This Is Me Today. Yikes.

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 27, 2010

I wanted to put together a well written, thoughtful, and informative post today.  But soon realized that I was completely incapable.

Some things that have happened at our house today:

Audrey found a full tube of petroleum jelly and managed to lather it over her entire body.

Parker used a marker to draw on his shirt and it soaked through to his skin and he now appears to have tribal markings all over himself.  We have Awana tonight.  Should be fun.

I managed to make a cake and complete and entire order of cookies.  Then realized I made the WRONG order of cookies.

Audrey has a bit of a runny nose and we are out of kleenex so as I grabbed a new roll of toilet paper and was attempting to pull off a few squares to wipe her nose and  I started to lose my grip for some reason as realized I was going to drop the roll in my left hand so even though I had a firm grasp of the sheets in my right hand I let go with both hands.  I then gave myself a mental pat on the back for not holding on to the single sheets because then I would have had the roll unwind a lot and it would have been a big mess.  I then realized that I had given myself a mental pat on the back for dropping a roll of toilet paper.  

So what is going on in the world today?  I saw that Joy Behar called Sarah Palin a b*itch and that she is going to burn in hell and that some Marie Clair blogger said fat people kissing is gross.  Seems about the norm huh? (If I can get up the energy I might provide links… if you happen to know them already feel free to leave it in the comments.  Seriously.  I am still thinking about toilet paper here.)

Oh!  Just an FYI, the LG TextEd campaign is going on over at BlogHer, and there are some really insightful posts from moms about how they handle issues related to texting/sexting/phone use. Even though thatโ€™s not an issue in our house right now, I was surprised at how much I learned about the issue and how I plan to parent on it! 

Hope your day is going smoother then mine!

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  • Jenny says:

    What a day! Joy Behar was actually calling Sharron Angle a b*tch for her racists ads — I don’t believe she has gotten around to calling Sarah Palin one yet.

  • meaghan (chic cookies) says:

    On the shiny side, your bad day makes ME feel better ๐Ÿ™‚ ! Something is in the air today. My day has been eerily similar. Minus dropped toilet paper. Plus 40 toddler tantrums.

  • Tina V. says:

    Whoa… Freaky, freaky day… ๐Ÿ˜›
    But we all have those ๐Ÿ™‚
    Chin up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Libby says:

    You poor momma! Sounds like a tough day. ๐Ÿ™ get some rest– tmw is a new day!

  • Tammy says:

    Oh man I hate those kinds of days. But I do believe Jenny is right, Joy was calling Sharron Angle a b*tch and to burn in hell. Funny I never watch that show but I happened to have it on when I was cleaning the living room this morning. I hope tomorrows a better day for you.

  • Amanda says:

    I was listening to Inside Edition tonight as I was folding laundry and that is where I heard that Joy called Sarah a name. SO! I could have totally heard wrong or maybe the media might have misinterpreted the comments for ratings? They even went to Sarah’s twitter page to show her response to the comments. SO, my sincere apologies for incorrect reporting. I will take your word for it though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lorie says:

    I think you TOTALLY deserve a mental pat on the back for letting go of both sides of the toilet paper! I so would have held on AND tried to catch the other side, only succeeding in making the roll unroll faster!
    I hope your day gets better and your kids enjoyed the cookies that you baked! ;D

  • Sarah says:

    Hugs, my sweet friend.
    There’s a children’s book that this post brings to mind – Wacky Wednesday – my girls love it. Hope it starts smoothing out for you today!

  • ElizaBeth says:

    Deep breath! It sounds like you had a tough day. Any one that has had children and markers in the same house has sent their child to church markered before. It’s not like he went out and got a tattoo! And as sad as it may sound, when you said Audrey had covered her self in petroleum jelly the picture came to mind of her running around the house slipping out of your hands each time you tried to grab her. Kinda funny, I’m sure not to you trying to wash it off! And the next time you feel like TPing someone’s house round up the youth group and head to the pastor’s house ;)Oh and the mess goes on the outside of the house… Hope you have fun at AWANA tonight. My kids love it!

  • Jenny says:

    Amanda – those shows always get something wrong and I sadly admit – I do watch The View…bad Jenny bad. Please remind us to vote for your cookie – I try to do it every day – but I’m old and forgetful.

  • amy kolz says:

    When my son was little, he put a whole tube of petroleum jelly in his hair. Sprinkling baby powder into the hair absorbs the grease, fyi, in case your child has it there too.

  • Bethany says:

    What is it about being pregnant? Hope tomorrow is better for you. Hugs!

  • carma says:

    you need a do-over!!!!
    The cookie mixup would have sent me over the edge. Any chance you can adapt the cookies to go with the proper occasion?

  • Gianna says:

    pat yourself on the back for whatever you need to, my friend.
    We gotta be encouraged when we can (even if it’s from ourselves and even if it’s about catching the toilet paper before it fell!)

  • Jenney says:

    Be glad you have toilet paper. Someone at my house un-rolled it and tried to flush. The entire roll :o)
    Hope tomorrow goes better for you, thanks for the window into your world!

  • CM says:

    Take a breath, take a warm bath, and get a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow will be a new day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The Lumberjack's Wife says:

    Good news! You made a batch of incorrect cookies . . . therefore you must eat them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • alice says:

    Your post made me laugh.. only because we’ve been there with the kids. Tonight at 9:30pm, Mimi told me she hated her Halloween costume she had us buy and wanted a new costume for school tomorrow. We started piecing together things out of our closets and still… she wasn’t happy. Life is funny sometimes and all you can do is pray and laugh, in that order.

  • scatterbrain says:

    U my dear dear girl, are an encouragement even on your worst day! Praise god for that!
    I’ve had a rough week at work too. during parent-teacher conferences, I had a mom who defended the extremely racist comments and chauvinistic behavior of her son, and blamed me for having “bad chemistry” with her naughty little boy!
    It’s a good thing that our God ‘giveth more grace as the burden gets harder’

  • Karen says:

    Sometimes a pat on the back for dropping the toilet paper is a good thing.
    Way to look on the bright side. *wink*

  • Maris says:

    This sentence made me laugh “Audrey found a full tube of petroleum jelly and managed to lather it over her entire body.”
    I hope your day vastly improved after that.