22 May 2013

Where IS That Lady?

Picking up my kids from school is becoming a huge bummer.  Apparently, they are not able to get themselves and their backpacks loaded into the minivan without an impressive amount of bickering and screaming.

It's embarrassing and exhausting and I hate it.

Today, for what feels like the brazilianth time, I asked them to stop fighting.  They did not.  For the brazilianth time.

Weary and distressed, all I could say to them was this: "This family needs a little more kindness."

Little T, all six years of her: "What we NEED is a little more mommy-ness around here!"

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That's not going to make a working mother even more weary and distressed AT ALL.


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Suburban Correspondent said...

I don't suppose you could lock them out of the car until they stop bickering and fall in line?

Suburban Correspondent said...

Or maybe just drive off and circle around again? Might freak them out a little...

Monica said...

SC, I have done both. I have also pulled over and made the worst offenders, if they are old enough, walk the rest of the way to wherever we are going.

Yesterday I was running late, and couldn't use any of those tips and tricks. :)