We are ruining our kids lives! Not really, but they think so!

Attention Parents:

We are trying to ruin our kids’ lives!!

Bedtime, Shower Time, Getting Up in the Morning, Leaving for School, Homework, Dinner, same routines every day these routines are the very reason we are ruining our kids’ lives!!

Just ask them!

Why do kids act like these things are surprises set up by parents to ruin their lives?!?!

They are not!

They are simple everyday routines they have been doing damn near their whole lives!! Believe me fighting with you to go to bed or take a shower is not ruining your life. However, not showering just may ruin your life! My child will not be the stinky kid in class!

Getting up in the morning:

 “Omg I don’t want to get up it’s so early!”

“Yes, you have to get up, you have school! This is why we send you to bed at 8 pm so you aren’t this tired in the morning!”

However, the fact that you got out of bed for every excuse in the book {that I swear you wrote!} and didn’t actually go to sleep until 9:30, is the reason that this getting up so early thing sucks for you!

Leaving for school:

“Omg, I have to go to school?!”

“Yes, absolutely! Just like you have been doing for the last 4 years, and suck it up buttercup because you have many more years ahead of you!”


“What I have to do my homework?”

“Yes, just like we do every day after school!”


“I’m not hungry” “I don’t like this, it’s disgusting!”

“You need to eat; you’re not leaving the table until you do!”


“Omg, I have to shower!!!”

“Yes, you have to shower, it is gross not to shower!”


“Omg it’s bedtime”

“Yes, it’s 8 o’clock, you have gone to bed at 8 o’clock since you were like I don’t know, born!”

No worries though kiddo, you’ll be up till roughly 9:30 or later because 8 o’clock is the time you need a snack {because at dinner you weren’t hungry and now you are}, drink and the bathroom 3 times! Oh, this is also the time you want to share your day and your thoughts on what you’ll do in Summer Camp 4 months from now!

All of these things we do EVERY DAY and they turn into fits and crying! Which I just don’t understand because never in the history of their lives has throwing a fit EVER got them out of doing any of these things! These things are not a surprise, they aren’t my way of ruining your life! I’m sure if I truly wanted to ruin your life, showering, school and bedtime wouldn’t be on that list!

All of this fighting and arguing about monotonous things like going to bed is seriously starting to make my life suck a lot, like a real lot!

So seriously, please just go to bed!


One Worn Out Parent


I’m not ruining your life because I want you to be smart, clean and healthy, I would deny you those things if I wanted to ruin your life!

Do you have this problem in your house? What do you do to help ease the stress of it?

Valentines For Kids

Valentines Day is coming!

I am sure that you already have a list of the classmate’s names for the Valentines swap; if you don’t have it already not to worry it is coming!

A little story……..

When I was about 6 and in the 1st grade, Valentines lists went home and all the kids including myself filled out Valentines for our classmates. Well when I got to school the day of the swap, we all handed out our valentines to each other…..well everyone except me………I did not get one single valentine!! My name somehow didn’t make it on the list! My Mom didn’t think anything of it when we were using the list and my name wasn’t on it because she figured it was left off of my list because I wouldn’t need to fill one out for myself. I was devastated, I remember running to the car when My Mom picked me up crying and telling her what happened. Mom quickly sprang into action and took me on a shopping spree for all things Valentines Day! My Mom as usual saved the day and fixed her Daughters broken heart! Moms just the best at doing that sort of thing! It was truly a day I will never forget!

So, let us not forget any kids names and make Valentines Day special for all the classmates!


When I get the list the first thing I do is go to Pinterest and look for ideas. I mean really is there any other spot to go look for ideas? Pinterest is amazing, although it can be overwhelming at times, information and idea overload……and I swear, I just logged in like 5 mins ago…….45 mins ago oops lol!!

So, I thought I would cut your  time spent on Pinterest and compile a list of a few of my favorite ideas I found on Pinterest! I made a board dedicated to Valentines For School!

Click the link HERE

Thanks For Stopping By! =)

Happy Tuesday on Wednesday!

Yesterday I spent the day here ^ and it was awesome!
I took all the kids and my Mom and headed for the beach,
on our way we found my MIL and she came too!! We had a great time!
He played in all the tide pools and found a ton of shells
and he threw rocks in the water over n over!
The older kids do not let me take pics..=(
Teenagers Ugh!
Before we went to the beach, we had to stop at the hospital..
My BF had her baby on Monday, so I had to visit the little guy.
Jason Jr.
7lbs, 19 in
He is adorable!!
I also finished my little chair re-do it came out great!

Well I am off to get some things done today, so I can craft!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Handmade Name SIgn for My Son’s Room

I made this for my son’s room, we are doing a car theme! He will be 2 on October 11th! He loves it!! I haven’t made anything not “prim” in so long I actually truly enjoyed doing this! Mmmm, maybe a new business venture lol!! It was fun and very easy! If anyone is interested in a tutorial on it let me know I will post one! This would also make cute Christmas gifts for grand kids or nieces and nephews etc.. I think I may make a few for some of the little tots in my family! =)
((HUGS))~ Janice