Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fear of the number 7

My darling children ,

Why are you so afraid of the number 7. It is the only reason your exhausted father and I can come up with. None of you seem to be able to sleep until seven. Do you think you will miss something if you sleep past 7? I assure you, there is NOTHING going on that you are missing. Scooby Doo does not come on, there is still Classical Stretch on PBS. There is no one outside to play with (they are all still sleeping) Don't fear 7, it is a beautiful number. There are many wonderful things in seven's: Seven Brides for Seven Brother's, 7 day's in a week, 7 wonders of the world, 7 day's of Passover, OK that may be a little much but you get my point.

So sleep, sleep till 7 just once, don't worry, I have slept past 7 many many times before you were born and nothing happened but sweet blissful rest. The best part of sleeping until 7, it may hold the men in the white coats off from taking me away for just a little longer. If you all sleep until 7 on the same day, it just may bring about world peace. You never know!!

Love Mommy

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A list of reminders

Darling Children,

A few reminders:

1. Please lift BOTH seats when you need to pee (boy's only)

2. Please face forward the ENTIRE time you pee including the shakedown (again boy's)

3. The lid does not have to be slammed in order for it to close

4. I am not a waitress, maid, short order cook or royal butt wiper

5. I am not a tree for climbing (girl)

6. I am not your main mode of transportation around your kingdom (Princess Carrymealot)

7. Yes, I am 38 and yes I can read and yes if you speak to me like that again 7 is a far off dream for you

8. Go ask your Father

9. Whining will get you nothing but a swift kick in the butt and a one way ticket to your room

10. Yes that's what's for dinner and no, I don't care if you starve, hate it or will throw up if you eat it

and the most important reminder of all, someday when you are grown and I am living someplace warm, drinking cocktails and you call me because your child, pee's on the floor, won't eat dinner, wants to be carried all the time or won't let you pee with the door shut, I will say "yes dear, I have Mahjong with the ladies call you later"

I love you,