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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Why? Because I Said So!


Today was laundry day because my sweet loving husband threw all the clothes over the banister and onto the family room floor below... I got up this morning - came down stairs to a pile of clothes higher than my 5'2 height... Nothing was separated... it was just there and Dusty (the guilty party) just sitting on the couch with his paper and coffee.... What did he think it would float on over to the washing machine all by itself.....? So before my morning cup of tea... I started separating - not my ideas of Saturday morning fun I tell ya... soon after I put the first load of wash in.. he took off for the swap meet and lunch with the girls.. In addition to the laundry - I had a few hours of work to catch up on - and started cooking for my Famous Chicken and Cream Cheese Enchiladas (look for the recipe on kelly"s ideas my other blog)
When the family came home, I had already put in about two hours of work so I asked the kids to fold the laundry and put it away...." Why???? I'm tired.." they chant as I look at the chocolate ice cream still around their mouths still moist from a recent venture to Rite Aid..... because I said so.... and I went back to the one thousand other things a mom has to do... I hear the kids laughing and I liked the sound ...
I recently told you all about Charlie the Pooping dog - who loves to be watched doing the pooping deed... anyhoo - she's been watched quite a bit lately and me being the Queen of the "If I have to pick it up - I'll gag" asked one of the girls to pick it up... "Why? I did it last time.." my youngest whines..... Because I said so.... I see my daughter get the plastic bags and calls the dog so she can watch - "what is with the watching the dog poop?" and that makes me happy... the clean up part not the watching part...
I asked Nikki my eldest to set the table for dinner and she asks why?? again I answer because I said so..... and she looks at me strangely and said,"Mom, I said I'll wipe the table first - I have glitter on it" I have to laugh because I obviously wasn't listening to what she was saying.... I was expecting the "Why?" now that makes me wonder if I heard them correctly at all today...hmmm

3 comments:

  1. I love it! Now I'm off to check out that recipe!

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  2. HA! I am totally going to use that at work! I had forgotten about the 'because I said so' option - I wonder if that works on co-workers....

    My dog WON'T poop if anyone is watching. He finds something to hide behind and keeps checking to make sure you're NOT looking.

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  3. One of my favorite parts of being a mom is finally being able to say "because I said so!" I do say it liberally too.

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