Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Oh, I Swear....

I had a bad day yesterday.

Ever tried cleaning your house only to turn around and have each room destroyed one by one as you do it?

Ever rue the day Santa brought the cool kitchen when you find root beer all cooked up inside (and outside) of it?

Ever try to potty train a three year old?

You get my drift.

So late in the afternoon as we were leaving karate class, the karate class I was asked to leave because my previously angelic now devil-child screamed holy hell for thirty straight minutes, I strapped my children in with a smile then proceeded to freak out as I drove away because we all know yelling really, really works.

It started something like: "What in the world were you thinking?" you know, because he's three and can reason with me like that, when Jacob started singing in the back seat.

" Come on, Eileen.
I swear.
At this moment.
You mean everything."

He figured his Mama out.

If you want Mama to feel better, pop in the 80s tunes.

If you can't find or reach them, just sing them.

By the time he got to "Toora, Toora, Toora, Too Ra-Aye, Eileen I'll hum this tune forever" I'd almost forgotten all about having to face the Little Gym people again today.

Now, if I could just teach him the words to some Cure tunes.


Amie said...

I would be pretty hard to stay mad when your kid starts singing LOL

I make my three oldest clean along with me (I clean for one solid hour a day, that's my method). That way they can't be making a mess at the same time, and they get their rooms clean every day. Keeps me sane.

Tracey said...

I love that song... Can't ever hear it withOUT singing along...

Melissa said...

I love that song too! 80's music rocks!! I totally here ya on the cleaning issue. I have my 3 oldest help clean too, but I still turn around to find messes, the 2 yr old leaves around. UGH, it's never ending.

OneHungMan said...

Ahhhh, a woman and child after OHM's own heart. Glad to hear you're teaching your children the value of 80s music.

Sadie said...

LMAO. How hilarious!! Sneaky little bugger!! Yeah...he's got you wrapped *G*

Becky said...

Ben does the same exact thing. It's like he knows how to cool me off without having to apologize.

If it only worked on my husband, he'd be a happier man :)

Lynsey said...

my adorable british friend caroline has this cute story about her 5 year old son jack...she was riding with him in the car, he was in the backseat and she was just having the worst day. jack asked her to turn on the radio and caroline said, "no, its all crap." and his little voice in the backseat said," but mummy, i love crap."
that story alone makes me smile every time.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

First of all, I LOVE the new header! Good job with all the changes!

Secondly, how can you stay mad at a kid that knows the words to that song? You can't, that's how. I'll be REAL impressed when he starts in with the Cure.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome - if he can figure out Come On, Eileen the Cure shouldn't be too hard.

As for housecleaning, this is pretty why I don't clean my house anymore. Why bother?