Lord knows I try to be a great mom, and honestly I think I am an awesome mom, but all those moms who have those Pinterest summer fun lists, chore lists, daily meal plans, etc. you are making the rest of us normal moms look really bad. Yeah, yeah we can step up our game and join the crowd, right, well I tried, shouldn’t that count for something!?
A good mom day for me is when my kids are up, dressed, brushed their teeth and fed. It is only the second week of summer vacation and I have failed, miserably I might add, to many of those pinterest lists!!
Here’s a little run down of what happened with one list, please feel free to laugh, because I do – all of the time, so much so I may be in danger of getting committed.
Wifi password ~ This is where they have a list of minor chores for each of them to do, before they can get the Wifi password for the rest of the day. I do have too many spawns, so their individual list is really short, nothing difficult at all. The first day was good, chores were completed before lunch time and the password was handed out to each at lunch. They had some online time and then outdoor play, the day was filled. I went to bed that night feeling like supermom and that I actually deserve that glass or two of wine and the pat on the back I gave myself. The second day not so much.
Woke the little Sh!#$ up, fed them breakfast and had their chore lists ready to go, they all asked for a little more time to “wake up” and then they would get on their chores. Sure, I didn’t think that was too much to ask, besides it is their summer vacation. I went about my way, tidied up my room and bathroom and then went to check on the kids. They were all logged into the wifi – one playing Playstation, another binge watching netflix, and the other watching you tube videos of other kids playing video games! They didn’t even try to hide it. WTF!
Am I losing my mind? Maybe I didn’t change the password, like I thought I did. I went check the password on our router account, yep I changed it – completely different password, not easily guessed and to top it off, there were no connected devices at this time. How are these sh!#$ logging into the internet?
I called them all into the den, sat them down and asked how they were logged in? No one wanted to answer. I quietly got up, went to each room individually grabbed their ipads, phones, laptops, etc. and opened them up. They were each logged into separate wireless accounts. Now I was really baffled, how in the heck did they open their own wifi accounts, please tell me they weren’t maxing out my credit cards, or hacking into some government access, ok I may be a little over dramatic, but I swear I heard the popo knocking on my door right then and there!
After threatening to take away all of their wireless devices, the oldest let the cat out of the bag. The afternoon before, they decided they didn’t want to do chores anymore, so while they were out riding bikes in the neighborhood, they went to our elderly neighbors’ houses and asked them for their wifi passwords (they each went to one so they wouldn’t have lag time watching movies on the same wifi that was far away!) My children, the ones that are way too cute, and give the biggest saddest puppy dog eyes ever, could never do this right? Pahahaha, boy was I wrong! They told the neighbors that I hadn’t paid the internet bill and our internet was disconnected, and they needed it so they can do their summer reading online!! OMG, I could not believe them. Not a one of my neighbors called me and let me know, the oldest said we told them you couldn’t pay the bill, so we knew they wouldn’t call you and embarrass you more than you were already for not being able to pay the bill.
That same afternoon, I made them do all of their chores, they made apology cards for the neighbors, and helped me bake them cupcakes. We walked over to each neighbor’s house (that they scammed), made them apologize and handed them the card and cupcakes. My neighbors laughed, thought it was the funniest thing ever, and each one made sure to tell my kids they were always welcomed to their internet & they never changed their password, because they didn’t know how. One neighbor even told the kids that if they ever needed anything to just stop on by, because with thinking like theirs, they were going to be famous one day! UGH! Please don’t encourage them. 😉
Lord help me, this will be a loooooonng summer!