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Monday, October 20, 2008

Late...but still Monday. Not Me! Monday




This is a bit late in coming, but I finally got to it. So, you’re wondering what I didn’t do this week? It's time to clean the slate.


I truly did not listen (and try to learn the words) to the Palin Rap over and over and over again. That would be such an immature thing to do, especially when I am such a busy Mama with such limited time.

I absolutely did not, for the 2nd week in a row, beg my sweet husband to break his diet and share a dessert with me. This particular dessert was definitely not the Double Chocolate Cake from R*by Tuesday’s that has mouth-watering melted chocolate in the center and is served with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. That would be horrible of me to do since he is blowing by me in our diet quest.

I’m not sure who it was, but I know it wasn’t me that had packed animal crackers for AJ to snack on while we waited this morning in the long lines to vote at the election center. I also know that it wasn’t me that realized he had opened the zip lock bag upside down and all of his animal crackers fell on the ground. Nope! There is no way that I would have quickly scooped them up and given them to him because he would have a screaming fit the entire wait if he didn’t have a snack to keep him busy.

It certainly wasn't me that stayed up very late reading about politics and could not get up the next morning when I heard the kids chit-chatting through the monitor. It definitely and absolutely was not me who then rolled over and turn off said monitor so that I could not hear them and therefore, grab a few extra minutes of snoozing. That would be terrible and mean and definitely irresponsible.

It was not me who did not want to have to put the boys in their car seats the day we were at the urgent care center for Kai’s stitches and then have to drive down the street to get them something nutritious for lunch. I did not conveniently find a vending machine down the hall and instead, fed my boys potato chips, a Snickers bar and a soda for lunch while we waited.

Yesterday at church, without a doubt, it was not me who dragged a blue-in-the-face, in-total-tantrum-mode, 4 year old out of church to let him ‘scream it out’ while I watched. Only to find out later, to my horror, that I had not closed the church door completely and had allowed most of the congregation to listen to me encourage him to scream while the priest was consecrating the Eucharist. When the tantrum was over, it was not me whom people approached to say that everyone in the church, (priest included) was laughing listening to the wild screams coming from just outside the door. That would have been totally embarrassing. A good Mama would have gently tried to calm her child down instead of telling him “go ahead and keep screaming all you want now” all the while I did not sit there and serenely watch him do so.

17 comments :

Charlotte said...

Sounds like something I would do, lol !

Glad to know my kids aren't the only ones have temper tantrums too !

Riley sat in time out tonight crying because he was hungry, but wasn't allowed out til he picked up the shoes he threw because he couldn't hold the dull knife he wanted to use to carve the pumpkin tomorrow night with my son in law ! LOL. He told me his belly was hungry, I told him to tell his hands that his belly was hungry.

He eventually picked up the shoes, and got to feed his poor starving belly, lol !

Ohilda, you are my hero girl !

Charlotte and crew

Rebeckah said...

Very funny : ). I don't miss those tantrum days at all. Not for one second! I do miss those little cuddly moments though. Don't they grow so quickly? I love the music on your blog. So pretty!

Becky said...

Hilarious! I love the one about what you didn't do at church.

Sherri said...

At least the entire church heard YOUR CHILD screaming, and not you!!!!!

THAT would have been embarrassing!

You always make me laugh.

sherri

Becky said...

Warning: Cake Wrecks is addicting!! I can't get enough!!

~*Mistee*~ said...

The screaming tantrum was toooo funny. Bless your heart, been there and done that!! ;)

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!! I am laughing SOOO hard at what you did NOT do at church!! That is way too funny! My mom used to say, "C'mon, can't you scream a little louder?" You should (or shouldn't) have thrown a few of those in for good measure. LOL

Gabbin' with Giff said...

Loving it! Too funny! I'm gonna check out the words to the rap, too. I was trying to remember them today.

Weeksie50 said...

Way to funny!
I love not me Mondays..
They are to fun..

Michelle said...

Ohilda...I now really look forward to your Not Me Monday posts...you CRACK ME UP!!!!! As always...I love how you keep it real!!!

and the spilled animal cracker thing...I would have done exactly the same! lol!

Shanna said...

Awww. Now, Ohilda.... you are a good mama!!!!!!! Perhaps what you were telling your darling 4 yo, was what the congregation was needing to hear. Priest and all!!
You rock!

Celine said...

I loved your Not me Mondays! I had a great laugh at those! :)

Aus said...

I don't know where you got this idea - but I hope that you are saving them all for your book - it will be a million seller!

Like you - I would NEVER have done any of those things - well at least the cake thing - I'm not a big chocolate fan!

hugs (and a couple special ones for Scott - he may need them!! )

aus

Angel said...

You make me laugh so hard-I even have my husband reading your blog just for the "not me" portion--we have tried to find yard signs for 2 weeks to no avail-I must admit that I also considered "borrowing" one from a main road but have refrained-I love the rap-too funny-Thanks for entertaining us all-and keep up with the diet-we all deserve a break each week ;) Best wishes and keep on sharing!

Jill said...

Now that is funny!

Love your passion and heart!

Blessings and hugs,
Jill

Keisha said...

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CAKE?.... Shut UP!.. NUHUH!
You know that aint right!
lol!
love ya,
Keisha

The Byrd's Nest said...

Ugh! I could actually feel your pain in the last paragraph. Been there.....done that! And what's worse is my Emma Jane is the Preacher's Kid!!! Does our congregation think my kids are not disciplined? You Betcha! Does our congregation think that sometimes they behave like spoiled brats even though they know NOTHING about control issues? You Betcha!

Love you girlfriend!

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