Sunday, August 26, 2007

I HATE MAMA!

Three words that make a parent cringe. Where on earth does a 4 yo learn to say this? What did I do to make him yell this at me? Well... I walked into the kitchen and he had two HUGE glasses of milk and was trotting out the door. Yes two! Now I'm not sure if he was going to share with one of the dogs or just why he had two but I told him he couldn't have them. It was 10 minutes before supper and I promptly took them away. The next thing I know he's down in his room screaming "I HATE MAMA!" So I called him out and said "Do you know what that means?" He nonchalantly said "no." I explained to him just what hate meant and he quickly changed his attitude, but don't you wonder just where they pick this stuff up? And the thing is one can hand him a cookie and he loves you to pieces! Neither one of my girls ever said this to me, although when my oldest, now 23, went through her teenage years I'm sure she thought it quite often (smile). But she turned out okay, actually she turned out great and I couldn't be more proud of her. As for my 4 yo... well I can only hope for the best, and when he grows up I can remind him of all the things he put me through :) And then I'll show his future wife this picture:

8 comments:

Little Old Liz said...

Oh Kansas. Didn't you read in your Parenting Manual that at least one child has to say they hate you, for you to know you're doing it right? It's all in the book. Didn't get your copy? Gotta get one from someone else that's survived parenting!

Kansas A said...

Well darnit I didn't get my copy! I have a 23 year old daughter doesn't that count for "surviving parenting?" I guess not until she quits shopping at my house :)
PS And Liz, didn't you have a blog? I'm sure you had a blog? I went looking for it and can't find it??

Vickie said...

Hey Kansas I've been catching up on your blog and don't feel alone I have 5 kids and 2 stepchildren and have heard I hate you more than once from my 13 year old. Oh and once from my 15 year old I heard you just thrive on sucking the life out of me...okay I got a big laugh from that.

I've never seen a beet that big before! And as for your BIL bringing a rattle snake in Oh that would be a war...I'm scared to death of snakes!

Take Care

Little Old Liz said...

Well isn't that trippy? My blog is Hiding In Plain Site, but I can't get it to show under blog membership. I got a note that Blogger is Beta testing some new stuff, so maybe there's something up with that. If you hit my hyper link name, my profile will show my blog as my contact address. That's the best I could figure out this AM.

Kansas A said...

Oh my Vickie! If my son ever said I was "sucking the life out of him" I'd have to remind him he darn near sucked the life out of me on the delivery table! And I'm not just talking his almost 9 pound weight either :)

Liz: I found your blog! I've added you to my google reader so hopefully you'll never be lost again :) Your title is very appropriate right now LOL

Mom said...

Hi Kansas...
Look how cute he is. Do you really think his future wife will care? :)
Love Ya!

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Kansas, I have heard it all from my kids, and they've been slapped across the mouth a few times too, but the best pics to show the future Mrs, I Hate You, are the naked baby pics, hehehe, they all go through it just like we did when we were kids and rotten teens. Trust me it doesn't get any easier as they get older the problems are just different. You and they will survive and love each other forever not matter what happens, all is alway forgiven and forgotten. Love the fish pics really ucky!!

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