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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Taste of my Own Medicine...

Last night, I asked the girls to go into their bedroom and get their PJ's on while I finished cleaning up the family room. After 10 minutes of neither seeing nor hearing them, I figured they must have found something to distract them from their objective, so I figured I would go back there to investigate. Imagine my surprise when I was greeted with the following as I entered their room:
Me: "Hey girls, what are you doing?"
AK: "Mama, go put on a movie. We doing homework."
Me: "But girls, it's bedtime. You need to put your homework away and get your jammies on, please."
AK: "No Mama. We have to do our homework. It's very impor-nant. You go away now. Go watch a movie."
Hmmmmmm...I sure got a taste of my own medicine, didn't I?! Although I have never actually told the girls to "go away" while I worked on homework, it made me realize that even though the words may not have come directly from my mouth, that is how my "suggestions" to put a movie on have come across to the girls. The whole 10-second conversation made me realize I need to watch what I say, and how I say those things...I should never make it seem that homework is more important than my girls.
I guess it's a good thing I only have 4 more classes with UOP! After that, I won't have to worry about any more online homework....Yippee!!


  1. haha. That's sure cute! Are those little laptops they have? Even cuter...

  2. oh wow - It's amazing how little ones interpret what we say (or even the things we don't) A&R can get together with A&K anytime, since they as of late have been telling me to "shhh, mom . . I am studying! or "Mom, I can't go to bed/down for a nap/pick up thier rooms, because I need to get this done becuase I have a test to get ready for! The definetly keep us on our toes. Also - big kudos on only 4 more classes to go - Just Keep on rockin it!! Love and miss you tons!