In CategoryNavel Gazing

Which is what I want to say to my kids when they carry on endlessly about all the various injustices they are suffering. 

So. Many. Problems.

I don’t ACTUALLY say that, of course, because I rock at being a mom.

What I actually say is, “too bad, don’t care.”

Or sometimes I sing “no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no” to what I thought was the melody to What I Like About You, then wasn’t after I went to youTube to check and endured a 30 second Pampers commercial that made me want to stab someone.

Whatever. Just know that sometimes I mix it up with sarcastic singing.

There are so many injustices suffered by the children in my house, it’s virtually impossible to keep track of them all. Or to care about them, frankly. I can’t really focus on arguments over who owns the Lego croissant when I’m updating my phone and I haven’t been able to text anyone for OVER THIRTY MINUTES. These kids have no concept of real problems.

Speaking of which, I read that Yelling at your kids is just as bad, if not worse, than Spanking. What I want to know is what if you yell and spank at the same time? What if you yell, then spank, then yell some more? Do they cancel each other out? Probably they do.

TL;DR, for those not in the know, is short for Too Long; Didn’t Read, which is apparently what some bloggers get in the comments after they have written a very long post. Why anyone couldn’t summon the energy to read the post, but CAN dig deep enough to leave a rude and pointless comment is beyond me.

I can’t summon the energy to pack any boxes, but I DID go to Sherwin Williams and get a paint-chip deck and then sat on the couch studying all the minute differences between the blue-greens and the green-blues. Also, I have given in to my daughter and agreed to paint her room pink. I wanted to paint it a light green, because all her stuff is pink and I think pink and green is adorable and that all pink will be toooo muuuuuuch, but then I thought what’s more important? Her feelings or mine? And then Slightly Better Deb gave Selfish Deb a stern talking-to and banished her from future kids’-room-paint-color discussions.

Stupid Better Deb.

Also, I bought some Lego art as a surprise for Big, and looked at rugs online, and have managed not to buy any more lamps.

Anyway, if you look at it just right, I’m making loads of progress.

Plus also something else is happening that I will tell you about next week. 

Hope y’all are well!

6 Responses to “tl;dr”

  1. Ingi (@ingidefygravity) Says:

    TL;DR. Nah – just jokes! Of course I read it. I have to say, for teens, my two don’t whinge too much. Or if they do, much humour is involved. I like to think their mum is rubbing off on them. Ha.

    Something else is happening – hey! Me too! I’ll tell you mine when you tell me yours!
    Ingi (@ingidefygravity)´s last blog post ..Let’s go back to the start…

  2. MNKristy Says:

    Oh my gosh…I hope my father never learns that abbreviation or he’ll be replacing his “nice.”

  3. Erin - The Usual Mayhem Says:

    Inquiring and non-patient minds really want to know what the other something is right now. I don’t even like waiting for Christmas to open my gifts! That was just mean, Deb. 🙂

    We’re in a room-painting debate right now too as we get ready to move all the loud people 21 and under into the basement when it gets finished. M, 13, wants what can only be described as electric snot green on every wall in her new bedroom. I am trying to suggest to her that living in a basement room that looks like someone sneezed may not be good for morale in winter.

    Also – and I can’t emphasize this enough -I don’t want to paint it because it will take many coats, and I hate painting.
    Erin – The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..Five in a Row: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

  4. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    Did you hear about that greedy chick suing her parents for private high school and college tuition? She left the family home because curfew was just too hard and also, parents insist on her breaking up with the boyfriend.

    The tragedy!

    I want a LEGO croissant now. I had no idea they existed before. I am feeling left out that no one has ever given me one.
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..Fifth in State!

  5. Lisa Says:

    In NZ it is illegal to spank a child so we have to yell and scream at them (or gently tell them for the millionth time that it’s not OK to be a lazy little bug), so bad luck for the psychological damage, that’s our only weapon!

    BTW I let my kid choose a revolting pink for her room when she was 4 or 5 … she’s near 12 and not so impressed now which makes me feel sort of justified … good parenting hey!
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Drawing Success

  6. SarahB Says:

    Bad Sarah won that very same argument at our house four years ago. Daughter wanted pink walls, I made her go with green. 12 paint samples later, I thought I had the perfect shade. Turns out, “Zen Garden” looks more like “Russian Insane Assylum” when you actually paint all four walls and pair it with pink, and I have hated her walls ever since. But too lazy to repaint them.