7/13/2009

They don't know everything, but some things are obvious

I have to face the facts. I have had a lot of adjusting to do over the last three years.

My life used to be simply living alone, working my 5 days a week and rationalizing the purchase of flannel sheets with cowboys on them.

Now, my schedule is 4 days with the kids and then 4 days with just the Hubby (according to Hubby's work schedule) over and over and over. I am very content with the arrangement, but the kids still amaze me at how different they are from my younger days. They are much more mature in their thinking than I was. And they say what's on their mind more than I did but sometimes that's not quite so mature.

I mean, when I was growing up, the only thing that was spoken through the bathroom door was a pleading, "Hurry up!" Our children sing, "We know what you're do-ing!" Quite a lot. Any time I am not alone in the house, as a matter of fact. And it makes me giggle, whether it's directed at me or one of the other family members.

I try my best to imagine saying that to my father through the bathroom door, and all I can conclude is...well, suffice it to say that I would 'learn my lesson the hard way' but only after I had run away from home and come back because I was hungry.

In my old life, I would probably have considered them disrespectful or rude words, but now I just believe it shows that the kids are comfortable with their evil step-mom and I can live with that.

7 comments:

TNI said...

You have a great thing going on here... keep it up, it very interesting (and Welcome to New Zealand :)

Connie said...

Honesty and open-ness is best! I fully believe that it is that kids who cannot talk to their parents (or step-parents) that get into the most trouble/danger! And I'm not saying that as a parent, or a former kid who could only sort of talk to her parents, but as a former NCO. I had to deal with a lot of young adults. I learned that I really had to keep an eye on the kids from the more close-minded/mouthed families. They were the ones who did the most ignorant stuff and/or didn't know how to ask for help or advice!

mkreider said...

This has been my first stop here and It was a good ine! Keep up the good work and keep your sense of humor!!

nadia said...

LOL, I can not imagine shouting through the bathroom door to my parents that way! But your kids are funny :)

LadyFi said...

Those kids are hilarious!

dddiva said...

LOL stopping over from BPOTW. Sounds like you have a pretty good thing going on.

Unknown Mami said...

You sound anything, but evil.