Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Who wears the pants in your family?

The scene: Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Max is wailing. He's just had a jelly donut. He wants another.
Me: "Honey, one jelly donut is enough. Let's give him something nutritious."
Mushball (aka my husband, Dave): "Awww, he looooves jelly donuts, let's give him another."
Me: "But so far all he's had today is chocolate ice-cream and chocolate milk!"
Mushball: "Awwww, let's give it to him."
[Mushball proceeds to start stuffing jelly donut into Max's mouth.]

The scene: Sunday evening. Sabrina is pacing in front of the TV.
Sabrina: "I waaaaant to watch Monsters!"
Me: "She's already watched a video in the car before, that's enough TV today."
Dave: "Awwww, let's let her watch a little bit."
Me [shooting Dave evil eye]: "Sabrina, you can watch for JUST 10 minutes."
Sabrina: "Yaaaaaaaaaaay!"

I guess I wear the pants in our family, or I try to. But Mushball Dave is always caving on the little stuff.

What goes down in your house?

Photo by mmlander


  1. I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me.

  2. I'm the mushball AND the pants-wearer!

    If it comes to donuts, though, I'll have one, too!

  3. Noah: I neeeeeeeeeed more juice!!! (he had just gulped down 2 glasses)
    Me: Nope, you're on water. It's almost bedtime.
    Shawn: Or milk. He hasn't had milk today.
    Me: He had milk at breakfast and lunch.
    Noah: Yaaaaay. Milk!

    I rest my case.

  4. Well in our house he's called "Jellyfish John" Enough said.

  5. We *try* to form a united front. That being said, Daddy is known as The Nice One and I am affectionately known as The Mean Mommy.


  6. I just peed my pants from laughing so hard! We *try* to put up a united front, but it is oh so hard. I am generally easier on Jonathan, Tony is a wimp when it comes to Jacob...and Victoria...well, she is a princess you know.

  7. Hmmmm, pants can sometimes be overrated. We swap ours up depending on the topic but usually try to keep up a united front.

  8. We are the same way...Jeff is jello to the girls. But he is also the most efficient discipliner (because he does it so rarely, probably).

  9. Our house is like a seesaw - we take turns being the mushball and wearing the pants. I'm sure it confuses Michael to no end!

  10. Mushball Dave would like to have a word with all of you:

    "Ellen's wrong, I wear the pants. Size 42."

  11. My mom. But I am a generally good kid aside from the fact that I lose things all the time.


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