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Loser Mom

This afternoon I have half the neighborhood at my house.  Okay, so I exaggerate.  But two little girls from down the street are visiting.  Which makes a total of four little girls swarming through my house.  Which, after years of having swarms of boys throughout my house, is quite a novelty.

A few minutes ago, while I was busy playing working at the computer, a herd of little girls appeared beside me, asking for snacks.  I told them that it’s getting close to dinnertime and we weren’t doing snacks.  I told them to go play, and back to "work" I went.

A bit later, my 2-year-old came into the room with an individual snack bag of frosted animal crackers and asked me to "openin".  I don’t buy individual snack bags, so I immediately knew this snack was not from my house.  I asked her were she got it, but I couldn’t understand her baby babble so I went out to the front of the house to find the other three little girls sitting on the foyer steps, each with her own individual snack bag, munching happily.

When I inquired, I discovered that one of the neighbor girls went home, got the snacks for everyone from her mother’s pantry, and came back.

Clearly my answer wasn’t satisfactory, so they took matters into their own hands.  I’m sure their mother (who had her turn with my kids at her house this morning AND fed my kids lunch today) wonders why I’m sending her kids home to pilfer snacks instead of providing them myself.

I shuttled them all into the kitchen and set them down to the table to finish their snacks.  Before long one little girl got up and informed the others that she was going to run home and get drinks.  I wasted no time jumping up and offering glasses of milk, just to prove that I’m not a TOTAL loser mom.  YEESH!

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18 thoughts on “Loser Mom

  1. LOL! Did you call the other mom and let her know how it all went down for real or are you going to let the other mom think you are a slacker meanie mom?

  2. It was almost DINNER TIME. I don’t do snacks then, either. You’re not a loser Mom, you just like your kids to eat at mealtime. To me, that’s a sign of GOOD mothering.

    I support and salute you. Who’s with me, girls?

  3. So funny, I had to laugh. Sorry. 🙂

    It actually reminded me of the time I walked out to our garage and found 10 (yes 10) neighbor boys standing in front of our drink fridge with the door wide open! I about had a cow there. LOL After that all I heard was that I was the ‘mean Mom’ in the neighborhood b/c I wouldn’t let them have a ‘little drink’. LOL

    I didn’t care b/c I had supplied the neighborhood two or three times before……I mean how much do I have to give! ROFL

    Classic!

  4. ROFLMAO! You aren’t a slacker Mom – I am. I’m coming down with a head cold and when E came in and asked for snacks I just told her “whatever” because I was trying to catch a cat nap before #4 woke up from his. I’ll be sure to check the clock next time and give you a call before I shoo her away. And I have to get that door knob cover back on the pantry door!

  5. Pshaw. It had nothing to do with dinner. I was too lazy to get up off my arse and fix snacks. Perhaps I should look into those individual snack bags after all…

  6. I laughed so hard at this story. It sounds so much like my own adventures here in Playdate Central when I’m hosting hordes of little girls, all wanting snacks.

    I just discovered your blog and am glad I did. I’ve bookmarked you and will be back. Thanks! -Julia 🙂

  7. I’m with Megan, even if you do think it was motivated by laziness. When my neices are at our house, I have a cut-off time. If they ask for snacks after the cut-off, the answer is always, It’s almost dinner time.

  8. My mom still loves to tell the story of when I was about 5 she didn’t have much in the house in the way of snack food one day and she came into the kitchen to find me treating my friends to a jar of marinated artichoke hearts. hehe.

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