Monday, July 13, 2009

my heart is melting

i wonder what i've done to deserve my wonderful monsters.
lately, for the past several months miss monster has been saying, "thank you," anytime we/i do anything for her.
~thank you for making us dinner
~thank you for getting us ice cream
~thank you for letting me play with _____
~thank you for helping me

well tonight i had to clean the boy's room so i started w/ the baby monster's room.
went out to the hallway, did that and then started on mr. monster man's room.
when i was 1/2 way done they came upstairs to get ready for bed.
mr. monster man said, "wow! you're cleaning our rooms?"
i said, "i guess so since it will never get done otherwise."
and then miss monster said, "thank you mommy for starting on our rooms so they can get clean," and gave me a big hug.

they decided they were going to have a sleep over in mr. monster man's room.
i tucked them in and gave her a hug and kiss. she said, "you're the best mommy in the whole world. i'm so happy i have a mommy like you. i love you more than anything."
i just want to cry and i don't know. hold her. keep her this way because i am terrified of the teenage years and what is to come.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Something that should be posted in every school

Rule 1 Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss !

Rule 5 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parent's fault , so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Rule 12: Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself' with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.

Rule 13: You are not immortal. (See Rule No. 12.) If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven't seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.

Rule 14:Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain, school's a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you'll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now. You're welcome.