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My Brother-in-Law rocks! [Dec. 11th, 2007|02:31 pm]
Lanette
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As a housewarming gift, Lan just came over, fixed our leaking sink, raked up a metric TON of leaves, trimmed all of our shrubs that were out of control, and really made me feel SO GOOD about how our yard looks. He's still out there 3 hours later working his butt off. I can't imagine a better gift. Seriously. I'm amazed.

If you want to give me the very best gift ever, take some tasks off of my plate that are difficult for me to do. In fact, I was so overwhelmed with the plants in general that I couldn't do this by myself, plus, I know nothing about plumbing.

Being so type A, if I feel "behind in tasks" it makes me feel like I can't relax and am not doing well in life. I worry about how crazy motherhood would make me for that reason. How could you ever not be behind in tasks with a toddler?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-12-11 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah! I did take care of a child, but not a baby or toddler. I like "kids" and "babies", but I think toddlers and teenagers are jerks. I'm unsure how I will avoid killing them during those times.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2007-12-11 11:02 pm (UTC)
Really? I just caught mine taking naked pictures of herself and sending them to a boy. Do you REALLY think they have great moments?? *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-12-11 11:09 pm (UTC)
In Jr. High I was a total jerk. I stole my Dad's truck for a joyride, got drunk, ect. When I was 16 I had a 26 year old tattooed boyfriend.

I really did turn out ok, but I feel bad for my poor mother.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2007-12-11 11:16 pm (UTC)
I was drinking at age 12. and stopped by the time I was 14... my niece was doing the same and stopped at 14, too. But I would NEVER have taken naked pics of myself and put them online!! UGH!

I married a guy who was homeless (living with a buddy rent free) and made minimum wage when I was barely 18 (moved in with him at 16 and supported his lazy ass..) Youdathunk the whole "HOMELESS" thing would have been a clue, huh?? *sigh* SOOO glad I divorced him at 21. (After he promised to gouge out my eyes with a spoon and keep them in a jar. Awww... so sweet.)
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2007-12-11 11:37 pm (UTC)
you know what stopped that crap at my house? I refused to take her to school (or let her find a ride) when she missed the bus. 3 days of unexcused absences, and she's out the door on time EVERY morning now. :) Of course, this morning her alarm was still going off at 6:55 and the bus comes at 7, but she made it.

She's probably tired from her late night photographic activities. *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2007-12-11 11:03 pm (UTC)
Toddlers aren't bad, once you figure out that they're just trying to be independent. Frustrating, definitely, espcially when you want them to, oh, wear matching clothes... or put on gloves instead of shorts when its snowing outside... or eat! so you can be somewhere on time. hehe!

Teenagers are all turds in my opinion. :)
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