Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mother Knows Best & So Does Mamma Mia ...

Quick--if you entered the Mamma Mia CD contest, winners are announced in the comment section under that post here: Prize Winners & Mamma Mia! Ajers chose five random names instead of just three of you. Email me your addresses.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled mom rant:

So, ya know how as a mom you're always saying things like,

"Don't do that!" ...

and ...

"You're gonna get hurt!" ...

and this one:

"Quit rocking on that stool ... keep four on the floor or else you're gonna fall over and smack your head or your chin on the granite counter top, and then you'll fall and start crying and it's going to be nobody's fault but your own and I'm just gonna stand here looking at you and I promise you I won't do a thing... no, that's not true, I'll do something ... I'll stand there and laugh at you and then I'll say, I told you so. I told you a million and twelve times NOT TO ROCK ON THAT STOOL and to keep all the legs of the chair on the floor!"

You know how you're always saying that to your kid?

Well yeah, that happened today, finally, like I've always predicted it would.

15 comments:

Flea said...

Ow ow ow ow ow!!!!

Michelle said...

So ummm did you actually do the standing there and laughing part, or did they call your bluff?

ORION said...

Oh I SO wanted to do that to my husband and then we moved on the boat and he has NOTHING to rock!
Obviously his mother failed him lol!

Manic Mom said...

Pat, isn't he busy "ROCKIN' THE BOAT?!?!!?"

LOL!

And michelle, come on, do you think I'm the type of mom who would really stand there and (ahem) laugh (all that much?)

Michelle said...

Just checking. Because once I ascertained that the blood wasn't really a major injury, it's possible that I might maybe then laugh at the wee one unfortunate enough to not listen to me about a danger.

Bree said...

After reading your blog for the last couple weeks, I can so picture you standing there laughing at your kid. I would too as I was putting a band-aid on or rushing them to the hospital.

Amanda said...

First I have to say "WHOOHOO!! I WON! I WON!!" Have done a little dance and will have to post an official announcement on Highland Madness - I have finally joined the elite club of Manic Winners! Maybe you should do another magnet saying "I'm a Manic Winner" LOL!!

Will email you right away - great way to end the school hols! Cheers Manic!

Back to the point in hand - did you do the whole "Now will you listen? Will you believe me when I say ...." whilst administering love and first aid? I think only mums can do that whole simultaneous Jeckyl and Hyde thing

Manic Mom said...

First to Michelle--
Who said anything about BLOOD? hee hee, there was no blood!

And to Bree--I was laughing, but I was also yelling at him to sit still while I checked for damage and applied ice. He's the type of kid who gets hurt and then angry and yells, "I HATE THIS HOUSE! I WANT TO MOVE!" every time he gets hurt like it's the HOUSE's fault!

And Amanda--yup! You won!!! And I have a question for you--did YOU send in a Just Another Manic Mommy question on Betty but change your kids to be boys in order to trick me?!?!??!!? Because the person who sent in the question said summer hols also!!! Was that YOU!!!

Mabunny said...

Ouchie! Just like when my mom told me to stop running from our living room thru our linoleum kitchen floor to our dining room in my stocking feet because i would crakc my head open on the counters... well i slid into said counter one day and ended up with my top two teeth thru my bottom lip.;))

2boystwingirls said...

First: Congrats to Amanda! LOL!
Second: Are you FREAKIN' kidding me??? I won!!! Now I have music to listen and dance to while eating our popcorn from our fabulous popcorn bowl! Thanks a ton!
Third: Sorry about the injuries but I agree with you - I mean really, after the what did you say? Million and twelth time? Yah, I would have stood there and laughed to. I always have to follow up with the, "See why I tell you not to do that kind of thing? Do you think I'm just telling you this to be mean??? I'm telling you because I KNOW what's going to happen...." Yah, we have WWE in our house on a daily basis. How many shrill cries to you think I hear a day? LOL!
Thanks again!
Michele

March to the Sea said...

rocking the stool..happens at the March house as well...

violetvirus said...

Ouch!

J... said...

Yeah, I'm the type of mom who laughs...as long as there is no visible blood. Heck, sometimes I laugh when there is blood. They will all learn their lessons somehow!

Suzanne said...

you didn't really laugh, did you? aw come on!

Melisa said...

I used to say (privately) to my older one when he was doing something like that, "Stop it...if you fall down and cry I'm gonna laugh!!"

One day we were out in public, around people. He was 4 or 5. I told him to stop doing something or he would hurt himself, and he looked at me and said, "AND YOU'RE GONNA LAUGH, RIGHT??"

That was the end of that.