Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How to be a negligent mom...(tips from a sick mommy)

  • Turn on the TV at 7 AM, leave on, uninterrupted, until 4PM
  • Open the door to the deck, lay on the floor next to the door and act like you're watching your kids
  • Serve Teddy Grahams and Goldfish as "breakfast" and "lunch"
  • Wendy's drive-thru
  • When your kids beg to go to the park continue staring at the blank wall over their left shoulder for about five minutes
  • Don't feel bad when yesterday's pajamas become today's play clothes (and tonight's pajamas)
  • Count the hours on the couch as valuable "together time" with your children. Bonus points if they were on your lap.
  • Extra bonus points for not freaking out when your kids put entire rolls of toilet paper in the toilet, or empty brand-new tissue boxes.
  • At the dinner table feel free to lay your head on the table and mumble responses to any direct question.
  • Clean dishes/underwear are for wussies.


Chris, Sarah, Maddie, and Jax said...

sorry you're sick. looks like you have a good handle on it though, ha, ha :)

Christy said...

I'm so sorry you're sick. (HUGS)

Deb said...

You'll be pleased to know that these methods work well when you're not sick, also too.

Get better -- no one hates being sick more than you!

Chi-townRawlins said...

DEB! THANK YOU! I've been married to my husband for 6.5 years and he's still trying to grasp that. I DO hate being sick more than every other person on the earth. That's not an overstatement. It's just the honest-to-goodness truth.
(and I'm actually getting much better - I was just too sick/busy to post that blog when I was actually sick...if I had posted it it then I can assure you it would have been MUCH whinier)

CC said...

I hope you feel better soon... I will have to try that system, sounds like it's fairly effective. :P

Jessica said...

Ahh, I love your blog! You crack me up. Hope you're feeling better.

Cris, Jon, Austin and Ethan said...

Awe, you really are my hero, bless you!

Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

are you sure we arent blood related??
but i am sooooo glad you are feeling better!

Pooh said...

I just think that list looks part of the list of requirements for entry into the UMC. Are you sure you didn't plagarize? If so, we'll let it slide this time since you're sick and all...

Chi-townRawlins said...

Just one more reason I belong to the fuglies, I guess.

Mike and Rachael Hohmann said...

Ha! Ha!! I needed a good laugh release today! So VERY true. You earned your "motherhood badge" on that one! (something I've done very well daily for the past three days.)