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Monday, October 27, 2008

My 300th post! (And of course, Not Me! Monday)

It's hard to believe that this is my 300th post!

Wow! That's a whole lot of talkin'! I am so excited! I need to think of something to celebrate the occasion with my bloggy friends. Hmmm...maybe another giveaway is in the near future.

But now it's time to read about all the things that I did not do this week!

1) I did not sit in my family room one day this week and pretend I was "Jeannie" from I Dream of Jeannie and blink my eyes while nodding my head in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, my house would magically appear cleaned. That would be crazy. I am a very stable girl who surely knows that the blinking of eyes while nodding does not produce a clean house.

2) I did not have a Smart One (Weight Watchers Brand so no cheating) Key Lime pie at midnight one day this week. After eating said pie, I absolutely did not lick the small plastic tray the pie came in so that I could make sure I got every last bit since the portions seem to be created for ants. There is no way I’d do something so disgusting. My Mama taught me good table manners and I always use them, even when I’m left starving after being teased with a 2-bite pie.

3) I did not completely convince my 4 year old son that being a doctor was the most amazingly, terrific Halloween costume in the whole world, just because it was on sale for $12.99. I did not roll my eyes and sigh heavily when I noticed the price tag on the one that he really wanted. It was $39.99 and not even a good costume. That sure was not me! A good mother would encourage her child to follow through on his dreams and imagination and not think about the cost.

4) I did not try on Anna Grace’s Halloween costume and fall madly and completely in love with how magnificently, beautiful she looked in it. I did not think that her million-dollar smile would melt every heart she’d encounter as she trick-or-treats through the neighborhood. I also did not tear up and wish with all my heart that I could smother her with hugs and kisses and tell her how much I loved her, without fearing what the next day would be like. (Off the record: Someday I know I'll be able to....I just know it!)

5) I did not attempt to trim AJ’s hair only to have “slipped” with the trimmers and ended up having to shave it all off. After my last hair fiasco, I was completely convinced that I should stay away from everyone’s hair. I was not trying to be frugal when I decided I would cut it myself. That would be absurd and cheap. Therefore, it was not me! He does not still look completely A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!!!

6) I know that it was not me that took AJ into the bathroom at the dentist office to change his poopy diaper, only to realize after uncovering such a mess that the stench was so bad that I was completely embarrassed. It also was not me that took said diaper with me into the car so that I could throw it out in a garbage can at the gas station down the street., only to forget to do so. Instead, it was not me that went straight home, took the kids out of the car and closed up the car. There is no way that I would have left that stinky, reeking, poopy diaper, that by now had rolled under the seat in the locked car, in the garage in Florida's 90 degree weather for 2 days. I know that no one would ever accuse me of doing such a thing, especially when we went to get in the car for a family outing with Scott and we opened the door the smell almost knocked us over. We did not have to drive with the windows down in the rain and our heads hanging just so that we could breathe fresh air, while I listened to sweet husband scold me the entire way. That would be totally disgusting and nasty. It was not me!


Katie said...

Believe it or not I have sooo been there on the poopy diaper thing. I know from experience that the smell only gets worse. I am sorry you had to go through that I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Kelly said...

Baaaah haaah ha ha ha! Oh ya, like you and Katie I have done the dirty diaper thing. Toss it in the trunk because there isn't an availble trash can and forget about it until the next day when the pungent smell is your reminder! I love your "Not Me Mondays!" Great way to start the week! BTW, Kaiden's costume is going to cost under $10! Can't wait to share with everybody what he will be on Friday....adorable, of course!

~*Mistee*~ said...

oh no, with the poopy diaper! I have to say, I have done that myself, more than once! :0)

Jill said...

AAACCCCKKKKK! I can only IMAGINE (I would rather imagine something else!)the stench that awaited you from that diaper!!!! OY!!

Congrats on your 300th post!!!!! So enjoyable!! Keep it up!

Michelle said...

Ohilda...thanks again for the Monday morning laughs...you know I love them!

Have a great day, my friend!

elizabethnabavi said...

I have done that with diapers more than once! You would think I could have learned from my mistake...hey it's hard enough to get the kids out of the car..who can remember trivial things like dirty diapers!

Undercover-Princess said...

Congrats on 300! I am at 32. LOL

Keisha said...

I am cracking up at your 2-bite pie comment!! LOL! that is FUN-NY!
Haven't done the diaper thing.. but a old sippy cup with milk in it.. will just about produce the same smell!.. Just so you know! lol!
Mine's up!

The Princess's Mommy said...

You crack me up!! I LOVE "Not Me Mondays!!"


Lisa said...

Hi Ohilda,
It is me again, guess what my AJ was born on March 23rd....neat huh?
I enjoyed your not me's, you are better than me--you don't lick the plastic container and I don't eat two at a time....hee hee

HiHoOhio said...

If only that Jeannee thing would work!

mommy24treasures said...

oh you are something else:)

I was reading your tag below and I never wear sneakers either!
I also love Disney. If we ahve to travel thats where I want to go.
I am a big researcher too! In fact I WAY over research.

I am sorry but I do not like you fav foods though!;)

The Byrd's Nest said...

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Monday's at your place! I would have done the same thing with the costume....costumes are ridiculously expensive! And the worse diet to be on my friend is when you can't have what you want. Just cut down your portions and exercise and you will be fine. Don't deny yourself!!!!

AND I know the struggles you have had with your precious daughter and I have had some too with Emma Jane but not as severe. I would hug her anyway. My oldest daughter suffered from anorexia for years and hated herself so much and made us all feel like we were not allowed to love her either. She admitted to me after recovering from this horrid disease that she really loved it that we invaded her personal space and loved on her anyway. She never returned the affection but her little body needed to feel it. I know this is not a attachment/bonding situation but I think she does want you to even if she acts like she doesn't. Love you!

Ashley Griffin said...

i just laughed so hard i shook the whole bed!

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

I have done that with a diaper too!!!! My family about threw up when we opened the car doors. Hahahahaha!!!!! Thanks for the late-night laughs tonight. :)


The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh dear friend I know you DO love on her I could just feel how much you wanted to when you were writing that post. I am praying for her to tear down her little wall and let you in ALL the time! Love you!

geminirn said...

Oh girl here I am laughing so loudly ,my Mom just came running into the room to see what was so funny...lol!!!

Michelle said...

I am SO laughing at all that you did not do!! I, too, have left a stinky diaper in the car and forgot about it. NOT a good thing.

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