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Fair's Fair

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

She/He got to do this or that, it's not fair.
Elle and Zed's favorite phrase has got to be "It's not fair". My response? "The Fair is in October" or "Life isn't fair" or "So what?". This morning was a prime example. Wednesday night is their dad's night, and they pack a bag. Each has a rolling suitcase. One yellow, one red. For one-nighters, they pack in the same bag. And it's always a fight over which bag they use. This morning, I tell them to pack. Elle immediately pipes up We're using my bag!. The Zed retorts No, we're using my bag!. This goes back and forth a couple of times, and then, when I can't stands no more, I say Cut it out!. They both stop and stare at me. I look at them. Eeny meeny miney mo, catch a tiger by his toe. If he hollers, make him pay, fifty dollars every day. My momma says to pick the very best one and you are not it. The rhyme ends on Elle. I look at Zed. Use your bag Zed. Elle starts to protest. That's it! No more!. She gets smart and shuts up. The ulitmate peace-maker I am. And using such mature methods to come about a resolution. I'm so proud of me. Sidenote: This morning I found out that my lottery application to run the NYC Marathon was accepted. Heaven help me.

6/07/2006 10:57:00 AM :: ::
  • I think you're gonna have to get his and her bags, eventually, LOL. Loved your rhyme idea, briliant!

    and wow, the NY marathon... awesome stuff!

    By Anonymous Laura, at 6/07/2006 08:39:00 PM


  • Super duper! I'm so excited for you to be running in NYC!

    See, I think it's cute that the kids bicker like that. But, I don't have to deal with it either!

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 6/07/2006 09:04:00 PM


  • The New York maration!!! Wowsie. Congratultions.

    And as far sibling spats go, a mom's gotta do what she's gotta do to not go crazy.

    By Blogger Raehan, at 6/07/2006 10:00:00 PM


  • When is it? I always wanted to go to NYC. Maybe I could go with you to cheer you on. Congrats! Love, Brit

    By Blogger Brittany, at 6/08/2006 09:53:00 AM


  • Congrats on the NYC Marathon. You're a braver woman than I.
    I've got a measly 10K tomorrow evening. Heaven help me.
    I'm not feeling too confident, but we'll just have to see how that goes.

    You got 2 great kids, from what you've said. They've got a great mom too.

    By Blogger UziCue, at 6/08/2006 01:28:00 PM


  • Eeny Meeny! You're a genius, I'm going to remember that.

    How exciting about the NYC marathon! That's gotta be a fun one.

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 6/08/2006 01:45:00 PM


  • You need a daisy or a buttercup to end the next battle!

    NY marathon... you GO! Awesome!

    By Blogger Marie, at 6/08/2006 02:55:00 PM


  • Living with 4 women there's an ongoing fight as to who's clothes are who's.
    I live in a world filled with bikini underwear and bra's that I can't for the life of me figure out how to fold.
    I'm with ya, Lass.
    Congrats on NYC.
    Long, peaceful runs to you...


    By Anonymous michaelm, at 6/09/2006 05:42:00 AM


  • I love when we as parents have to resort to child like behavoir in order to get are kids to do what we want. I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Congrats on the marathon and good luck!

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 6/09/2006 09:50:00 AM


  • Ever thought about being a UN negotiator?

    By Blogger culfy, at 6/11/2006 02:06:00 PM


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