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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I was the best... for about 5 minutes

We were driving to school today and the children were waxing poetic about Mother's Day. I was glad to hear they enjoyed it almost as much as I had. The kids were enthusiastically singing my praises.

Abby: You are the best mom in the whole wide world!

KathyB!: (needing to learn when you should keep your mouth SHUT) Really? You think I'm the best mom in the world?!

(pregnant pause)

Abby: Mom, really, you are great.

Hannah: You are REALLY good, mom!

Emily: But if you were the best, well, would there be that sticky stuff in the fridge?

Hannah: Best kinda means you can't make mistakes....

Abby: You definitely make mistakes, mom.

Hannah: Not that many... but some...

Abby: Remember last week when she burned dinner and set off the smoke alarm? That was definitely a mistake...

Hannah: But that was just because she got distracted with... and we had swim team...

Rachel: STOP! You are great, mom. Top ten for sure.

Hannah: Definitely top ten!!

KathyB!: ( SERIOUSLY?! I thought I was the GREATEST? How quickly we fall...)

48 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

Oh dear. Summer break? You mean all those days in a row when they're home ALL DAY?!?

K said...

I think top ten isn't bad.

Very funny!

ScoMan said...

How quickly kids can change their tune. You should have just taken "best" and run with it, instead of giving them a window.

Yaya said...

This made me LOL! Love it!

resplendentlife said...

Oh, that is too funny! Haha!! I'm so glad Jade is still at the age when I am 'the best mom in the whole wide world'. I don't know what I will do when she wants to be accurate.
That is hilarious!!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

A demotion to be sure! LOL You could always turn it back on them and discuss whether or not they're the best kids. :p

Tina said...

Too Funny! How quickly they change their minds if given the opportunity!

D said...

TOP TEN is pretty great. I'd take it.

Yvonne said...

At least the things that caused you to fall from the greatest to just Top 10 were all food related! It could have been wayyyyyyy worse.
Like, you only sometimes embarrass me in front of my friends by screaming at me..... or you only sometimes make me play outside and not let me in!

Food isn't so bad to drop down for!

Lindy said...

LOL! Top ten is awesome!

They should be happy you attempted dinner. I gave my kid a poptart last night and called it dinner. I'm guessing that's not even top twenty material there.

Mary K Brennan said...

If setting off smoke alarms takes you out of the running, I'm near the bottom.
Kids don't usually give their parents credit for much. You must be doing a great job. Congrats.

for a different kind of girl said...

The question now is where in the Top Ten do you fall! If you'd been on that drive with four boys, instead, they'd have said at least eighth...at least my boys would have said that about me!

i am the diva said...

haha!! your kids are too funny!

WhisperingWriter said...

Hah!

But Top 10 is pretty good.

I've set off the fire alarm too. It's probably just best that I stay away from the stove. But unfortunately, we don't have the cash to eat out every day so I'm sort of forced to cook.

Megryansmom said...

Top ten is good! If you ask one of my kids I was the worst mom ever.

Ink said...

Tee hee! And please direct your daughters to the nobody is perfect clause, as noted in the small print following the Greatest Mom contest announcement, which means (drum roll) your status as greatest mom is hereby reinstated. Congratulations!

Rachel said...

And you didn't kick them all out of the car 3 miles from home??? Definitely NOT the suckiest mom in history! ;)

Susie said...

How quickly they turn:-)

Laoch of Chicago said...

: )

You have nice children.

the ungourmet said...

I definitely would not want them to see my fridge!

Anyway, you had your day in the sun, now it's on to Father's Day! :0)

Kristina P. said...

TOP 10?!?! Wow, you are like a David Letterman's skit.

Grand Pooba said...

LOL! Well at least their truthful right? Oh that makes me laugh!

sunnymom said...

That is hilarious, sad but funny!!! I learned a long time ago when Tooters says I am the best to keep my mouth shut and just enjoy the moment.

msprimadonna67 said...

On any given day, I range from #1 to not even close to SEEING the list, let alone being on it. Depends on the kid, depends on the moment, depends on the chores I'm asking them to do.

LadyFi said...

LOL! How the mighty fall...

Hillbilly Duhn said...

At least you got top ten. I didn't even get a number. LOL! Too funny.

Jo said...

hehe funny. Tp 10 is pretty good. Tell them burnt or not at least you cook :) hehe

Meg said...

Top Ten? How many mothers do they have?

Gibby said...

Next time you could turn it right back on them by talking about how they are the GREATEST CHILDREN IN THE WORLD. Except for...and that other time...and there was that one incident...

:)

P.S. did you know Anon Mom stopped by and left me a comment?! Oh happy day!!!

Juls said...

I'd definitely take top 10! :) Being perfect is no fun!

ck said...

You of all people should know what happens when you allow 4 girls the room to ponder any given subject, especially one they bring up themselves.

Next time, take the glory and run!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You fit in with me.
Elijah: You are the best mom I've ever had! Of course, you are the only mom I've had...

evenshine said...

Definitely Top 10 with me! Happy (late) Mother's Day...

Jen said...

Well, you did ask.

zelzee said...

Not to worry, you'll be #1 (THE best)again right before their birthday or Cristmas!

faemom said...

Well, at least you made the top ten! I'm thinking I'll settle for a holiday or two and a once a month visit. But they are boys after all.

Pop and Ice said...

No way am I on any top ten list for moms except for when it is time to dispense allowances. But now that we set up debit cards and automatic transfers to the kids checking accounts, we don't get thanked for allowances anymore. The *magic allowance fairy* must get all the credit.

forever folding laundry said...

Remember those days back in the Laura Ingalls Wilder time, when children were to be seen and not heard? Maybe those weren't such bad times after all....

=)

~Keri

Kristen said...

haha!! Your kids are hilarious!

Court said...

Wait... how many kids do you have? I think it should be exponential by the number.

Hit 40 said...

Too funny... I was counting the kids too! I think 3?

5 minutes of fame!! Excellent

Zeemaid said...

*LOL* Oh boy.. I can't wait until my kids can come up with these gems. They sound like one of those comedy duos... maybe they should take their act on the road. :)

Sturgmom said...

You'll be back in the top again one day! Mother's Day is...only 363 days away.

Tisha said...

I'm thinking I need to have this conversation with my kidlets tomorrow! Find out where I stand.
Have a great day!
Tisha

passionsandsoapboxes.com said...

Of course you are a great mom just ask the coconut. lol They are too cute for their own good.

TKW said...

You made the top ten? Awesome! That is WAY higher then I've been scoring lately.

Sugary Snack Mom might have had a chance, but I am Boring Mom this year!

I love this post.

Banteringblonde said...

This is great - i love when I go from "bestest mamma" to "meanie stupid head" in a matter of minutes!

Bee and Rose said...

Hee hee hee...Top ten is good! lol! Your kids are hilarious!