Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Can someone explain to me what is so special about this chair?

Or this seat in the Yukon?

And what's wrong with this bench?

For as long as Sei and I have been married there has been certain things the kids fight over. All.the.time. Now I'm not complaining. I'm just trying to understand. They fight over plates. They fight over who sits in that chair- no one wants to sit on the bench. They fight who sits by Liv in the car and who sits on the side in the back seat. And who sleeps in the middle. And who gets the Barbie pillow. And who gets the cereal 1st. And who gets to wear the new CTR earrings 1st. And who gets to take a shower last. And who picks the movie for that nite. And who plays Webkinz 1st. And... And...
Well, you get the idea. So, is there somethin' I'm missing? Is there something really rad about that chair? Does the bench have splinters? Is that Yu-gi-Oh beach towel the envy of the neighborhood? What?
And although the constant bickering over nothing can drive me up the wall, I secretly love it because it means our entire family is here! I don't even mind the 4 loads of laundry a day. :)

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JC said...

The bench has no back, plus they will probably have to share it w/ someone else. The chair lets them have their own special space.

I'm guessing that seat in the Yukon has the best view through the front windshield of all the seats in the middle and back row.

Yvonne said...

I LOVE THIS POST--takes me back to the days when I had kids who fought over things like that. When we go on trips it was "who gets to pick where we eat", so eventually each day someone was designated to "be the chooser". We still laugh and do that today--I'll tell Allan you get to be the chooser.

You are so right--it means you are all together. Nothing better ; ) Enjoy.

S said...

Man I hate to be the one to say "I told you so" LOL good times

No Cool Story said...

Awww. These are the little rituals that make it fun and memorable.

4 loads of laundry!

Suzanne said...

4 loads of laundry each day??? Ack! Yay for all the kiddies being home! My sons fight over the two barstools we have and they are EXACTLY the same. Explain that one for me! :D

Physcokity said...

I remember those days. I still bare some of the marks. Ah sweet memories ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I remember those days.. My boys (14 mo. apart in age) FOUGHT over everything.
You'll laugh about it when they're grown. lol
Ala Grandmother

omar said...

4 loads of laundry per what? Let's see, 4 loads, seven days, carry the two... so you've probably done more laundry this week than I've done this millennium.

Klin said...

So when you figure out why they do that fighting over strange stuff, will you please let me know. I have a list, too.

I usually laugh, because it's so ridiculous to me.

FOUR loads of laundry A DAY!!!!!
Holy piles of laundry.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hi tori,
i have the exact same bench with plants on it. really glad for you that you all are together again.

one day :) kathleen

Amanda said...

4 loads of laundry!?! Yikes!

We have the same problem at our house. I remember doing it as a kid myself. Kids are just really strange (annoying too sometimes) creatures.

We finally had to assign seats at our kitchen table because I could not stand the fighting anymore everytime we sat down to eat! I've threatened to do the same thing in the car if they don't quite!

ps. Guess where I will be on August 8th? :D (insert high pitched squeal)

Tori :) said...

Amanda!!! What?!?!?!??!?! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Nancy Face said...

I can SO relate to the fighting over stupid stuff. I do it all the time! No one better sit in my kitchen chair! Stay off my recliner! What were they THINKING, eating my SlimFast bar? Lauren has a wedding dress...what's she doing trying on MY mother-of-the-bride dress?!!

Mindi said...

i think this is the post i should have written--we have it with a certain seat in the acura and a spot on our big couch downstairs. it NEVER. FAILS.

and it ticks me off to no ends each time. makes mindi crazy.

you are not alone, sister. i walk beside you.

aubrey said...

FOUR loads of laundry a DAY?!?! are you kidding me? holy moly, woman. your status quo just went up 100 points in my book.