Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Blog Challenge at Paula's Place starts now!

My blogging friend Paula (who is an AMAZING person, seriously, go read her stuff!) is hosting this month's blogging challenge!  So, hop on over to Paula's Place.  

Here will be our topical challenge:

So here we go -- Day One

My current relationship is "married with children".  But GAWD I wouldn't ever want someone to think I looked anything remotely akin to Peg!  Bleh!

That phrase, however, is fairly benign.  It more often feels like I'm the cruise director of the Titanic... the flight crew aboard Apollo 13 since there is ALWAYS a ... "problem" or even just the shift manager at the local psychiatric ward.  More often than not, just the schedule handler for Grand Central Station.  Yeah.... that's more like it!  

CHOOO CHOOOOO!  Hop aboard the crazy train! I'm the conductor bitches!!!

I have a 14 year old know-it-all who spends more time in the shower in a given day that I do.  He's taller than I am, stronger than I am, THINKS he is wittier than I am and he has resorted to the sighs, eye-rolls (which make me want to smack him in the back of the head with my shoe), and disgrunted rumblings of a child that learns daily that the life (in MY home) does not revolve around him.  He doesn't get it.  He hasn't learned the value of apologizing.

I bought him a new sticker:

I have a moody brainiac gamer who is 8.  He is full of drama but aims to please... he hates being "bored."  Nothing is EVER his fault.  The older he gets, the pickier his palate has become and it annoys me.  

I have a three-year-old Chuckie who you do NOT turn your back on lest you choose to be hit upon... something... with ... whatever it is he is handling at the moment.  He pulls the dogs' tails.  He tries to close them in the doors.  He lives to open the door from the garage first.. only to turn around and slam it in my face as I try to carry in 20 bags of groceries in one trip -- to save me trips.  (And he laughs about it.)  He does absolutely everything you tell him not to and nothing you ask him to.  He refuses to be potty trained and is addicted and drawn to anything "green".  

I have three fur children that annoy the crap out of me as well.... Moose, a Rotweiller, that needs a bib because he spills more water all over the floor than he drinks... who chases flashlights until he is panting and drooling excessively for HOURS...Benji LOVES and LIVES FOR tormenting him with the flashlight.  Lola, a co-dependent Boston terrier who thinks she is a person and Lucy, our rescue who refuses to allow anyone in my home to have affection without her somewhere in the mix.


Paula said...

Fantastic! I have a 13 year old girl that you described when you talked about your 14 year old boy. And here I thought it was because she is a girl! Your link on the blog challenge over at my places shows my blog. Can you fix it, pretty please and I will delete the old one. I want all my buds to come read your blog and like it as much as I do!

Cristy S said...

Your family sounds a lot like mine...crazy. My daughter is also a brainiac who probably does know more than me. I love how you describe your family. You are also queen of the castle. My husband is the only boy in our house, including animals.