Monday, June 7, 2010
Day 972 - Poll Results & New Poll
Last week, I asked if Crazy Grandma and Lazy Grandpa should continue to lie down with the kids during nap time. Sixty-six percent of you must have as high an intelligence quotient as myself because you agreed that Crazy & Lazy need to leave the bedroom. And the remainder of you adorable Forrest Gumps thought it was all for naught because nap time is officially over.
All I have to say to those of you who believe nap time is over is...IN YOUR FACE! Nap time is NOT over! Pop the bubbly, cue the confetti, and generously tip the prostitutes because the kids are taking their naps again. Although my parents felt uncomfortable leaving the kids unattended in the bedroom, Crazy and Lazy took my suggestion and decided to leave the kids alone. After a few days, the kids were back on their regular nap routine, and Crazy and Lazy had to admit that their son was a parenting genus...geneus...jenius.
...that their son wasn't dum.
I have something to admit. Just like their parents, our kids have a drinking problem. Granted, they don't have Lisa's vodka problem or my 10W30 motor oil problem. But our kids definitely have a drinking problem: they don't know how to use a damn cup!
Our kids are over 2 1/2 years old. They can talk, count, draw, and complete four sides of a Rubik's cube. But give them a cup of water, and they act like a turkey with its head cut off. They dip their hands into the cup, they blow bubbles, they pour water in their plates, but the one place the cup should go is a restricted area.
We explain to the kids that they should not play with their cups, but we are ignored like an A/V Club president on a dance floor. What do we do? Do we let the kids be kids and hope that one day they will use cups properly? Do we take away their cups as soon as they misbehave? Or are we going to have to pack up sippy cups for the kids when they eventually go off to college?