Our cats are attracted to our our beds like I am pulled to a newly bought tub of Ben & Jerry’s (embarrassing). It’s crazy, we usually don’t let the cats sleep with us in our beds, but my son is sick at home and wanted the company, so within the minute of leaving his bedroom door open, this is was the result.
I would like to think that it’s because our cats love us so much, but I’m more inclined to think that it’s because we ‘re a pretty efficient source of heating instead.
After about five minutes later my son yelled from his room : “Mom, can you please get the stupid cats out of here, I can’t sleep.”
Hey, at least they weren’t lying on him, or up on his face like they usually do.
“Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals.” – Wikipedia
And because I want to achieve the goal of a tidy house I try to grab the attention of my teens by trying to be funny. But however funny I tend to find myself, my kids can’t even crack a smile.
I LOVE motivational posters and have used one already to express the fury that I was feeling inside. It helped so I tried to be original and make 3D ones . I was proud of myself for coming up with such a wonderful , witty idea that I started to scour the net, just to make sure that I was the only witty one on the web. But no, I found out I wasn’t the only one with this “brilliant” idea. Some wittier student was before me, using self-made motivational posters to try to get threw to his very very very messy roommate.
I’ll let you know how it worked when I get back home tonight.
Try and make one yourself on The Motivator
Always feel free to share your original parenting ideas. I can always use some help.^^
That’s for hiding my iPhone and spraying me with the “naughty kitten water spray”! Sorry that you couldn’t make it to the movies with your friends hun.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity to keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I’m pretty sure I’ll lose my mind.
I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot
May I lie back — not have to think
about what they’re stuffing down the sink,
or who they’re with, or where they’re at
and what they’re doing to the cat.
I pray for time all to myself
(did something just fall off a shelf?)
To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh no, another goldfish — dead!)
Some silent moments for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)
And that I need not cook or clean —
(well heck, I’ve got the right to dream)
Yes now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep,
But as I look around I know —
I must have lost them long ago!
source : Berkeley Parents Network
This is an attempt on my behalf to grab the attention of my 15 year old son. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. Maybe when I post this to Facebook and tag him it will work. Mooooohhhahaha!
My son of fifteen behaved like a teen and disobeyed one of the house rules this past weekend. I know, it shocking. I guess he’s come to the stage were he will still do whatever he wants and calls me un-sympathetic towards him for telling him to do the one chore he has. I’ts crazy how they have done something wrong and you’re the one who ends up felling unhappy, stressed, crazy and guilty. I’m working on that.
So, I’ve grounded him for two weeks , no friends, no games, NO COMPUTER.
And so he thought that he could outwit me by using the WI-FI on his phone. I anticipated that step and changed the name of our connection plus password and this is what he got to see while trying to acces it when he was alone at home.