Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Why?

So why is it that when you send a desperate, and slightly pathetic, email out to your Sunday school class for someone to meet you for a playdate on spring break and a kind person, whom you hardly know, responds that she has boys the same age; AND when that kindly person suggests that you go to the same park you went yesterday, for play and a picnic and you think "Well that's great. My kids loved that park!"...

Why is it that the same kids who were perfect angels the day before with your friend from high school are suddenly transformed into whiney, clingy, disrespectful heathens in the presence of PEOPLE THEY HAVE NEVER MET! Why is it that your 3-year-old refuses to make friends with her 3-year-old and for some reason feels the need to yell, angrily "WE ALREADY PRAYED!" while her sweet child is singing the blessing? And why is it that your one year old will not be separated from your side for two seconds and your eleven year old decides to argue with everything that comes out of your mouth? WHY is the same playground and picnic area that was Shangri-la the day before now "too hot, too cold, too filled with bees and mean kids?"

I was just wondering...

8 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

This is the way the Lord beats out ALL sorts of pride in a Mother. I tell my sister (who is preg. for the first time), whatever pride you may have it will be demolished with children =) Some days I feel like I go to bed black and blue from the pride beatings (hehehe). And personally I think it gets worse as they get older...teenagers act like you never taught them a thing.

But the joy..or revenge.. is being an active parent in your child's life and turning around and embarrassing them as they grow, hehee.

Kyla said...

I'm afraid today was the chaos to yesterday's joy. Darn that balance.

Don and Lynn said...

Ok, just in case you were thinking you had the perfect kids-lol! They always do that around the people you don't know. You feel like you have to explain away bad behaviors to try and salvage a new friendship. I'm sure her kids aren't always "perfect".

Chrissy said...

I'm with Kyla. You know it is asking too much to ask them to enjoy something two days in a row. You flew too close to the sun.

nutmeg said...

We wouldn't recognize the ups if it wasn't for the downs!

thirtysomething said...

First, your kids are adorable...those smiles!

Second...Murphy's law, that is why. SO true. Kids are always the best when no one is around to observe this nearly unatainable feat and to praise us on our fantastic mothering abilities...smile...but
someday, and when you are least expecting it, someone will walk up to you and tell you that you have wonderful children and how well-behaved they are. This will carry you for the next three years, my friend!

Thanks for stopping by 'my place' today!

Lori said...

Because they never want us to get TOO comfortable! Not even for a second!

I'm sorry. I hate it when that happens...

Christine said...

why why why!!??? i wish i knew, too.
xoxo