Judge Me and Feel Better About Yourself

Are you having a rough week?  Making some bad decisions?  Things just not going your way?  Well, let me tell you about some of the things I’ve done this week and you’ll instantly feel better about yours.


1.  Michael has been in trouble for a week now for not listening.  I’ll call his name over and over again and he just ignores me.  I ask him to do something and he just gives me this blank stare.  I can’t tell you how many times I have yelled, “You need to speak when an adult asks you a question, young man!”  And I can’t count the number of times he’s been in time out this week. I took Bean to the doctor yesterday to check on his chest congestion, and guess what… he’s got fluid on both ears.  He LITERALLY, MEDICALLY cannot hear me.  Way to go, Mom.

(That reminds me of my first year of teaching when I wrote a kid up for repeatedly yelling out in class.  When I called his mom to tell her about the detention, she screamed through the phone to me, “HE’S GOT TURRETS, YOU MORON!”  Ahhhh, yes.  Now I understand.)

(Side note:  The doctor gave us a nasal spray to clear up the fluid on his ears.  Try explaining to a five-year-old why he has to spray something in his NOSE to fix his EARS.  Even I thought I sounded ridiculous.  You should have seen the look he gave me.)

2.  Chris had to go to work early today, so I took both kids to school (we usually split and do one each).  In the hustle and bustle, I actually got all three of us dressed, ready, and out the door on time this morning.  I felt pretty good about myself all day after that.  So, imagine my surprise when I walked into the house tonight after work to find Big Molly standing at the backdoor.  I had left her outside by herself all day long.  She was pissed.  Thank goodness it was a gorgeous day!  What if I’d left her out in the rain?  Or on a cold day?  Or on a hot day?  Poor Big Molly!  I’ve been feeding her treats all night so she knows I’m really sorry.


(head scratch)


3.  I had a third when I sat down to blog, but I can’t even remember it.

Is it Friday yet?!?!?!

(Please enjoy these pictures of my kids that have absolutely nothing to do with my blog post. Thank you – Management)

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7 Thoughts to “Judge Me and Feel Better About Yourself”

  1. I would trade you places. 2 men old enough to be my father have asked me to marry them this week. It is Wednesday. I think one was joking. The other I get to dread seeing again at the part time job I took that is slowly killing me.
    Feel better yourself. ;D

  2. Melissa

    loved this post! We’ve all been there. I actually had a mom at the daycare come up to me and say “I’m so glad you’re here. You make me feel better about myself!” Um…you’re welcome??

    You’re doing a great job with your family! Thanks for sharing the real moments with your imaginary friends.

  3. Abby Strand

    Two words… “Thank you” 🙂

  4. Ruth

    Hahaha For me is the second time this month that I feel proud of myself because there were no meltdowns in the morning and everybody was feed, dress and ready on time. And later my husband calls me after picking up the kids yelling that I left the windows open (here is freezing cold) and the light on the whole day!!

  5. Jamie

    Number 1 was so funny I almost didnt feel it was necessary to read the rest of the post. As a child of chronic ear issues that have left me hard of hearing, I just found it absolutely hilarious. And the child with torettes…isnt that kind of like MISSION CRITICAL information to tell your child’s new teacher? I mean sheech. Come on people! But still… HILARIOUS!

  6. I feel you on number 1. A few weeks ago, my son told me before school his stomach did not feel good, and I just thought he did not want to go to school. He had no fever, no vomiting, and he ate breakfast like a champ. So off to school he went. Later that day his school nurse called me to send him home. He was running a 102 degree fever, and kept passing out in class. Took him to the ER and he had an infection that caused his lymph nodes in his stomach to swell. At first they thought he had appendicitis, and thought he was going to have to have surgery. I felt like the worst mom in the world.

    Then this week, my daughter (3) knows her daddy is getting ready to deploy for the third time in two years, and she is having melt down after melt down. I have to keep distracting her, and ensuring her we will get through this.

    Last but not least, my son turned 1 this week, and he has decided he is too old to breastfeed. Now I feel like he has no use for me.

    I loved reading your post. It did make me a feel a little better, and it brought to light were all not perfect, and we will get through life one day at a time.

  7. Hilary

    Don’t feel bad. Had the same thing happen with my son this fall. His new preschool teacher said she was worried he might have attentional issues since he was not responding to being called on. She said she had to give him directions multiple times. I panicked. Turns out it was a severe double ear infection.

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