Friday, January 19, 2007

Smiles.


Somedays I just love the fact that I have kids. I mean, just look at those faces- so happy, so ready to take on the world.
Really, you would think that I am the perfect Mom looking at pics such as these. But don't let these kids fool you. I had the brilliant idea to take two of my girls to the mall and play in the little play area a couple of days ago. The whole playtime went well. But at the mention of 'time to go' things fell apart. I (and my friend, Rachael, poor girl!) literally had to take those two 'darlings' out of the mall, kicking and screaming and doing that whole thing where they make their bodies go limp and you can barely hold them in your arms. Yep. That's exactly how it went...all the way through JCPenney's and out into the parking lot. I thought for sure someone would stop me for questioning...I know that the store patrons that watched thought I was abducting a couple of small children- in broad daylight! It was that bad.
You would think these kids would have learned their lesson after being "grounded from Chocolate Lucky Charms" for the past 6 months. But no. They are now grounded from play areas for about 2 years. Although I am considering lessening the charges for "good behavior". I'll let you know. =)
Don't you (the ones that have them) love the way your kids make you a better person?! I do.

11 comments:

Sarah D. said...

Thank you for reminding me that I'm not the only one who has those moments!

Anonymous said...

I have those moments too with my 3-year old. Picturing that made me smile. My son definately makes me a better person, and I do LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

I loved reading this post!! Made me remember mine back when they were this age - and also BEFORE when I would see moms with kids acting like this and I said to myself, "My kids will NEVER act like that!!" Hahaha - the joke was on me!!!

Anonymous said...

We've had our moments too!

I always tell them, "You're lucky you're cute!"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I enjoy reading up on your postings. They are great!
I'm so glad i'm not the only one that worries about CPS being at my car as I drag my crying, screaming, kicking 3yr old off of the fire truck stroller at the mall!!!

Anonymous said...

my youngest child turns into a stiff board at times like that- makes it easier to carry him out...
:0)
ahhhh motherhood.

Jody M said...

Oh my! Been there, done that! On those days you just wanna give 'em away, but then they smile...hmph, motherhood!

glo-girl said...

wait.
they make
*chocolate*
lucky charms??

dude.

Anonymous said...

That is SO true -- I wouldn't be nearly as COOL if I wasn't a MOM ;)

Anonymous said...

And don't you just love it when they act soooooo much better for other people then they do for you at home. Don't get me wrong, I honestly do love it when I get comments from other people who tell me that my children are so well behaved, but at the same time I'm thinking in the back of my mind 'you don't know the half of it'. LOL. Gotta love 'em though. They really do bring so much more joy then they do frustration. ;)

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

oh those character building days... sigh. lol :)