Wednesday, June 14, 2006

WFMW: Having an Effective Quiet Time

For today's Works For Me Wednesday, I bring you "The Effective Quiet Time"!

Want to read a book, but can't concentrate over all of the noise? Want to have an effective time in The Word, but can't because you have little monkeys crawling all over you asking for everything under the sun?

I bring you an easy, two-step solution, dear Internet friends!

Duct Tape and Rope!

Just tie the little heathens up and slap some duct tape on their whiny little mouths! They're quiet enough for you to have your time in peace, and they're still within sight so you know they're safe and not getting into mischief.

Hey! It Works For Me!

40 Comments:

At 6/14/2006 10:10 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

You are funny. I'm glad to have a mom in my life that can admit these thoughts and demonstrate them in a picture. I can just hear the boys telling their teacher about their Summer. "So Jacob, what did you do this Summer?" And Jacob's response would be quite comical because he's like his mom. "Well, my mom had health problems this Summer. I don't know what it was. I think maybe she lost her mind because my little brother and me got tied up with rope a lot and the worst part was the duct tape she placed over our mouths! I'm just glad to be back in school!"

 
At 6/14/2006 10:11 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

Hopefully no one will call CPS. :) I am still laughing!!!!

 
At 6/14/2006 10:18 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Oh my gosh, this was hilarious!

 
At 6/14/2006 10:27 AM, Blogger Jeana said...

Oh. My. WORD. That is hysterical! How did you keep the cheese-eating grin off of your face?

 
At 6/14/2006 10:36 AM, Blogger Minnie said...

Oh, Amanda, you SLAY me! That is totally what Jacob would say.

 
At 6/14/2006 10:36 AM, Blogger Aunt Murry said...

I love it!

 
At 6/14/2006 10:43 AM, Blogger Shelley said...

I am writing down duct tape and rope to my list of items needed.

 
At 6/14/2006 10:51 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

Shelley if I run into you in Wal Mart, I am sure it will be on the duct tape aisle.

 
At 6/14/2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Too funny!

 
At 6/14/2006 1:40 PM, Blogger Mom2fur said...

Pretty funny--and c'mon, every one of your moms out there...admit it! You've thought about this, haven't you? Haven't you???????

 
At 6/14/2006 2:12 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

Oh my goodness - that's too funny!!! Yet so practical!

 
At 6/14/2006 2:58 PM, Blogger Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

ok that is TOOOO funny.

 
At 6/14/2006 3:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

That is hilarious!! Is it legal? I mean, I won't tell, but just checking!! :D

 
At 6/14/2006 3:10 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Come now ladies, you know we've all thought about it...

Very funny

 
At 6/14/2006 3:45 PM, Anonymous Peggy said...

I love your sense of humor! Very funny!

 
At 6/14/2006 4:44 PM, Blogger Glass Half Full said...

WHAT A FUNNY PICTURE! I have to admit I have thought about taping my boys' mouths shut. :) Quiet time is a must for my sanity!

 
At 6/14/2006 6:42 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Oh, you are too much!! How do you get off so easily? When mine were that age, I also had to utilize the closet. hah! Good one!

 
At 6/14/2006 8:22 PM, Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

LOL - that is a hoot! hope they don't write about that in their "what I did this summer" essays.

 
At 6/14/2006 8:30 PM, Blogger Chilihead2 said...

Funny? No.

HYSTERICAL! I loved that! Thanks for the laugh.

 
At 6/14/2006 9:04 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Minnie, I have to say that I love you again! This is so funny. I keep telling everyone about this. You need to write a book, seriously. Or you need to be a stand up christian comedian. SERIOUS!

Again, I love you. I love your spirit and I am so glad to call you friend.

 
At 6/14/2006 9:49 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

Too funny! I love that picture.

 
At 6/14/2006 10:58 PM, Blogger the voice said...

OH MY GOSH! How much did you have to pay them to get them to pose for that? That is so funny. Think that would work with my teenage daughter? God bless you, Ken

 
At 6/14/2006 11:09 PM, Blogger Gina said...

FAB U LOUS POST! I bet the kids thought you were kidding! ;) That is a priceless picture!

 
At 6/15/2006 8:02 AM, Blogger Peach said...

Hee Hee! Great idea! I have tied my kids together before to get them to clean their room. (With a ribbon around their wrists) Cuts down on the bickering. They didn't like it one bit.

 
At 6/16/2006 1:25 AM, Blogger Addie said...

THIS WAS TOO FUNNY!!!! My favorite part of the picture is how serene your face looks! Just hilarious!

 
At 6/16/2006 2:37 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Minnie, how funny. I needed a good laugh and you are still--regardless of what else is going on--good for it. Thanks.

 
At 6/21/2006 9:05 AM, Blogger Kate said...

what a RIOT! (and ps - i love those Target jammies!) ;)

 
At 6/23/2006 7:47 AM, Anonymous Gem said...

What a hoot! And what good sports they were, lol!

 
At 6/29/2006 8:09 AM, Blogger Beck said...

Hahahahahahaha. Hilarious!

 
At 6/29/2006 11:34 AM, Blogger jouette said...

best. picture. EVER!

 
At 6/29/2006 1:18 PM, Blogger Shalee said...

Now that is an idea worth pursuing... You are hilarious!

 
At 6/29/2006 1:21 PM, Blogger Robin said...

As my dad used to say, ok still does, "There isn't anything that can't be fixed with a little duct tape."

 
At 6/29/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

And you, just sitting there enjoying your drink...I LIVE for moments such as these! LMBO!!!

 
At 6/29/2006 4:19 PM, Anonymous melissa said...

great idea! how long did it take those boys to escape?

 
At 6/29/2006 4:50 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Funny funny and my favorit part - IS THAT A BIBLE IN YOUR HANDS! Funny funny! :-D

 
At 9/02/2006 5:53 AM, Blogger MommieSunshine said...

LOL That is so great. Too funny!

 
At 9/04/2006 1:53 PM, Blogger txmommy said...

HA! Great idea!

 
At 9/12/2006 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say the kids are grown but my hubby gets a quick hand over his mouth constantly..i may have to buy some tape.

 
At 9/27/2006 4:10 PM, Blogger Holly said...

I am SO showing my girls this picture. That way they believe that some parents do it. (Better than a threat of sending them to their room!)

Thanks for the laugh!

 
At 9/27/2006 8:20 PM, Anonymous Homeschool Mama said...

Oh. my. gosh. I NEEDED that laugh tonight! Thank you!

 

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