Why my kids hate me…

I went to pick up my daughter from cheerleading practice and thought I saw a dog walking down a hill in my neighborhood. Uh, no, it's a black plastic bag rolling in the wind. Sheesh. Pick up my daughter and then stop to pick up the bag. Of course, I made her get out of the car…

Are you serious mom?
 Oh, alright…
 But, I'm going to pretend the bag killed me first. Always drama…
Gets the bag…
 Why are you taking pictures?
My kids might hate me, but hopefully Mother Earth loves me. :) Teresa

15 comments:

Sherri I said...

You go girl (Mom)!

Bagette Dad said...

Well, gee, you and your daughter qualify for one of your OWN bags, under our "EARN A BAG" program :) :)

Bagette Dad

Tanya Khomyk said...

Very pretty daughter of handbag

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Ha Ha! :)

Anonymous said...

A parents purpose in life is to embarrass their children!!!! Just ask mine : )

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

I agree! :)

MySimpleWalk.com said...

Love it!!!!

Kathleen in Oregon said...

My response to my kids under those circumstances was always,"Well,if someone else had picked it up then I wouldn't have had to!"

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Simple Walk and Kathleen. :) Good advice Kathleen!

Gail said...

Your story (with photos, even!) gave me a smile. Thanks.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Gail! :)

Harmony said...

Ah.... Ya know I love this and both of you.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

We heart you too Harmony! Of course, she would have picked it up for you without complaint!

Anonymous said...

Well, Teresa, as I heard another parent say in reference to his own kids today, "I am not their friend. I am their parent!" You are doing the absolutely best thing, complaints from your children or not.

Imagine what our world would be like if EVERY parent insistently taught their kids to pick up stuff after themselves AND others. I suspect that in a while there would be no trash from "others"...and no trash!

Best,
Gaia

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

I'm sure you are right Gaia! Unfortunately, I don't see that happening anytime soon!