The No-Cabbage Treaty of 2012

11 Dec

The Mother and the Children,cabbage

Resolved to develop friendly relations between the Mother and the Children;

Convinced of the need finally to overcome antagonism and to develop cooperation within the household;

Have agreed upon and confirmed the following articles.

Article 1:

Her Maternal Majesty acknowledges that said Children have the right to have input into their food choices, no matter how wrong their input might be.

Article 2:

The Children acknowledge that Her Maternal Majesty, their Mother, deserves the right to have privacy, especially in the bathroom.

Article 3:

It is agreed that the Mother will not serve for consumption:  cabbage, cabbage-like food or anything resembling, by taste or smell, a cabbage. It is further agreed that the Mother will not try to disguise any of the aforementioned food items.

Article 4:

It is agreed that the Children will not stalk or harass the Mother while she is in the bathroom. The Children agree to acknowledge that the act of slipping notes under the bathroom door and/or wiggling hands and/or feet under the bathroom door as forms of harassment. (Mommy will give you a pass if she needs you to grab a roll of toilet tissue from the other bathroom. OK?)

Article 5:

The solemn ratifications of the present treaty shall be expedited between the contracting parties immediately.

It is my prediction that this treaty will be repealed before breakfast. The kids just can’t stay away from the bathroom door!

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3 Responses to “The No-Cabbage Treaty of 2012”

  1. memyselfandkids December 11, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Great post – funny. Very official. I hope this treat will pass the test of time and bring peace between the respective parties.

  2. Kelly December 11, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I have high hopes. I dislike it as much as the kids do. It’s kind of a win-win for me either way. Yea, I’m a tricksey-tricksey kind of mama!

  3. motherhoodisanart December 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Hilarious!!! This would not stand a chance in our house!

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