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Friday, February 10, 2012

Unrestful Observations

"The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable."

Children are both smart and ruthless. They all have a sixth sense on when their parental units finally have a moment to breathe and they leap into action, determined to never allow a second of peace. MY kids have this down to a science.

Today is a typical day. By the time 10AM rolled around I had broken up 5 fights, microwaved my cup of tea three times, and was unable to get to my new cup of tea before it had over steeped and was cold to the touch. Any time the boys were finally ensconced into an activity and they seemed content, if I even dared to start walking toward the bathroom all hell would break loose. As I type this I have already been interrupted three times by Ashe: once to help him put on my belt so he had a place to hang his sword. Once to ask how he looked with his sword and belt. Once to take the belt off.

I've only been typing for five minutes. I'm waiting for interruption #4 and it should happen any second now. Oh wait... there it is.

I don't get it. It's uncanny, disturbing, and downright aggravating. How is it that I can spend an hour trying to ensure that the boys are happily playing something they love, but as soon as I turn my back to them with the intent of chugging my lukewarm tea, things go to hell. There must be some secret kid code they use, silently communicating to one another, activating Code Unrest if they even think I am thinking of a quick break. I need to search their rooms for clues. I bet they have a hand book that teaches them these nefarious ways. I should study it and use their tactics against them. It is the only way to strike back before I lose my sanity!

Please tell me I'm not the only one


Big Fat Gini said...

They have a weird sense about stuff like that. I swear. It's just like how they're happily engrossed in an activity but know the moment you've put the phone to your ear.

There is, however, one rule in our house. When mommy is making and drinking coffee, back off. Because I ain't microwaving or remaking it and your life will be easier if you will just let me enjoy it.

Helene said...

Nope, you are definitely not the only one. My kids do that all. the. time.

And you know what's even more aggravating?

Even if my husband is home and in the same room with us, my kids will STILL interrupt me to ask me to help them with something while the hubby just lays on the sofa watching tv. I could be in the middle of making dinner or cleaning the cats' litter box...doesn't matter.

But if I lie down on the sofa, and hubby is involved in doing some kind of household chore, they still come to me.

Sugar Plums & Lollipops said...

hahaha!!! This is sooooo true. Happens to me everyday.

SRM said...

OMG the PHONE!!! You're right, BFG,the moment the phone rings wild fires start popping up!

Helene, that happens here too. We need to unite and find these handbooks our kids posess.

Sugar, looks like we are all in the same boat =) While I hate that you guys go through it too, misery does love company... ;)

insomnia said...

Mine didn't bug me that much. From day one I made sure they knew I was not an entertainment center. Also, I had them fetch stuff and figure out stuff on their own. Not sure whether I am lazy or they were all industrious like that. They do bug us at the most insane times. I do agree on that one.

SRM said...

Thanks for the follow, insomnia! I must admit, I'm seething with jealousy right now. Teach us your Jedi ways!!! =)

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