Friday, January 1, 2010

Top 10 for 2010

Thanks Dave, although really, do you own the intellectual rights to the whole top 10 idea or did you copy it too? Hmmm a 2hours sleep and way to much sugar, thought, which will no doubt define the subject matter of this post.

Top 10 reasons I can't wait for school to start.

10. Fourteen year old dipping a plastic fork repeatedly in my scented candle.

9. Being told, "I'm STARVING!" 733 times a day.

8. Being counseled by same STARVING child that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups should be served after twisted Cheetos. "Cause it's desert don'tcha know!"

7. Taking 5, eight years old and youngers to Wall Mart on New Year's Eve.

6. Watching peoples faces as I encouraged 5, eight years old and youngers to line up like ducklings and follow Mommy Duck through Wall Mart...quacking!

5. Picking up TOYS and gloves, and boots and socks and papers and wrappers and toys and coats and twist ties and spent batteries and shirts and shoes and coats and did I mention TOYS.

4. Whining!

3. Wrestling!

2. Sugar highs!

1. Hearing, "I'M BORED!!!" 1 trillion, billion, kazillion, times a day.

How's that for a positive upbeat New Years post? Don't answer that.

Happy Freakin' New Years.


Techno Grandma said...

When you kids said you were bored that's when I said, "Oh great! Then we can all wash walls!!!" I didn't hear the "I'm bored" too often. But the alternative entertainment ideas weren't always too satisfactory either. Sigh.

Kristina P. said...

Only a few more days! Happy New Year!

an encourager said...

hahahahahahhahaahhaah, happy freakin' new years to you, too!

Suz said...

I bet the list will look much the same the whole year through. Especially this summer, replacing presents with swimsuits.

Ya, happy freakin new year.

I like Techno Grandmas' wall washing idea, yeah like that would work. Can you just imagine ALL the whining while washing walls? Ahhh



Heffalump said...

Ah, I can't wait for school to start either, for many of the same reasons...

Barbaloot said...

Wal-Mart on new year's. Makes me cry just thinking about it.

LeShel said...

Loving this top ten. It's like I've lived it or something... interesting.

Deb said...

I know, even with my two I'm ready for a break. Of course, my "break" takes me to an enclosed building with 1,000 5-12 year olds...

Octamom said...

Okay, your #10? HILARIOUS! And so true! What is it about boys and candles and melted wax and fire and sharp objects????


pixiepine said...

Your list is great! My stepkids chronic "I'm bored" ailment seems to have magnified times 1000 due to the holidays!!

Thanks for checking out my blog- lots of healthy veg meals coming up!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Oh, how I have missed you!!! This post is why I love you so!!! AMEN sister! My kids go back to school tomorrow!!! And, I will be dancing by 8:30!!! I just MIGHT even get to go to the bathroom all by myself tomorrow!!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Mummy McTavish said...

Noooo, I don't want school to start! I'll miss my baby too much! Although, this post almost has me convinced that this whole school idea could be a good thing...

I do like the whole concept of #8. And I too have had my kids quacking along behind me in the shops.

Happy Freakin' New Year!

Anonymous said...

wogu i / gm 77

Together We Save said...

Oh my kids know better than to say they are bored... I am quick with a list of things that need to be done.

Sweet Annabelle said...

Oh, I feel your pain!!! And share it, too! The fork in the candle .... uh-huh. But now mine are home again with the snow!

(Anyone who says "I'm bored" around here gets a chore assignment. hahaha)

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