Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bad Parent "to-do" List

so I believe Susie was the one who mentioned this list, but I know for damn sure I hit about like six different things this morning.

you see folks... in my last days of the 'easy' life of parenting only one child... I managed to scare the living SHIT out of my daughter this morning. why? how? you ask?

well.. WHY... cause I'm stupid stupid stupid. let me repeat. STUPID STUPID STUPID. just plain stupidity on my part......

as for the HOW...... EVERYONE and my mother has seen this website where you try to notice the differences between the pictures. and you're staring and you're looking, then WHAM... the chick from the Exorcist or some equally freaky face blares out at you while jacking your speakers up to a sonic-boom volume.

dude. don't TELL me you haven't seen it at least once. if you haven't, then I beg you to come out of that rock you're obviously living under. but I digress.

so I've seen this shit like 100 times... AT LEAST.

yet.... I clicked on it. and the starting pictures were different then ones I've seen before, so I thought maybe just maybe this really WAS a count the difference thing. (you see, I was actually just on the computer trying to order some Polish Christmas Ornaments for the Aunts up in Jersey for Christmas this year, then I was distracted waiting for the Polish site to come up, so I was just clicking through e-mails and what not...)

so OF COURSE...... in walks Rhena as the 'count the difference' website is up, and JUST as she rounds the desk to see what Mom-muh is doing on the computer... evil-bitch-face pops up and starts blaring my speakers.

I am an asshole. I am stupid stupid stupid, and my poor baby got the fishsticks-for-dinner scared right out of her.

just pencil my name on that "shitty parent but having another child" membership roster while you're at it. I know I really deserve to have a rough labor after today.... or at the very least.... get kicked out of Stepford.


Laina said...

Is that the worst thing you can come up with? ;) Give her some cookies and let her watch some harmless and educational tv. But only whole grain cookies with fruit sugar and less than an hour of tv, of course, so you don't add to the "bad parent to-do list".

Are you getting where I'm going with this? No one can meet perfect parent standards, and I'm sure you're doing way better than you think.

Katy said...

Oh my gosh, Carrie. I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. I know it's not funny but I can't help it. Poor Rhena!! Too bad it didn't scare the shit out of you..literally.

Wethyb said...

I HATE that thing! That doesn't make you a stupid parent. You're great! Sure it scared the shit out of her, but she's a tough cookie. She'll survive :)

You'll laugh about this later :)

greekchickie said...

LOL ~ I get scared from those sites EVERY.STINKIN.TIME! In fact, it just happened to me on Monday. Dammit.


Christi said...

Was it me who sent you that? I remember getting it just yesterday or the day before. I really thought it was for real this time. I was working SOOOO hard to find the differences!