Sunday, February 20, 2011

My five minutes out


OH BOY!!!!!


The other day I ran into an old high school friend in our local Starbucks. 

I was sans children because they were with hubby. I escaped for 10 minutes to get pull-ups and bandaids and I thought I stop and get a quick coffee.. Yes I had one free trip..

 I must have looked relaxed because this was the conversation….

Old friend:.. You look so amazing for having three boys.

 (Okay what the hell did she know?? Usually I have my 8 year old holding my pocketbook as I carry one kid under my arm and have the other one in a choke hold.)

 Old friend: My, you must be one busy person…

(This is where I wanted to choke her and say..  Lady, you have no idea..
 Just today I had one kid push the other down my stairs in a laundry basket, juggled one skinned knee, a bloody nose, two cases of  “Oh no, Mommy look what I did in the bathroom?” , and had three separate instances where I stepped on Legos and almost broke my neck..and its 10:00a.m.)

Thank God I was interrupted by my phone ringing…

It was my oldest son…he was crying…. “Ma, come home!!!!!!!!!!!! Daddy punished us for trying to get frost off the back sliding glass doors with baseball bats…”   

…enough said

19 comments:

stephanie said...

Oh that is hysterical! Baseball bats?! I don't know how you do it but I'm impressed.

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Why is it when left to the dads, there is always some ridiculous epic drama?

Heather said...

I like those few minutes I get out by myself, I like to pretend I have it all together- the people that see me don't know any differently ;)

and baseball bats- doesn't sound like that bad of an idea to me ;)

Karen M said...

And you actually went home? Seriously, I hope you stayed for a second coffee.

jacque4u2c said...

mawahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Too funny and so something that would happen to me!

Brian Miller said...

at least they were not using fire...lol. isnt having boys fun...

Lin said...

She has no clue, does she?

Eva Gallant said...

I can totally relate....I survived 3 boys, too. I hate to tell you this, but it doesn't get any easier until the youngest hits 21!

Kmama said...

Hahaha. Frost off the door with baseball bats? Oh my god.

CailinMarie said...

giggles! I hate running into people who don't have kids and think they need to say something "nice" about my life. I love that you were saved by your son - "Come Home!" hah!

Life Without Pink said...

I agree! I love when single people say "I am so busy I have not time for anything." Really? Trying having kids - then you will know what busy is :)

Yankee Girl said...

Wow! At least they weren't hitting each other with the baseball bats??? That is the only positive spin I can put on this! What a handful!

Heather said...

How helpful of them!!

I think you too should join me in my "Lego Ban". Going strong since 1998.

Rachel said...

Are you living my life? Because I could have sworn all those things happened to me and I just have ONE kid. Does that make him ultra talented? *le sigh*

Thanks for the giggles!

Shell said...

People really have no clue until they have kids!

I hate the looking good for having 3 kids comment. I counter with "I look good for not having kids too."

blueviolet said...

Well, I hope you didn't go home until he had handled that mess! So funny!

Brandy@YDK said...

ha. you poor poor baby. i hope you got to enjoy that coffee

tattytiara said...

Dude, laundry baskets are a perfectly acceptable means of stair navigation. You just have to make sure you've got all the cushions from all the living room furniture at the bottom first.

Of course I speak from experience!

Simona said...

wow, your kids are full of energy! they must get that from you! you guys seem to make an awesome team :)

 
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