You are the worst mom

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
February 3, 2010 12:11pm CST
Boy, these children sure tell it the way they are feeling it. This morning Cary said to me, "you are the worst mom." Huh? What's that all about? "Cary, why am I the worst mom?" "Because you wake us up for school." Aha... "Cary, if I make brownies tonight will I be the best mom?" "Yeah! You're the best mom!." I know how to work them...
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@lugiar (39)
• China
4 Feb 10
It's great to see you have quite a cute boy!How old is Cary? When I was a boy,I mean a boy less than 10 years old,I sad the same words like Cray because my mother didn't buy a toy for me:)She was angry and after 1 min I realize myself made a huge mistake. Good day with your kids!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
He's 9 and has a twin sister, Naomi, and an older sister, Dearra.
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@lugiar (39)
• China
4 Feb 10
A boy with a twin sister?What a lucky Mom you are!
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Wow really nice! I want twins as well, a boy and a girl would be perfect... no I only need more money and more time! lol
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@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Oh my goodness that was a great laugh. I laughed pretty hard that my hubby said what. So I told him that a friend of mine put a discussion up about what her daughter said. So I told him what she said and he chuckled. Man children these days can come up with the strangest things to say anymore. Well good luck with those brownies. Happy Mylotting
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
:-) My kids are pretty funny!
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@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I have noticed that by all the discussions you post about them. I bet you are proud of them though. Happy Mylotting
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Feb 10
why yes I am! :-)
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Haha! I enjoyed that little conversation as it's always about knowing what the young ones really like that you're armed with bullets you can fight back with when they're spitting at you. Honestly, children are very straightforward and to not be taken seriously when complaining. I have a few niece and nephew to my dismay had me in silence until I realized I'm not so easily fooled. LOL When they figured out I was picking up on their rant, well the table spins my way.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
Just wait though. As they grow older, they are figuring out what bullets to use on me! :-)
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@thuhuong (828)
• United States
7 Feb 10
in that case, dawn you just have to build yourself a trusty armor, that's how I would do it.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
3 Feb 10
It is funny to hear what a child thinks. Things are so simple with them. I bet tonight you will be the best mom.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
I'm practically obligated to be. Otherwise I will be the worst mom again!
• Indonesia
4 Feb 10
Same with my wife, my boy always told that she is the worst mom in the world cause she usually woke him up in the morning for school, otherwise if she asked him to go with her for fun or shop, he always smile and said that his mom a pretty and best mom in the world.....what's a nice boy ?!?
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• Philippines
4 Feb 10
surely, your tricks gonna work for them, you really been effective being either of the two types of mom, isn't you??
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
As long as I don't burn the brownies, I think I will be OK. :-)
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Hey dawn! Congrats on being the best mom ever! Brownies will do it every time! I think that your son is a real character! Does he maybe take after his mommy?lol I remember when my mom used to wake me up for school! I wanted to kill her! She used to SING me up and she couldn't sing for sh1t! There was nothing more obnoxious than that! So tell Cary he does have the best mom ever and he should be very glad! Tell him Opal said so!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
I'll be sure to tell him, but I think the brownies will carry more weight!
@34momma (13895)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Cary sounds like my Olivia. she hates to get up in the moring. but she loves to bake. so telling her we are going to make a cake or brownies after school puts her in a great mood. Damn kids are easy.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Dearra's the one who hates to get up. Cary just doesn't want to go to school! Yep they're pretty easy. Until they aren't any more!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Don't worry dawn..I get to be the "worst mom" all the time..lol..gotta know how to work them though or it will be us getting the raw end of the deal..lol.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
I'm still pretty good at working them. When they aren't working me!
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
3 Feb 10
ah, the joys of parenthood! while my daughter has never said that to me i am sure she has thought it! (at least until she wants to borrow money or wants me to buy her things!!)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Probably right after all the other kids had a wii and she didn't...
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Good luck with this one, you may win once in a while but for a true best mom award you have to wait until they are thirty or parents themselves. Blessings
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
I hate to think how old I will be then! :-)
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• Australia
3 Feb 10
A typical episode in the life of Dawn and her wonderful family . . . a constant stream of good humour.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
And good brownies too!
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3 Feb 10
Hi dawnald, kids say the nicest things, or do they? unless they want something, lol! Tamara
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Especially when they want something!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
3 Feb 10
wHO'S WORKING WHO HERE?? LOL.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Good question. I like brownies too, you know! :-)
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@kiran8 (15389)
• Mangalore, India
3 Feb 10
LOL ...I have been hearing it now from the past so many years. My younger daughter still says that to me when she is angry with me for some silly reason.Th other day I told her 'what if I said the same thing to you' and she said 'yes, plz do go ahead...'....
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
That reminds me of the time my older daughter said something mean to me and I made up a phony sad face and said, "I'm going to cry." Her response? "Cry mom, cry."
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
5 Feb 10
Guilty as charged! I used to say things like this to my mom. If she cooks deliciously, I'd say she's a good mom, and if she has this I can't be bothered attitude, I'd say she's a bad mom. Now that I've seen it on others, I feel guilty. Hee..but it was more like a joke type. I think I see that part of Cary in me definitely.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 10
Want a brownie?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
5 Feb 10
Bake some for me, yay!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Feb 10
with or without nuts?
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• United States
3 Feb 10
This is so funny. My 4 yr. old is in this phase and I actually am having a hard time not laughing at her at times. The other day I was "horrbibl" because I made carrots for dinner and not the green beans she wanted. Yet was a "purrfect" this morning because I let her watch an extra show on TV. It's amazing how their likes can vary....
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Funny, I don't get called names when I cook stuff they don't like. I just have to listen to a lot of whining!
• United States
4 Feb 10
My little one is very dramatic. The type where she is crying " I'm gonna die" because she stubbed her toe.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 10
I don't get that, but I do get "I'm starving" when they're hungry...
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 10
Good question gets good answer. So you'll know when to replace the worse with the best by just making brownies. Children are easy to pacify.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Sometimes they are. That stuff doesn't work as well when they become teenagers though.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
I guess I'm just going to have to be a rotten mom for a while then! :-)
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 10
I agree with you nyhollyjean. The order become bigger as they grow taller. As parents, they make us feel guilty if we can't come up with what is asked. When my son started working he pestered me to pay for the deposit of a new car. My dilly dally tactic did not work well, thinking he will soon get over and forget about it but he is worse than the credit card company who keep calling for payment regardless of the time. In the end I have to dig deeper inside my pocket to find what ever I can give just to keep his mouth shut.
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@hagirl (1296)
• United States
5 Feb 10
Most of the children that states this do not know how well they have it at home. You're right it does not take much for them to change their mind.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 10
No, they have no idea how good they have it!
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
5 Feb 10
No they sure don't
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Feb 10
Hi Dawn, That's a good way of making things right and letting them realize that we are still the best mom for them...hehehehe. it used to happen to me too. So candid, with humor and i find it so sweet! i love cary. he's a cute and sweet kid!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
yep he is...
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• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Feb 10
he knows how to amaze you the same way that you delight him so...more sweet moments together this weekend dawn. i will be expecting of these stories from you this weekend. he's entertaining me ha...
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
4 Feb 10
That is just too funny!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
and he didn't let me forget about the brownies either ! :-)
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
8 Feb 10
Just too funny!