Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Me Monday


This is a blog carnival I am participating in because it's fun. Here, on Mondays we get to divulge all of the things we did not do in the past week. We rejoice in our clean slate & the brand new mistake-less week ahead of us & get to entertain our blog readers. Head on over to MckMama's site for some more UNconfessions.

I did not spend an inordinate amount of time last week looking for Arawen's one and only pacifier. I am not a one-pacifier mom because my child's attachment to that little plug is growing & I would not risk the hours of distress this could cause her if I happened to not be able to find it. I did not, knowing full well the growing attachment, totally procrastinate going to Target & buying more. Target is definitely NOT just 2 miles from my house.

I did not let Jaycee get into 3 decks of cards at once. Our floor was not covered in playing cards after she was done. This most certainly did not happen almost every day this past week with my full knowledge. It also is NOT happening right now, as I type my "Not Me Monday."

I did not get out to run errands with my 2 girls in tow for the first time since Arawen was born. Arawen is definitely not 10 weeks old today. The errands I ran did NOT take me all day and I did NOT forget to bring A's one-and-only pacifier! I did not feed Jaycee solely granola bars and a free cookie from Schnucks for lunch that day. Jaycee did not drop said cookie on the ground. While we were getting everything together, out of the van, and into a cart, a fellow shopper did not sit in the parking lot waiting for us to get out of the adjacent parking space. I did NOT stand there & wait for her to park, watching to make sure she didn't run over the cookie. I also most certainly did NOT wait for her to get out & walk into the store, look surreptitiously around, & proceed to quickly pick up the cookie, blow it off & give it back to Jaycee!!! THAT would be gross.

At our last stop to Target, I did not discover that, although visiting public restrooms is one of J's favorite things to do, she had pooped her pants. I did not, after like a second of deliberation, decide she could live with it. We did NOT spend our whole Target trip with a putrid aroma hanging over us. THAT also would be gross.

While giving Jaycee a bath, I did not leave her there to play with the bathroom door open so I could still hear her. After playing for a little bit, my child did not get herself out of the tub & walk up to me dripping wet with blood pouring from her finger. When I ran over and asked what had happened, she did not stare at me sweetly & repeat perfectly, "Happen." I did NOT discover to my horror that I had left my razor within her reach!! I absolutely, positively did NOT promptly receive the "Worst Mom of the Year" award!!! Jaycee did not walk around proudly displaying her bandaid without so much as a whimper. I am not kind of afraid at how hard we are going to have to discipline a child with such a high pain tolerance.

Well, this has not been super fun, & maybe even slightly therapeutic for me. I did not read over this and laugh really hard. I also did not update my blog last week just so I could do this today. I am not done already.






5 comments:

chocolate said...

i did NOT laugh out loud whie reading this. I do NOT miss you and I CAN wait until the 28th.

:)

Luke said...

Stuff like this is why you need to post more often. Thanks for helping Andrea paint last week with Heidi. I know Heidi had a blast.

~Sandy~ said...

I am having the same issue's with the pacifier! i did NOT got to 3 different stores looking for the latex MAM pacifier :O) i went back to work in nov. and since then my daughter has become so reliant on it. before she only needed it at night and for naps, but now she wants it all the time! not sure where to start with trying to take it away. my son never used one. any idea's?

thanks so much for entering my giveaway! have a great night

the traever said...

if my kid turns out to be a wuss will you babysit them and toughen them up?
also, thanks for painting. you've earned an invatation to the attic is done party.

Bryce and Erin said...

My dear brother and sister,

I just learned of Jordan's diagnosis of cancer. We will be praying for you, your tiny girls, the doctors, and everyone involved in supporting you. God will hold you up in His strong arms. Rest in Him every moment.

I have a cousin that just won the battle against Ewings. I trust your end will be the same as hers. As you fight this ugly disease, we will be praying continually.

In Jesus,
Erin Drayer