Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...CPS


This time of year can be very stressful for parents. We're shopping, and driving, and parking, and baking. We wrap, we clean, we eat, we gather, we plan, we host, we create. We keep the myth of Santa alive. We move elves from room-to-room. We forget to move elves from room-to-room. We send cards, take photos, hang cards, forget to take photos. We stand in line, entertain, buy stamps, buy wrapping paper, buy more wrapping paper, and remind children of the true nature of the season.

And all through it, we d-r-a-g our patient little ones from place to place so that we may better spread our Christmas cheer.

So when threats run out, and elves aren't watching, and you have to go back to the supermarket for the 15twentieth time...you might want to try a little trick involving, oh, say...shackling your children like the prisoners they are, and chaining their hineys to the cart.

Case in point:
Two Willing Participants
A little bit of (toy) chain.
One cart.
God only knows what they're doing here.
Voila: One happy mama (and a friendly neighbor in disgust admiration).
My mad parenting skillz worked tonight, yo.

14 comments:

Chris said...

Love the last picture! I'll try this next time. :)

katydidnot said...

i need to borrow that. only longer for more children.

Anonymous said...

love the hat

Jason, as himself said...

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a little CPS!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This post really ought to get you a parenting book deal!

Merry Christmas.

Trish said...

She gets her mad parenting skillz from me yo.

Love you!

Misty said...

Works for me! *wink*

Kat said...

Oh my word! You are all just soooooo cute!

Huckdoll said...

Haha, excellent! I'm trying that whole chaining thing next time. Way cute pictures <3

Krystyn said...

Okay...I'm so using that, too! Well, at least for Izzy.

Hope you had a great Christmas.

Burgh Baby said...

OK, so where do I find this chain stuff? Me wanty!

And HOLY CRAP does your kid look like you. You should dress alike and do that creepy twin thing for your next grocery store exhibition.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

You rock the chain gang.

prashant said...

i need to borrow that. only longer for more children

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whacked daddy said...

I see you have grocery shopping issues with your twins too. Great pics. Please say it gets easier.

My god that store is huge.