Today Sam and I stayed home from church due to sickness in the family. So we have just been hanging out this morning. I just put on a crockpot of BBQ smoked sausages and am waiting for dh and Ashley to get home from church.
I have been doing some more thinking about myself and I have decided that I am weak when it comes to being a mother. I love my girls dearly and I want to make them happy. But in the process I feel like we are all beginning to suffer from it. The girls look for ways to get around doing their chores and schoolwork by trying to be good to me. If I am working at the computer or knitting they will come over and ask me if I need a drink or anything. Don’t let them fool you though. You would think that they are just being nice and taking care of their mother. NOT! They are looking for any excuse to get up from their desk. Just how many times can a child go to the bathroom anyway? The thought has occured to me that I have this huge ball of rope outside, I could just tie them to their seats. I also love how dramatic children can be when they are trying to get out of something. But I think that my all time favorite excuse was when Sam told me that she couldn’t do school because her tounge hurt. I don’t think so. All in all, I have to say that no matter how our day goes, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Ok, maybe for some .
Do your kids come up with excuses as to why they can’t do school?