Monday, January 26, 2009

You know those moments when ...

... your husband is gone to a stake priesthood meeting

... and you've had a long day and are thinking about just making pancakes (again)

... but then you think that your man has had a long day too and doesn't really like pancakes

... so you set about making a real dinner with pork chops and all the fixins cause you love him

... and figure you might as well start the lasagna for tomorrow's missionary dinner (and also because you're insane)

... and while you're in the middle of it all you realize the baby is attempting to eat a banana through skin absorption - most particulary his head

... so you abandon dinner and give the baby a bath

... only to hear your four-year-old blast Moulin Rouge at full volume

... so you dress the baby and plop him in the ExerSaucer

... try to convince said four-year-old to play something like Sesame Street songs (he's not convinced)

... and you go back to the kitchen and the two-year-old is alternately licking the tomato sauce and eating pieces of raw pork

... and when you stop freaking out about that the four-year-old pops a balloon directly over the baby's head

... and the baby screams. A lot.

... and you're cooing and coddling the baby and finally just nurse him, because he's completely hysterical

... and when you finally get him calmed down, you leave the bedroom to discover the two oldest children running around like maniacs, fully dressed, in the pouring rain

... and you just figure THE HECK WITH IT



and join 'em.

13 comments:

charrette said...

Love this! Good for you!

Brooke said...

You are such a great mom! Sometimes you just have to do this. I bet it took the stress off.

wonder woman said...

Yes, I know days like these. I'll admit that I would love my kids to pick the Moulin Rouge soundtrack to blast. =D Enjoy your monsoon with pancakes!!

::Jan:: said...

That is right. Jump right in and get jiggy with it. Way to roll...

Lara said...

If you can't beat 'em, Join 'em! :)

I just love that your house is as normal as mine. Crazy is normal. right?

Real Mom, Real Life said...

Hey -- that sounds like my house... glad we aren't alone.

Becky said...

Good for you, lady! I would've burst a blood vessel for sure. Yesterday my husband drove 3 1/2 hours to speak in one of our branches, leaving me to go it alone at church with two tired cranky children. It was... fun. :)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Is it bad to say I would have thought, "what the heck..." and then locked the door while I finished dinner?

p.s. We have pancakes for dinner every Sunday at my house. With eggs and sausage if I'm feeling ambitious.

Erin said...

Oh man, what a great mom you are! That sounded like a very exhausting day.

Kristina P. said...

I sorta want to come and live with you.

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

TOTALLY! You are my idol.

Jody Blue said...

Oh to romp in the Brasilian rain! You are a good mama!!

Harmony said...

Really? Raw pork? Yum. Way to go, Squishy!