It was one small step for Mom... and one LARGE STEP for Mommy's everywhere.

Dinner time was simple.  And Mommy even helped Daddy make it (and she didn't burn anything either!!).
BBQ chicken - drumsticks & boneless skinless breasts
Rice-a-roni (aka -- flavored rice in a box)
Corn (2 cans - the cheapo stuff off the shelf).

And my children. Yes, MY CHILDREN. Gobbled it up like Thanksgiving Dinner.

I haven't seen a fork fly so fast into their mouths.
I'm pretty sure my own mouth flew open in shock and amazement.

They not only INHALED their food, without the typical whining, nagging, begging, whining from Mom.... but THEY ASKED FOR SECONDS!
I looked under the table, and in the frig, for my REAL CHILDREN. (because obviously these were clones left here by aliens)... and I COULDN'T FIND THEM!

I will be sure and leave a plate of cookies and milk out for them tonight... as well as the key under the mat... so ET can bring them home when they're done with them... but for right now & in this moment -- I'll enjoy the Little Monsters that ARE ACTUALLY enjoying their dinner.

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Too often I feel like I'm a failure as a parent.  I snapped at them when I shouldn't.  They cuss like sailors and they shouldn't.  I slack at making them do chores on a regular basis.  They still wet the bed from time to time.  They aren't good at math.  I'm a terrible procrastinator.  I don't read to them enough before bed.  I let them stay up watching tv with dad (while it's summertime) and I sneak off to go to bed.  I tend to give in because it's easier.  I'm not as firm as I should be with things.  But at this moment, when they're eating, and not giving me attitude... I feel like I actually succeeded in something.  I'm a Winner!! Chalk One Up For Me!  Woohooo!!!
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9/6/2012 23:15:53

Haha. We were just telling stories of how much they've changed! How you have regular meals and every phone call isn't full of stopitshutupdammitletmommyhavephonetime! nooooooo. stopstopstopst! mommydoestooloveyou! I'm very impressed that they are behaving like the preadolescents they are! (Pretty sure that was spelled wrong too!)

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Bex
9/7/2012 18:57:03

OH we still have those days too. Not nearly as frequent. But that's how breakfast rolled. IHATEYOUANDNOWI'MGOINGTOCALLYOULARRYINSTEADOFDAD!!!
10 minutes later "sniff sniff Mom Can you come up here please?"

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    Bex

    Some people make parenting look sooo easy.  They are big fat liar pants.  Parenting is hard.  Kids can be awful.  They don't come with an Instruction Manual.  I started young and have grown up with them.  We have gone through a lot together.  And I would have never been able to do it without the wonderful family I have.  I started blogging because of Twin.  She said that it wasn't nice of me to take a Bad Day out on the Hubby or the Brats.  And so this began.... it's my Rantings From The Time Out Corner... because, let's face it - when I'm full on Cranky Pants... my hubby doesn't fail to make me go Sit One Out for the Team.  (for more see ME above)

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