07 Jan Why are you so grouchy??!!

Dear children,

The whole point of having a door on my office is so you can leave me alone. Not so you can open it every 10 minutes and ask me VERY IMPORTANT questions, like:

*Do you know where the soap is? Theres nothing in our bathroom.

* Where’s Zach? He’s supposed to help me bath the puppies.

* Are you going to the store soon? Can you buy some batteries for the other XBox controller?

* She wont let me play XBox. Its not fair. Tell her to share!

* Can you tell Jade to hurry up and go back to university? Im tired of sharing my room with him.

* What are we having for dinner? …Why dont you know?…

* Why do I have to do the dishes that Zion made? I already cleaned the kitchen and she just came and made a sandwich.

* Can the puppies come inside and play?

* The puppies pooped on your rug. What should we do?

* We need tape / scissors / paper / a pen. Do you got any?

* The toilet paper’s finished.

And my favorite…

* Why are you so grouchy? You’re always in a bad mood. I thought you liked being a writer?

And people wonder why my next book is taking so damn long to finish.


I love my office!  – When children arent in it…

  • natalie

    you are just full of hilarity:)) i love it!

    January 7, 2015 at 11:53 pm
  • penny craig

    of such is the life of a writer/mother/wifey,love your posters on the wall at least your office is clean and in your living in Samoa….the best part AND you will miss the children coming into your office when they have flown the coup my dear…..enjoy it.

    January 8, 2015 at 1:03 am
  • jeff utupo

    I would trade anything to have my 5 children at that age bug me. Once they became young adults, went away to school, married and independent, they were hardly home, and our home became so quiet to the point my wife and I felt lonely and wished our children were around. Now with 5 grand children they can make as much noise, make a mess around the house, come visit anytime and we embrace and enjoy every minute with them. So enjoy the journey of parenthood you are doing just fine. It’s all worth it.

    January 8, 2015 at 3:03 am
  • Lima Tufaga

    Sometimes i wish my grown up adult children are little kids again. weh~ I like my space now, but sometimes it gets ‘a little’ just ‘a little’ quiet and lonely.. weh~ but totally understand your point, a mother of 5 and a writer. Your’e a super-woman. Love you Lani.

    January 19, 2015 at 6:45 am

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