Thursday, June 04, 2009

In or Out?

Never in my life have I understood what my Mom truly meant by this phrase while we were growing up... Until now.

Loosely translated I believe it means - "stay the hell outside you're driving me nuts with the in and out...." loosely translated, of course.

Today was just one of those days when my child could not, would not, and was in no way trying to entertain herself. The twins are a teething mess and I got called out of my Pilates class early to come and get them. We trekked back home, not wanting to tempt fate and run all of the errands I really needed to today, Munchkin was not happy. Playtime cut short and going home. Joy!

I remembered a water toy I had stashed in the closet, so I thought if I hooked that up and let her play in the water it would buy me some time to do laundry and clean up, but it was all wishful thinking. If she was outside, she wanted to be in. Once she was in and dried off, she wanted to go right back out, when I left the back yard, she screamed for me to play with her and then wanted to watch a movie..... dried off again and watching a movie, she wanted to go swing, and so on...

Not only do I fully understand my Mom locking the door and only unlocking it when it was time to come in, I respect it and will be putting it on my list of things to do this summer.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

My kids do the same but I always have to tell them to go outside and have fun!