Amy’s Life in Brief

An Open Letter to Parents at G’s School
April 23, 2010, 7:20 pm
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Dear Parents at The G’s School,

Hello! I know that it is a real pain to take kids places, but here’s the thing…if you don’t intend on making sure your child isn’t going to be disruptive to the other 100 people in the room, maybe you should just stay home. See, it’s a real drag to have your evening spoiled by some kid (who is, by the way, old enough to know better) raising a ruckus.

You know those decorations they school made for the event? You know that cool fake campfire? I know you know what I’m talking about because your kid went up and completely dismantled it. See, the thing about decorations is that they’re meant for everyone to enjoy. Now, I’d cut you some slack if it was your toddler who had done that…and you went back and tried to fix the damage. But, when your second grader (who is supposedly on their way to becoming Einstein or Madame Curie or something like that) does that, it’s just not cool…or cute… or funny.

Oh, and when the actual author of the children’s story is reading their story to the group, it would be really nice if you would tell your kid that the polite and respectful thing to do is sit and listen quietly. And it’s really rude when YOU start talking when the story is then read in Spanish. Just because you don’t understand the language doesn’t mean that someone else isn’t enjoying hearing a story in their native tongue.

So, parents at the G’s school, please try parenting next time you come to an event. Oh, and when something is advertised as a family event, that means you come as a family…whatever that family may look like…two dads and some kids or a mom, a dad, and some kids, a mom and kids, a dad and kids…I think you get the picture. When you send your child alone to the family event, that’s just not too cool.

Sincerely a Mom on a Parenting Rant,

The Husband Has Hit My Last Nerve Tonight!
July 31, 2009, 7:14 pm
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I am going to attempt a measured post here…but boy does The Husband have me steamed right now. Currently, it is about 7:00 in the evening. I was just asked by the husband to cook the boys some dinner.

So, here’s the deal! I worked all day today. I’m tired, physically. Frankly, I’m also tired emotionally of the blatant double standard. Unless I was deathly ill, my husband would never have agreed to cook dinner for the boys when I was the full-time, stay-at-home parent. He would have also insisted that I plan the menus and wouldn’t have given it a second thought.

Tonight, I snapped. Not only did his request push me over the edge, it also brought a lot to the service. I began to think about what he had been serving the boys when I got home from work. Nine times out of ten, he is serving them either hot dogs, sandwiches (grilled cheese or PB&J), or something from a can (think Chef Boyardee). Vegetables….maybe, maybe not…all depends on my husband’s mood.

It is hard for me to be away from the boys all day and then for The Husband to be so lax about their eating habits just makes it that much harder. It is especially frustrating given the fact that The Husband is diabetic and should know the importance of a health diet. He takes great care in making sure he is eating properly and I just can’t understand why he can’t do the same for the kids.

A blog worth mentioning!
April 22, 2009, 10:05 pm
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And then some! I can’t remember if I ever made a post about this blog. This is a blog by a friend I met through an on-line support group for moms who had children in February, March, or April of 2003.

I have to say I just love her blog! She is very insightful, has a diversity of subjects that she covers and is often times pretty damn funny! You should check out her blog!!