Monday, February 18, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Tired Moms

"I want you in your room right. Now."

"Ugh! You don't love me!"

"Oh, yes, I love you very, very much. But right now, I'm not liking you a whole lot. But make no mistake about it, I love you. In fact, no matter how hideously you behave, if you were rolling your eyes at me on a train track and you were about to be run over, I would still push you out of the way. Even as the train rolled over me, crushing my body against the rails, I would still love you and be glad that it was me and not you. But I would be really bitter about it."

27 comments:

B2G said...

You're the best mom ever.

Sunshine said...

Did you set up video surveillance in my house? I had this conversation just last week when my son accused me of wishing he wasn't alive when I was pissed at him about his grades.

Nancy said...

And off to their room they went ... can't argue with a mom squished on the train tracks.

Mrs. G. said...

This cracked me up!

I believe it has all the makings of a good country song.

Mom on, J.

pootandcubby said...

Ha ha ha. Is it wrong that I'm taking notes?

-andi

Circus Kelli said...

Hee hee! I LOVE that!

You rock. ;)

Mary Beth said...

Was this followed by stamping up the stairs and slamming the door?

kristenspina said...

Yes, I do think someone should set these words to music.

And you ARE the best mom, ever.

Mr. Fabulous said...

You would totally be justified in coming back and haunting them.

the dragonfly said...

Truly, you made even sick me laugh out loud. :)

Beck said...

Yeah, I know EXACTLY how you feel.

Joanie said...

Oh my goodness, yes. Exactly.

flutter said...

I think I need to call my mom

dkuroiwa said...

"...and you still have to go to your room."
I love this...LMAO!!!

Madame Queen said...

That was hilarious and EXACTLY what I needed at that moment.

amanda said...

Mommy, is that you???? :)

Kelley said...

*gaffaw*!!

I told my daughter once 'I would die for you.' and she retorted 'Well so would I!!!!' to which I replied 'No you wouldn't, you are not allowed to'

'OK, you win' and she went to her room.

Sophie's Mom said...

(Snort!) Love it! Sounds like my evening. I came into my office to find my PRECIOUS 3 year old had painted my computer monitor with nail polish, and permanent marker. Hubby was suppose to be watching her.... GRRRRRRRR!

But I do love her...

painted maypole said...

"... and before I died I would ground you for the next month, because I love you."

wheelsonthebus said...

It's the bitter about it that counts. Otherwise, you're a pushover.

Carly said...

My mom always used to say "I'll always love you, but I don't always like you. And right now, I don't like you."

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

If my teen daughter were doing the eye-rolling thing? And the train were coming? I think I would at least hesitate for a second before I risked my life for hers. Just a second...

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh yeah, I'd be bitter too. But would still push her out of the way. Chooooo, chooooo.

Circus Kelli said...

I tried this with my five year old last night when she was being stubborn and snarky.

It didn't work.

Any other ideas??? ;)

Life As I Know It said...

Ha Ha! That was great.
I've had some tired-mom doozies...

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Oh I am so using this someday.

Jerseygirl89 said...

Oh yeah, I just had that conversation - that's why I'm getting to catch up on blogs.