Friday, April 3, 2009

Example # 648 of how we screw up as parents.

My oldest daughter, Erin, is a slob. She doesn't put away anything. She drops things on the floor where she is and there they stay.

My daughter, Haley, is the anti-Erin. She will stop what she is doing to go upstairs and put her sneakers away. No one taught her this. I swear. No. Wire. Coat hangers. Involved.

The girls each have their own bedroom. Without me telling which belongs to which girl, you could figure it out from the above statement.

The cleaning lady left my house at 4:00 on Monday. At 8:30 as we tucked the girls in to bed, Erin's room was a disaster. Clothes on the floor, papers all over her desk, stuffed animals and blankets EVERY WHERE. We had not even been home much of the night.

Haley's Room? Pristine.

It is who they are.

As my husband tucked Haley in to bed, he told her, "Don't ever turn into your sister. She's a mess."

To which Haley replied"

"That's because mommy screwed up with her. I won't ever be like that."

So I suppose I have over emphasized the lesson of "Learn from your mistakes" to my children a little too much, ya think?


Aubree said...

LOL -- out of the mouths of babes....i can totally see haley saying that too!

Pam said...

Awesome kids! I love it! I may just start blog stalking you now. I am LOVIN' your site! Happy POW!

sAm said...

As the parent of an only child, let me way I've just had to be VERY careful not to screw up with him...I don't get a second chance! Haley is too funny! I was the younger of two and that's the sort of thing I always told my brother - watch out Erin.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Theat's the worst-when they totally bust you on something...happy POW!

Belle said...

Didn't you know? Its always all mommy's fault!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Wow. She started early. I didn't start blaming my mom for stuff until I was at least 14 or 15. Then again, my daughter is already venturing down this path at age 7.

Also, you have a child that cleans up after herself? What is that like??? I live with three slobs and it's just about to kill me!

steenky bee said...

Bawahaha! Haley sounds tough and sort of sassy. I like her already.

Captain Dumbass said...

Kids can be so cruel.

John Deere Mom said...

OMG that's so funny!!