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2/3 of my children are grounded this weekend.


Number One may be grounded for the rest of his life.  I can’t even talk about it.  I’ll get there, but not today.

Number Two is grounded for the first time ever.  This morning was 45 degrees.  I told the boys they had to wear pants.  Number Two argued with me  incessantly about it.  Finally, I yelled at him.  “It’s not a request.  I’m not asking.  I don’t need your opinion.  Go put on some fracking pants NOW and if I hear another word about it, you’re punished”.   He put on jeans, and pouted around the house for the next 15 minutes.  Then he asked “hey, can I wear sweat pants instead of jeans?”  “Sure.. I just said you had to wear pants.”  

Today was the day I teach art in his class.  I got to the school at 1:30, gave the lesson at 1:45 and then started the art project with his class.  About 30 minutes into it, I realize that he’s wearing shorts.   HE SNUCK SHORTS IN HIS BACKPACK and changed clothes BEFORE SCHOOL like a god-damned teenage girl!!

So, Number Three and I are going to do every fun thing I can think of this weekend while the other two are punished.    Bastards.

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17 Responses to "2/3 of my children are grounded this weekend."

  1. EBK says:

    I’d love to have seen the look on his face when you busted him. I almost feel sorry for # 1. Lol

  2. Gina says:

    It was 1 degree here in MI a few days ago, I doubled up on pants, shirts, and socks all bundled up in a huge puffy jacket. My brother was refusing to even get a jacket on with his hoodie. Failure. Punishment should be instated too bad he is in high school. Moral of the story, it never ends.

  3. krissylou says:

    Going through some of the same stuff with my boys – age 11 and 8. They don’t listen. I have to tell them 17 times to do their homework, I practically have to beg the 8-yr old to clean up the mess that HE made, even though he ASKED if he could make the mess ahead of time, and he AGREES he will pick it up. Or my 11 yr old going downstairs to use the computer to google a couple questions about his homework project and I bust his ass playing Minecraft!! Little shits. That shit is going to change now. Family meeting tonight – mom is going to go a little apeshit and scare everyone into doing THEIR SHIT.

    Yay Number Three! Have a fun weekend with him!!

  4. Heidi says:

    I used to have screaming matches about that stuff with my middle child. Until I learned to choose my battles. Let him go out and freeze his ass off. Next time it’s 45, he’ll be the one to suggest pants! LOL!

  5. jacqui says:

    ggaaaahhhh – why must they lie!?!?! i left my 1 (i learned my lesson the first time = too chicken to do it again…) 8yr old lil girl in her room to do her math homework – it was taking FOREVER – so in I walk, and she’s watching some stupid crap on her computer…looked at me like “SHIT” – “yes, u r busted and say goodbye to ur electronics until i say otherwise…”

  6. Julie says:

    I stopped fighting that particular battle – the clothing one. If they look like shit or are not dressed appropriately for the weather, other small-ish people will tell them they look like an ass. I don’t have to do it. Besides, they listen to those other people.

    I let the “sick” kid wear jammy pants and slippers today. Then we went eleventy-bajillion (his words) places between leaving the doc office and coming home. His feet hurt, and he was cold. Thankfully it’s just a virus, and nothing I do is going to make it better or worse!

  7. Jeanne says:

    As soon as I read that you were in h

  8. Jeanne says:

    Dang. That’s what I get for commenting with an iPhone while eating and running a bath for my girls…anyway, I just knew that he was gonna be wearing shorts! Clever boy;) Is it rum thirty, yet?

  9. Kristen Mae says:

    You’ll have to write ANOTHER post about all the fun things you did with number 3 and descriptions of the faces made by numbers 1 and 2. =)

  10. Deborah says:

    I completely understand and feel your anguish! My oldest currently is coughing up a lung, and refuses to have cough medicine. I believe he is getting/if he doesn’t already have pneumonia. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, and today was -45 with the wind chill. Needless to say #1 and #2 got driven to school.

  11. KareBear says:

    Reading your funny & sometimes stressful stories helps me to remember how truly blessed I really am. I don’t have to fight with my kids to do anything… the biggest fight I have had with my son is telling him to remember to bring his cell phone with him…. He’s 15, you would think I would have to take it away. Can’t get him to turn it on.
    I have no doubt you will stand your ground, but will they learn……

  12. Kristin says:

    My boy is 8 and pulling the same crap! I catch him playing minecraft instead if reading in bed like he is supposed to be. I have started hiding the controllers but I have to move the
    To a different spot each night!! Frustrating! Also going thru the not listening phase. I know he can hear me because I will say “cookies!” And he comes running. I then tell him to go brush his teeth!

  13. Joy says:

    Bet he’ll think twice before shorting it next time. Mine tried the same thing – on a day he had an ortho appt – he got the dentist and I was like – ummmm- really dude?

    I hope you have a blast with Number Three! Those are the times I would take them to the Mall of America and buy us unlimited ride wrist bands and take lots of pictures!!!

  14. RobininHouston says:

    AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!! I’m 50 and so wish you could’ve been MY Mom!

  15. Ana Jackson says:

    There so interesting story about kids.I have read very carefully and So Gainful for me.I think The Kids Don’t listen their Mother’s orders.This is So nervous for Women.I can fell this condition.Because I have 3 children which are So cute for me.Otherwise That is So beautiful post.Thank You!
    Ana Jackson

  16. Kiks says:

    they could be really stubborn at times, don’t they…but hey, this is what makes mom’s life challenging and exciting on the other hand…

  17. Nancy says:

    I am a gramma of an upcoming 18 year old. My daughter is going nuts trying to keep this girl on track. Today she had to call in the family for support. The car is only for school travel only & a curfew is in place.

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