Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Good News Is...

I've been a bit heavy lately, lots on my mind and this is where I process it, so it's time for a bit of levity.

Raising children, you always get yin with yang, salt with pepper, half cheese, half pepperoni. There is always a bisection of everything from dinner to chores to boys and girls.  Whenever there is good news (potty trained), there is bad news --you now must hunt out every bathroom within a 10 mile radius of home that is tolerable, and you must be able to disengage your toddler from the carseat to the approved (by her) bathroom within 50 seconds of the first cry, "Mommmmm.  I have to go to the bathroom."  for the near forseeable future.  


Good News: Your daughter does not throw like a girl.
Bad News: The carrots are on the second story ledge of the living room.

Good News: Kid can now get up and get themselves drinks of water in the middle of the night.
Bad News: Bathroom looks like after hours at a Honky Tonk Bar. 

Good News: Child just passed their driver's test.
Bad News: You now have to sometimes surrender your keys and a two to three ton machine to this person.

Good News: Your child has learned to tell time.
Bad News: He now knows when it isn't bed time.

Good News: To foster a love of history, you plan a summer of visiting historical sites.
Bad News: You will have to drag your children to a summer of historical sites until the love takes hold.

Good News: Two of your children have taken up jogging. Two others are considering it.
Bad News: They expect you to come along.

Good News: Kid got into expensive college that by name dropping makes you look like a stud of a parent.
Bad News: You now will live on Ramen noodles and baloney sandwiches to fund being able to drop that name.

Good News: Your daughter just made the elite traveling softball team.
Bad News: You must fork over 400 dollars and agree to sell cookies on the 4th of July in addition to schlepping an hour North, South, East, West for the next twelve weeks for games plus two practices during the week and one on weekends.

Good News: the cluttered schedule of the day has been cancelled because of rain.
Bad News: Some other day that will be even more inconvenient, shall be sacrificed in its stead.

Invent your own in the comments box!


Therese said...

Well today we had some bad news that brought some good news.

Bad news was, I woke up with a horrible headache. Good news was hubby was,able to stay home and home school our children.

RealMom4Life said...

Love this post! With kids 3-16 myself, this hits home so much it's funny. And....it's funnier to read it on someone else's blog than to live it. Well, I'll try to start living it!

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