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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not bring two children with me to walmart to get a flat tire repaired.  I did not have the urge to scream when told it would be at least 2 – 2 1/2 hours wait before it was done.

After walking around the store umpteen times we did not go hang out in the tire area so they could be reminded I had two small, unhappy children with me.

We did not end up heading over to the in-store McD’s for an early lunch to pass more time.  I did not endure looks and comments from two McD employees when I asked for 2 toddler toys because I felt the Avatar ones were not appropriate for my 15 month and 3 1/2 year old.  (Sorry for wanting to control what my children are exposed to, especially at such a young age.  Actually, I’m truly not sorry in the least.  Okay, I’ll climb down off my soapbox now and head for the shower.)

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not me! monday

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

While enjoying a nice getaway from the kids with my husband, I certainly did not look at the bottle of unused lotion on the counter of the hotel bathroom and stick it in my bathroom bag thinking, “we paid for it”.  Not me! I’m not that money tight person.  (Don’t worry, I left the towels, hairdryer and phone book.)

My daughter could not be found screaming on the floor earlier after an unfortunate fall from our bed during a game of Bury Me Under the Pillows, Mommy.  I certainly wouldn’t play that with both the 3 and 1 year old on the bed.  And if I did, the 1 year old would never get out of my reach.

This is certainly not what my same head bonking daughter’s water, yes water, looked like this morning:

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I certainly did not think, if it came out of her mouth can’t she drink it back down? as I refilled it with fresh water.  I then did not continue to think through out the day how many millions of  dollars I could make if I came up with a backwash-free sippy cup.  I have also not thought how happy I am she only has one clear cup so that I can play clueless on most days to the backwash situation.

“not my child” monday

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I twittered it and fb-ed it, but I still laugh each time.  I did not overhear the following conversation between Nate and his grandpa.

Grandpa:  Nate, you sure are getting bigger.

Nate:  You, too!!!

Grandpa:  You didn’t have to remind me!

Not my child!

That same lovable son is not also responsible for repeatedly shushing me and shooing me out of the room when I am on the phone and he is watching one of his shows.  “Too loud Mommy, I can’t hear my show.” My son would never tell me what to do.  Never!

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

My children are the cleanest kids on the block.  Or, maybe not.  I have not been so busy doing other things that my children have only bathed twice in the past 9 days.  Although I fully intended to bathe them tonight, I’m totally not considering skipping due to a lawn needing mowed and the fact that we’re heading to the park first thing in the morning.  Nope, I’d never get out of my every other day bath schedule!

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“Sign Sign everywhere a sign Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind” One little sign, which the neighbors (lovingly) refer to as “hideous”, has not totally taken over every other thought that crosses through my mind.  Thoughts that use to be used for keeping track of bath schedules and such.  Thoughts that now are consumed by things like “is the sink empty”, “how many toys can the leave out”, “who stepped on my vacuum lines”, and well, you get the idea.  Yup, the reason or my lack of blogdom lately.  We feel led to put the house on the market and look for a place which will suit us more long term.

Back to making sure no one touches the wall!

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I was not like a little girl on Christmas when we bought and brought home a new vacuum last week.  This did not follow weeks of pouring and stressing over consumer reports and personal reviews of various models. I did not chow down my lunch in record time so I could get to work vacuuming.

I did not fail miserably once again at documenting each month with Jill.  I have not let over 2 weeks pass since her 10 month bday without doing a 10 month post.  The memories of what happened when certainly aren’t beginning to blur.  (btw, she took 3 independent steps last week, none since though)

As a parent I would never stoop to bribing my son.  I did not bribe him one two three days in a row in order to get him to actually sleep at naptime.  Bribes did not include going bowling, have one of my small group girls babysit him, and a lollipop.  I’m certainly not debating what to try as today’s bribe.

I was not “that” mom who drags her kids out after bedtime just to not have to sit at home alone.  It was not 9:30ish before we headed home from bowling with Student Edge Friday night.  I was not beyond amazed that my sweet daughter was able to sleep through the crazy noise in her stroller.

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My goals for the week are not: a)  no one stays in pajamas past noon, b)  beds get made before going to be in them again, and c)  we get out of the house at least once each day.

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

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.

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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:

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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.

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

i’ve not been enjoying little by little this summer getting a bit of color through different outdoor activities.  i certainly would only get a bit of color with the utmost care.  so, you would not find me getting over a nice peeling sunburn.  and i certainly would have learned my lesson after that one small slip up – that is, if it had actually happened.  if you were to see me today, you would would not notice my arms are burned after sitting on the patio at the pizza place for lunch sunday.  even if this had happened to me, you certainly would not notice a slight pink tint to my, as of yesterday, ten month old baby girl.  i’d never be careless like that.

at his preschool summer camp program, my son was not “that” child.  you know, the one who is paying no attention or randomly asks the teacher to put his shoe back on in the middle of her explaining something.  i was not thoroughly entertained by him throughout the progam.  the former elementary teacher in me did not walk away assuring myself that he’s hardly 3 and has time to learn to sit for the teacher before heading off to kindergarten.  i will enjoy him being 3 and wiggly for now – thank you much!

the f-p little people have not been hard at work to cause humor once again.  (history:  santa’s summer job, wisemen getting wiser)  when nate informed me that the animals were riding in the car transporter, i did not envision animals headed off to, well, become dinner.  i did not find it even more amusing when i saw what was driving them there with a smile.DPP_1184

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not give into the heat this past week and turn on the AC.  I did not decided we should leave it on at night also regardless of the low to try to eek out even 10 more minutes of sleep in the mornings from the kids.  I would never consider spending more money just for sleep.  Not me!

I am not obsessed with all of the good clothing deals right now.  I have not made several purchases for the kids over the past 3 days paying no more than 5.99 for any item.  I do not plan to check out a few more stores in order to find more deals.

I certainly am not the sappy mom type.  Therefore, I was not the mom who got all mushy over Nate heading off to “school” (preschool summer day camp) this morning.  I certainly did not begin to grill him as soon as we picked him up.  He did not cause me to have a flash forward when he silently shrugged his shoulders in response to me asking what he did at school.

My daughter certainly could not be found sitting in the backyard this afternoon eating grass because she found the frigid water in the new pool way too cold.  Her brother certainly would not have been allowed to fully submerge himself in the frigid waters just to make good on a promise of swimming after nap.

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not trapse halfway across the world through several states to be with my parents and siblings last week while Brad was off leading a mission trip.  Our three stops on the way down did not add up to nearly 3 additional hours tacked on our travel time.  I did not get much smarter on the drive home yesterday and manage with only 2 stops totaling about 90 minutes.

As I was driving I certainly did not look for shapes in the clouds.  I would never divert my attention away from the road to find a brontosaurus with adorable stubby legs and the macy’s thanksgiving day parade snoopy balloon look alike.  I did not suddenly realize that watching the clouds was not nearly as important as watching the road and put an end to my fun game.

I was not tempted to pull over and add time to our trip just to take a picture to show that jilly sleeps like this even when in the car.

We did not spent countless hours belting on this Veggie Tales CD time after time.  I am not ready to chuck it out the van window now and claim it was an “accident”.

Lastly, I am not very bummed it took me 3 years to find the courage to make the 10 hour minimum trip on my own.

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not waste last week away sleeping.  I did not cave to the sickness and call Brad home from work to help me out with the kids.  I did not feel so terrible that I actually drug myself into the doctor’s office.  I did not want to be buried alive when he said 10-14 days to run its course.  Luckily, it didn’t stick around that long.

I did not miss mentioning 4 milestones in the past few days due to being sick.  I did not decided to skip a 9 month post for my tongue clicking, hand clapping, bye-bye waving and saying, pulling herself up to her knees but still not crawling 9 month old daughter.  My husband’s 3 year anniversary of his ordination did not go unmentioned along with Nate’s baptismal birthday.  Maggie the dog’s 5th birthday certainly didn’t not get forgotten until the day after.  My thought was not – well, next year.

I did not look forward to this week with great anticipation for several weeks now.  I was not thrilled with the idea of only having the work of one child rather than two for a week.  I was not caught off guard by just how much I actually miss my Naters.  I did not choke down a huge lump in my throat when he called earlier.  Friday, are you here yet?

I am not out of not me things for this time due to spending a week sleeping.

I’ll try harder for next week!