Monday, 9 April 2007

easter comes but once a year

The kids were hyped up higher than kites blindingly high on sugar (note to self: Rosey can now reach the back of the counter, so hiding things there? Not so good.*) and careened around the house, tearing things apart and reveling in bedlam,

which excited the dog so much he peed everywhere (although it may have been in self-defense - by that time I was screeching so loud that the windows were rattling) and ran in circles and bit his tail,

yelping so loud he startled the amok twins. Cass stopped jumping on the couch in mid-leap, Rosey leaned in to look, and Cass fell on her. Rosey screeched and

the phone rang and I couldn't hear my mother on the phone until

she was half-way through the aghast lecture on 'why don't you control your children?' which

made me full of guilt and snappish and short with her,

which translated into me getting off the phone, looking around at the wreck of the house and realizing that this time, she's right, and becoming even more snappish and short-tempered with the kidlets,

who were so high on chocolate they didn't care.


*Cheeks bulging with jellybeans. Bulging. Like a little squirrel.

8 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

This is why I have to force myself to eat virtually ALL of the kids' Easter haul. I'm only doing it for them...

angelfeet said...

I was going to suggest you maxed up on the chocolate yourself and then it won't feel so bad.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

"like a little squirrel". Haha. that would be cute!

Caro said...

I hate the parental lectures. ugh.

My float said...

In 10 years time they'll look back and remember what a wonderful Easter they had and wasn't it funny when the dog peed everywhere...!

Canada said...

I'm just thankful that the chocolate holidays (Hallowe'en, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter) are over. Maybe now I can lose a few pounds!!!

meggie said...

You made me laugh, & brought back memories!

Spanglish said...

When I lived in an apartment my neighbor left the bag of chocolate eggs in the bushes. She had stashed it there while she hid the easter eggs. My tiny poodle found the bag and gorged on the chocolates.

It was like seeing a poodle on crack. She was highly amped for almost an hour, and then she passed out. It was tragic.