Friday, August 31, 2007

One of Those Days


Ever have one of those days where you wish you could just crawl back into bed and throw the covers over your head? Yep, I had one of those days today. It started out fine, normal, I just had a lot on my mind. So I took the girls to the grocery store, loaded the Trail Blazer full of goods, and was on my merry way. So I get home and my first intention was to unload all the groceries. Well, I got side-tracked. I'm a mom, I multi-task, and obviously a little too much sometimes. I get the girls lunch, make sure Hanna's book bag is ready for school,and make some phone calls. Yes, the groceries are still in the truck. So I leave to drop Hanna off at school. I come home, get Chloe ready for a nap, and get several more phone calls. By this time, I have completely forgotten about my milk, frozen burritoes, and corn dogs. Fast forward a couple of hours, the girls get home from school, my mom stops by, and my SIL drops off her 2 boys so I can babysit for several hours. I am now getting supper ready for 5 rugrats. I take a bag of doritoes (for yummy taco salad) and open the bag. A LARGE FAMILY SIZE bag. Can ya see where I'm going with this? I dumped them, like a big clumsy idiot, I dump the bag onto my kitchen floor. I stared at it for a couple of seconds, in disbelief of what I just did, then turned to the kids and asked "who wants doritoes?" They all look at me, look at the floor, back at me, and all raise their hands. Good. We're all eating dirty floor doritoes tonight. Glad we're all in unison on this. My nephew asks for a glass of milk which I happily oblige to though when I opened the frig, there was no milk to be found. Wait a minute, where in the heck is it??? Then it hit me, HELLO Tina, you're groceries are still in the car! I gasp, then sigh, I mean I REALLY sighed, enough for my nephew to turn to Tay and ask, "what the heck is wrong with your mom?" Nothing besides 2 gallons of milk, hamburger, 2 packages of hot dogs, frozen food, and my "can't live without it" coffee creamer ALL GONE. WASTED. Because I'm good like that people. I clean up the dinner fiasco and put a video in for the kids. Veggie Tales songs are blaring, kids are screaming, jumping, and hanging from the lamp. I so didn't care at this point either! I'm sitting on the chair, feeling defeated, tired, irritable, and out walks little Chloe. Anyone who knows her knows she is terribly sweet but oh so much trouble. She managed to unscrew the lid to a GIANT sized bottle of Aquaphore. Essentially a big expensive tub of vasoline. It is in her hair, on her legs, on her clothes, on MY FLOOR and COUCH , everywhere. So I throw her in the tub. As I'm sitting there feeling sorry for myself, Chloe looks up at me with her big brown eyes and says "I wub you Mommy!" OK, now my heart is melted. I grin from ear to ear and scoop this little ball of sweetness up and plant a million kisses on her. My life isn't so bad afterall.

13 comments:

Allison said...

Hey, we left a 40 dollar box of chicken breasts in our van for a whole weekend one time...OMG! Have a better tomorrow!

Happay said...

well, I love ya too! and you made me smile. :) Sorry about the bad day

Danielle said...

Funny story, Tina!! LOL
Maybe you are preggo? I was like that! hee hee
I'm sure you will have a better day tomorrow!
Dani

Sue said...

sorry about your bad day but at least it had a happy ending....sweet little Chloe :)

susan opel said...

Is it bad that the image of all of those little hands raised wanting the Doritos makes me want to giggle?

Hope today and all the days that follow are better, Miss Tina!

Andrea D. said...

lol! Cracking up... sorry, I'm sure it wasn't funny as it was all happening... but, gosh, can I relate! Life would be dull without all the tips and turns :) Here's to a smoother tomorrow!

Michelle said...

you mean you are NOT supposed to eat doritos that were on floor? hmmm. never heard that. :)
what a day. oh and Dani has a great thought. Maybe you are preggo. :)

carrie*postma said...

oh my goodness! {{{HUGS}
either I'm having deja vu or our lives are extremely similar! LOL! LOL! LOL!

Amy W. said...

uuggghhhh, i can soooo relate. i just finished washing off mascara from my little guys face {for the billionth time} and his grinning face and those little chubby hands that swung up around my kneck just washed away the irritated place i was in. this is why God gave us children....and more patience then men. ;) ha!

Kimberly said...

Oh my heck girly...what a day!!! 8/ (((hugs))) to you for you AMAZING endurance to make it through. Isn't it fun how our little ones can make us melt our hearts with their sweetness! xoxo
Loves,
K

themacmomma said...

Man, I don't know if that would do it for me! Don't get me wrong, I love to hear I love you, but man, that sounds like a rough day!!!

I commend your quick thinking, I would've thrown the chips away. That is quick clean up!!!

creasa said...

That is the sweetest story. About the groceries...I do it all the time.

Danielle said...

Tina, what a day! It happens to all of us!! I love the last line of your story! :)

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