Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Thursday Thirteen for my Inner Child

Thirteen reasons I am not mature enough to be a parent.

1. I bought my own box of crayons and hid them so I wouldn't have to share.

2. I pray every night for a snow day.

3. When someone picks on my daughter, my first thought is "kick him in the junk".

4. I often end conversations with my son with the words "Okay, fine. You're right then...Except that you're not!"

5. I wish the school would lay off with that whole attendance/tardy record thing.

6. I regularly eat cookies and soda for breakfast.

7. My kids ask me to turn my music down.

8. I loves me some Play Dough.

9. When I made my kids' Valentine's Day cupcakes, I licked the beaters...then ate four cupcakes.

10. I think it's funny to sneak up on my husband and attack him with crappy karate moves proclaiming "I am a ninja!" Sometimes I do it in slow motion and become "Really slow ninja!" of course.

11. I am jealous of my kids' stuff. When was the last time I got a gift this cool?

12. If given the chance, I would totally spend all of my money on makeup and junk food.

13. I often stop and look around and wonder exactly whose life I am in. Who the heck thought it was okay for me to be responsible for other human beings?!?

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Collecting My Thoughts
2. Reflections of a Not So Ordinary Mom
3. Mental Excrements
4. The Idle Receptionist
5. Diary of the Nello
6. Musings from the Edge
7. The Purple Giraffe
8. Lazy Daisy Log
9. fefyfomanna
10. Shelli's Sentiments
11. The Shizzle
12. Whiskey Talking
13. Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture
14. Musings from the Edge
15. Snickerdoodles
16. Peanut Tales
17. Confessions of a Busy Mom

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Blogger Jessica said...

I hide candy from my kid. This is a grand tradition in my family. My dad did it all the time. I think my Mom found candy my Dad had been hiding when she was cleaning out his drawers after he passed away. He was still hiding it from us even though we were all grown or almost grown.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Shhh! don't let this cat out of the bag or we're all in trouble. Maybe moms all over are doing all this too.

I looked at some of your other posts and noticed that you are in CO and then I saw on your business page that you're in Longmont! Is there any chance at all that you were at the LLL conference in October? I was.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D

1:27 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

This is really cute. I remember feeling that way too. Scary business being a mom! (Still is.)

Thanks for visiting my TT and I think I'll go poke around your blogginess.

3:00 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

OMG!!! I do some of the same things! We're not immature....we're ageless! LOL

Happy Thursday!

My 13 are up.


4:46 AM  
Blogger monica said...

LMAO! That's great.


5:17 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Be thankful that you've held on to what many boring adults have lost. Enjoy it and have fun with the crayons!

My 13 are up.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

You are priceless! What a joy to your kids to be "irresponsible" is some really fun ways. Love the list! Thanks for coming by!

5:48 AM  
Blogger Shelli said...

Hey, by your description, I am not mature enough to be a parent, either! Everything. On. Your. List. Is me!

My 13

5:53 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

LOL great list! I hide crayons too! ;) And, um...I still spend money on junk food. At least it's not all of it.

My TT is up too. I love your template!

6:35 AM  
Blogger FrogLegs said...

Oh my gosh- I'm you! LOL! I even say "I am ninja" with some weird sound effects, I'm so glad my DH is amused! :) Mine are up

7:12 AM  
Blogger Uisce said...

You had me at crayons! I got this really awesome art set for my birthday and I could never share it! OK, I did share it with Wifey, but then she did give it to me after all! :) My 13 are up!

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yikes, i hate to admit it but i share too many of those as well, it's those cupcakes, they'll get you every time.
i'm doing the tt too.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Mama B said...

LOL...I love sneaking up on my husband too!!!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Chickadee said...

I eat cookies and soda for breakfast too and #10 made me laugh outloud. I might have to try that on MY husband.

My 13 are up.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

I think you're spilling the beans. Moms all over do these. We're just big dumb kids trying to raise really responsible adults :)

My 13 are up!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

LOL! Right now I have a ziplock baggie of Girl Scout cookies hiden so I won't have to share...(shhhhh)

My TT are up.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Bug said...

LMAO! I hide my crayons too! Excellent list-- ya made me laugh ;) My TT are up!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

It's so sad, but my husband and I talk about when we have kids and all the "cool" toys we'll have then.

Love the list. Thanks for visitng my TT!

10:55 AM  
Blogger YellowRose said...

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11:07 AM  
Blogger TheIdleReceptionist said...

Hahha! Those are like, the exact reasons I am afraid to have children.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Sleeping Mommy said...

I need to be more like you because it sounds like you are having a hell of a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting my TT today and here's my link:

11:28 AM  
Blogger Faith said...

Don't ya just loooove the beaters and "eating the bowl"?
Great site. makes me laugh. I'll be back.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Virenda said...


You are my idol!!!

I hide crayons too!! Oh and chocolate.

Doesn't everyone lick the spatula?

Don't tell but I not only pretend I'm a ninja...I do the secret attack ninja pose.

Which consists of hiding behind large objects and running at my hubby when he least expects it and ninja chopping him. :0)

I really really enjoyed your TT. I can't wait to see what the rest of your site is like. (I'm new to your site, of course. Duh?!)


12:15 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

OMG! I want to be a kid in your household! LOL You sound like too much fun.

I cracked up at the ninja moves - I do the same thing with my boys.

And the candy? Yeah, I hide it too, only not from my family but because I'm embarrassed by how much I eat of it. lol

Yep, my music is ALWAYS too loud. lol

Thanks for popping by!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

Woo-hoo! I found another funny blog! I'm Rollin ya!

I'm going with #4 as my favorite. I like to end arguments with "Guess who's bigger?" when I run out of material.

My TT are up. :)

12:24 PM  
Anonymous HolyMama! said...

Hey, I'm that kind of mom too!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Killired said...

FINALLY got mine up!

Killired: Thursday 13

12:50 PM  
Blogger YellowRose said...

Oh No....I shouldn't be a parent either!!! LOL Love this list!!! Thanks for reassuring me I'm not the only one! ;)

Happy Thursday!

(Sorry to delete last comment, had a bad link!)

12:56 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Not kidding here.

Happy Thursday!
Mine are up.
Diary of the Nello

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Doug Hoffman said...

You sound like a mighty good mama ;)

My thirteen are up at my blog.

1:26 PM  
Blogger ChrisNCats said...

all this time i thought that was why you had kids - so you could be eternally young. (says the single childless girl from afar) hey - can i borrow your moss green crayon for a minute....

2:44 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

Dang ... I love this list. You're hilarious and SO going in my bookmarks. :)

Mine's up, too.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Lyn said...

Thanks for the link at Bloggin' Outloud. Since this was my first T13 wasn't sure of the protocol so I copied Lazy Daisy's theme! lol, I get it now. Have a great week. lgp

9:12 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Mmmm Play Dough!! I will never stop loving the smell of Play Dough.

Sounds like you are a pretty good Mama to me! :)

My 13 are up.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

This is my first time here- through Sleeping Mommy. I must say I love the site and I punch my boyfriend all the time claiming to the "The World's Best Boxer". My favorite part is using his butt as a punching bag! He's the ninja, and always threatens a flying-round-house kick, where I promptly knock him out. Haha. Enjoy those crayons.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

This is my first time here though Sleeping Mommy- I must say I love the site! I attack my boyfriend all the time claiming to be "The World's Best Boxer". My favorite move is to use his butt as a punching bag. He is the ninja of the the house and always threatens a flying-round-house kick, and then I promptly knock him out for threatening me. Haha. Enjoy your crayons and your weekend!

9:43 PM  
Anonymous JK :) said...

I love this list!!! I think that if I become a parent, I'll be like this too, considering I have my coloring books now (at the age of 22) and I looove junk food! LOL.

Happy weekend :)

3:27 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

OMG! Aren't we all like that? I want those cool gift cards and how come I can color Strawberry Shortcake?

Great list!!!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Sounds to me like your a great mom! Some of us (me) should take this example! Loved this post! Stacie

8:10 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Great list!

8:21 PM  

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