Monday, June 21, 2010

Not Me! Monday- Starting off Right

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday a blog carnival created by McKMama. You can head over to her blog and read what she and everyone else has not been doing this week after you read mine.

It's been several weeks since I have done a Not Me! and I need
to get a few of my Mommy Fail moments off my chest. We all have them and I'm admitting
or not to some of them from the first week of summer vacation.

I did not feed my kids a dinner of McDonald's at the car dealership on Friday night
in the lounge while my husband and I purchased our new van. Nope, not me! I did
also did not let my kids run down the hallway adjacent to the finance manager's office
screaming, squealing and barefoot. I would never allow my kids to act
so wildly in public in hopes that it might make the guy move a little faster. Nope, Not me!

I did not fail all week on keeping Little E on his regularly scheduled nap time and settle
for any nap when ever he took one. I did not try to wear him down running in the splash pad
and then decide we should run into a store after he passed out in the car.
Nope, not me. I would never interrupt my child's nap for a quick errand.

I did not decide that while my husband was going to be night fishing that
it would be great to have my 5 year old niece over for a sleepover. I did not actually
follow through with my threats of separating the girls when it was midnight and
they were still giggling and talking in bed.
After all why would I have a sleep over on a Saturday night, knowing that we have church
the next day. I would never plan a sleepover knowing that. Not me!

I did not bribe the girls with strawberry shortcake in hopes that they would finish
their dinner in reasonable time and then remember after they have gone
to bed that they didn't get their treat. I would never make a deal and not
follow through with it. I am a better mom than that!

I did not give in and let Little E climb into bed with my husband and I at midnight
last week. I would never co sleep with the kids because I love being smooshed, squished,
elbowed in the eye, poked and smacked all evening while trying to sleep. I always
march my children back to their beds because they need
to learn that they have their own bed to sprawl out in.
I would never give in because I just didn't have the energy or willpower to fight my child.
Nope NOT Me!!

I did not text my husband and ask him when he'd be home from having lunch
with his dad on Saturday. I also did not ask him if he could get home so I could take
a nap before he left for his fishing trip so I could survive the late night with the girls.
I would never ask him to cut his time short so I could benefit from a nap.
No way! Not Me!
I did not get my punishment from this nap in the form of
all three children eating an entire can of cheddar pringles in the living room
which forced me to vacuum chip pieces from the carpet and wiping down the
glass on the coffee table. Nope, not me!

What mommy fail moments did you have this week?



Shell said...

LOL We moms need our naps, too.

Andrea said...

That kicked in the face, poked in the eye "not me" that didn't happen when you didn't let the kiddo sleep with you??? I didn't do that either...Nope...not me. :o)

Shelby Bukhenik said...

haha I love that you are calling these mommy fails!! Is it not adding character to our wonderful children, we are always changing it up right!!