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Monday, September 13, 2010

Groundhog Day

Some days I feel like I'm co-starring with Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day. The questions, commands, statements and phrases that come out of my mouth are eerily similar to the day before and the day before that.

Why is he up so early?
You peed through your jammies again?
Hello, Monday! (day changes, of course)
The moon goes down when the sun comes up.
Are you hungry?
Why won't you eat your breakfast?
You can't have a piece of string cheese until you take four bites.
No bottles, we are trying the sippy cup today.
Please bring the sippy cup/shoes/hat/phone to Mommy.
Stay away from the oven, it's hot.
No, you can't play in the refrigerator.
I don't need your help right now, thank you.
You stink! Pee Eww.
Why are you so squirmy, I'm just trying to change your diaper. It'll take two minutes.
Say 'bye bye" to Daddy.
Time for
The Backyardigans!
What are you doing?
I'll play with you.
I have to wash these bottles, give me a minute.
I'll be right back, Mommy has to pee. Okay, okay, you can come with me.
I'll read to you, go pick out a book.
Someone's tired.
Where's your lovey?
We need to get out of this house!
Not in your mouth.
We need to share.
Let's call Daddy.
Look at this big mess. Can you help me clean up?
Sweet boy.
Someone needs a nap.
Let's try some water.
Be careful, baby.
Do you need help?
Are you climbing on that? Get down!!
Mommy would be so sad if you hurt yourself.
You're okay.
Thank you.
Good job.
Let's call aunt Leah.
Use your words.
Where are you going?
Do you want a snack?
Not the stairs.
It's a diaper change, stop moving!!
That's not for eating.
Aren't you tired?
You are too close to the TV, back up please.
Stop whining.
Why are you whining?
Time for a change of scenery.
Let's go look for the kitty.
Daddy's home!
Please stop throwing food on the floor.
Okay, we're done!
Bath time.
Let's brush your teeth.
You can do it.
Sleepy time.
Let's go find the moon.
One more book and that's it!
Good night, Monday (days change, of course). Thanks for being a great day.
I love you.

I guess when it comes to parenthood, the adage
the days are long (and repetitive), but the years are short is true.

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Blogger Renee said...

I'd forgotten about all that repetitive stuff. It's returning now that I watch my grandson. I also remember thinking my daughter was going to think her name was "no,you can't have that!" Haha, sometimes I'm amazed we both survived!

September 13, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I promise it gets better. I know there are days that feel like are just constant repeat, but they'll end. They'll be replaced with never-ending days of nagging about picking up sports equipment, dirty clothes & cell phone usage.

September 13, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Hello! I'm Kate. said...

I know that feeling! I think I said well over half of those today!!!

September 13, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

What a sweet and funny list! I am very happy to have the made the list! I can't wait till he wants to call me all on his own! : )

September 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh, so true! Some days you just want to scream, they are so much just like the one before! I think you are on the brink of big changes, though...soon he will be talking back and forth with you, having tons of conversations. But then, the questions themselves are repetitious....oh crap, I'm not helping!

Cute post...loved the flashbacks! I felt like you were my neighbor 15 years ago.

September 13, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Over, and over, and over again....

September 13, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Booyah's Momma said...

Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in that movie, too. The "let's go look for the kitty" comment made me laugh. We usually do that, then it's followed up by "Gentle, gentle!!" and "We don't pull tails."

September 14, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger KLZ said...

It's a diaper change, stop squirming! is a regular at my house.

Well, most of these are.

September 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Morgan B. said...

Yes! I have so much, "Why, why, why?" going on right now. Every day I wake up and think, "Am I doing this again?" I'm not sure what phase I'm trying to get to though. What exactly is it that we are waiting for. For it to get easier? I think we'll be waiting forever.

November 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

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