The free Publix cookie is better (because it's free), but the dollar bins at Target are a close second when it comes to bargaining chips for your wee shopping companions.  (The mostly likely selections will be a puzzle for your six year old and some sort of beauty product for your three year old.)

Speaking of Target, you secretly curse them and their popcorn-smelling front entrance for the immediate reminder when you walk into the store.  (But hey, that's also a dollar well spent on good behavior.)

After three consecutive mentions of bargaining chips for good behavior, you feel compelled to share that you don't always reward behavior that is expected.  (Because that's how insecure of a parent you are, apparently.)

You learned the hard way that when face-painting, bounce houses, and 100+ degree weather are involved, it would be best to do the face-painting after the bouncing...because even three year old princesses sweat in that kind of heat.

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sheila said...

Okay, I just LOVE the part about the tricks! LOL!

Stacey said...

LOL I love the "toy museum!" That is just classic! If it makes you feel any better, I taught my 14 month old daughter the sign for sit, so now I don't even have to say the word. I merely make the sign and she drops. Awesome. Kids are way more fun than dogs.

Julie said...

O.K..you are really good at this meme!!

Target...so true...curses on them!

And I loved the Toys'r Us one...I WISH my kids thought it was a toy museum!

Debbie said...

"You realized it would only be a matter of time before your very intelligent children figured out that Toys 'R Us wasn't just a "toy museum"."

I crown this my favorite this week. I DID laugh out loud. Poor little dog trained Sarah is a close second.

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