Monday, May 6, 2013

Chicken Soup with a dash of Guilt

Wanna know what's sad? I mean REALLY sad?

Life is REALLY, REALLY sad when you have to make a &%*$%& 'Feel Better' card for YOURSELF!!!

That's I am, on Death's Doorstep, and neither my husband nor children have any clue that Mommy isn't doing so well.

Actually, that's not true. They notice when they can't find clean socks and have the audacity to ask 'why'. The fact is Mommy hasn't bothered to do any since she's sure this is the end and trying to work through the 5 Stages of Grief, but this doesn't seem to resonate with them.

So, I do what most every other mother in the world does; I get out of bed, do all of the daily chores while guilt tripping the HE double hockey sticks out of of them.

By the end of the day, they're all wishing they'd kept their mouths shut and offered only words of comfort and hot soup to me. But, as children (and husbands) have incredibly short memories, this scenario never changes and I don't necessarily want it to.

Why is that? Let me ask you this...what is it that really changes a child's behavior. Heart to heart talks? Gentle correction? Or just slam dunk, knife to the heart guilt?

It also works for negligent husbands who play too much golf, too!

I'm glad I don't get sick often. There's really too much to do in a house of 5, with 4 of them sporting a Y chromosome. Besides, I need time to refill my empty guilt coffers so that I can be prepared for my next round of child-rearing, which should occur right around Flu season.

Recipe List: SU! Daffodil Delight and Pretty in Pink Ink, blended with blending tool and sponges on SU! Whisper White paper. Other paper is Designer SEI. Verve Joyful Blooms, All Aflutter and Curvy Bookplate Dies and Verve Sentiment heat embossed with hot pink powder. Other dies are Memory Box Trellis and Floral Greenery.

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