Friday, June 10, 2011

nine on the ninth

So here's what happened yesterday...

Rudely awakened at the crack of dawn (more or less) by a 1-800 guy asking for my grandpa. It's not strange that he'd ask for my grandpa. I live in his house. He just hasn't lived here for almost 29 years. I didn't actually talk to the 1-800 guy. I just clicked the answer button and held the phone up to my ear without saying hello. The 1-800 guy asked for my grandpa twice and then hung up. I stuck the phone under the pillow without hanging up so he couldn't call back.

Watered flowers before the kids woke up so I wouldn't have to listen to them fighting over the hose when I was done. I also watered about a million of those ding dang Chinese elm fluttery seeds. I really hate those things.

Made potions in the backyard. Complete with water, dirt, sand and baking soda. How can I say no to baking soda when Danny comes inside and says, "Mommy, can we have a wittle bit of baking soda, pwease?" in his prim and proper voice? I can't. I gave him the whole box. So now I'm out of baking soda. It was worth it.

Watched the marching band practicing outside the high school on our way to Target. In my defense, we were at the stop sign to turn the corner and nobody was behind us so I watched for a little bit and took a picture. So many memories of band practice in the hot summer sun.

And how do you like that wonky reflective material where the side mirror used to be? Isn't it swell? When I was pregnant with Danny I backed the car out of the garage one day and somehow that side mirror was over a titch too far and got swiped right off. $400ish dollars later and we had a new side mirror. When I was pregnant with Cate I backed the car out of the garage one day and somehow that side mirror was over a titch too far again and got swiped right off. Well, not as far off as it did the first time. Just the mirror fell off the second time, not the whole contraption. That reflective stuff passes inspection so there you have it. So now I'm banned from using the electric hedge trimmer (just because I sliced through 2 extension cords) and from backing out of the garage while pregnant.

Pretending to sleep (complete with snoring) at Target because he didn't want popcorn. Wanna hear what his snore sounds like? Here you go. Funny kid.

Going swimming instead of napping (because nobody ever wants to nap but they always want to swim). A few thoughts about swimming: I don't enjoy it. All of it. The water full of germs, the splashing, the kids clinging to my arms and neck (I took them by myself for the first time ever and holy moly, it's nice to know I can do it but I don't ever want to do that again). I'm at the pool wondering why I care so much about my chubby thighs and then I see other moms that don't seem to care about theirs (I can tell because some of them don't make any effort to hide that stuff) and wish I could just be like them (not have their chubby thighs, just not care so much about mine).

BUT I love my kids and I know they like to go to the pool so that's how I earn my Mommy points. AND I saw a little toddler girl walking around the shallow part of the pool with a pacifier in her mouth. Seriously! I just about lost my lunch. Ewww, gross and WHY??

The epic nap after swimming. Ah, it was a lovely 3 plus hours. Neighbor boys over to play didn't even wake her. She was out. Apparently, holding on for dear life to my neck and sliding down the kid slide at the pool a few times is hard work.

Rolling out the gray carpet I bought at IKEA the day before. Cate's bedroom is changing and I'm turning into quite the interior decorator. I kid. I have no idea what I'm doing. Candis just tells me what looks good and I do it.

Dinner at the Chick after Cate finally woke up. Those have got to be the cutest ketchup packets ever. Thankfully, nobody peed their pants at the top of the slide like the first time we went there. You know, the time the whole play place had to be shut down because my kid peed at the top of the slide and the worker lady had to come in and decontaminate it. Oh, the joys.

What a long day.

I'm tired just remembering it.

But I got me some Chick-fil-A nuggets at the end of it all so I say it was worth it.


Chrisanne said...

I think I would of had to give Danny all the baking soda to, how do you resist such cute eyes! His snoring was delightful :) I love Cate's flipflops - super cute, you don't think she's willing to trade do you...I'm sure I could get at least my first big toe on those things... Good job on the swimming adventure, I've yet to brave that on my own but if you ever want company just give us a ring!!!

Marlee said...

Wow, long day is right! Found you at the Sunday bloghop! Glad I did, am a happy new follower :).

Shana said...

Chick-fil-A makes it all worth it! Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks!

Cassie said...

I am a new follower from Say Hi Sunday blog hop. I love this 9 on 9 idea. I think I am going to incoorperate it on my blog. =)

AmberFaith said...

Hello! Newest follower from the Say Hi Sunday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:


myScentEssence said...

Found you on blog hop, I am a new follower. I would love for you to hop by and follow !!

jenny said...

wow. my then-toddler decided to have runny diarrhea all down mcdonald's slide last summer. i've never seen a room full of kids evacuate so quickly. the kicker was as i was apologizing for the poop, the cleaner-dude said 'that's okay. i just did this this morning.' nice.

Nita Davis said...

Love your post, it brings back fond memories of when my kids were little. Savor every moment, what's a little baking soda compared to the joy on a little ones face when they have made that special potion. :D Now following have a great week.