Having Kids and Trying to Make Dinner

December 4, 2016 5:19pm CST
It's always the same process. As I'm pulling ingredients out of the freezer and pantry, they know I'm not looking and start the hijinks. I put the hamburger in the microwave to thaw, and when I turn around my four year old has juice spilled all over herself, the table, and the floor. I clean that up, then start opening cans. As I'm putting the hamburger in the kettle to brown, my seven year old starts a fight with my four year old about who gets to make the dragon eat the furby. I go break up the fight, and commence to draining the hamburger. After I have dumped the beans, tomato sauce, and chili seasoning in the pot with the hamburger, I turn around while stirring, to find my four year old has dumped a bag of Cheetos onto the table, and my seven year old is literally inside the refrigerator grazing. I clean up the Cheetos, chase my daughter out of the fridge and tell her dinner will be ready soon, and return to stirring. As the pot comes to a boil, my seven year old starts dancing around the stove yelling about how she is sooooooo hungry, and my four year old climbs on top of the table. Finally dinner is done, and they eat about half of what they take. Now I will just try to keep my sanity until bath time.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
4 Dec 16
Ah children. The gift that keeps on giving.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
4 Dec 16
@mommymonky and this is why I only have one
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@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
5 Dec 16
Motherhood sounds more exhausting than any other job in the world.
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@sayitnow (434)
5 Dec 16
That sound stressfully and nerve would been done. somebody would be in time out or ground when I finished. hopeful the play nice and go to sleep.
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• Philippines
5 Dec 16
Hahaha naughty kids but I think they're so lovable. You're a one busy mom!
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@amadeo (70421)
• United States
4 Dec 16
you have all the fun.I am sure you will do fine
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@AutumnSnow (4583)
4 Dec 16
I have 4 myself and my husband is a truck driver so he's gone most of the time. I know the feeling all too well.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
4 Dec 16
Gives a whole new meaning to "As the pot comes to a boil". I hope your bath manage to sooth and calm your nerves.
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4 Dec 16
Not my bath. Theirs. It will be about a half hour of trying to sort laundry while they play, while repeating over and over "Keep the water in the tub!". Then, bed time.....and time for mommy to make a rum and coke.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
5 Dec 16
@mommymonky _That works too. Although I'm partial to brandy.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
5 Dec 16
Yes, it can get crazy at times with small kids but I'm sure you'll survive...
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
5 Dec 16
Hehe.. Same things heppening here too... With kids... But they are so cute
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