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  • Put The Cheese Down And Snap Out Of It!

    May 31, 2007

    It has been kind of nutty this week. I am having my kitchen cabinets repainted and if this post doesn’t make any sense it’s because I’m still high on White Whisper and Oreos.

    Being shut out of my kitchen for two days has meant that I had to make lunch at my coffee table in the den yesterday. Because for some reason that’s where the bread ended up when I had to clear out the kitchen. It seemed logical at the time. Sean thought having a picnic in the den was a great idea and that we should eat every meal at the coffee table. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that we used to do that before he came along.

    At any rate, when I’ve been in my house for two straight rainy days with my spouse, my child, three painters, paint fumes and no access to my Cheetos, I’m even crankier than when I’ve been on a marathon phone call with the phone company. If you can imagine that.

    As I’m sitting on the sofa busily slapping together a sandwich which I know my child will not even eat, he flings himself onto me and hugs me tight around the neck and says, “Put that cheese down woman and snuggle me!”

    And so I did.

    And that gave me some much needed perspective and vastly improved my attitude.


    1. Girl Gone Wild says:

      Wow…that kid has your wit! You’re kind of having a crappy time of it lately, aren’t ya? So, bad things come in 3’s (or 10’s) so it’s almost over…

      May 31st, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    2. An Iowa Mom says:

      That is one demand from a child I would have given into too!

      Too sweet!

      May 31st, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    3. maggie says:

      He called you “woman”? LOL.

      May 31st, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    4. GiBee says:

      Well, then! Nothing like a cheesy snuggle!

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    5. Clemntine says:

      It’s the burden that The Poodiest among us must bear. You do it with style, AM.

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    6. Kara says:

      What a cute boy!

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    7. Big Mama says:

      Well, with a request like that, how could you not put down the cheese?

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    8. Cathy says:

      sean’s cute, it can’t be denied. but i’m jealous no end over the three day rain you’re suffering through! go outside, look east, and send some of it our way! we need it in the very worst of ways!

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    9. Addie says:

      Put that cheese down woman…”

      How funny, and of course it improved your attitude! How could it not? Make sure he’s sitting right beside you next time you call the phone company.

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    10. Jana (sidetrack'd) says:

      Hilarious! What can you do but drop the cheese?

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    11. laughing mommy says:

      Your son says the cutest stuff!

      May 31st, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    12. Rivkeleh says:

      You know, I was late to work this morning because a) my alarm clock (which is to say my son) did not go off at his regular time of 6:30, and b) we both woke up at 7:30 and freaked out, but then he vaulted himself into my bed and requested to be snuggled. And really, how can you say no?

      And then construction on the road I take to work legitimized my lateness. But I’m not going to explain to my boss the bit about the extra 10 minute snuggle that put me off schedule to begin with.

      Can I suggest that perhaps Sean should make the next phonecall to customer service? It seems like it would make it a reasonably fair fight.

      May 31st, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    13. Sandra says:

      Okay, what kind of cheetos? Crunchy or puffed? I’m addicted to puffed myself.

      May 31st, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    14. Tracey/RealEstateGirl says:

      That is so precious! Nothing will make the day better than a snuggle from your little one!

      Speaking of Cheetos, do you like the twisted cheetos? Love ’em!

      May 31st, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    15. Rachel May says:

      It’s those moments that make everything zoom into perspective. Thanks so much for sharing them!!!

      May 31st, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    16. Jeana says:

      So the REAL answer to “Who Moved My Cheese?” is “Check the coffee table”?

      May 31st, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    17. Kacey says:

      Poodiest Wady — God may have only given you one child, but He gave you the bestest one. How can you bear for him to go to sleep at night? He’s better than T.V. any day!

      May 31st, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    18. simply me says:

      He has great comic timing and his language skills are incredible – hey he’s a genius. can I borrow him some time??? lol

      May 31st, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    19. Sally says:

      It never ceases to amaze me how a child can bring a person out of a bad mood with the simplest of phrases. Children are definitely a precious gift.

      June 1st, 2007 at 7:02 am

    20. kim says:

      He is just too cute.

      By the way I bought the Flip video for my son’s bday(actually so I could “borrow” it)at your suggestion. It is awesome. Thanks for review!

      June 1st, 2007 at 8:54 am

    21. jean says:

      Doesn’t your heart just about burst when he says something like that?

      June 1st, 2007 at 10:38 am

    22. mcewen says:

      Yup around here we call that ‘proprioceptive input’ but in your case I would definitely call that a hug.

      June 1st, 2007 at 10:54 am

    23. MommaK says:

      Ha! That sounds like my youngest. She demands hugs like a truck driver that just came back form a long trip.

      Home improvement always sounds great right up until they are in your house messing up your life. I know how it goes. You’re constantly wanting to scream “GET THE HELL OUT OF MY HOUSE!!” Or maybe that’s just me 🙂

      June 1st, 2007 at 1:41 pm

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