Convos With Kids That Own Your Ass Too
THIS HAPPENED TODAY
Getting dressed for school:
Josh: I don’t want to wear this shirt!
Kathy: What are you talking about? You wear your uniform to school everyday.
Josh: I hate it.
Kathy: Stop. NOW.
Josh: I don’t want to wear these shoes!
Kathy: We just bought them for you yesterday.
Josh: They are too tight!
Kathy: They fit you at the store. They are not tight. If anything, they are kinda big.
Josh: I’m not wearing them.
Kathy: Yes you are. Be quiet and eat your breakfast.
Josh: This is not fair! Nothing is fair.
Kathy: Be quiet and eat your breakfast.
On the way to school:
Kathy: Your shoes okay now?
Josh: Yes, they’re good.
Kathy: We need to stop complaining about everything every single morning.
Josh: I know.
Kathy: You complain about your clothes, your shoes, Matty, me…it needs to stop. We can’t keep doing this or our little family is going to go crazy. We’re incredibly blessed. Never forget that.
Josh: You’re right.
Kathy: You wear uniforms to a great school Josh that daddy works very hard to pay for so be very grateful. You have shoes that cover your feet and food on the table everyday when there are a ton of kids who are barefoot, hungry and homeless. You have a brother who drives you crazy but looks at you like you’re his most favorite person in the world. Matty is your brother and friend for life, do you know how lucky you are? You also have a mom and dad who love you when there are kids who dream about having a family every night because they don’t have moms and dads…And all you do most mornings is complain about all the blessings you have.
Josh: I know. I’m sorry. I’ll try to be better.
Kathy: Thank you. I know it’s not going to happen overnight but we have to be better starting tomorrow, ok?
Josh: Sounds good! We can do it.
Matty: Mom, Josh said he’s sorry, I think we should get frozen yogurt after school because we good boys and totally listening to everything you saying totally hard.
Kathy: Same goes for you too Matty.
Matty: But I’m only 4.
Matty: Okay, okay mom, I be listening to the words coming out of your BIG FAT MOUTH!!
We say these things to our children but we constantly fail to realize our need to listen to the words coming out of our own mouths as truths for ourselves.
I got to stay at home and experience everything that is raising kids while Mike worked his butt off to make it happen, I will always be so grateful for that. I have shoes that cover my feet, clothes that cover my body and food on the table everyday when there are a ton of adults who are barefoot, naked, hungry and homeless. I also have a brother who is one of the nicest people in the world who I love and am so proud of, Chris is my brother and friend for life, do you even know how lucky I am? I also have a mom and dad who love me when there are people out there who dream about having parents like mine who grew in crappy homes…And all I do most mornings is complain about all the blessings I have.
I always think about what I say to the kids after dropping them off at school and I’m always like “Dude, do what you tell your kids to do, you hypocritical poopoocacahead.”
Raising kids is one of the most eye-opening, humbling, kick in the ass and balls experience you will ever go through in life.
Even through the madness there are lessons to be learned…even for us moms and dads.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Total BS.
It’s a neverending cycle of fail, learn, repeat.
We become crazy yet better people because of our children. Those little poopoocacaheads are amazing teachers.