Easing your mommy guilt one post at a time

Jan 31, 2008

#Life#The Flinger Family#Working Mom

Text From Mr. Flinger: Am Going To Be Late. C U after Kidz R In Bed

Thoughts by Mrs. Flinger: Oh No He Didn’

The Flinger house is now in survival mode.image


  1. Do they make soundproof versions of those cage thingies?

    By Annika on 2008 01 31

  2. Wha?  He’s allowed to get away with that, in a text?  Hope that glass of wine is as big as the “kennel”!  That’s awesome.

    By AMomTwoBoys on 2008 01 31

  3. A mom has to do what a mom has to do.

    Wine? Essential.

    DVD for kids? Essential.

    Cage for kids? Essential.

    By Jamie on 2008 01 31

  4. That is hilarous. I love the baby jail. My husband and I went last night to pick up cupcakes for my son to take to daycare today. We checked out with a dozen cupcakes, a $5.00 bottle of Merlot, and a 6 pack of Miller Light. I actually made my husband put back the expensive ($10.00 bottle) to get the cheaper bottle of wine. We are klassy.

    By Someone Being Me on 2008 01 31

  5. Hmmm . . . can you put the kids to bed at 4:30?  I mean, it must be eight o’ clock by then SOMEWHERE!

    Good luck.  I’m right there with you tonight, wine and all.

    By Rima on 2008 01 31

  6. man, i so need to hook myself up with some of that (caging AND wine)

    By Dawn S. on 2008 01 31

  7. Looks just like my house ‘cept baby in an exercsaucer and no wine :(

    By Alli ~Mrs. Fussypants on 2008 01 31

  8. I need to get one of those cages.

    By Ali on 2008 01 31

  9. Oh man! My dad just asked me a while ago if they still have playpens and I have no idea- and I have been sitting here wondering how you take a shower when the baby goes to one nap a day and NOW I KNOW. Brilliant!

    By maggie on 2008 01 31

  10. The BEST part is we got the cage at BABIES R US. Y’all, it’s MADE for babies! So it’s totally legit. Run, good people. Run and get ye one! grin

    Working from home just got easier. Heh.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2008 01 31

  11. I have everything except the cage. Note to self- buy a cage smile

    By Amy on 2008 01 31

  12. Survival mode I totally get. We’ve had ice cream for dinner, slept in ‘til noon, ate at midnight. Whatever got us thru it.

    And maybe I should mention that there are those times when MOM stands for “My Own Margarita/Martini”!

    By Devra on 2008 01 31

  13. You mean, PLAYpen, with emphasis on play.  Look how much fun he’s having!  Or, whatever.

    Isn’t funny how these things were so IT years ago, and these days we’re all “my kid’s in jail”!!!

    By Wendy on 2008 01 31

  14. OMG, that reminds me i need to dig out the jail, its nearly spring and the kids(4 legged) will be hitting the ground. I can’t even imagine what’ll be like with a 2 y/o AND baby goats.

    By Mackenzie's Momma on 2008 01 31

  15. Looks like mine…only mine doesn’t have a ‘kennel’ and mine’s a lot messier!

    Hey!  Save some of that wine for ME!

    By LeannIAm on 2008 01 31

  16. I don’t think they had baby jails when my boys were small.

    Shame, really.

    By Loralee on 2008 01 31

  17. Sad text msg!  At least it could’ve been worded differently… That last sentence is just plain mean!

    By Holly on 2008 01 31

  18. wow…hope he brings you flowers and another bottle of wine. smile

    By pickel on 2008 01 31

  19. Ah, the memories.  We used to have a gate in between each room on our first floor so we could herd the kids like sheep.  We had a gate around our TV area, one running the entire length of the fireplace wall in the dining room, and one memorable Christmas, the exact same gate you are using was set up to encircle the Christmas tree.  Ahhhhhh, the memories.

    By Velma on 2008 01 31

  20. I have cage envy.

    By Andy on 2008 01 31