What a start

Had a couple of friends and their families over last night for what was to be a basically calm & quiet celebration.

One family was high school buddies and their two kids, 6 & 8.  The other was my best bud in nursing school, her husband, daughter & a 7-month old she was babysitting.

The baby was fine.  Not only was he adorable looking, he was adorable acting as well.  Very quiet, very clean, very sweet.

My high school buddies’ kids?  Oh dear Lord, they were holy terrors.  They wanted to fiddle with everything- my Christmas decorations which are for looking at, they wanted to touch.

And play with like they were action figures.

And they ran in the house, and stomped, and beat, and banged.  They jumped on my couch with shoes on!

And all the while, their mama would say, “Y’all stop.  Y’all behave.  Y’all quit.”.

And they continued on.

Finally, I got the 8 year old in a head lock and told him the only fireworks he would see if he kept behaving like he was, was going to be the fireworks I produced upon his ass with a belt.

That slowed him down for a bit, until his daddy laughed about it.

I came about < > close to asking them to leave.  Don’t get me wrong, I love kids.  I even love lively kids.  Unruly kids however, are not on my tolerable list.

After I said, LEAVE MY STUFF ALONE in a not-so-nice tone, the dad got to wishing “12 o’clock would hurry up & come on”.

You and me both, buddy.  You and me both.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lnda
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 10:24:13

    OPK, as my son says….’Other People’s Kids’, are terrible. You can’t discipline them, even though they are messing with your stuff.

    I very seldom have other people into my home. Of course, right now, they couldn’t walk through it!

    Happy New Year, Snigs!

  2. Lana Hessenius
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 10:50:27

    Just like Linda. OPK are usually terrible. But I will go so far to say that most times I don’t like my own or their kids. I guess I’m getting old.

    Happy New Year Snigs. I hope your year is awesome. I really enjoy your posts.

  3. Old NFO
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 14:18:37

    OPK suck… period… I’m afraid I’d have booted em, but that’s just me being grouchy… 🙂

  4. ORPO1
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 19:29:34

    Some of the OPK who were family friends understood that our house had rules. I pulled out a piggin string for one youngster. Very effective indeed. The message to the others is priceless!

  5. Ami
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 09:30:37

    If you’re going to bring your kids to my house they’re going to have to act human, not break my shit, and not run around like idiots. Because you’re not important enough to me for me to put up with that.

    “you” being generic you, of course.

    Hope the rest of your new year is a hell of a lot better than that!!

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