Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Not all warm and fuzzy

So, my blog today was supposed to be a warm and fuzzy post about another annual tradition - the Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Last night, we (lil man, hubby, and I) were supposed to go the big town, have dinner at Johnny Carino's and then go to the mall, where the Angel Tree lives.

Instead, we sat at home and ate Taco Bell because I had no dinner cooked and was too ticked to cook anything on the spur of the moment.

Why, you ask? Was there 10 feet of water over the highway? Was there 6 feet of snow blocking the roadway. Was there an area wide power outage?

No, to all of the above.

What there was was a small selfish child who took 30 minutes to whip out his spelling homework (20 words written twice each and 10 original sentences using the 1st ten words) and then took 3 1/2 friggin' hours to write 7 sentences that he was assigned as punishment for misbehaving at school.

I was not amused.

His grampits was not amused.

His evening was not pleasant but, as I pointed out to him, I am sure that it was more pleasant than the Christmas morning of some poor child who will have no Christmas gift to open because I was not there to buy one.

(We are going Thursday night - he does not know it)


Catwoman said...

I would not be amused either. Although I? Am highly amused by you and giggled very hard at you telling him that he has ruined Christmas for a child. Nothing like good old guilt as an effective punishment! :) It's a tactic I fully embrace myself.

Crown Princess said...

Sorry lil man was a punk (not in a good Ree kinda way).

nikki said...

Sorry about that! Why do kids have to fight homework so much. If only they'd realize how much easier life would be if they just got it done and over with!


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Wow - you certainly don't hold back words do you! :-)


Queen of the Mayhem said...

Don't you hate when kids go and ruin all your plans?! :)

Good for you ...sticking to your's a battle and we HAVE to win! (right?)

It will make him appreciate Thursday that much more!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

What a fab idea for a guilt trip!

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Megnificent said...

If you only knew...we go through the homework battle almost daily. lol Well actually, maybe you DO know since he told me the day I was subbing, "Hey! I heard your daughter thinks she doesn't have to do her homework!" LOL

*sigh* A work in progress...

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Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Ooh, my daughter was like that when she was younger. She's 15 now and just gets on with it. I guess she finally realised the futility of prevarication.

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