Thursday, June 14, 2007

You can't handle the truth!

Just reliving this crazy day, during the dog days of summer last year on August 4, 2006. Seeing that crib makes me just SAD!

And now, back to my blogging break!

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When my husband called to see how my day was going yesterday, I was tempted to answer with a line from A Few Good Men:

You want the truth?
You can't handle the truth!

I had just brought one child into the living room to have a "we need to talk about something" conversation, when I was startled to find this behind my chair:


I came down from the stratosphere when I realized it was only this - chalk:

Of course I had this book staring at me as I had her help me clean it up (or make the purple hue less noticeable, as the case may be)... Do I want her to remember - for The Rest of Her Life - her mom coming completely unglued? Big deep breath. Doesn't that room need to be painted anyway?Shortly after that incident, I came into the kitchen to find my five-year-old doing "science."
From the looks of things, someone had been having a snack, too.

Time for the little one's nap (I think I needed one, too!).

After her nap, when I went in to get the two-year-old, I was met with the refreshing fragrance of Peppermint Vanilla, and a chirpy little voice saying, "Mommy, I eat all your gum!"

Yep, she did. All nine pieces.

She was a busy bee yesterday, and may get a tummy ache later...

But, hey, at least she has nice breath!

I can handle that.

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13 comments:

Laura said...

I suppose you aren't really getting a mommy-break even if you are getting a bloggie break! Ha! What a great line-up of catastrophes. I can barely handle the truth.:)

holy chaos said...

lol :)

this is all too famlilar!

i am going to look into that book.

Kelly said...

Oh my, I'm a lurker on your blog. I can't even remember how I found it, but I laugh daily when I read your blogs. I laughed so hard at the picture of A FEW GOOD MEN and could hear the words in my head, "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH" ...that was a good one. I love your blog, It cheers me up daily. Keep up the great work. :)

Kelly in Michgian
Mom of twins

Ivey said...

All I can do is laugh and think to myself, "Sounds like a day in a life of.....kids!"

txmommy said...

sooo sorry!

Jennie said...

wow! what "fun"! tomorrow will be better... right?

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Ahh haaa...
great post....

A life in the day, huh!

Beth@Sportsmomma said...

As my momma always tells me- "this too shall pass" of course she never says WHEN it will pass!!

Love your blog- your stories are wonderful! Thanks for the uplifting encouragement

Julie said...

What a doozy of a day...I had several of a similar nature when our grandkids lived with us last year (while our son was in Iraq). We STILL have red marks (from wooden blocks, so at least they're faint) on our dining room columns.

Hope you're enjoying your blogging break. I think I need to take one so I can get things done around here.

Christi said...

Yes, I know those days all too well!

Hope you're enjoying your blogging break - and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Andrea said...

That is precious.
I feel like being like Jack Nicholson and saying that some days, too.
When my 6 year old was around 2, she used to sneak in my purse, find my gum, and lick the wrappers. She never did eat the gum, but I always found licked wrappers everywhere.
You're such an encouragement, Katherine. :)

Heather said...

Wow. I have been reading here for about a year then--this is one of the first articles I remember reading when I started back to blogging (after a 4 year hiatus).

My Pink Boutique said...

Katherine, I'm so glad to know that your kitchen looks just like mine! hehehee! ;-D