Bridget looks up at me, her hazel eyes wide and sincere. "Dad is way better than that guy!" She pointed over her shoulder with her thumb. Supernanny was on the TV. "Is he not a good Daddy?" I ask her. "It's the contents of your character that matter, Mom". I smiled with pride thinking of how she must have been paying attention when they studied Martin Luther Kingb Jr. at school, or maybe when we talked about him at home. "I learned that from My Little Pony." she said, in all seriousness. The moment was over. The most important things in life she's learning from cartoon horses. Fabulous. Could that have happened? Nope. Not me! Not my Bridget. She's memorizing the words of the great minds of the 20th Century, not Pink Pancake Pony!
I was not off taking a shower while my Five year old son somehow managed to slice his foot open on God knows what. Nope. Not me! I'm always right there, in their faces, making sure they never ever hurt themselves. Ever.
Crap. You people read my blog enough to know that's not true. Huh. What else have I got?
I did not have a child yelling "God Dammit" in the ER when he got sick of waiting. I did not consider telling innocent passers-by that he had Tourettes, rather than a dad who plays World of Warcraft and sometimes might occasionally say that when doing badly in a battleground or raid or a mommy who gets frustrated when children get into the pantry without permission. Nope. Not me! Everyone in my house always uses the best of language, myself included.
Furthermore, I most certainly did not finally break down and put a combination lock on our pantry as if my children live in prison. Nope. Not me! The children are totally trustworthy, never take any kind of food without asking (while refusing to eat the meals that are given them) and would never require such drastic measures. I mean, it's not like a put a huge stop sign on the pantry that Ciaran just looks at and says, "Stop! Hammer time!" My parenting is so much more effective than that.
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