Objects may be closer than they appear

May 8th, 2008

I’ve had it up to here with all your whining, whining, whining.

I didn’t sleep last night and you need to go to bed right now.

I want you to listen to how everything you say starts with “I want.”

I wish you wouldn’t always be wishing for something else.

I have to do everything around here and nobody gives me a break.

Don’t make me say this one more time.

Just be quiet!


  1. Have you been eavesdropping at my house?

    Comment by Mrs. B. Roth — May 8, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

  2. How about:

    I’m cold. Put on a sweater!

    I enjoyed these. Very subtle and unfortunately familiar.

    Comment by Kathryn — May 8, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

  3. Ah, this rings so true. My brother-in-law has banned the word “want” from their household. He treats it as profanity. Often the rigidness and unforgiving nature of their household bugs me but I can see some of the reasoning behind it.

    I wonder, though, if he can turn off the want in his own mind. I suspect not.

    Comment by Shalet — May 8, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

  4. It is so comforting to be on the crooked path at the same time you are.

    Comment by nyjlm — May 8, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

  5. does this mean i’m not the only one?

    Comment by Wendy — May 8, 2008 @ 4:59 pm

  6. I actually said yesterday that “outside is broke” followed by “Daddy has outside.”

    So, no, we can’t go outside in our pajamas before we even eat breakfast!

    This post is like a warm cup of coffee to me. Thank you. I needed to know that I’m not the only one, too.

    Comment by Shawn — May 8, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

  7. Well, yeah…everything but things like “YOU are making mommy nuts”

    Does that count? sigh…I know I know.

    Comment by Shannon — May 8, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

  8. Wendy, I’m here to tell you that you (and each of us) are the only one, but we have a lot of company among us!

    Comment by Karen — May 8, 2008 @ 6:36 pm

  9. it is indeed the amazing company i keep that has captured my heart out here in blogland.

    Comment by Kirsten Michelle — May 8, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

  10. I’m going to count to three and if you’re not done leaving that comment the computer is going off!!

    Comment by Jena Strong — May 8, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

  11. Yeah, I try to be sure that those comments only occur in my head and not out loud if they happen, but whew. Some days. When my three year old said to his brother “please stop acting like a whack job”, I knew…I had sprung a leak.

    Comment by denise — May 9, 2008 @ 1:14 am

  12. They all resonate! I was a much better parent before I had kids!

    Comment by Robin Westphal — May 9, 2008 @ 2:14 am

  13. “You all are going to miss me when I leave and move to Spain. Alone. I will change my name so no one can find me. Then you’ll see… you’ll see.”

    That’s the one I use far too often.

    Comment by GailNHB — May 9, 2008 @ 3:18 am

  14. I understand now why my dad used to say, “I’m going to eat worms and die if you girls don’t shut up.”

    Comment by Mary Ann — May 9, 2008 @ 10:53 am

  15. “I’m not going to tell you again!”

    Needed this more than I can say.

    Comment by Mama Zen — May 9, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

  16. Whew…I needed this…sometimes the noise of motherhood is overwhelming.

    Comment by Sarina — May 9, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  17. My dad used to make a face and say to me, “You’re all the time talking, but you’re not saying anything.”

    So true.

    Comment by marta — May 9, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

  18. GREAT!!!!! Life and kiddies and living and being and whining and wishing…it’s all great! xx

    Comment by pERiWinKle — May 11, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

  19. So we’re all the same after all. 🙂

    Comment by bella — May 14, 2008 @ 12:12 am

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