Sunday, November 9, 2008

Family Game Night

Why is it that Family Game Night is excruciating at our house? Mr. Coffee doesn't frequently join us and initially that irritates the heck out of me, but somehow by the end of Family Game Night, I think he is the wisest man ever. The crazy bickering that occurs between the boys absolutely ruins the whole concept of family bonding and sharing. One evening, in the middle of the game, I said to Mr. Coffee (who did play with us on this particular occasion) ....."This whole family game thing sucks!!!" Yup, I said "sucks" in front of the boys - something I don't recommend doing because they will always repeat what I say in front of important people I want to impress, like the grandparents. So I'm going to boycott the Family Game Night for until they move out!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I am the House Mother

I live with 3 boys, 1 man and 2 dogs (they're girls and probably the only ones in the house who understand me!). I always said God would give me 3 boys and think it was soooooo funny. "Hey God, it's not funny!" As a younger woman, I wanted to be surrounded by boys clamoring for my attention, but NONE of them were calling me "Mommy." I used to think burping sounds were appalling. Now I burp as loud as the rest of them, but I'm always sure to blame the dogs or the kids and "lecture" them on how inappropriate that kind of behavior is. They're on to me though. I am the House Mother.