Thursday, August 11, 2005

Slam BAM Thank you, Mom

Let me describe to you a typical day for my daughter the Princess Pumpkin Muffin.

She exits around 11 am.  Slam.

Slam.  "Mom!  I'm taking the blanket outside."  Slam.

Slam.  "Mom!  I'm taking out Monopoly, V and I are going to play under the tree."  Slam.

Slam.  "Mom!  Can we have FlavorIce pops?  Thanks."  Slam.

It is now 11:30 am.

Slam.  "Gotta pee."  Slam.

Slam.   "Mom!  It is too hot, can we come in?"  I answer, "No, but it will be lunch soon."  "Okay."  Slam.

Slam.  "Mom!  Can V come to lunch?"  I answer, "No, she came yesterday for lunch, not today, okay?"  "Okay."  Slam.

Slam.  "Are the Bagel Bites ready?"  I answer, "No, Pumpkin Muffin, I just put them in 2 minutes ago."  "Okay."  Slam.

Slam.  "It's too hot, I am just going to wait for lunch."  I answer, "Please clean up outside then."  Slam.  Slam.  Slam.

You didn't expect that all in one trip?

Phew....

And this continues much the same all day.  I can't take it anymore.  The boys either go out or stay in.  Maybe they come in once for refreshments but that is about it.  They are much more "compact" about there ins and outs.

I know... girls are just different than boys.  I didn't even start complaining to her about the constant in and out until this week.  She doesn't get it.  <sigh>

Did I mention that my hubby is an expert at commercial grade entraceway systems (read:doors) and is sought out for his expertise in all of NYC??? 

Yeah, and our front screen door slams.  Loudly.  A lot.  All day.

My mom used to lock the screen door on me so I couldn't go in and out all day.  Now, I get it.  It took me six weeks into this particular summer, but now, I understand. 

I swore I wouldn't EVER do that to my kids.

Hmmmmm.

Be well,

Dawn

 

 

 

7 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

I used to tell the kids...I'm gonna put in a revolving door! I had to laugh at your explanation about your hubby doing his "door" thing....mine is a carpenter so you would think things would get repaired quicker right?...Well remember the story about the shoemakers daughter who got to barefoot??LOL it's all TRUE...Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

swibirun said...

yes, we have that conversation here daily.

Slam! "Hey Dad?"

Chris
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madmanadhd said...

I suggest you record that blessed noise and save it for later years that will arrive all too soon. Time will come when the door will swing open so infrequently that spiders will quarrell to set up shop there. Not that it helps you NOW when it seems to slam in sync with the second hand of your kitchen clock.. well I mean if you haven't gone digital.

I say give up and reverse roles YOU go outside and let her hang inside and clean, cook, and pay bills. Great life skills. In any case enjoy.

Michael

jckfrstross said...

Boys are much eaisier till the hormones kick in then look out. It gets easier as they get older but watch out for the mood swings:)

Deb

jckfrstross said...

ok that made no sense girls i mean

Deb

sbrlzc said...

LOL Oh my.... That's just about all I can say. " )

Hugs,
Susan

buckeyebabee71 said...

My boys do the same exact thing, in and out constantly.  The only reason my daughter doesnt do it yet is becuz she isnt allowed out by herself and her brothers very rarely let her come out with them.
cheri