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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Me and my shadows

Early this morning, D and I were in the kitchen together, alone. I opened the refrigerator and pulled out the half-and-half for my coffee. He turned to his toy refrigerator, opened the door and pulled out his sippy cup of orange juice. The sippy cup of orange juice that he must have put into his 'refrigerator' last night before going to bed. Mmmmmmm, warm juice from yesterday. At least I hope it was from yesterday.

His actions, though, reminded me just how closely these little guys are watching and mimicking my every move. From how my 5 year old throws her hands on her hips and gives me the look, to how my 3 year old asks for "some pwivacy pwease" when using the potty. Oh, and the computer. They are all obsessed with this darned thing. We have three working computers in our house which is nice at times but has turned me into one of those twitchy types who checks her email 52,583 times a day. So, the result of this is that even my 2 year old knows how to grab the mouse and stare at the screen.

Watching and learning. The good, the bad and the ugly. I yell, "Stop yelling!!!!!" without the least bit of irony in my voice and wonder why there is so much yelling in our house. I try to sit my oldest down to do a workbook and, two minutes later, I'm so bored I'm ready to do the page myself just to end the task. Think she picks up on my cues?

It's these moments when I realize how much they are watching me that kind of freak me out. It's that same feeling I get when I do something and then realize that I've just become my mother in some movement, action or utterance. Given that our nickname for mom (during a particularly snarky time in our lives) was Voice Of Doom, I'm not sure this is a good thing.

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Anonymous the sistah said...

Remind me not to read mom this post. She's doom-y, ya know. I'm dying to know what you are doing that reminds you of mom!

I certainly have to watch what I say now. L-man is a mockingbird. The other day, L-man burst into the bathroom while I was peeing and said "Poopy! Poopy!" Thanks honey, but not right now.

Reminds me of when Belly said, "This chicken is friggin' hot." Mom laughed about that one for weeks.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Mom101 said...

"Stop Yelling!"

Excellent lesson. Seriously. h

5:41 PM  
Blogger kim said...

i had to take credit on thanksgiving for my 2 year old son (affectionately known as Baby Terror or BT ) for sitting down in a heap and saying "Oh Shit" and crossing his arms at the table :)

your blog title is really cute!
i was forced once to watch fairly odd parents and thought it was hilarious,since then ive watched it quite a few times ...not that youre like them or anything lol gonna shut up now :)

10:28 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hi Kim (do people ever return to see if a comment receives a comment?) Anyway, I thought I'd mention that my dear husband (known as Fairly Odd Father here) actually came up with the blog title for me. I'm not sure if he was influenced by the Nick show or if it was the 10000x we have had to read Cinderella to our girls (and read about the Fairy Godmother).

If left to me, I was going to name the blog, "Homes Cool", thinking I was soooo clever; however there are dozens of things out there with this title, so apparently, I'm not so swift! : )

3:24 PM  

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