Thursday, April 10, 2008

Frustrated, Flustered, and Aggravated


Zach's lost most of his colored markers again (I've bought new ones 3 times since September) so instead of looking behind or in furniture, or digging through that junk pile in his closet, he decides he'll help himself to as many of my NEW gel pens as he can cram into his pocket this morning. I didn't discover this until he was stepping on the bus so I won't be able to tie him to a pole and torture him until he gets home this afternoon. I also won't be doing any scrapbooking or card making today as I previously thought I might.

How do I make this kid understand that it's not right to "borrow" things that don't belong to him? He seems to think anything in this house is his to use or destroy as he sees fit.

Then there's The Man. The one with the big, fat, mushed toe. The one who won't stay put for very long with it elevated (like he's supposed to), and then wonders why it's still bleeding through the bandage and throbbing like the dickens. The one who'll decide he wants a snack, after I've asked him several times if he needs something, so hobbles into the kitchen to fry ham and an egg but undoubtedly is in too much pain to clean up his mess.

I feel like kicking something!

9 comments:

Sally said...

Oh, I feel for you, Ms. Brenda. But, just try to remember; they can't help it, they're men!! :)

Andie Pandie said...

Ah boys. I like 'em and prefer them to girls but I can still only live with one at a time. LOL

Crystal said...

LOL! Good lord miss brenda! Just beat em with the broom while getting your point across. Something will either change or you will fell MUCH better;o)

Anonymous said...

Sis,
Keep an eye on James' toe. There is alot of staf infection coming out of the hospitals these days. They have a big problem with it up here. You'd think they would be getting a hold on it by now. Tell Zack that I might have to come down and kick his butt if he doesn't do better.

Love you,
paula

jazzi said...

This is why I had to hide my stuff for art class. And remind James that if he has to back to the doctor because he won't do what he's supposed to do, it's going to cost extra $$. Maybe that will keep his butt in the chair.

PEA said...

Don't ya know, it's a male thing?! lol Oh dear, I can just imagine how frustrated you are with Zach always "borrowing" things...hopefully he'll get it in his head sooner than later that he can't keep doing that. As for the Big Man...all I can say is GOOD LUCK!! hehe xox

Donna said...

Oh my Miz Brenda!! Go into Zach's room and Help yourself to HIS stuff!!...He Won't Mind!!LOLOL...maybe a little ipod? or mp3 player? or clothes? Favorite, somethings?? About a week should do the trick...LOL...hughugs

Donna said...

PS- Make Sure you put that "innocent" look on your face when he approaches you!!
And Tell Hubby to GoSitDown!! Tell him people loose their toes all the time because they can not heal with all the pressure being forced downward on the toe, while he's walking around! That pressure keeps the wound open!....LOL...tell him, I Said!hughugs

bermudabluez said...

He's such a typical man, Brenda!! And they are SO much worse when they are hurt or sick...try to hang in there! And as for the pen stealing goin' on.....I'd be fixin' for a show down when he gets off the bus!! NO Stealing Card Making / Scrapbooking Supplies!!!