Monday, February 7, 2011

Let's Play Dolls

Brooklyn asked me to play dolls with her like she regularly does. I have to admit that I usually just kinda hold a doll, jump it around the house a little and get bored. I mean, I can play dolls with her for hours, but after the first five minutes, it's SO boring not entirely enjoyable. But today, I got into playing dolls. Perhaps a bit too much...


"It's Monday. The kids were home all weekend, so naturally, the house is destroyed. Time to clean. La la la la la, whistle while you work...I'm going to make the beds and straighten up the bedrooms because a clean room is a happy room."



"Time to clean the bathrooms. It's amazing how disgusting those bathtubs can get. How DO those bathtubs get so gross so fast?"



At this point, Brooklyn interrupted me to tell me I wasn't playing the right way. "Mooom, she doesn't clean the bathroom. She puts on makeup to get ready for her date."

"Wow, you really have a good imagination, Brooklyn!" I said, impressed. Then I went back to my way of playing.

"I need to pull the curtains down to wash them since someone didn't want their pasta and ended up flipping her plate against the window while throwing a fit because I dared to feed her something other than chocolate milk and peanut butter."



"Next, it's time to dust the entertainment center, scrub the marker off the TV, and vacuum up the weekend's popcorn extravaganza."



"Oh, I think I hear the kids coming home from school now! Hi guys! How was your day? Do you have any homework?



Great, well you do your homework while I get dinner started."



"Hey kids, dinner's almost.....



.....what on earth have you guys done to the family room?!?!?!"



"Seriously? Seriously??? You've been home for one hour! ONE! Who put the milk by the TV? Why are there cupcakes on the couch? A boogie board? Why in the world did you guys bring the boogie board in here?! Put the kitchen chair back and clean up this mess. NOW!"



"Oh yeah, I love bedtime. Ahhhh, I'd get another rum and Coke, but I'm too tired to get up."



Brooklyn stopped me again. "Moooom, that's NOT how you play dolls! You have to take the kids to Chuck E Cheese. You don't make them clean up. You're not playing right."

Clearly, my kids have better imaginations than I do because no matter how hard I try, I can't fathom putting on makeup, going on a date, and taking my kids to Chuck E Cheese.

But, on the bright side, I think I've gotten out of playing dolls with Brooklyn for a while.

33 comments:

Rebecca Clerc said...

Ugh! I hate it when my kids leave legos on the floor!! Those babies hurt...

Shay Williams said...

This is TOO cute and totally how I feel with JUST my two and a half year-old!

Denakisland said...

That was Epic. Thanks!

Holly C. said...

You are hilarious!

Ruth said...

LMAO!!!
Now that was a good laugh!! Thanks Dawn!! :)
Ruth

Donna said...

Excellent tactics.

noexcuses said...

This is priceless! Thanks for making me laugh! I needed that today!

Boy! Doll houses have certainly come a long way!

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

HAHA!!! That was awesome!!! Keep those annimated stories coming. :)

V1nce said...

YAY! You finally snapped! Your blog's gonna be totally hysterical now!
(pause)
I mean poor Dawn! *sniff* They finally got you. Oh, the tragedy! *sob* A mind so brilliant... cut short. So sad. *sniff* WHY LORD? WHY?! WHY COULDN'T SHE BE SPARED?! *huge wracking sobs*

On the bright side you're a shoe-in for a Lifetime movie! The Dawn Meehan Story: A Bloggers Cry for Help.

You have to make the last pic your avatar!

Laura~peach~ said...

giggles!

Simple Country Girl said...

That was great! Thanks for the laugh this morning. Along with that humor, the sun is shining so it's going to be a good day :)

Meredith said...

Awesome post - love the photos!

Tifffany said...

omg you just made my day... thanks for the laugh... i needed that :)

Mark said...

Thanks,Dawn!! I was feeling pretty crummy today..high heating bills..way too much SNOW...and then I visited your BLOG..and as soon as my PEEPERS focused on your frustrated doll-head with the wild hair..it was a milk out of the nose moment. So..after a well deserved snort of satisfaction,I resolved to tell you THANX...Now..in all of your free-time..can you UPDATE your photo section. The kids keep on getting older..but their photos show them frozen in time.

Have a wonderful day

Mark in MASS

Time for some RnR said...

you're insanely hilarious!!! i love your "play-outs" :D

Mary-Leah said...

Hilarious. Way more fun to play dolls this way. Why didn't I think of that?

Purple Quilter Queen said...

O.M.G. That was so freaking funny! Jenn

Six-Pack Momma said...

One of your best posts, IMO. Thanks for the laugh!

Anon said...

I love it when you do stuff like this! I loved the dropping kids off at school one, too.

Rachel said...

Wow her doll house has everything! They've come along way since my barbie dream house I guess. Loved this post!

Que said...

This has to be one of your funniest posts! I love it. :)

momof3boys said...

You are so funny. By the way, I just finished my dawn-a-thon. I followed you back during the pokemon days, but I guess I got distracted (my three boys will do that to you). So, last week during our "four-day" snow day I read your whole blog like a book. My hubby was complaining because all I would do is read and read...and read. I just want you to know that you have another fan. I hope your life gets easier for you...I'll be praying for your family. Take care. PS...I'll be getting your books, I can't wait to read them. :)

trousseau4 said...

This is one of your best posts yet. So glad to see your witty, hysterical, funny side still shining through despite your struggles lately. Thanks for a great laugh!!!

absterarnold said...

definitely one of my favorites from your blog!

Sherry said...

LOL... Hilarious. Thanks!

4timesblessed said...

Great write. That was perfect. LOL... Oh, I think you enjoyed playing dolls a lot eh? You even took pictures!!! Loved it!!!

Kris Roach said...

Let's face it! Even adults love colored pictures with a story....SOOOO cute...you are genius...

AmandaMaggard4 said...

Lmao!!! Love it! You put into words exactly how I feel with my kids some days! I am glad I'm not the only one. =)
~Amanda

Chantelle said...

this was my first stop at your blog! You're definitely going into the reader :-)

zacharyfridge said...

This is awesome! This is exacyly how i would play too. I really enjoy playing the queen with the role of "OFF with their head!" From Alice in wonderland. When they make a mess T they scurry around before the queen makes her appearance. Im a mother of six with a grandbaby at home too. =)

Nina said...

ha that was great. and that must be the age thing, my three year old is constantly telling me "say this" "do this" no not that way this way" and I have names...I am no longer mom...mostly I'm magenta from blue's clues...

Gina Diaz said...

Ha ha.... I really enjoyed reading that post. It just reminded of my two little daughters who constantly bugs me to play with them and when I do I am the one to clean up the mess! Sometimes I just wish I was Mary Poppins so that I can clean up all my kids toys in a click!! :)

Adrian Rose said...

Ha, this reminds me of what happened to me once. I bought a couple of bath ducks from Gumtree and while I was preparing the bath for my little rosey one, I started to play with them. I built stories and was having a lot of fun with so many bubbles all around. By the time I realized what I was doing my baby was asleep and the water was cold. Well, maybe men should not play with baby toys :D

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