Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gumby

I love being a mom. It’s really great, except when it comes to gum. Gum and motherhood don’t mix. Why? Because I can’t have any! Every time I unwrap a piece, Jack HAS to ask for one. I don’t want to share. I just want my own freaking gum. Is there anything wrong with that?

I have the same feeling with candy. I just want to eat my own candy without sharing. The best place for me to eat my own selfish candy is in the car. I can unwrap it in my lap and then sneak it in my mouth. If Jack hears the wrapper and asks for candy, I tell him I am sick and it’s medicine.

And the little chump believes me. Ha ha!

10 comments:

meg said...

Mark and I enjoyed our AM laugh thanks to this.

What a wonderful way to start the day.

elizabeth bryant said...

It's things like you using "chump" when describing your son that makes me love your blog.

Tricia said...

I am a fellow car-candy-sneaker. I also hide out in the kitchen, quietly shoving chocolate into my mouth before they come around the corner and catch me.

Haley Hall said...

So I read this as I was waiting for a call to come in at work. I couldn't stop laughing when the call came in!! Shame on you! Gosh, I love Jack. Poor kid thinks his mom is always sick.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I use the medicine trick too!! But I have to be careful, I think R is on to me...

I have resorted to going into the closet to eat chocolate so I can do it in peace, without any inquiring questions.

The other day I opened a bag of some chocolate and R came running in the room, like a Pavlovian Dog, saying, "what is that noise?"

Jones Family said...

haha.. I totally sneak MY own treats while my kids AND husband aren't looking. Ingenious idea about the car eating...

ps. I hate gum too. I hate it more when Hannah gets it in her hair.

cat+tadd said...

Let the dang kid have some gum!

sue ;-P said...

Why do you think I always hid my gum?

Jessica said...

I don't have kids, but I do often have to hide my candy from my husband!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your layout and your pics are lovely.

Kreesa said...

I'd like to shout "AMEN" on this one! But my kids love my gum because it's the best gum in the world. Trident Tropical Twist. You should try it, and then, when you're addicted, hide it. I even hide it from Ron. People always think the scent from the gum is something that I'm wearing...but it's not.