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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

They REALLY HATE Washing Dishes!

My mother says this can only happen to me.

Monday morning my sis called from San Diego. As we were talking, I was walking around and happened to look out the window. That's when I noticed that there were two bare feet propped up on the arm rest of the passenger seat of my minivan. Now this van doesn't work. It needs repairs, so it's just parked in my driveway. I assumed it was Sleepy Dwarf. He was outside with his father raking the leaves (Which they never do. It may be because they thought my friend was coming over to do some repairs and they didn't want to look like the slackers they are). Anyway, I stepped out on the deck and called out to him. The person dove to the backseat. I became furious. I kept thinking, they better not have done what I think they did.

As I approach the minivan, it's rocking with movement and I see The Comedian diving for the back seat. Then I catch The Entrepreneur trying to jump into the cargo space?!?! What were they thinking?

ME:
"GET OUT OF THE CAR RIGHT NOW!!!"

THEM:
"WAIT, MOM LET US EXPLAIN."

ME:
"I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT. I DON'T CARE WHAT TIME IT IS, YOU'RE BOTH GOING TO SCHOOL!" "GET DRESSED NOW!!"

THEM:
"BUT IT'S LATE ALREADY..."

ME:
"ARE YOU CRAZY? ARE YOU TRYING TO NEGOTITATE?"

They found their bookbags, socks, sneakers and sweatshirts.

I went to bed late, blogging to make the money for the car repairs. I didn't wake up early that day. They have been missing the bus, whcih is noy only an inconvenience, but it is also an unnecessary expense. Not only that, but by the time I can drive them to school...they usually miss their first two classes. As a consequence, I make them wash the dishes when they miss the bus. The boys hate washing dishes. Really hate it. Why do you think they didn't tell me they missed the bus? They didn't want to have to wash dishes.

Not only do they ahve to do the dishes, they lost the privilege of watching TV, using the phone or playing video games...until I say so. What were they thinking? As if I wouldn't have found out the next day?! The school calls the homes of kids that were absent to alert the parents, in case of situations like this.

They didn't go to school because it was late in the day. I made them go outside and rake leaves. they ask me if they could eat lunch. My response was, "If your plan would have worked, you would have still been in that van until 3pm. You weren't worried about it then, why worry now. So, that's when you get to eat." After they raked the leaves, they did their laundry and cleaned their rooms....and then they WASHED THE DISHES!

Kids. Tt's funny how they have a completely different thought process and they think it makes sense??!?!?!??

3 comments:

scribbit said...

I liked your line about negotiation. Sounds like my frequent line, "I don't negotiate with terrorists" when dealing with my bunch. A very nice blog, I'll have to visit again soon.

Qtpies7 said...

Thats Tough Love! Mine haven't tried to hide from us yet, so I guess my punishments are not tough enough, lol.
I have trouble with one of mine not waking up and I don't know he isn't at school until they call me or he wanders downstairs at noon! (happened just today, really, and you wouldn't believe how many kids do this according to the school secretary!)

God bless,
qtpies7
www.qtpies7.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My plan was going to be make them pull weeds, but that wont work in the winter! :O) That was too funny. Yes, I agree. how do these situations make sense? I don't get it. Here from the CFL.

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