Sunday, October 31, 2010

Are we late yet?

This morning I was getting the kids ready for church and it was taking forever.  We started out having a ton of time but by mid-schedule all the spare time had disappeared.  So there I am in the middle of the bathroom with four kids each in different stages of ready-ness and my survival mode kicks in.

Rugby was trying to get dressed in a shirt that had gone through the wash with its' sleeves rolled up.  It was a wrinkly mess.  So I grabbed the straightener (you know, for hair) and pressed the sleeves with that.

Emerson was dancing around in his undies and still hadn't managed to put on his socks in the last fifteen minutes.  I sat on the floor and put the dang things on for him to avoid yelling.

Zoey didn't have a thing to wear.  NOT. ONE. THING.  I took her over and introduced her to her closet where there are in fact clothes there to wear. 

Breckyn was messing with the dogs and had taken it upon herself to start training them right then and there.  A quick redirect and we were almost home free.

By the time everyone was downstairs and ready to go the only one left in jammies was me.  As a mom sometimes we get the short end of the stick.  It's called taking one for the team.  There is a reason I have short hair and mornings like this is exactly why.

So today I am thankful for...

1.  frozen waffles that cook really fast
2.  straightening irons that multitask
3.  wrinkle free black skirts
4.  short hair
5.  clocks that are actually 5 minutes fast  (then you really aren't that late)


What are you thankful for?



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7 comments:

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

This weekend I am thankful for my husband. We were puppy sitting, we have a 19 month old and I got food poisoning. the hubby stepped right up and took care of both of them. AND cleaned up puppy messes. I love that you used the straightener for ironing, i am going to remember that one!!

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

How did the straightener work? That's not a bad idea. I just might try the multitasking myself. Do my hair and iron their little shirts at the same time? Genius!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

I understand about the short end of the stick. I just don't understand how every other woman at church looks all put together, and I'm looking like a shlub with my hair in a pony. I've only got 2 kids, and one husband to get ready (and yes, I have a hand in getting all three of them ready, my husband waits till Sunday to tell me the ONE shirt he's willing to wear to church is wrinkled in a pile by the bedroom door, which is 2 ft from the laundry basket!)
I am grateful for unwrinkled skirts, tall boots to cover my unshaved legs, and my beautiful kids!

Mandi said...

Ooh you like me?? Sweet!

I will totally do the straightener next time I'm in a pinch.

This is how insane I am. No joke. Clothes are laid out. Every.single.piece. Socks, too. Shoes? Out. BY THE DOOR. Diaper bag? Loaded. IN THE VAN. Breakfast: toast. Toaster out? Check. Knife, loaf of bread, AND plate out on the table? Check, check, and check.
THAT'S how we get there on time.

Hmm maybe I'll go blog about it.

April said...

Hey, I really like you too. That's all. Thanks for brightening so many days. I've needed it, lately.

Karen said...

That's awesome. And you kept it together enough to be creative with the straigtener! I probably would've just lost it on everybody and we would have been a glum crowd walking into church late.

brookie said...

Hee Hee! I have used my curling iron for that same thing! I am grateful for funny blogs!

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