Friday, March 14, 2008

sometimes it's way too hard

Yesterday I was driving back from the airport with the kids and as I was getting on the express lanes in rush hour traffic Lolly decided to climb out of her seatbelt. There was nowhere to pull over so I tried to scare her back to safety and screamed "IF YOU DON'T GET BACK IN YOUR GODDAMN CAR SEAT I'M GOING TO CRASH THIS CAR AND THEN YOU CAN'T GET A HOT DOG AT TARGET!"

It was a low point.

8 comments:

Simone said...

Yikes. Did she obey? Did she get her hot dog in the end?

mushroommeadows said...

:( Sounds like a super hard day. :(

I hope the weekend gets a little brighter for you all. :)

Team Wolfisaki said...

HAAAA! That's freakin' hilarious! Someday i want to be a mom just like you, where even the low points are really really funny.

Shari said...

That would have scared me back to safety too! I guess it really is true what they say, being a mom is the hardest job in the world.

my girl hazel said...

Those are the times when spanking is ok in my book. scaring kids into safety...a-o-k!

rachel said...

go, mama, go!
yelling and hot-dog denial is awesome.

we've all had our moments, thanks for sharing!

stephy said...

Rachel, thanks for your encouragement! I wrote that post and then decided not to post it, then later went back and posted it cause surely we've all been there and nobody likes to talk about it.
I was very encouraged by Anne Lamott saying she wanted to hold colicky Sam by the legs like a wishbone and bang him on the wall. I mean, that's horrible, but we all think horrible thoughts and it helps to know we're not alone.

nancypants said...

Oh my gosh. That's hysterical (really)... but not, of course. I remember when Tucker decided to unbuckle and climb out of his carseat right as we were crossing the Canadian border. I almost had him for lunch.