When humor goes, there goes civilization. ~Erma Bombeck




May 16, 2009

Where's My Mother?

Well bloggy friends I am attempting to make a post while Henry and P.J. are fighting with each other in the living room.
Mom and dad are in New Hampshire living it up while I am stuck with these two.


Actually for the most part they have been really good. Mom and dad are at dad's graduation from Law School. Woo hoo! Ummmm, just wanted to let you know I am still around, don't know if I will be making regular posts for a little while.
I am so glad I had my kids when I was young. I had a lot more energy. I wish though I had the patience I have now. Things the kids do just don't get to me like they used to. You know pee pants, pooped pants, mud from head to toe, not wanting to eat their dinner etc. I just lay in bed and tell them to take care of themselves or lock them out on the deck.
P.J. actually woke up at 4:oo a.m. this morning wanting grape juice. I got him a glass threw it in his face and told him to go back to sleep!
I however, could not go back to sleep, but I layed there in bed trying. I should have just stayed up.
Mom will be home on Monday. YAY!!!!!


19 comments:

The Wife O Riley said...

I guess that's the trade off, younger = energy, older = patience.

I think I would rather have the patience.

You're doing a wonderful job, but be careful of the grape juice, it stains. You might want to try the white grape juice to throw at them.

Kristina P. said...

So, when we have kids, can I adopt you as my Nana so you can watch mine when we go to NYC and stuff?

TMI Tara said...

Hmmmm we may have to have a little talk before I leave Chloe with you (IF I leave Chloe with you) ever again! haha

Kathy B! said...

I hope that you threw white and not purple grape juice in your dear granchild's face lest you leave a stain on your sheets :0

Deanna said...

The first major lesson I learned after I had grandkids is: never clean house before the kids/grandkids come to visit.
I'm sure you are having a wonderful time with those grandkids.

Let me know how that laying in bed thing worked for you lol

Do you know where I can find a good attorney? Congratulations to dad on the law degree.

Amanda said...

You and I lead such similar lives, the telling the kids to clean themselves off or take care of it themselves, the throwing of juice in the face. Man, and here I was all along thinking I was being abusive towards my children ;)

wendy said...

That's the fun thing about having some bloggers MY age-----I SO get it. I love my grandkids, but after tending them I ask myself "HOW DID I EVER RAISE 5 KIDS". there truly is a Time for Each Season. I have much more patience as you just said , and alot less energy. hang in there nana

Connie said...

I hear ya, sister. I'm always happy to tend the grandkids, I love them to pieces, but I am usually exhausted just before they go home. When they leave, I'm ready to party!
I too often wonder how I ever raised my brood!

Take a good long nap tomorrow. You deserve it.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

They are cute, cute, cute! All of my Grands are grown and now the Greats are appearing and I love them ..but no longer in the market for babysitting. I wonder at times what happened...I used to love the idea..and say.."oh, please bring them over for the day, or "I'll take the children for the evening. You two just go out and have fun!" and ..well you get the idea. No more! Enjoy!

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

I dunno... I'm 42 with a 6 year old, and I have to constantly check my patience! Maybe because I get tired easier, the patience flies right out the window when my daughter is throwing one of her drama fits.
Cute pics of your babies!

Kelly said...

Maybe you should've had yourself a glass of grape juice and you could've gone back to sleep, too!

What a good Nana you are!

Grand Pooba said...

Crap, that means I'm screwed, my young years for having kids has come and gone!

Jane In The Jungle said...

You soooo crack me up!!
And yeah, since I am one of the older mom's I can say patience is the trade-off. But on days I lose that patience, I just lock em out on the deck too!!

Mimi Sue said...

I knew I was missing something. I need a deck! Lately I can't remember where I've put the grandchildren. It's frightening. Mimi

Bonnie the Boss said...

You are a good person to do it! And they probably deserve the break!

Cynthia said...

My Mom could have written this post last week. My sister and her hubs were in Hawaii and Grandma got the bulk of the babysitting duty for 4 kids!

They are fortunate you are willing to step in for things like this.

The Garden of Egan said...

Nana! Hi I just ran into your blog from Nikki's. So darling! I'm glad I'm not the only grandma that wonders how to keep sanity when the grandkids come or when I watch them for a few days. I feel totally out of my element.
Cute children! Hope you survive.

Debbie said...

Let the countdown begin...

Lisa Loo said...

Ha!! Grape juice!!
Ha! Locking them on the deck!!
Ha! You kill me as usual!