Friday, January 1, 2010


Fellow Queens!

As we say goodbye to 2009 and look ahead to 2010 (twenty ten or two thousand and ten? You decide) let’s wrap up the year with a quick look back at the Queendom.

What have we covered? Sex ed, head lice, how to get them (grudgingly) to help around the house, how to be a cool mom and the most talked about topic - disciplining the little darlings.

Whew, was that one a hot one!

I want to thank you for inviting me into your world each week. Raising boys is a wild ride and I am so glad we are here for each other. I also want to thank you for all your stories and wisdom (let’s have more in 2010, after all, this is a forum for you!)

And finally, here are some of my favorite “Things Only Moms of Boys Say” that you have sent me this year.

I told you it would hurt if you wrapped your face with hockey tape.

Who put their underwear on the top of the TV?

Don’t ride your bike in the house, only outside. I don't care if it was in here for Christmas it goes outside now.

What do you mean you locked your brother in the trunk of the car?

No you cannot hit your brother on the head with the bat, I don't care what he did.

Please don't let the cat eat out of your mouth, it'll give him bad habits.

No you may NOT climb in the fridge to see if the light stays on when the door is closed. The light is off when the door is closed. How do I know? I just do, I'm the mom.

No we cannot trade in your baby brother for a monster truck.

No, you can’t ride your skateboard off the roof into the pool. No a kite won’t help guide you to the pool. Give me that umbrella. I don’t care if Mary Poppins did it, you can’t!

And finally, the one I have been telling my boys for 13 years now:

Girls can do anything that you can. Even pee standing up. It might be messy, but I can do it.

Here’s to a joyful, healthy, ER-free 2010!

Reign On!

Queen Linda

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