i never would have facebooked the following status: “the kids are on the back porch playing – time for me to make lunch. why can’t it always be this peaceful?” i mean, what mother in her right mind does that kind of thing. we know we’ve just jinxed it by announcing it. right? it was not less than three minutes later when i heard nate shouting for me and yelling at jilly. she had certainly not crawled over to a potted plant to have a pre-lunch snack. i did not learn to valuable lessons. 1) keep peacefulness to myself – don’t brag and 2) put potted plants on top of grill when letting 10 month old loose.
keeping with jilly’s explorative nature theme. she did not dumped the dog’s water all over the kitchen floor twice in a matter of 2 days. the following picture was not her reaction to me removing some of maggie’s (the dog) food from her sweet mouth:
nearing the end of brad’s third 12ish hour workday in a row, i certainly was not ready to throw in the SAHM towel. enough already. in an attempt to have one fewer kid demanding my attention, i did not use the shower as a babysitter. nate certainly did not spend 40 minutes playing the shower. he of course was not begging me to let him stay longer when i told him we were going to run out of water if he didn’t turn it off.
lastly, the past week has not been a “crappy” (i find a different word more appropriate, but my usage of it would not be appropriate) week. crappy in the literal sense. since last monday, nate has not pooped on the bathroom floor twice (both accidental). jilly didn’t not poop in the tub for the first time ever. it was not while we were at my in-law’s house. this is not the first my mother-in-law is hearing of the event due to much chaos going on at the moment. (kay, we cleaned the tub. it got a good scrubbing.) and i will not mention why my husband prayed over our second bathroom toilet while holding the plunger last night when we had 25ish people over for a cookout.