I'm grounded. I've grounded myself from the computer for 3 days. No, "ifs," "ands," or "buts." I've got a lot of things to do around here and none of it is getting done. Our rule around here is "No computer till your chores are done," and if you break the rule you are grounded from the computer for 3 days. Well, I broke the rule BIG TIME today. So, you won't be hearing from me until the laundry is put away, the floor is swept, the children are bathed, library books returned, Visiting Teaching is done, dinner is made before 8pm, children are read to and played with, a walk is taken in the sunshine, and a museum is visited. Hmmm, I wonder if three days is enough time to get all that done. Well, we'll see.
Oh, and my freezer has been restocked with many lovely flavors. Have you tried Ben and Jerry's creme brulee flavor yet? It is the closest thing I've been able to find to the real thing. And see my sidebar for a new find. So good!
And, in case any of you are feeling the mommy blues here is my list of Mean Mommy actions from just the past two days: (these events are so hideous and cruel that they resulted in many tears, moans of agony, pleadings, screamings, and down right silliness)
I made my kids try Sloppy Joes. Gasp!
I told my daughter she could only get one fantasy book and two regular books about real people situations (you know, where not everything is solved by magic wands or flying lizards). I know... basic abuse.
I asked my son to pick up three potholders off the floor and put them away. Obviously I believe in slave labor.
I told my daughter that she couldn't go with her dad to run late night errands at 9:30pm tonight. I'm out to ruin her life.
I made the kids turn of Sponge Bob, before they completely finished their 3rd viewing of it that day, so that we could read scriptures. I am brainwashing my kids with religion AND cartoons.
Yes, I am a Mean Mom and proud of it.