The week after the allergy symptoms ease off is the week I lose my voice. I feel fine, I just can't talk, which is a real problem for a blabber mouth with kids. I get all the sympathy that I wished for the week before and I have to parent with a series of finger snaps and "looks." You know? THE LOOK??
I'll show you.
This look says, "Are you sure that's a good idea?" or "Have you lost your mind?!"
This one says, "That was NOT a good idea!"
This one says "Are you really going to try to talk your way out of this?"
This one says, "I'm not buying it. You might as well give up!" or possibly, "What did you think would happen when you tried that?"
Obviously, this one says, "Good night! I've had enough for today!"
And just for funsies, this one says, "It's really dark in the kitchen this afternoon. Maybe I shouldn't wear my sunglasses inside! Duh!!" (Yes that really happened!)
There are some days I really think I've lost my mind. I get tired of saying the same thing over and over again. I have nothing left to fall back on but a series of looks that the kids know all too well at this point.
I'm going to do a little word math with you and explain something that I think we all know:
Insanity=Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Parenting=Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Therefore, by the transitive property of equality,
Don't be mad at me. I'm just pointing out the truth!
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