Saturday, May 9, 2009

Heart of Stone

Good news folks-everything is back on track. Baby Bug's fever is entirely gone, and we're down to just antibiotics every 6 hours. She is doing great, and already back to her usual mischief.

My contractions seem to have ambled back into the land of painful but completely random-making me (slightly) more comfortable and more likely to make our induction date (now only 9 days away!!). Which means that I'll be sure to get my epidural, which means of course that I am very very pleased.

Now that The M House is no longer operating at DEFCON 1, I am happy to move my medical/labor updates to my Twitter page and return to blogging as normal. I do in fact have other things to talk about, and I know that I'm not alone when I say nobody likes a whiner.

How do I know? I polled it! A really really long time ago, but hey-I'm not on a deadline here, right? Nearly a month ago I asked you:

Admit it ...The Most Annoying Thing Your Kid(s) Do(es) is _____

and the winner is...


REFUSE TO CONTROL THE VOLUME OF THEIR VOICE...(1)
Whiiiiiiine about eeeverything.......................................................(3)
Tattle.................................................................................................(1)
Expose your parenting flaws to strangers in the grocery store (don't forget me this time mommy!).........................................................................................(0)
Attitude. Attitude. Attitude..........................................................(1)
My kid is a robot/animal (or a newborn) and has no flaws......(0)
My kid is a teenager and appears to be nothing but flaws...but I love them anyway...(0)

Whine! Oh yes my friends I can relate. Monkey has recently developed a disturbingly dramatic flair, which lends itself to a LOT of whining. His new favorite thing to say? I'm going to die. This news is almost always delivered with one hand propped on his cheek and his face tilted to the side, big Bambi eyes brimming with Oscar worthy tears. Sometimes, if I'm extra lucky, he'll even lay completely prone on the floor in an attempt to look as pathetic as possible. Then he sighs heavily and begins...

2 hours after snack:
Moooommy, I am so hungry I'm gonna die.

If I dare to turn on the TV to anything but Noggin:
Moooommy, I want a kids show or I could die.

Immediately after my parents leave from a visit:
Moooommy, if I can't go to grandma and grandpas I'm going to DIE.

Obviously, he does not understand the concept of death-this is just something he picked up from my 5 year old sister in law (remind me to thank Grandma for that later)-but it is enough to make me crazy.

So what do I do? I do the only thing I can do-I look him up and down, with equal dramatics, and then shrug and say "You look fine to me".

I'm a cold hearted mommy.

5 comments:

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh just LOVED this! LOL

I had to run over here after I saw you comment on the Ying and Yang boys about your kiddo praying to, "Dear Cheeses." ROFL Can't wait to share that one.

And OHHHH I remember the whining. Both of my kids did it. Sometimes I would say I would tell them mommy couldn't hear them if they used that voice. But my son ratched it up like your little one and would say, "I'm going to die" and I would look at him and say, "Well, we'll miss you."

Have a WONDERFUL Mother's Day!

K said...

Oh yeah, the whining. It's starting in our house too and it is annoying.

Glad things have settled down.

9 days!

Mrs. M said...

Robynn-I use "we'll miss you" when he threatens to run away...which he does often now that he's in his dramatic stage. I'll even spice it up with "Baby Bug and I are going to sit here and eat these delicious peanut butter and jellies (his favorite) and talk about how much we miss Big Brother." That's when he joyfully announces "I ran back Mommy!" I will definitely be getting to the Dear Cheeses story though. Maybe tonight?

K-My parents say that all kids whine, because it is only fair. Their parents whined to their parents who whined to their parents...no one should catch a break! I still secretly hope I can.

Muthering Heights said...

I'm glad things are back to normal, I was feeling worried!

Mrs. M said...

Muthering Heights-Thank you for the well wishes. We're glad to have everyone back to normal again too! Now all we have to do is have this baby...