Thursday, March 12, 2009

Things heard around here today.....

I was calling the clinic today to dispute what was mine and what was my insurance's responsibility when I had to step into my pantry so the poor woman on the other end of the line could hear me. The Sea Monkeys were being extra loud and there was no quieting them. As I stepped into the pantry, I started to tell the woman that I felt like "Old Mother Hubbard" when I realized in my tired and noise induced stupor, I had confused my nursery rhymes. I had to correct myself and tell her I meant thatI felt like the "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe."

The First One was in the shower when I heard her ask me to come help her. When I got there she asked me, "Will you move the shower runner?" It took me a minute, but I figured out she wanted the shower head adjusted.

The Wild Child talking to her dad on the phone asks if she can wear his shirt to bed because he is out of town. That is one of the Sea Monkeys' very favorite things to do when their dad is away on travel.

When offered chocolate milk today, My Son tells me, "I don't eat this."

I would quote the Little Jamaican today, but it's been nothing but tired sass that doesn't make me smile or entertain me in the slightest.

Counting the seconds till the Rocket Scientist is home. It's just not as much fun without him.

(Sorry about the sap. It happens when I'm tired.)

14 comments:

Nancy said...

OH I laughed at you being old mother hubbard going to your cupboard to get your poor doggy a bone. Sorry the Rocket Scientist is out of town. I hope all your kids are in bed now so you can relax. I ran past your street today and a guy was at the mailbox so for a minute I thought I'd say, "Hey, are you the rocket scientist?" Then I realized I'd sound crazy . . . especially since he clearly would not have been what with your husband being out of town and all!

Jen said...

I know what you mean, the chaos is easier to handle with back-up.

Anonymous said...

Feel free to not publish this, but i revised your post for some pretty blatant ommissions. I struggled with it, because it really captured your mental capacity when you are under such duress. But when you had a misspelling in the title, I decided I had to protect my wife.

I love you & can't wait to be home

Screwed Up Texan said...

I have those moments too. It seems like everytime I get on the phone, my kids want to be right there with me. Usually, they are screaming and fighting. I've learned to put the other person on hold so I can take care of my kids (Ha! There you go phone company for putting me on hold first!).

Glad you came out of the closet...er, pantry :)

Nicole said...

My phone rang earlier today and when I called the lady back I had to admit to her that the reason I didn't answer when she called was because I was yelling at my kids and 2 of the 3 were crying and I just didn't think she wanted to hear that.

Karen said...

I know exactly what kind of day you had. I have those frequently. Yesterday I had to go out onto the patio to talk on the phone, and explain to someone that I don't really have a baby here, that boy crying is a 6 year old.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

I always enjoy scrolling through the comments - but the one marked Anon which was clearly from your husband The Rocket Scientist made me smile!!! (especially the part about your mental capacity)!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

PS. When I talk to my sister on the phone she goes out to the car and locks the door .... "Freedom" she sighs as she escapes her 6 kids!! She really is The Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe!

cat said...

Oh girl, you hang in there. Thinking of you! And I will remember the shirt thing when dad goes away next time. Great idea!

cat said...

Oh and your hubby is way cute (referring to his comment)

carrielt said...

I don't eat milk either. Yuck!

Hurry home RS.

orangemily said...

I only have 2 kids and I don't think I could survive if Rich went out of town.
I go stay at my mom's every time he has a Scouts overnighter, lol!

Mr Spooky said...

LOL!!! What a classic! I would love to have seen the look on the womans face when you explaining the nursery rhyme mix up.

Krista said...

You could be "The Old Woman Who Lived in the Cupboard." Just don't live in the closet - K? Crap! I forgot what I was going to say!