Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Overcoming the Inner Tyrant- or Go Home Kitty

I noticed yesterday that I am saying, "NO" way more than yes. Somehow with the increased number of kids and my insatiable appetite for "control"-I've turned into a "NO" saying tyrant.

So what's a mom to do who finds herself in this situation?

Take her kids on a puddle jumping, mud splashing adventure.

There was only one problem. On our trek to find the yuckiest puddles ever, we noticed we were being followed. About 1/2 mile down the road we heard a loud, "MEOW". We turned to see our loyal kitty Prince braving the elements with us.

After several, "GO HOME KITTY" shouts- It was decided that a rescue mission was in order and the kitty was escorted safely back to the house.

Then this determined not to be the, "NO" saying tyrant mom and her three toddlers went on another adventure in the not so raging creek behind our house .
And then finally the night ended with a very friendly food fight.

But I only have pictures of our "GO HOME KITTY" adventure.

Stay tuned as this overwhelmed mother of 6 goes from being the, "NO" saying tyrant to
The sometimes- "YES"-saying mom that doesn't always weigh how much of a mess is this going to create that I will have to it clean up type mom.


Adam said...


Super Mommy!!

to the rescue!

jody said...

oh geez...i'm watching, looking for as many tips as I can get!

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

For the record...I really miss those toddlers! :)

Jman's momma said...

you are inspiring me - I only have one and I feel like a "not now" apathetic tyrant :(

Looking for something fun today and a surprise - "YES right now let's do it"

~ anne

amber g said...

Ha ha... too funny. I love spontaneous yesses and the corresponding looks of astonishment on my kid's faces "huh? say what? yes?!? Are you SURE, mom?"


I love the kitty story. We had a cat that would follow us on every walk (of course we were out in the middle of the mountains, so it was facing more like cougar/coyote danger not car danger -- but still!) Silly cat would NOT be shooshed home.

David and Sarah said...

I LOVE this post! Five kids has me saying "no" more often than I like, as well. Thanks for the reminder that kids need to be messy and really that's the small stuff. I'll save my "no's" for the big stuff.


Laura said...

Let me know what ideas you come up with. I am all right with the kids doing something as long as they clean it up. That seems to be the big battle at our house. Give me a call when you have a minute to spare! LOVE you!

Leah Dooley said...

Oh Prince! You poor pathetic crazy cat. Don't you know cats don't like can't splash in the puddles silly.

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