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Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Mumbling....

...so, I was going to post some cute pics of the kids doing Easterly things. Perhaps I will later, however, Im not in the mood for cute right now. Right now I am mad at my 11.5 year old.

He has recently been given the opportunity NOT to go to daycare in the morning before school, since we had felt he was mature and responsible enough to handle himself for 1.5 hours before school. He was tired of getting teased by his friends about going to daycare, so he quit going, we thought it was ok. Grandma is right down the street, and I have an awesome neighbor he can go to if he should need to. We had all kinds of rules about what he could and could not do while at the house alone, which he seemed to be following. All except for one..that we know of.

This morning my husband (who works at night) came home a few hours early. Apparently L wasnt in the house. It was 7:30 AM...he is not supposed to leave the house until five minutes before 8.

So, of course hub calls me to find out where L is,thinking I took him somewhere for some reason before work. Of course I said, "he isnt there?". Its now after 8 O clock, so I call my mom to see if he went to her house for some reason before school. Nope. Now I call the school. He is there, thank God. So, I ask to speak to him.

When asked what time he left for school, he sighed and said 7 O clock. I asked why. He said he didnt know (his favorite answer), I asked again (I dont accept his favorite answer, ever.). He said he just wanted to hang out. I asked him what in the world he was doing...he said, playing around on the playground, shooting hoops, etc (really stupid considering he has his OWN basketball hoop and basketball at home). The rest of the convo went like this:

Me: Well, its too bad that you felt you had to do that. What do you think will happen now?
L: I will go back to going to daycare?
Me: You got that right. You are in pretty big trouble, have a good rest of the day. (I know, a little mean, but I was mad!).

This week is not going to be any fun. We have tests of sorts all week long at work. Big important people have flown in to make sure everyone is doing their jobs. The only nice thing about it is that GICOE is still on medical, so he isnt here to have his panties in a bunch about things. Im sure they are still bunched up, but I dont have know about it.

Oh, yeah, and this weekend? I had to take Dexter into the vet. Apparently he had eaten half of a plastic toy dog or bear (a really small one). Only half was eaten because the other half, unbeknownst to us, had got wedged in his back teeth, embedded in his gum, causing everything to be infected. We noticed he had a lump on his jaw, and that his breath smelled terrible, and he was very inactive. They had to put him under, to remove the toy. Now I have to watch him constantly to make sure he doesnt eat random stuff. Our other dogs dont have that habbit (they have others, trust me), so Im not used to watching for that. The good news is $233.00 later, he is like a new dog.

14 comments:

topekag6 said...

The fun has just begun! It was a real treat for me the time I got to read on my daughter's myspace page all about the things she was doing with her boyfriend, when she was suppose to be at the mall. My suggestion when they get to be teenagers, put a spyware program on their computers. You can find out their passwords, what they have been writting, all kinds of things...

obladi oblada said...

topekag6..right now they are not on the internet at all at home (except to play webkins:)), but Im scared to death of when we do let them. Spyware, definitely. Thanks for the heads up!

Shanti said...

ugh! sorry. i hope he learned his lesson!

foxy said...

Oh man, sorry you're having to deal with that. But I'm guessing it's something that almost every kid/parent has to deal with, right?

Heather Cherry said...

Dexter should do a guest post on the Princess' blog detailing his ordeal. Poor little feller.

obladi oblada said...

HC: I know....I have been thinking about my neglected doggy blog lately....I need to get back on it.

MiMi said...

UGH! I'm so sorry...sounds like your boy should be in the dog house with Dexter! Lol...sorta...?

Lisa said...

Uh oh. Bummer for him.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Poor Dexter. L knew he was busted, huh?

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Tweens are almost more exhausting than teens - and they provide good practice for us parents! Hang in there -

Erin said...

Oh my friend....I know how you feel. V has recently started asking to stay home if I need to run to the grocery store. Uh...no!

Caedmon once pulled all the strings out of those rope toys and then yakked up a HUGE ball of stringy rope. Yeah, we don't have those any more. Lilly likes to eat poop if it makes you feel any better. Haha!

obladi oblada said...

Erin: My dogs try to eat the cat poop if we leave the gate to the cat area open. They like a little snack of kitty rocha every now and then. Ok...I just grossed my self out.

MomInTheTrench said...

Oh man. I with Lisa. Bummer.

Reptiles in the Ice Cream said...

I have those days almost everyday. I appreciate you chiming in and glad I found another mother who is as frustrated as I am. You handle it better... and with better grammar.

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