Tuesday, November 27, 2007

my top ten answers as a Mom

  1. Because.
  2. I don't care. Ask your dad.
  3. I am the mom. That's all you need to know.
  4. You will know when we get there.
  5. We have teh internets and google. Figure it out.
  6. You are grounded until six months after you die.
  7. It's only funny until someone loses an eye.
  8. What am I, your slave?
  9. No, you weren't adopted. But you still could be.
  10. Don't glue your sister to anything, and do not glue anything to your sister.


  1. I love #10, it reminds me of my car one "Don't touch any part of your brother (or sister). Don't allow anything touching you to touch your brother (or sister). Don't get within 10 inches of your brother (or sister). I tried it with just the first one, and then I got "I'm not touching her....my shoe is!" and then I had to add the third one because it became fun to put your hand "just" in front of the other one's face.

    My kids should have been lawyers, given their propensity to find the loopholes in general statements.

    I used to use "because" after a no, a lot. But then they started complaining. So then I would go into a 20 or 30 minute explanation of why I said "no." It appears they became satisfied with "because."

  2. Anonymous9:01 PM

    11. bacon.


  3. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Also, has it occurred to you that Abe looks more than a little demento in his photo in your banner? Was someone rattling the kibble can when you shot that picture?


  4. The thing about Abe...

    he perhaps is a little demented. All I did to get that shot was say his name. That is how he looks at me.

    And my kids thought your rules were really funny, Rip. I did too. I love the second part.


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