Invasion of Cats – Sleeping with cats

Can you spot the teen?

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.

Sleeping with cats?

Motivationals for teens

Motivation

“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.

Oh well!

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.^^

The pooped out parents prayer

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

25 points of useless information about myself.

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1. I’m Canadian and proud of it. I am however living in Belgium for the moment.

2. I never finish anything. I always leave  the last cookie –  I have endless amounts of chip bags with crumbs in them – I’ve never emptied a glass and I even leave one piece of toilet paper on the roll….

3. I get hyper if you touch my toes.

4. I’m too lazy to pre-read my posts and so I end up making loads of typo’s and constantly going back and forth trying to correct them.

5.  I’ve been pooped on by an eagle.

6. I cried when Spock died in Star Treck 2. R.I.P. Spock!

7. I used to be crazy (read obsessed) of the New Kids on The Block. Aaah, Joey McIntyre…I even had a crush on a guy who worked at Wendy’s. That  was until my dad told him that I though he looked like Joey. (the shame)

8. My sister is an upcoming celebrity. I would like to tell you more, but I’m afraid of making myself look pathetic as in “Look at me, my sister is …” Oeps, almost did it.

10. I’ve been adopted but have been reunited with pretty much my entire birth family. So I now have 2 families!

11. I believe in miracles because I believe in God and have seen what He has done with my life. Really a miracle.

12. I was a teen mom and now my two kids are teens themselves. Thank goodness that they’re smarter than me and that I’m not a granny yet!

13. Just to make things clear : I DO love my teens (adore them) and haven’t once regretted having them. They have made me who I am today (with allot of help from God)

14. I don’t really understand what all the fuss is about Miss Pippa’s butt.

15. When I’m genuinely laughing, I snort. Yes, snort as in a little pig.

16. I used to date Bear Grylls.

17. I lied.

18. No matter how much I deny it, I have a flair for the dramatic. Ask my fiancé.

19. I hate confrontation.

20. I rather text, BBM, chat, skype,Whatsapp then have to talk on the phone and will almost always pass the phone to my fiancé. Unless your my mom, sister or good friend. (I felt like I had to add that)

21. I often speak without thinking and then spend the rest of the time wondering what the fudge was I thinking and cussing at myself. In my thoughts that is. I’m not actually speaking to myself, now that would be weird.

22. Kids used to pick on me in primary school, because 1. I was an Anglophone in a French Canadian School, 2. I was tall + skinny and 3. Because I was an Anglophone in a Canadian French School. It has distorted my way of thinking.

23. When I’m depressed I like to hide in my room with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s and a Barbara Cartland book. Hey, she’s a good writer.

24. My family situation has become so complicated that I could only explain it by using charts.

25. I wrote this post from work because I was bored.

Jeff Dunham -The guy who talks to his hand

Jeff Dunham, American comedian, with his puppe...

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I just had to get this of my chest.

Jeff Dunham visited and came to further soil the country that I have adopted. Belgium.

I really started getting annoyed when many of my “Facebook friends” statuses started to take over my screen with remarks as to how funny he was and how great and blablabla.

Now seriously, I’m not some overly conservative mom (hellloooo teenmom here at 15) I can even have a laugh while flipping the channels and spotting JackAss, but this guy, Jeff Dunham. Oh boy.

Once upon a time, ventriloquist were meant to entertain children and so of course if your child is flipping threw the channels and see’s this guy with one of his puppets,well, of course your child will stop and watch it. Mine did. If I start talking to them about a certain Jeff Dunham, they ask me “who?”. When I then say -whilst pretending that my hand is a puppet- “Silence, I’ll kill you”, well that’s totally different, then they understand straight away of whom I’m talking about and start laughing like hyena’s.

I then, very momly of myself, start gesturing and summing up reasons as to whyyyyy I don’t find him funny. My kids are goods kids and they agreed to some point, but I’m not stupid. I know the next time they see him on tv, they won’t zap, unless I’m around.

I find that the Jeff Dunham Show is both hateful and hatefully unfunny with his racist, homophobic, misogynistic, anti-semitic puppets. It is disgusting because the racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-semitism that he expounds is never funny, nor does it ever have any kind of point to it other than to express a genuine worldview as it seems, because, well, so many people love him and find his ‘jokes’ great, so making fun of your gay neighbor is normal. Declaring that all colored people are on crack, sure, why not?

And if you find his jokes amusing, well, I’m sorry to say, but there might be (for sure) something wrong with your point of view on the world.

In the end, I’m not going to make this an angry rant at some person who talks to his hand for a living (I can see your lips move sir), I just want to warn you parents out there that letting your children watch this is just not right. I don’t care if you are trying to avoid your teens wrath because they think your too strict or because they say that all their friends are allowed to watch it from their parents, they still have to listen to you and you still have to raise this kid that God has blessed you with, without them thinking that making fun of gay people or different races is normal, cause it’s not!

source : Videogun

Attention Teenagers! NO is a complete sentence!

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.

D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R!

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.

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Top 10 List of what this Mommy REALLY wants..

10. To be able to eat a whole tub of Ben ‘n Jerry’s alone. Crème fraiche? But of course!

9. To have my 16 year-old daughter answer a question without rolling her eyes in that “Why is this person my mother?”.

8. Five pounds of chocolate that won’t add twenty.

7. Not having any kid yell at the toilet door that “it’s an emergency” or “just” wants to ask a question the second I sit down with my favorite magazine.

6. A full time cleaning,cooking,grocery shopping and ironing person – period!

5. For one of my teenagers to announce “Hey, Mom! I got a full scholarship and a job all in the same day!

4. Having a pleasant unexpected visit from a friend- WHEN THE HOUSE IS CLEAN.

3. To have a family meal without a discussion about bodily secretions or having to hear the phrase “mom, make her/him stop looking at me”.

2. To be able to have enough warm water for a shower myself .

1. For my “babies” to never have to grow up.

Have a great day,

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