Bad Parent of the Year award.

I think I may have just been bestowed this award…..again……

Last fall Lo tried out for the Freshman volleyball team. The second practice she went down for a dig and jammed her pinkie into the unforgiving gym floor.

She complained about pain for a week or so. Dad thought she was being soft. I was hoping the pain would eventually go away.

Finally we decided to take her to the Dr.

It was fractured. And yes, she had been playing with a fractured pinkie.

Bad parents.

She had to wear a pinkie “brace” for about 4 weeks and then she was good to go.

This past June, playing in the FIRST softball tourney of the summer Lo did some acrobatic trick coming into home and somehow twisted her wrist. It has been hurting since then.

She has played numerous softball games (11 weekends in a row, plus 2 weeks straight) I can’t even count how many games…a gazillion maybe?

Then she started J.V. Volleyball in August. Many games have been played, many practices too.
Add into this softball practice 2x a week and a few weekend tourneys.
The crazy thing is…she played softball so awesome this summer and her volleyball game has gotten so much better too….We just assumed she played better when hurt. (?)
The pain in her wrist has not stopped. We finally took her for an MRI last week….

The Dr. called and said she has a fracture in her wrist.

She has to get into a orthopedic surgeon tomorrow.


No one can say we ever “overreact” around here though…

I just hope it is not too bad….like surgery bad. I will feel just horrible.
I suppose this means Good Housekeeping won’t come a’ calling when they are profiling Mother of the year nominees…..

I can hear her now…” I told you it hurt !!!”

I have issues.

Yes, I do. I know it is hard to believe.

One of my issues is that I loathe clutter. I also hate to use the word hate. I have said this before.

I don’t like clutter in the kitchen. No clutter. The counters must remain clutter free.

Seriously, I won’t even start making a meal if stuff is everywhere.

My lady brain can’t focus. :0

I also loathe the girls leaving stuff all over their bathroom counter.
they take such poor care of the bathroom.
Seriously, I would pee my pants before using their toilet. It can be that unsanitary at times.
I have told them time and again that Prison bathrooms are cleaner than theirs. (I don’t know this for a fact, but I assume it is true)
They think this is funny. Dirty is a serious crime in my book. 🙂

This past year Jeff made them beautiful wood cabinets, we updated their sinks, gave them GRANITE counter tops, new faucets, mirror and lights.

Do you think they could keep it clear of clutter? for one day? mmmmmmNO.

I have cleaned their bathroom top to bottom many times.

Seriously, it takes 10 minutes if the tub is in good shape.

I sent them in there recently to clean, it took them 45 minutes.
For TWO people. geeeze.

And it still was NOT up to my standards.

I gave them a clue. They took it and finished the task.

A day later, I popped in there and I could not remember what color the counter top was.

really. one day.

I am starting to wonder if other people are living here and using their bathroom too.

I had them clean it up. AGAIN.

I went in to check and it was clean, except, they left their toothbrushes out. AGAIN.

They have a drawer for those little teeth cleaners.

I called them in and spoke oh, so slowly.

“o p e n t h i s d r a w e r a n d p u t

t h e t o o t h b r u s h a n d t h e t o o t h p a s t e b a c k e a c h t i m e y o u u s e it.”

They stared at me like I had 3 heads.


The VERY next day, I checked and Lo left her toothbrush out. AGAIN.

What does a normal mom do?

How would I know what a normal Mom would do.
But I know I wanted to get MY point across to them.

What did I do?
Well, I took her toothbrush from the counter and I put it way up on top of the mirror.
She could see it, if she looked.

That night after I told the girls to go brush their teeth, I was waiting. just waiting for my time to shine….Of course I had an evil grin on my face. Because, well, I am evil. 😉

10 minutes later I ask Lo if she has brushed her teeth yet.

L:”No”. I can’t find my toothbrush.”

Me: “Well, didn’t you put it in the drawer?”

L: “Yes, but it is gone.”

I laughed and told her to search for it, ’cause she did not leave it in her drawer.

She was mildly irritated and this pleases me for some reason. Linds thought it was so funny.

That was a few weeks ago.

The next day I went in and found BOTH of their toothbrushes out and one tube of toothpaste too.

So, what does a normal Mom do?

really, if anyone normal that can tell me, I would love to know.

I did, what I thought was funny.

Surely they didn’t find it nearly as hilarious as I did.

Since then, this has happend a couple of times. I find great joy in hiding the toothbrushes all over their bathroom. you have to keep kids on their toes….

They still have not mastered the cleaning up philosophy, but they are getting better.

“Oh, Parenting can be fun if you just apply yourself. “

Anyone else have any fun ways to torture, I mean teach your kids a lesson?