Friday, May 9, 2008

Some days it doesn't pay to climb out of bed

Today is one of those days.

Last night I was sick before bed. Insomnia took hold about 3:30 and didn't relent until Jeremy's alarm went off at 6:00am.

Today is wash day so I am sporting a lovely combo of a green and white horizontal striped shirt and brown sweats.

Kaden and Brynnlee would not get dressed and insisted on running around the house. Finally, the charade ended when Brynns knocked over a fairly full cup of grape juice. Normally not a huge deal, but today she decided to sit on the side of the table closest to the kid-friendly cream carpet in the family room. So I send Kaden up to get dressed and Brynns helps me blot the mess with towels. I send her with the towels to the laundry room and to get a diaper and clothes.

Meanwhile, I vacuum and begin to shampoo the mess to salvage our already "very worn" carpet. Brynnlee comes back down sans clothes or a diaper, but smelling oh so lovely! I send her back up to get clothes and a diaper. Mid-shampoo I hear an enormous crash, but no crying. Which means, she has done some serious damage and yet not managed to kill herself. So I break from shampooing and rush upstairs to find she has used her superwoman powers to pull her enormous changing table drawer off its track and spill it's contents (80+ diapers and two pull-ups) all over the floor. Mess gets cleaned up. Diaper changed. Baby girl dressed. Resume shampooing.

Then I call Eden to chat. That conversation doesn't last long since Kaden has decided that the 100+ times Jeremy and I have told him not to swing the bat when people are around isn't sound advice. In seemingly slow motion, he cracks the bat right across Gavin's face just above his eye. No split, just a bump the size of a golf ball. It's only 10:38 at this point.

Later on good news. Free gas. So I load 5 children into carseats and start down the road, only to have my SIL Jessica call a few minutes later to tell me the person in front of her was the last one to get the deal. Bummer for both of us, and Jeremy who showed up 2 mins later.

Not wanting to waste a 5 child load up I decided to head to the park. I've had enough, and so have the kids. We arrive and unbuckle only to realize Brynns has made it into the car with no shoes. At this point I don't care and just let her out.

Then I see two moms sitting there. GREAT. Just what I need, when I look atrocious, have a child with uncombed hair, no shoes and 4 others tagging along. At least it was two girls from the "old ward". They graciously share the blanket and I'm relieved to avoid the stares and disgusted looks I might have gotten from others.

Now we are home and almost everyone is sleeping... this 9 month old is killin me!

Someday I will look back on this day and laugh, but right now I just want to go to bed and start fresh tomorrow.

19 comments:

I have a good life said...

My oh My...you weren't kidding! What a day!

I have a good life said...

My oh My...you weren't kidding! What a day!

Holly said...

You'll be laughing out of insanity...I now understand why my mom is so crazy =)

Jessica said...

seriously the planets must be out of alignment cause I had a pretty crappy day too!!

debsters said...

Tomorrow WILL*BE*BETTER!

I know for a fact that you still have a smile on your face at the end of this day, that's just you. Unless I've only ever seen the fake it you.

"Vern" said...

here's to a good night's rest and a fresh start tomorrow. good luck!

Jan said...

Oh Heather. Those days seem like were under attack. Do we cry or laugh... I hope you got that break after the park and then a decent rest. I am really bummed about the gas deal for you. What? So not fair.

I hope the rest of the weekend you can feel a whole lot better and enjoy a good Mothers Day. It can only go up from here. Right..

JustRandi said...

You're right! You should have totally stayed in bed. Maybe for mother's day you can just have an entire bed day!!
It's worth asking for...

Sara said...

Wow, what a day. I hear your pain. You can start fresh tomorrow.

Melissa said...

I hope you were able to sleep really well last night!! Today will be better... right?!

The Grossnickle Family said...

We have all been there. I am glad you showed up at the park and that I could share with you. It was great seeing you.

kristen said...

Dude, you should have stayed in bed.

Nicole said...

You forgot to mention that you played the part of Super Hero and saved a 2-year old from getting run over in the middle of the street.

BTW - you looked fantastic from the shoulders up. And what is this about free gas? I need in on that action!

Kate said...

Aww, I hope your Saturday is a better one that yesterday.

Marcus & Ashley said...

What a long day! Those days are always the worst, I hope it goes better today!

Tharker said...

Good thing today is a new day. Love ya!

Vanessa said...

I thought it was so fun to see you at the park. Sorry you were having such a rough day. I hope you're feeling better now.

Ms. Kristen said...

The days of diapers and spilled juice.....wait til you kid comes home from school....got in trouble beating some other kid up!!!
It never ends...and we really wish it won't! We love these kids!

Sarah said...

I hope things have been looking up for you since you wrote this post. You deserve some easy days, hope you had a good Mother's Day yesterday!