OK, so I run to the store and before Lexi and I get in line to check out, Joe called me to ask me something about the kids. A few seconds later, Savannah texted me.
"I'm cleaning out the closet like you wanted. Should I pack away the snow boots?"
I texted her back, "NOOO! If you pack them away, it will snow every day for the next month."
Three minutes later, I got another text from her. "Dad is broken and doesn't know what's going on. He's confused."
Two minutes later - "Now he's yelling at us."
"Well what do you want me to do about it??? Stop doing whatever you're doing to make him yell."
Ten minutes later, Savannah called me. "Mom, Jackson's playing video games!"
"Oh ok, let me just forget about Lexi's party. I'll turn around and drive back home through rush hour traffic and deal with it. GO TELL YOUR FATHER!!!"
Twenty minutes later, Joe texted me. "Is Jackson grounded from video games?"
Five minutes later, Joe texted again. "How long is he grounded for?"
Tell me why is it that moms are the only ones who can deal with any crisis that arises? (And yes, I know I'm generalizing here. I can do that. It's my blog.) Why, when we're on the other side of town/at work/in a meeting/on a business trip, does everyone feel the need to call us to put out the fires? Why is this? I'm just trying to understand why it seems like a preferable idea to call me when I'm half an hour away, than it is to just ask their father a question.
Is it because I'm too demanding and insist on things being done a certain way? Is everyone afraid of making a mistake and making me mad? I admit I can be kinda