Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bah Humbug

I know, I know. That’s a Christmas saying but I can do whatever I want. I’m old.

It’s just been that kind of day though. A kind of day where you want to stay in bed and ignore the world around you.

Like I can really ignore what goes on in my house. Yeah right.

Today, some of you were being served breakfast in bed. Me? I was making frozen waffles at 7am for the younger crowd. The older crowd either was still in bed or not even home.

Some of you received gifts of flowers or jewelry. Me? I got two bottles of draino and soap scum remover that I purchased myself. Yep, spent the day cleaning.

Some of you went out for a nice meal. Me? Leftovers.

Some of you had great pictures taken with your kids. Me? I tried to hide from them.

You see, we’ve had quite the day with the five and under crowd. A day of sassiness, defiance, and blatant ignoring of requests. A day where the brand new markers were taken apart to see what was inside, where the bathroom was flooded and trashed when little hands tried to clean washable marker off their bodies.

Happy Mother's Day to me.

Katie and Alex to the rescue. Alex cleaned bathrooms with me while Katie fed the little ones and kept them entertained. Tag….Katie headed off to do homework while Alex watched the girls outside.

The day has calmed down, thank heavens. But I can’t shake my bah humbug feeling.

Golly gee, I hope next year is better.


Teresa =) said...

Hey, at least you were at home with all of your kids. I was stuck sitting in a straight-backed chair in an overcrowded convention center for seven hours of dance competition...jealous?!?!

Happy Mother's Day!

Teresa =)

Tara said...

wow.. what a day. I got to play referee in between my good times! My older two were wound up today! I hope tomorrow is better.. oh wait that would be Monday :-)

Margaret M said...

My first mother's day was spent with Lily having a reaction to the chicken pox vaccine, the second one- she had her first full blown asthma attack. Don't remember what happened last year but it was not pleasant. This year rocked. Hoping you have a wonderful evening and all your future mother's days are excellent! Sending you one HUGE MOMMY HUG!

Regina said...

I am so sorry you couldn't be pampered on your special day! Well they can make up for it next year, right?

day by day said...

Sorry your day started out so chaotic! I can't believe your teens didn't serve you breakfast in bed....just kidding! I was amazed that my 2 actually got me a card. lol!

Happy Mom's Day, Kristin!! : )

Jboo said...

Sounds like a pretty crazy day! Hope you have a great week!


Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I'm so sorry your day wasn't great. It reminds me of Denise's post...about celebrating the real mother's days...the ones where you make the breakfast and scrub the bathrooms and deal with tantrums and craziness.

Hope today is less bah humbug for you...

Denise said...


One word: Tattoos

Laura L. said...

Oh wow, what a day you had. I'm sorry that happened.

BTW, I didn't have breakfast in bed. That hasn't ever happened for me. :) I think no one ever got that memo.

Carrie said...

I guess we were in the same boat! Sorry to hear it though!