Ughhh Mom I know!!

Does anyone else have a preteen that knows everything???

I know I sure do and actually I have two. Double trouble from the moment they were born!! They are great kids. They do well in school and haven’t got into the wrong crowd yet (which I hope never happens). However, these two think they know everything about everything about everything that there ever was to know in this whole wide world. I can be telling them something simple like “it might rain please take your umbrella to school” and the reply to me is “UGHHH Mom I know.” Okay they must be meteorologists. I might be able to give them that one, maybe they watched the weather or got it on their phone. So maybe they did know.

So here is another scenario: Me to twin #1 “Your brother needs to go to the dr tomorrow he will not be on the bus” twin to me “Ughhhh Mom I know.” Okay they must be my personal secretaries and know my schedule. There is no way possible that she knew that before I said it!! Is she reading minds now? I mean it is in my date book that is in my purse it is not written on a big calendar for everyone to see. So how does she “know” like she claims?

I am finding this age is very fun in all of these crazy kinds of ways like the boys noticing my girls. They look like little puppies following my girls around. And I am thinking in my head where did these fools come from?? But every time I try to talk to my girls about how bad, nasty, and cootified a boy is they say the oh so famous “ughhhh Mom I know.”

So either I have very intelligent super meteorologist, secretary, personal assistant, dating experts or they are trying not to talk to me. Which is a very bad idea and they know it. You see I am not always a traditional type of parent, I like to find ways outside the box to get my kids thinking. Like if you tell me I am embarrassing you when I am not doing anything to embarrass you I will MAKE sure you are embarrassed. My favorite way to embarrass my girls is to follow them around Wal-Mart singing “their” kind of music at the top of  my lungs (which is actually hilarious because I don’t know the words and I make up my own). You should have heard my rendition of “Call Me Maybe.” I think I could have won an award for it personally.

So for my unorthodox way to get the girls to start listening to me instead of always saying “UGHHH Mom I know’ is this: When I tell them something and they reply with the famous words I will sit down with pen and paper. I will them call both to them to the table with me and I will say to them “you guys are so smart and know the future I am taking notes please go on and tell me all the things you know.” They will reply with “MOOOOOMMMMM” and I will rebutle with ” OH please all powerful all knowing ladies I can not go another day without your knowledge of all the world.” HAHAHAHAHA  I made myself laugh.

The funny thing is they know if they don’t get the drift the first time I will continue and make it worse everytime in some way. I do NOT have any shame in following them around while they are outside with their friends with my pen and paper.

Of course I know that I will never totally break them of saying “Ughhh Mom I know” because it is a teen thing but I can guarantee they will think twice about saying it unless they really do know.

What do you do to get your kids attention that may be conisdered a little unorthodox?

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S.O.S. Sick Kid Aboard

The title just about says it all. My son has been sick since Sunday with high fevers and a sore throat. At first I thought it was just a little bug that would pass as quickly as it came. However, I was so wrong. He has been fussing and whining A LOT since Sunday. I try to be a patient Mommy and I try to remind myself that it is not his fault he is fussing or hurting from being sick. But to be honest (as I am to a fault sometimes) my patience has ran thin. As I write this blog it is midnight and he is still fussing. Every time he falls asleep it is not for long, he wakes back up crying. I know he has to be exhausted because I am. I think the part that is causing me to get impatient is not the crying it is the fact that he is inconsolable. When he starts fussing he will not talk to me, listen to me, or answer me. I ask questions like “would you like a drink?”  And “would you like some more throat spray?” Or do you want Mommy to lay with you?” But no answer just crying and rolling all over the bed. I am a doer so I get frustrated when I can not fix it and make him better. I know this quality or flaw however you may see it is really going to get me in the next few years as my tweens go through their teen years. But nevertheless it is a need I have I guess you could say. I don’t like leaving problems unsolved it drives me crazy. So you can imagine the circus that is going on in my head as I try to “fix” my baby boy.
On the bright side I did take him to the Dr. He gave him some antibiotics which in my mind should work immediately LOL. I am now wondering how many doses of the antibiotic it is going to take to at least get him some relief. Because it is so sad to watch him hurt like that knowing he has had all of the Tylenol and Ibuprofen he can have for the day.  And of course when I do get frustrated the guilt kicks in. I feel terrible for not being more patient when he is so sick. So you see this is a lose – lose situation I have here. Without patience I feel guilty and with patience I am still not getting any sleep tonight.
So Mommies and Daddies what are things like in your house when your child is sick?

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