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Mother of the Year Goes to.... Not Me

Every morning I go to the gym to exercise. I love it because I have a lot of friends there (it's my adult interaction for the day...hahah...but seriously...), endorphins are released, I feel powerful and strong....etc. Fast forward to about 10 minutes after I arrive home.

Kids are fighting over who grabbed the box of cereal first.

Tears are rolling down cheeks from, "Cameron looked at me in a mean way."

Fights are breaking out between who has to be the flippin' monkey in the middle...

You get the idea.

So pretty much all the good I do at 5:30 in the wee early morning hours gets completely undone. (Perhaps I should schedule my workouts to after the kids leave for school instead?)

Anyway, today was no different. The kids actually all got ready on their own really well without any fights. They had a good 20 minutes to kill before we had to leave for school. They decided to play a game (but not the blasted Monkey in the Middle game...No! No! I banned that game [and 'jinx&#…

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Down the street from us were some crazy bad teenagers. Melissa was babysitting us one day when I asked where Mom and Dad were. She said they were at the jail. I thought she meant they were IN jail. When I probed her more, I learned that those bad kids down the street had been putting small bombs in people's mailboxes.

The phone rang, and Melissa went to get it. It was my parents. I thought it would be funny to say that I just saw those bad kids look in our mailbox. Melissa took it seriously, and so did my parents. Unfortunately, so did the cops.

The cops came to my house to question me. I was terrified. I broke down and started crying, admitting my guilt that I had made up the whole story. The cop told me to never lie. I felt so ashamed and humiliated. I knew I had disappointed my parents, and I never wanted to do that again. I tried from then on to be honest.

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