The Truth Of Living As A Family Under The Same Roof
The truth of the matter is that while each family is a little different from others we tend to come across similar issues. For this post today I’m going to keep it light-hearted for all of you readers in need of a break to enjoy a simple read that may make you smile and let you know you’re not the only one with a crazy home life. These are true moments you will have in common with your neighbors’ family, and then their neighbors’ family, and so on.
This entertaining post is like the comical side to family much similar to my past posts ‘To Parents Who Have Had A Rough Day’ & ‘The Tricks To Staying Sane In Family Life’ (these posts are definitely worth checking out after this one, click on the titles to check them out when you’re done here!) Now enough with the babbling and plugging two old awesome posts, let’s get this started…
Scene 1… And Action!
You’re walking barefoot to the kitchen about to grab something to drink and walk briskly back to the couch because you’re watching a family movie and the popcorn is giving you the worst case of dry mouth (must drink water your body is telling you!) Only too bad for you because you’ve just stepped on something that makes you bite your bottom lip at first and cry a little from the pain you’ve just endured. You’re talking in a language only other parents can understand, you know, the not finishing one single sentence, with each first half of every cuss word as the second half trails off to not offend anyone. You have a look of terror plastered on your face as the other parent gives you the ‘oh crap you’ve just stepped on a Lego didn’t you’ look, as you’re nodding your head yes to their telepathic question.
We’ve all been there! (the Lego motto’s true definition is ‘Mixing pleasure with Pain!)
Scene 2… And Action!
Now there’s no need get mad when your kids are enjoying the heck out of their bath. We’ve all have at one time in our life ‘Splished & splashed’ (yes I seriously wrote splish splash, sad I know!) Just think as your kids are getting clean, so is your floor!
I say thank you kids, you’ve helped me kill two birds with one stone!
Scene 3… And Action!
You’re a parent who is sick of feeling like a maid in your own home… when you’re child comes to you and wants you to help find a specific toy in the house (of course this toy is a miniature toy, you know those tiny little squinkies that may as well be the size of a finger nail?!) ‘Great!’ you think to yourself, this will be almost impossible to find… You tell her you’re in the middle of cleaning (it’s cleaning day, yay!) and she should keep looking because you can’t, you’ve got to sweep and mop this area, vacuüm the rug over there, do the dishes, as she cuts you off to ask if you’re cinderella and where are the evil step sisters and step mother making you do all the cleaning?! (no lie, my daughter at the age of 4 years old actually asked this, so I had to sit down and laugh because that was hilarious to me!) You tell her if she’d like to help she could start cleaning her room and maybe she’ll find her toy in the process. ‘Oh man’ she starts to complain until she reads the look on your face to correct herself with a ‘Okay Mama’ as she walks to her brother to say ‘Mom said you have to help me clean the bedroom.’ (Mama didn’t say that, but she’s smart to recruit a helper I tell ya!) After a little time you check up on your kids (they’re old enough to know how to clean, heck you’ve shown them numerous times!) and what do you see?… More of a mess! They forgot about cleaning and thought ‘let’s pull out more toys we haven’t played with in a while.’
Kids don’t mind this kind of cleaning, who wouldn’t?! Guess you’ll need to come up with an incentive for cleaning a room well!
Scene 4…And Action!
So your kids are of school age, they’ve been going to school for a few years now and it seems that each year the homework and being asked for money doubles (it seems like it’s getting as expensive as college!)… You swear when you were younger it wasn’t like this at all! But then again I think schools are more on top of things now, which has its ups and downs! As a parent you want to be involved in your kid’s school to feel a part of the community, but at the same time you feel pressure with all of life’s demands and you swear if your head wasn’t attached to your body, well it would be in the lost-and-found along with all the other parents heads who have gone crazy too!
Her and I are alike… at least for this year! I have taken a year off from volunteering for my kids schooling events to get my life together and gain a little bit of my sanity back… sorry school! (oh, and don’t ever ask me to bake, not because I can’t ‘I can bake!’ My problem is I’ll just end up eating it~wink~)
Scene 5… And Action!
Your kids are quiet, and while part of you is thinking ‘finally peace and quiet’… the other part of you is thinking ‘oh crap, better check on them!’
It’s moments like these that make great photos and memories to share and laugh about! (time to throw them in the bath and wash them and the bathroom floor!)
A Mother’s Story (true story!)
Once upon a time my son was being potty trained. We had a potty chair in the bathroom and one in the kitchen (when we didn’t have guests over!) He was getting pretty good at it, and my daughter who is a year younger was curious of this potty training extravaganza. So I go to the bathroom to start the bathtub to wash my stink’N cute kids (and the floor ‘scene 2’, you’re catching on. Good!). I’m in there making sure the temperature is right and the toys they want are there… I swear I wasn’t gone for that long, but we parents know it doesn’t take a long time for kids to find something ‘fun’ to do. Well, they were quiet for a couple of minutes, then laughter soon followed. I called out their names and said what’s going on kids? ‘we’re playing’ says my boy, as they laugh really hard again. I’m drying my hands at this point wondering ‘man, I’m missing out on something good.’ I enter the kitchen doorway only to see them wet. Hmmm… ‘what are you guys doing?’ ‘Watch mama’ says Jackson… He runs and dives sliding on the floor (like a slip and slide) and both kids are roaring with laughter again. I’m thinking, damn that DOES look fun! I ask him if he poured water on the kitchen floor, NOPE! My boy points to his potty chair and said that Lily (my daughter) fell in his potty chair and pee went all over the floor and she slipped on the pee. (and you can imagine they’re laughing as he tells me this). Her slipping gave them the wonderful idea to take turns playing this gross game. What did I do you ask?! Well it’s nothing to get mad at, it was more funny than anything. So I hid my laugh because I didn’t want to encourage this and have it happen again. But one things for sure, it’s a memory I’ll always have and share with his wife one day and my daughters’ husband one day in the future (that’s right kids! Mwah haha!)
And there you have it! This wonderfully weird post that I hope gave you an entertaining read. Having a family may be hard at times, but it’s worth all the blood, sweat and tears. Your family should be the best part of your life, the center of your universe, your everything. They are the people you count on, who you bug a little (okay, a lot!) They are your go-to and give you unconditional love and support. Take care of each other and cherish the good times.
Take care readers!
photo 1 by: letthekids.com
photo Lego by: 4replicawatch.net
photo cleaning room by: idssmile.com
photo baking by: jennifermichie.com
photo painting by: huffingtonpost.com