Saturday, March 10, 2012

I Don't Want To Play Today

"Mommy, will you play cars with me?"

I hear this so many times a day I lose count.

And I play.  Mostly.

But sometimes I just can't.  And I feel bad.  I shouldn't, but I do.

Especially in the mornings.  The 5 or 6 o'clock mornings, which by the way are every freakin' day.   Mostly 6, but today was a
5 o'clock-er.  Brutal.  I don't play then.  I sleep on the couch.  He watches cars on YouTube.

Cars are his obsession and crashing cars is his latest past-time.

Tylenol is mine.

As I write this, he's in his bedroom; all I hear is CRASH, CRASH, CRASH!  Whereas I am impressed with his sound effects that goes along with the crashing, it's getting on my nerves.  Hubby's too.  Pretty sure demolition derby driving is in his future.

"Mommy, will you play cars with me?"

(sigh) "I'm coming, buddy."


Kimberly said...

Dude I know.
I know.
I'm guilty too. It's so hard when you're so tired.

Julia said...

Oh I so know this feeling. I never actually want to get down on the floor and play cars or trains or whatever else, especially early in the morning when all I want to do is lay around, but of course I want to play with him.....and so I go. Ahh, the life of a Mommy.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Yep, and I guess all too soon they won't want us to play with them al all so we should play all we can now...but still not early in the morn! hehe

Christine Yu said...

I totally hear you on this.

Christine Yu said...

Oops, posted that a little too quickly :-)

I especially hear this from my younger son (who is also obsessed with cars and has a very similar collection). I feel badly because he doesn't get nearly as much attention as his older brother so when he shuffles up to me, pulls on my leg and asks in that itty bitty tiny voice, "Mommy, can you play with me?" it breaks me. But you're right, some day soon, they will not want to play with us and we'll be dying to get on the floor to play cars!

Kristen said...

Holy schnikes!!! That is a lot of cars!! Reminds me of my girls' Littlest Pet Shop collection. Thankfully, they do not crash into each other. They do make some pretty annoying sounds though ;-)

Mommy Inconsistent said...

That is a car collection that started at six months old with just one 'lil plastic it's taking over the house! It's his passion...whatchagonnado? :)

Mommy Inconsistent said...

I love that he has found something he's so passionate about...and he NEVER bores of them. Hmmm....think I'll go play cars now.