Thursday, February 9, 2012

My New Ministry

It seems, lately, I have been placed in a new role in my life.  I think my new ministry is making other moms feel good about themselves!  I have always been a bit of a ditz, but generally have things under control (or can fake it well enough!).  These days...not so much!  Let me give you a few examples so I can minister to you so you will feel better about yourself as a mother!

1.  I forgot that I needed to pick Braden up from school a few days ago.  He called me when school let out and said, "who's picking me up?"  hmmm...yep....that would be ME!  He was not happy with me.

2.  I let Wesleigh's ear get pretty bad before I brought her to the dr.  I now know that she has a pretty high pain tolerance.

3.  There have been minor incidences of dirty, wrinkled uniforms being worn to school and baseball.

4.  I forgot pajama day the other day for the girls!!!  This was MAJOR!  I even had the adorable pj's picked out...just had no idea when they day arrived.  When I dropped them off, they were the only ones in regular clothes.   We live about 20 minutes away from school, but I sped home as fast as I could, grabbed their pj's and sped back to school.  We did a superman change in the bathroom and all was right.  Geez!

And my crowning glory:
5.  Two days ago I forgot to wake Cade up for school.  He gets up at 7:20 each morning to catch the bus at 7:40.  Tuesday, I was on the phone with my mom at 8:30 when I heard someone coming down the stairs.  The worst part is that I didn't even remember him at that point!  I actually had no idea who was upstairs!!!  Poor baby...not that he minded being late.  I was just glad the girls didn't have school because I would have left to take them to school and never thought about him being home!! you feel better about yourself now??

I know there is more, but throught God's grace, I can't seem to remember them all!! 

Have a great day!  I am proud to report that all my children  were woken up today and are where they need to be :)


snekcip said...

Poor Cade!! Wait...Cade gets up at 7:20 and the bus comes at 7:40!! How in the world does he gets ready in 20mins!!! Hilarious!!

Thanks...I feel better now!!I can hold my head up after driving in the WRONG way during after school carpool pick up AND forgetting her cartag with her name AND getting out the car and screamed her name and waving! Good thing the poor kid is 4yrs old and not 14! She probably would have NEVER lived it down w/her friends! Ha!! Still the glare from the carpool mom's are seared in my memory!! Hey! I'm an 8-5'er! I didn't know their was a "method to the madness" that ensued after school!! Sheesh!! Give me my kid and let us leave please..uhhhh who's kid is this!! Yeah...don't ask!! Ha!

cve said...

That is SO funny!! I think it is important for moms to be honest with each other about our, uh, less than perfect moments. So many people pretend that it's so easy and fun and wonderful 100% of the time. But, sometimes it's just hard and unfun. We shouldn't focus on the rough times, but we should at least be honest that there ARE rough times!! And, growing boys need extra sleep sometimes, so don't feel too bad about it.

Pink Velvet Mommy said...

hahahahahahhahahha I just have to laugh because this is my life and I only have one child. I don't know if it is old age or being the mom to a 3 year old at an old age:) I use to run my life and house like nobodies business. Now.....well let's just say that things have changed!!! I can't remember my name half the time!!

good news is.....none of these things were that big of a deal and everyone lived to tell and laugh at you!!! LOL

DiJo said...

At least you are CUTE and blonde!!!! Let's not forget that I drove Ainsley all the way to school yesterday just so I could drive her all the way back to dress for Chapel. She has only had to wear a skirt or dress every Wednesday for the last six years!!! You are in good company my "sweet blonde" friend!!!!!

Thank God we can laugh about these things!!!

Love ya,

Paige said...

Made me laugh out loud but I have to say I think I have you beat! When I was just pregnant with John David, I had my kids with me at Target, 9,11 and 12 at the time. We loaded up the van and I left and drove home, only 5 minutes thank goodness, and realized I left my 11 in the parking lot of Target. I laughed and cried all the way back! In my defense the other children never noticed either haha, he was putting the cart up for me and I just drove away:)

Brooke said...

Hahaha- SO glad I'm not the only crazy Momma out there. I can barely keep up with myself, let alone the rest of my family! It's going to be a scary day when Perry gets bigger and starts all those extra activities!! xoxo Brooke

Lee and Sarah VanGrunsven said...

Oh goodness LOL :) This post made me smile, and I needed that today:-)!!!

Ali said...

Thank you for being so honest about it. We all do stuff like this. It is the little blips in our brains. With all the stuff we have in there it is a wonder we get anything done. That is why "most" men couldn't be a mom!

The 5 Bickies said...

Thank you for ministering to me. I needed that pick me up!

Please know that you are not alone and we are all forgetful at times. So many of my days work out by the skin of my teeth!

Mission To Macie said...

you crack me up!!!


The Gutmans' said...

I love how you always keep it real:) I think having 4 or more children do that to you or perhaps its being in the fabulous and 40 club, like!!!! I could post some of my oh no moments, & there's several but I won't, ha!!

Football and Fried Rice said...

So funny :)

I told my friends this year that my "goal/resolution" was to always look like crap so that I could make everyone else around me feel better about themselves :)

And so far, I'm living up to my promise, my new ministry!

kristin said...

I was needing this. :)

I pulled my kids out of school one day this week because my sister and her 2 girls were visiting from out of country. We were on our way to MOA and the school called and said, "Where are your girls? We are concerned because your kids never miss school." I totally forgot to call the school and tell them. Oops!

Jennifer said...

You crack me up!! AND make me feel a little better about forgetting to pick my kids up at school and being called by both secretaries that my kids were sitting in the office..geesh!! One of these days we'll miss the craziness that is our lives!

Robin said...

This really made me laugh out loud ... I do feel much better now!! Thank you!!


Kristi said...

If it makes you feel any better, a couple of weeks ago we were having a shower with 24 guests and one of my girls woke us up to tell us she was sick. After taking her temperature several times I took the non-throwing-up daughter's temperature just because she asked me to. It was 103. I had no idea anything was wrong with her. The doctor gave me so much grief after telling me she had an ear infection, strep throat and an upper respiratory infection. I joked that my "Mother of the Year" plaque must be in the mail.

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