Friday, September 5, 2008

One of "those" days

So the other day the kids were on a roll. They did everything naughty they're not supposed to do. At the end of the day I thought to myself "I don't remember signing up for this! Hugs and kisses and sweet angels singing- yes. But this? Not so fun." So let me explain what happened.

I was laying down with Spencer. I truly was awake- resting my eyes- but awake. Ainslee and Andi were coloring with crayons and markers. I despise markers but I thought they (meaning Ainslee the kindergartener) could handle it this one time as a treat. All was going good. No screaming, crying, or naughty whispering. It was time to get ready to pick up Ashley so I got up and this is what I found:

Ainslee had colored ALL over Andi's body with markers- unwashable markers. I mean front of the body with big numbers, up and down her legs like Frankenstein stitches, and a target on her back. What in the world were they thinking? So we jumped in the car without clothes on because we were late getting Ashley at this time. The line to pick up at the school was so long it took us 7 minutes just to drive down our road. So I parked the car back in the garage, threw clothes on the kids and shoes on me, with Andi still colored on, and we walked. I was freaking out becuase we're now 15 minutes late to pick up Ashley and she gets nervous really easy about stuff like that. I ran to the school with the double stroller and it's 100 degrees outside. We got Ashley (she was fine) walked home and I made Ainslee scrub the living daylight out of Andi's body. The face marker came off but the rest is still shinging through. Geez!

Then a few hours later I was teaching 1 piano lesson- just 1! 30 minutes, that's all. Spencer decided to go into our bathroom by himself, get into the drawer all by himself and open the jar of vaseline all by himself. He then proceeded to rub A LOT of vaseline all over his face, hands, and arms. He came into the piano room to show me his great work. He was so proud. Yeah, well for the rest of the day I found furniture, walls, and toys with vaseline on them. What fun. You have to click on the picture to get the full effect of the grease.

So needless to say, that night I could have given up being a mom- great timing since I'm having ANOTHER one really soon. But I think back today and have to laugh. I love my kids.


The Bentleys said...

OH MY GOSH!! hahaha, that is kinda funny. I am sure you handled everything well! You are a great mom! but it is still funny to hear stories like this

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh jess. That sounds like my life lately. The other day i was feeling really crummy and achey and brynley threw a bowl of oatmeal on the floor and went all over the entire kitchen. Seriously like 10 feet of kitchen. There was cottage cheese mixed in and cottage cheese is a nightmare to clean up b/c it just smears. I started crying, sent the kids downstairs and ate four chocolate covered granola bars. I guess we gotta do what we gotta do, huh?

Leslie said...

Andi looks so happy! What a day you had...those days you just want everyone to go to bed early - including yourself!

-Sydney- said...

Oh how funny that is! I'm glad you can laugh at it later. Wouldn't it be something if you could hook yourself up to a child's brain and find out what in the world they are thinking?

Tiffany said...

Jess that sounds like quite the eventful day!! Wish we lived closer so that way Tosh and Spencer could get into trouble together. :) You are such a patient person and a great MOM!