Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mommy always wins!

I have a lot of pet peeves. One of them (besides the "usuals": black inked pens, people touching my face, people touching my butt, people stepping on my feet, loud noises, clutter) is doors being slammed. It's a scar I've carried with me ever since traumatic things happened during childhood, and I haven't been able to overcome it. Something about slamming doors just brings out the craziness in me. A few weeks back, G was a little over-the-top for me. He was being horrible (licking- saving it for another post), so I asked him to go to his room. Of course he didn't listen the first time around, so I waited 30 seconds and then instructed him (again) to go to his room. He stomped his foot and did the "uuhh, no" thing. Ok, apparently he needed a little helping finding his room. I took his hand and guided him to his room. He threw himself on the ground in protest, but I left it (him) alone and walked back into the other room. Just as soon as I reached the kitchen (it's the first place you reach when exiting the hallway with their rooms) he slammed his door. Umm, did he just do what I thought he did? His 5 year-old brother quickly confirmed what I thought I witnessed before I could even finish my thought.


I walked back to his bedroom, opened the door, and warned him not to slam his door again. If he did, he wouldn't like the consequence. I turned around, walked back down the hall.... WHACK! Oh, nuh-uh, he didn't just do that.


As I was walking back to his room, I could hear him fiddling with the knob. By the time I got there, he had locked the door. You wanna play that game, little boy? Mommy can play too. The difference.... MOMMY ALWAYS WINS! I don't care if Daddy at work right now, you will NOT be doing that in this house...




Try slamming your door now, Mr. G!


*update: after 2 1/2 days, he "earned" his door back. He hasn't done it since.

13 comments:

kelly said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your header pic, where did you take it?

Amanda fair said...

NICE! Way to take charge and i hate doors slamming as well.

Tiffani Makely said...

Great! That totally solves it! You know I hate it when my kids step on my feet. It seems like they do it all the time when they are around 2. And it always happens when I have just painted my toes or are wearing new shoes. AUGH!

Meredith said...

Of course Mommy always wins! Totally classic!!

Rebecca said...

You are super mom! Love it! I think I not be the winner if I had a 4 to one ratio of boys vs mom like you do!

jennifer said...

yes! we are totally going to use that one. remove the door - it's brilliant!

Abbey said...

Oh man, I can't wait to win one! Wonder what that feels like,,,

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

I must have left childhood unscarred, but if it ticked me off enough there would be no earning back doors here...you just get a strawberry shortcake flat sheet and some thumb tacks. Let's see you slam that...

3girlsmom said...

love it! we don't do that in our house either. that is a big no no.

my girlfriend used to do that to her teenage boys! and then she wouldn't ground them from the computer she would just take something like the mouse or the keyboard. ha!

but what's up with black inked pens? they are the best! plus they last longer than blue.

Idaho Pascoes said...

Excuse me, but I seem to remember that YOU did most of the door slamming! That's where he got it from.

But good for you to take it off. The one thing I HATE is when I hear women say "just wait till your dad gets home." Are you kidding me?!?! YOU deal with it & do it RIGHT NOW! That kid will be lucky to survive until their dad gets home. Otherwise it teaches them that mom has no authority.
Tough love: that's good parenting! Super Nanny would have done the same thing. =)

Ben said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! thats just plain funny right there...

Stricker Family said...

That is the best thing I have ever heard. I am so using that idea. Thanks for sharing!!!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Hi there! I just found your blog via a Google Alert I'd set up...believe it or not, "Mommy Always Wins" is the name of my blog, and I've MANYMANY times said it in just the way you did in this post!!! SO FUNNY!

Great minds...