Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hubby's Family Meeting Fear (An Ink Blots Post)

Both of my kids are currently grounded. The Girl was the first offender, and got a week of no playing with her friends for continuously arguing about me about going out to play with her friends. She got a week-long sentence, and is currently begging Hubby and I for a shortened punishment. I may get an entirely cleaned house out of it, so yes, it's currently under negotiation.

The Ginger was less than 24 hours behind his sister, getting grounded from playing video games for the rest of the day because when he plays video games he doesn't listen to a word anyone says. He decided at 8 this morning to open the advent calendar and when I caught him and told him he was not having candy at 8 in the morning, he proceeded to close the advent calendar... and sit on the floor and eat the candy while playing video games. He claimed he doesn't remember me telling him he couldn't have candy, which is exactly why he didn't get hot chocolate the other night while the rest of the family had a delicious nightcap. I'll ask once what type you want, I'll throw it out briefly a second time, but if you are too busy playing video games to tell me if you want mint chocolate or caramel chocolate, then you aren't getting hot chocolate.

Shortly after The Ginger was told his punishment, I went to Hubby, pretty concerned.

Me: Both of our kids are grounded at the same time for separate offenses. I think they are crying out for our attention. (laughing)
Hubby: Okay, what do you want to do about it?
Me: You aren't gonna like it, but I think we need to have a family meeting.
Hubby: WHAT? A family meeting? What'd I do?
Me: (confused) Nothing. We need to talk to our kids about their recent behavior.
Hubby: Ohhhh, okay. As soon as you said 'family meeting', I turned into a 15 year old, wondering what I did wrong.
Me: You're kidding me, right?
Hubby: Nope.
Me: Good grief. You're the adult now... with kids... so you'll be helping run the family meeting, you gooberface.
Hubby: Sweet.

I realized I must have 3 kids- a 10 year old, an 8 year old, and apparently now a 15 year old as soon as the phrase 'family meeting' is thrown out...

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  1. When ever the family is short on spending money for mommy's new stripper shoes I tell my husband we are having a family meeting and he always stays late at work (which earns time and a half). So funny you posted this!

    1. LOL, that's awesome. I'm disguising the family meeting as fun family time today, too, watching Christmas movies and playing board games. Somewhere in the middle of the fun, I'm springing it on them, lol. Should be fun!

  2. Ahahaha "What did I do?"

    That sounds like something my husband would say. Good luck with the family meeting! We have a blended family, so when the older kids come home for the summer, (9 and 10) we have a meeting first thing. It makes the summer much smoother. Now if I could only get my 2 year old to listen.

    1. Good luck with the 2 year old, lol. ;)

    2. Aaaahhhh come on... No words of wisdom on how to make 2 year olds listen? And just when I thought you had it all! lol ;)

    3. Cheerios. Slip them a cheerio every few minutes, lol. Won't help the listening, but will help the sitting still so maybe they'll listen, lol. ;)

  3. This is exactly why one of my friends won't have children and why my sister-in-law is hesitant. They know their respective partners are, in most cases, also children.