Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Choose to Laugh

To laugh or to cry?  I choose to laugh at all of our crazy days.

This morning, I asked Greg to put Sadie's shoes on while I packed Ben's lunch.  In carpool, I noticed she was staring at her feet intently.  He had put her shoes on the wrong feet.  This is a man who provides urgent care to approximately 40 patients per day.  Dressing a 2 year old?  Not so much.

Yesterday, Greg called me in the morning and asked me to make a gift basket for a co-worker who was taking another job.  Ask me to shop?  No problem.  I purchased everything for the gift basket and took it to a local shop, where they could wrap it up for me.  It took 45 minutes.  Strolling a tired 2 year old around for 45 minutes is not really fun. 

We then made it home by 1:30 and I put Sadie down for a nap.  I tried to let her nap until the very last minute before we had to pick up Ben.  When I went to get her (at the very last minute before we had to leave),  I found her soaked.  She had partially pulled off her diaper.  I changed her, put her in the car without a jacket or shoes, and covered her with a blanket for warmth.  It's cold here.  When I arrived to the school, I realized I had left the carpool tag on the counter (Greg had picked him up the day prior).  So, there I was walking into the school with my 2 year old with no jacket or shoes and baby blanket wrapped around her, asking for my son.  Mother of the year.

It gets better.  Sadie was overtired from her short nap.  We were late for piano because Ben "conveniently" stuffed his piano books in his closet where I couldn't find them.  So with a screaming child and grumpy 7 year old, we headed to piano last night.  I turned around to calm Sadie down and heard my car scrape against our fence.  It was dark by then, so I didn't really realize the damage that had been done.  Let me just say, it's not pretty.  Of course my van has 120,000 miles on it, multiple dings, and numerous scratches.  It's not a big deal.  I just can't believe I wasn't paying attention to the fence.

I think there are at least 5 other mishaps that have happened over the past 48 hours, but there are dishes to do and laundry to fold :)


Shelley said...

Sometimes all we can do is laugh all the time or we would find ourselves crying all the time :)

Tricha said...

WOW...Now that is a bad day. I live in fear of running over the Christmas decorations in my yard, thank God there is no fence.

Hope to see you at Bible Study in the morning.

Cindy said...

Sarah, tears filled my eyes as I giggled while reading this! You are awesome! I love you :)