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Thursday, January 18, 2007

one of those days

you know how sometimes your kid won't stop asking for graham crackers even after you've said "no" like a billion times and you are afraid that the next time she asks for graham crackers your head is going to explode?

i hate those days.

19 flattering compliments:

Blogger Gina gushed...

While I've never technically had one of those begging-for-graham-crackers day, I can definitely identify. And commiserate. (Bosses and TPS reports, you know...)

I hope she gives it a rest before you blow.

1/18/2007 1:07 PM  
Blogger Breanna gushed...

i just typed out a long comment about how you should basically say "take this graham cracker and shove it" to show her the ways of the world.

and now i feel like a big jerk.

1/18/2007 4:01 PM  
Blogger James Wood gushed...

You should send all your graham crackers to me (then there is nothing for them to ask for and I get graham crackers--so everybody wins).

1/18/2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger Rebecca gushed...

except for the kid. she loses.

1/19/2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger Gina gushed...

No, the kid learns an important lesson about nothing good coming from begging and being a pest.

And James gets graham crackers.

So everybody DOES win!

1/19/2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger Jess gushed...

I understand.

I might have told my toddler to "shove it" just recently...ok maybe not in those very words...but I would not have won a Mommy prize for what I did say.


1/19/2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger tabitha jane gushed...

um, can i have some graham crackers?

1/19/2007 10:54 PM  
Blogger arwen gushed...

i just want to know what Jess said....

1/20/2007 12:19 PM  
Blogger Mia gushed...

You could make the child eat the whole box of graham crackers like my dad did with cigarettes...that would turn child off them really fast.

Of course it didn't work with me, I still ended up smoking, but in theory...it should work.

Or not.

1/20/2007 5:54 PM  
Blogger Jess gushed...

I would have told you what I said, 'cause I bet it would sound funny now, but I can't seem to remember.

1/21/2007 11:47 AM  
Anonymous RebeccaMarie'sDad gushed...

hmmmmmmmm wouldn't it just be easier to give the female spawn a couple graham crackers??? I dunno, just wondering
-yer dad

1/21/2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger JanniLaine gushed...

As someone who has NEEDED caramel corn before, and thown a HUGE tantrum until my husband offered to go out and buy me some (just to get me to shut up even tho it was like 11:00 pm), I say to give her the freaking crackers. I mean, she'll be DAMAGED if you don't give in. DAMAGED. As I clearly am DAMAGED and it is all due to not getting caramel corn RIGHT NOW.

(that has to be it, right?)

(my damage is due to the lack of caramel corn)


1/21/2007 8:37 PM  
Blogger Ty gushed...

Be strong (and send James your Graham crackers). No means NO! If you give in this time, you'll just get nagged aqny time she wants something that you won't or can't give; you know you hate being nagged, so don't give in, or we'll all nag you until you decide not to give in.

1/21/2007 8:59 PM  
Blogger arwen gushed...

you would say something like that, RebeccaMarie'sDad... wouldn't you... No... seriously... Grandpas are contractually obligated to give kids things their parents have told them they can't have. It's one of the laws of nature.

Jess.... remember that 2 weeks when a baby WASN'T eatting your brain? That was nice.

1/21/2007 10:58 PM  
Blogger Christie gushed...

oh yeah....

1/23/2007 7:01 AM  
Blogger Pet-tree gushed...

you look like you've lost weight.

1/23/2007 11:13 AM  
Blogger rebecca marie gushed...

petri... you just made me hysterical.

all i could see in my mind was vicki darnell. i REALLY hope that's what you were going for

1/23/2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger JanniLaine gushed...


(hee hee)

1/23/2007 1:12 PM  
Blogger emilykaypeters gushed...

My child isn't exactly saying words asking for graham crackers, but for the boob is more like it.. and loud histerical crying is the words that I hear every three hours.. Oh, motherhood is so much fun. But, then when she is happy and smiles at me, it is all well worth the cries.

1/23/2007 2:41 PM  

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