This One Spoke STRAIGHT to My Heart!

While cruisin’ and paroozin’ the blog scene today, I came across this post via AtlantaMomofThree’s Blast from the Past blog post.

It was like she was taking the events and words STRAIGHT FROM MY HOUSE/MOUTH!  I thought this SO much that I requested I be able to share it with all of you!  The only difference is that it would have been, “My COKE! Why!!??!” lol

It reminds me so much of my very first post when my children painted the walls.  😉  

Thank you for allowing me to use it Lynn!!

—” Some days, okay most days, I seriously wonder why I bother spending so much time in the run of a day cleaning.

Yesterday I opened the dishwasher to empty it, to have Alex reach up to get something off the counter (that he shouldn’t even have been touching) and knock my last full can of Pepsi off the counter into the dishwasher… all over my dishes. I didn’t care too much about having to run the dishes through again.. I mean really all I needed to do was throw some soap in and push a button. But it was my last can of pop!! And since my back was turned I lost over half of it to my dishes.

Today I had a basket of laundry sitting on the floor that I needed to fold after I put Nick down for his nap. So I bring Nick up, leaving Alex downstairs, as I normally do. I come down to find him shaking his sippy cup upside down over my clean clothes watering them with apple juice the way the character on TV was watering his carrot.

I have also walked in on him and Nick throwing cheerios at one another. And then laughing hysterically while they crush them into my FRESHLY swept floor. Now I remember why I stopped letting them eat cheerios in the living room while they watched Barney and I tried to do laundry.

Add in the way they take every single toy out of the toy boxes and throw them around the house 30 seconds after I just finished picking them all up, and I am sure everyone can see the frustration.

Alex helps me pick up his toys now. I thought it would be an incentive to put the toys away after he uses them so it would take less time. Turns out cleaning with Momma is fun. Now when I say we are going to pick up toys when I am finished with the dishwasher he runs to the toy bins and empties them as fast as he can. *sigh*  Ah well. What can I do. I’m sure one day soon I’ll blink and they’ll be all moved out and I’ll be wishing for these days again! For now, this Momma is going to finish her coffee and go get the laundry out of the dryer. Again.

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn” —

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: There is always someone out there in your same situation.  Take comfort in knowing that you are never alone.  😉 The babies will only be young for a little while. Try and enjoy them!***

Off to Florida!! Oh wait… Maybe not…

First, I was asked at 10 a.m., TODAY, for a ride to the airport.  You know that makes my OCD/paranoia set in.  I immediately think, “what am I forgetting to do?”  (I’m always afraid I am double booking myself.)  I wonder and think and ask my husband…  Nothing.  I come up with nothing.  

Ok.  I can give you a ride!!  We even did a trial pack into the car, since we would be having to fit four kids, two adults, two suitcases, and a stroller!

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNND, IT FIT!!!

Three o’clock rolls around.  I am on the phone with my neighbor; both kids are asleep.  I load everyone up (asleep), while on the phone, and head out. I got to the end of the block, and in mid sentence, during my phone conversation, I say aloud, “Oh my goodness.  I don’t even have shoes on.  Oh well.  I don’t think I have to get out of the car…  Geeze Louise, I don’t think I have ever met anyone like me.”  I, then, continue the previous conversation…

I arrived at my friends house; we loaded up all the people and all the luggage.  We made it the airport exactly one hour before the flight.  Off they go to Florida!!!

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Ring ring!  Ring ring!!

“Hello.”

“Heather?  They won’t me on the plane with the baby without I.D.  A birth certificate or something…”

“WHAT??!!!?”  :-/  

“Yeah, I need you to go back to my house and get it and bring it back.”

“Do I have time for that?”

“Hope so.”

In traffic, it takes me just over a half an hour to get there.  She, of course, is freaking out and calling to see if I’m there yet, the whole way.  That’s what we’d all do, right??  (OMG!!  I planned SO well and can NOT believe I have forgotten ONE PIECE OF PAPER!!!)

I get there…

The glass door is locked.  I can’t get to the keypad to get in the house.  It’s over.  :-/

I drive back to the airport, and I pick her up.  

We shall try, again, tomorrow…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Pack EVERYTHING.  Like, literally  EVERYTHING!  You never know what you might need when traveling!!!  PACK IT ALL!!!!  And if something DOES come up, roll with it.  That’s what she did.  You never know WHY God has intervened, and you may NEVER know; just take it and go.***

Side note:  She is studying to be a Douala …she has a lady due soon.  Let’s see if she goes tonight…  😉

Oh! And I did get back in time for the flight…just no papers. :-/