Thursday, November 19, 2009


Today I poured my entire 12oz cup of tea all over the interior of the six year old's school bus.
I didn't mean to - it happened when I set it down to help her with her seat belt.

I started to tear off my fleece to mop it up and then remembered that I didn't have anything else, besides a bra, underneath. (Long story.)

The husband's favorite sweatshirt was in his car (which I was driving) so it had to be the mop.

Let me re-cap. Irritated bus driver, embarrassed six year old, irritated husband and inappropriately dressed, tea-less mom. All before 7.35am.

Serenity now, Serenity now. Serenity now.

I tried to improve my parent rating by taking the baby to Jumping Jacks. You know the kind of thing. Community center hall filled with balls, slides, trikes etc.
She was unimpressed. Being the second kid she hasn't done a whole lot of this kind of thing and I swear her face wore a "Why are we here?" expression.

I honestly think she would rather have been at home cleaning her teeth. Yes, I said cleaning her teeth. It's an obsession.
Trying to get a pen to draw with. We don't draw so much as reject the fabulous array of crayons, colored pencils and markers in favor of trying to get a ball point pen from mummy's desk.

Why not let her have the pen you say?
I'll tell you why - because drawing also involves ignoring any paper, pad or coloring book on offer, in favor of walls, clothes and furniture.

Maybe I'll 'accidentally' drop a ball point pen on the floor at Jumping Jacks next time and see how that goes...

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  1. Ahhh yes. Gotta love the days that start of so chaotic when you are barely even awake. At least it was tea and not coffee...not so strong of a smell. Must look at bright side, right?! ;)

  2. Ha! Dressed in a bra and sopping up spilt can't make these things up! Hang in there, it's gotta get better than this! :o)

    My best, Lynn

  3. Actually, I am impressed that you had bra on and tea. That's better than I can do most mornings. Sounds like it wasn't all bad! Hope it got better!

  4. I need your mug to carry around with me at all times as regal reminder stay chill!

    Cute story. Sorry it was a pain for you. You make us all feel better about our own crazy days!

  5. Oh, those days that start that way... makes you want to go back to bed!

  6. BTW - we're giving you an award to pass on - you'll find it on our site tomorrow morning!
    Ally & Lela


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