Tuesday, August 31, 2010

When Your Brain Stays in Bed

Do you ever feel like you body got up but your brain didn't? This morning I woke up late and had approximately five minutes to get myself and the two girls ready and out the door in-order to drive Tom to work. I needed to do laundry today and I didn't want to wait to do it until later in the week.

After I dropped Tom off I went home and ate breakfast, did my morning routine, got the laundry ready, and left for the laundry mat. I opened the door for Lulu to climb into her car seat then I put Eliza in. All the way to the laundry mat Lulu and I had this conversation:

"Mom! Mom! Mom!"

"What Lulu?"

"Mom! Mom! Mom!"

"What Lulu?"

"Dayee! Dayee!"

"Daddy is at work."

"Mom! Mom! Mom!"

Finally we arrive at the mat. I parked the car and turned around just in time to see Lulu jump out of her car seat.....yup. I forgot to buckle her in. I slumped over my steering wheel and said a prayer of thanksgiving that I had hit my brakes hard or done anything that could have caused injury.

Once inside I put the laundry in the washers, I get them started, and Lulu runs up to me with a poopy diaper. I get my diaper bag and start to set up to change it only to realize that instead of grabbing one stack of Eliza's diapers and one of Lulu's I grabbed two sets of Eliza's diapers. After a couple of minutes of trying to call my mother-in-law to find out if she had any diapers at her house I had to face facts. I needed to change Lulu's diaper and there was no way to get one except to ask another mom for one. I walked up to a complete stranger with red cheeks and said, "I-have-a-strange-question-to-ask.-What-size-diapers-does-your-son-wear-and-can-I-have-one?" Thankfully the mother was very sweet. She laughed and told me she had done something similar not too long ago.

After acquiring a diaper I started to change Lulu's diaper; I realized diaper rash cream, that I had so carefully set out to bring, had been left at home. At that moment if someone had said, "There is a nice brick wall over here for you to beat your head up on." I would have said, "Thank you!" and proceeded to do just that.

My day did start to improve with the assistance of a little caffeine and ultimately it ended with a very nice picnic is the park. But I would say that today was not one of my better showing and I am certainly not a super-mom!

3 comments:

  1. ahaha--I started laughing at the beating your head against the brick line! lol I know exactly how that feels!

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  2. I went to tons of links beofre this, what was I thinking?

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  3. Keep on writnig and chugging away!

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