Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Oh, the stories I will tell your kids!



17 and 7, the current ages of my kids.

They're both growing up, my son graduates in the spring. MonkeyMan and I decided that we would start building a treasure chest of the current things they do and say. These are things that have a tendency to annoy, astonish, anger, humor, otherwise kid stuff that they don't understand how it affects us as parents.

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When they are fully grown, married and have their own kids, that treasure box will be ripped open to provide wisdom, nuggets of wisdom to their offspring. This will, hopefully, give their kids ideas (or weapons, depends on the context being used) on how to crawl right underneath their skin.

Here are the first 10 annoyances nuggets that have earned the right to go into the treasure chest, things my husband and I will say to our kids' kids:

1. Make sure you drink glass after glass of water right before bed.

2. Be sure to wake up at 6:30 am on Saturday mornings, bam on your parent's door like you're the police, requesting companionship. On one occasion, Hummingbird even slipped us a note underneath our bedroom door, letting us know that she was hungry.

3. No matter how exhausted your mom looks, she absolutely loves how you bounce off the walls at bedtime. She musters up enough energy to read you a story most nights, so having you hide behind doors, your bed, underneath your bed and walking on her heels to follow her around, yeah, she LOVES all of that at 9 pm on a school night.

4. Blame your mom when you leave your book for your book report at school. Oh yeah, especially when it's due the next day. I recall Hummingbird's words being"what did you do with my book?"

5. Yeah, go spend the weekend at a music festival, and forget to call your job to see when you're scheduled to work again. Schedules are posted on Fridays, so be sure to wait until Monday to call for the schedule. Yogli decided to call for his schedule, he was met with an abrupt "you're supposed to be here right now", then CLICK.

6. Your mom especially likes it when you wake up on a school morning, decide you want to wear something different other than what she has already ironed for you. (I have a feeling this one's gonna get more interesting as she grows older. Which will probably result in many posts.)

7. Yes, your dad likes it when you rinse the dishes without actually washing them. I think the food residue from yesterday's dinner will add a certain flair to tonight's dinner. (A tremendous pet peeve of mine. I cannot wait to visit his place over the next few years to see what that looks like.)

8. Your dad absolutely loves that he spent $500 on a laptop that you allowed someone else to step on and crack the screen. Yes, pumpkin, he also likes the fact that you cracked your iPhone screen (or whatever Apple's making in the future) a few weeks after you got it. Yeah, he's big on pouring money down the drain to satisfy your electronic needs.

9. Yes, you should wait until the last minute to sit for your senior pics. I know, they sent you notice back in July. It's now September and the deadline is the first week of October. So what that everybody else waited too and the studio is over booked! No, the crowded portrait studio won't bother him.

10. Your mom loves nothing more than watching the same episode of your Disney shows over and over and over and over...

The beauty all of this is that we can then send those kids, armed with the above nuggets of wisdom, home with their parents. At that moment, MonkeyMan and I will have our reward. Bwahahaha!!!

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17 comments:

  1. Followed you! Popping by from Tatter Thursday!

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    1. Hi, there, thanks for stopping by and following. I followed you right back. You gotta tell me, what's Australia like?

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  2. Sounds all too familiar! My 18 yr old has lost/broken more phones, gym uniforms and yes, laptops than we care to remember!

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    1. Hi Joy,
      I told my son the other day, I am done with spending money on anything electronic. I told him that I am upgrading to the iPhone 5S, he says "can't believe you're gonna upgrade without me". Ha!

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  3. Too funny and sounds just like my kids growing up - can't wait to share this with all three of them!

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    1. Hey Terri,
      I have been saving all of the notes my daughter writes to me now, some are "oh, you're the best mom ever". So, when she hits the teen years, those notes are gonna resurface!

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  4. Love this! My daughters are 11 years apart, so I can relate. I have even been asked if they have the same father! I love you list. I may have to borrow of few of these, and add in a few of my own. :)

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    1. Yes, would love to hear some of your stories. My list is a work in progress, so your stories might trigger something on my end!

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  5. lol. I think that's why grandparents get so psyched. They know the grandkids are going to bring it back full circle...and they get to watch.

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    1. Hi Crystal,
      My mom does this now! There has to be an emergency before she will babysit my daughter, lol.

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  6. Hi Tiffany! This is awesome that you find my blog and hope you will enjoy reading my blog:) Of course I liked your blog back, so now I follow you too. Wish you a great day!

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    1. Hi Jeanette! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  7. Hahahahaha! This has me cracking up the whole way! I bet my mom would have loved to pass something like this onto my son! Thanks for linking up an sharing with us on Mommy Monday! xoxo


    -Brittnei
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    1. All moms should start generating a list like this, can't wait to see my kids reactions! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Very funny list! Some of them very true in my home as well.
    #mondayformoms

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    1. Kriss,
      Yeah, I was hoping others could empathize with me, feel my pain. Thanks for checking in!

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  9. Love it, I'm so grateful for school uniforms so at least I don't have to worry what 4 girls are going to wear every day!

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