13 January 2010

One of those mornings

One of those mornings. Ready for storytime a half hour early, but girls won't wait to get in the van (and Jeb needed a nap in his carseat). Decide to run to CVS to get a great deal I've been trying to get there to do for a week. Just need to grab 3 items and have coupons out and ready to go...easy, right? Slam diaper bag buckle in van door, break it. CVS is out of 2 of the 3 things I need. Make up a deal on the fly, also slowed down because I "must" look at 90% off Christmas stuff. Baby wakes up screaming while checking out. Get to library 10 minutes late, realize 90% off Christmas stuff didn't get rung up (Amelia must have been sitting on it in the cart.). Will have to go back later.

Storytime ok. Jeb crying as we leave. Get out in the rain and Elizabeth realizes she dropped the penguin bookmark she got from the library. Go back in with crying Jeb and pokey Amelia. Find bookmark. Back out to van. Get girls in. Amelia is screaming for a snack by now. Discover Jeb's kicked a shoe off. Look through stroller making sure it's not hidden in the blankets. Drop one of the girls' jackets in a puddle. Lock girls in van and retrace steps looking for shoe. Find it in puddle on the other side of the parking lot. Get back to van, buckle everyone in, Jeb and Amelia REALLY screaming by now.

Drive the 2 blocks home. In that time, Amelia has managed to kick HER shoe off. (And is screaming about it, of course!) Get everyone unbuckled, put shoe back on, grab broken diaper bag. Cell phone ringing. (New cell phone, so I have a hard time figuring out how to answer it.) It's James, needing information before a meeting starts. Run in and check computer for information. By this point Elizabeth is in the house and has grabbed herself a tortilla, but is still asking for a "snack." Give the girls cupcakes, Elizabeth gets upset because I start to take the paper off hers. Run to the bathroom, turn on the lights, then finally plop down at the computer and type all this out while nursing Jeb.

Still need to go back to CVS.

8 comments:

Ashley said...

Made me feel better about my morning! I had a chaotic morning, but not quite that bad! Doesn't it stink how much weather can affect stuff? (Dropping stuff in the puddles) Most of the time my days would go a lot smoother if it was 80 degrees and sunny!

Ashley said...

Oh, and send James to CVS!

Cindy said...

Some days motherhood can feel like a circus! Sorry you had a bad morning.

James said...

Sorry for the bad morning. I didn't need the info before the meeting, I was just calling real quick in case you already had the info, because I had thought of an idea.

Audra said...

It always seems bad at the time, but in a few days you can look back and think "I am supermom!" I have had days like that and I am tired just reading it! I hope you got a good night's sleep afterward.

Merf said...

i love to hear about mornings like this=---i came home from seminary...and took a nap...then puttered...then did some computer work.
it gets easier ladies---i promise...but thanks---now i'm singing "empty chairs at empty tables"

Katie said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda, Mom and Granny said...

LOL..motherhood is wonderful.....(right?)