Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Grounded

" You've been very, very naughty and now you must go sit on the naughty step."

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.

11 comments:

Cheri said...

I need to ground myself from making lists.

Amber M. said...

Here's to mean mommies everywhere! Here! Here!!

Mrs. Annie said...

You go mean mom...perhaps we should form a club?

Misty said...

I'm already apart of the "mean-moms-club"......

Good luck with your chores.... I'm a clean-before-you-play kind of girl, myself, as well.......

Tirzah said...

I love the Supernanny! I don't actually watch her, but I have one of her books!

I'm glad you got your freexer restocked before you got REALLY desperate!

elena jane said...

i need to ground myself too...and these ice cream flavours are intriguing!! :)

mom huebert said...

Good for you! See you when you get your work done.

Happy face said...

This morning I made my son practice the piano before he could do anything else. And yesterday I made my boys bag weeds that I pulled. (Oh my aching hands!) They were ready to vote me mean mom of the year.

Lori said...

that is too funny.. I think I should ground myself too from time to time

oh and I'm proud to be a member of the mean mommy group (and my little one is only 16 months)

Mo Mommy said...

I just tell my oldest "Yes, mean and mom both start with M, they go together perfectly"
He hasn't yet figured out anything to come back at me with.
Of course, he's only 5, I'm sure it will come soon enough...

WomensDaily said...

They'll appreciate it when they're older! :O)