Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Future Mama Stories

There was a lot of falling down today.  You know ...toddlers who fall to the floor because they "fell".

They scream, wail and moan, until someone shows them a sign of compassion.

I have to say, this is not my strong suit.  I am with them the most.  I have to discern which injuries are worth compassion. I know that sounds harsh..but there has to be some efficiency requirements within each aspect of your parenting.  I choose to streamline in the "I am so hurt I can't breath department...EVERY 3 SECONDS!!".

 Most of the time it is Lucy who is SCREAMING from an injury.  Not because she is really hurt, it's because she FLIES everywhere she goes and at her rate of travel the chance of her inflicting pain on herself or another IS VERY LARGE!!
By about 8:30 in the morning I am saying to her...

"You may not hurt yourself again.  If you do, you have to sit in your bed."

And she is usually in her bed for a good period of time after that.  I am not being harsh..it is the only place she can be that I can guarantee her safety..and the safety of others.
My mom says I was the same way.  I was a force to be reckoned with.  If I was this much of a force..then I apologize to all those who were within my force field.

But for now,
I know that my kids will laugh one day when all 10 (?) of them are sitting around the Christmas tree telling mom and dad stories. One of the mom stories will be how instead of kissing every boo-boo, I would give a 3 injury limit..and then you were told,
"You may not hurt yourself any more"


  1. I was also the same way, in fact I think I was blessed with 9 children to spread 'me' out over them, I would simply exhaust a single child!!!

  2. haha! that is so great. I have a feeling I will be using that line a few times in my kids life...and any other kids that come along too...love it!

  3. So funny!! I've had friends over when one of the kids was screaming about something and my friend would say "Do you need to go see him?" And I would say, "No, I can tell by the scream that it's not a real one!" My middle one poops all the time, and I finally tell him, "your done pooping today!" How sad is that?

  4. Awww... we can't wait to see all of the kids on Thanksgiving!!

  5. Lisa, check your email account. I sent you something.

  6. I know exactly what you mean! By the fourth or fifth time (in one hour) that my daughter is wailing from an injury, I find it really hard to hold and comfort and kiss another (self-inflicted, mama-tried-to-warn-against it) boo boo. Your 3 injury limit makes me laugh, as I'm sure your kids will someday!