Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Noooo!!! Meeeee!!!

As in "No, me do it!" or "I wanna do it myself!". I dread hearing these words. Especially on a busy workday morning when I'm home alone trying to hustle three kids out the door for their respective daytime locations before I can get to work.... I know these words mean at LEAST a five minute schedule delay ;) (any parent of a two year old can sympathize, I'm sure). Peeling her own Baby Bells, putting on her own clothes, doing up her own buckles on the car seat (the list goes on) but it's the potty thing that's driving me up the wall right now....

What I don't get is, if you're going to insist on doing it yourself, why do I have to be drug along to bear witness?? "Mommy, Mommy Peeeeeee!" and I have to drop what I'm doing to jump to the bathroom with her only to be screeched at when we get to the door..... "Noooooo!!! Meeeeee!!!" and she'll work herself into a crying frenzy if I so much as step into the room! I have to stand at the door and watch as she struggles with her panties, does her business and then makes an attempt to wipe (at least she relents and lets me "have a turn" here too... otherwise ewwww!). But really, why take me along for the ride at all? Unless......Ah.....I've got my daughter addicted to praise and applause! It's no fun if no one sees how great you are! She wants me there, bearing witness, so she has someone to tell her how great and clever and wonderful she is, lol. (which I continue to do... because I'm a sucker for this little blond creature and let's face it - she is! ;)

2 comments:

Naomi said...

Oh, I love this post, Shannon!! Gave me my chuckle for the day!

Hope aka Mommy! said...

LOL! I agree, great post.