Saturday, August 25, 2007

My Boys

Meeting the frustrated discipline master (solution: act more upset than him). Skipping tuition to play at the cybercafe (I tell the cyber people I'm calling the police and walk out before child disowns me). Calls from the tennis coach (tip: as per discipline master). Juice cartons in bed (stop buying). Empty plates, in the fridge (throw a fit!). Missing things (ground everybody, including Hubby!). Dirty clothes, outside the laundry basket (let them rot). Red marks on report cards (threaten boarding school. May backfire. "Really, mom? When do I go?!"). Compliments on my cooking (all's forgiven).

My favorite shampoo and shower gels gone (switch the bottles; they'll end up with mine which is really meant for them). Never coming home on time (let him sleep in the car. Works). Gruff "Good Morning" and reluctant "Hi mom."(make him repeat it. In a nice tone too). Using my handphone without permission (haven't found a solution yet). Not coming to dinner because The Simpsons is on (no dinner for him and throw all leftovers). Dirty feet on my beige sofa (switch TV off). 3 seconds shower, 1 nanosecond toothbrushing (let their friends tell them). Not flushing (let them breathe their own mess). Kiss on the cheek, holds my hand in public (love you too!).

There must be more to motherhood than the same reason everybody gives me: God is moulding you through them! Grrr!!

16 comments:

Bento Pet said...

Sigh...do we need that 'extra' molding I wonder?

Denise said...

LOLZ...* Giggle * U know what, All your [frustrationsss] are exactly what my mum is facing now!! My 2 sisters at home.. Haha, no matter how many times you repeated, kids wont really listen, or even will just obey for a second, and back to the same old bad habits! No worries… I WAS like your kids before… serious! Having All same habits!! Exactly the same,( I always ask mum " Ma where is my xxxx, I remember i put it here..etc" BUT, after I being sent to uni independently like your daughter I perhaps? I changed… I m a good child now! * Wink* Kids in younger age wont really listen to mum’s grumpiness la… hahahaha…. We all behave like that..this was because we KNEW someone will help us to do all the clean up in the end~ * Laughs *
Now.. no more lo.. I m helping my mum do part of the housework + shouting at the 2 sis for their laziness! AHhahahahhah

Anonymous said...

this post was a bit hard to read.

Anonymous said...

I meant 'hard' as in the formatting.

But good post though, after I figured it out. I'm sure all the moms can relate.

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

bento: yea, children mould us into screaming n shouting monsters.have u ever sent ur kids to school n she didn't bring her schoolbag or shoes ("but i left them in the car yesterday!"). Both times we left him to face d consequences...

denise: i'm feeling better reading this;thanks! initially i was going to title this post 'Why didn't i get more daughters?' but it looks like ur mom may not agree with me about girls. u know, on bad days, i just smile devilishly n tell my kids: u'll get ur turn too.

anon: have edited it slightly so maybe it's easier to understand now?

ronny said...

madam,
yikes.
from what i observe in public, looks like this whole "reproduction thing" seems highly over-rated

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

:) in private too, ronny.

raina said...

How about blaming mom for things they lost as if mom has to keep tab on all their things.. empty milk carton in the fridge..leaving their clothes on the bed room floor..

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

raina: it's d hardest job isn't it?? sometimes i grumble n repeat so much i even can't stand myself. tt's when i have my 'out of body' experience--i'm not me, i'm just an annoyed mother trying her best!

Louis said...

Terrific prose. You are quite a writer!

Hong Yi said...

Now you never find your daughter doing things like that, right?

hehehe

Okay, maybe except for dirty feet on the beige sofa

Anonymous said...

more posts on motherhood would be great. u're funny!

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

louis, anon: tq!
yi: be careful, i may write one post on u! n d dirty feet applies to all of u, incl. daddy schweet.

Jeri said...

extremely impressed with your parenting skills :)

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

jeri: u have NO IDEA what i've gone/am going thru. like my friends tell me, never a dull moment with my boys! i could write a book thicker than war & peace about my parenting challenges!

Anonymous said...

We all are going through different stages in lives. I used to fly airplanes, but I am a girl. I also love engineering and like to build different contructions in artistic expressions. The new generation needs more space to explore themselves, to accept who they really are. I am academical, and competitive. I don't think that family love is important to me. Very often, I feel being manipulated by my family, being a nice chinese girl but not honestly being "me". When I was learning flying in England, I would not tell my mum. To her, it was beyond her expectations when her daughter decided to be a pilot. This is not about money but being honest. If my mum decided to have her hobby, of course, I would like her to have a good time. In return, when I am doing my stuffs, I hope that I can have more time to explore the subject more. I would be disappointed if my mum expected me to fill her emptiness. Luckily, my mum was active and travelled a lot. When she died, she was 78 years old. She had a good and happy life. What a winner she was!Good luck to your motherhood!

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