Insert Week In Review Post Here

by Marinka on May 19, 2012

Husbandrinka has been away in Paris all week, so I’ve been spending more time than ever with my kids. Usually he gets up to oversee breakfast so I can devote myself to watching The Today Show, but this week it fell on me.

And it’s a good thing that it did too, because I got some great blog fodder, I mean, quality time with my kids. It’s almost worth missing a week of Today!

Here are the best snippets from my week!


13 year old daughter: You keep telling me what to do. It’s really hard to live like that.

Marinka: I..I just asked you to make your bed.

13 year old: It’s like your rules never end.

Marinka: You think you have it pretty rough, don’t you?

13 year old: I know some people have it worse than I do. But they live in other countries, with famine.


Marinka: Let me know where you’re going after school today, please. You can text me when you decide.

13 year old daughter: OMG, I have absolutely no FREEDOM!

Marinka: You seem to be talking a lot about freedom lately.

13 year old: Sorry, mommy, I just finished reading 1984.


10 year old Young Ladrinka, eating toast for breakfast: You know, toast is basically just bread and butter.


Marinka: Shouldn’t you brush your hair before you go to school?

13 year old daughter: My God, this totalitarian family!


Little League coach: You know what the Yankees do, right?

Young Ladrinka: Steroids?


It’s been a long week, but I wouldn’t have traded a second of it away.

Hope you had a nice week an enjoy the weekend.

And guess what? My friend and co-author and your favorite commenter has a blog! And it’s fantastic. Please check it out.

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Nancy Davis Kho
May 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

The day my 14 y.o. is assigned 1984 to read is the day I’m moving out for 6 months. She needs no further encouragement in the realm of “We must rise up against the MAN who in this case is obviously a woman named MOM.”


May 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Wait – why didn’t you go to Paris with Husbandrinka and just leave a loaf a bread and a jar of peanut butter out. (That’s totally legal, yes?)


Melissa Chapman
May 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Your KIDS sound THE sAme as my kids…do you think they have some secret club where they get their lines from?


Erin@MommyontheSpot May 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I needed this today! My husband is on a “work” golf outing and so far I have been flying solo. It’s overwhelming, but on the other hand, I do get to have these little moments I wouldn’t normally have. Great post!


May 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Your husband is in PARIS, and you’re not. What’s wrong with this scenario?

And I hope he is better at choosing gifts to bring home than my husband is.


May 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

Young Ladrinka is wise beyond his little league years.


deborah l quinn
May 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

um…husbandrinka in paris? in spring and all that? oh the luxurious mornings you will enjoy next week; the foot massages you will receive; the baubles that will be showered upon you. FRENCH baubles, mind you, which kick other baubles asses. When you flaunt your french bling around, THEN 13 year old will have reason to bitch. heh heh heh


anna see May 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

tell ladrinka i had no idea about the whole toast thing. xo


the mama bird diaries
May 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

The torture your poor children endure.


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes May 21, 2012 at 7:34 am

Reading 1984 should be strongly discouraged during the teen years. As should Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies. They inspire too much rebellion in the young…


Carinn @welcometothemotherhood
May 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

Living in your house is just above living in a country plagued with famine. She really paints pictures with her words.


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