6.21.2006

Things I have learned the hard way...and it's only Tuesday

-When that little light tells you you need gas, you probably should get some.

-Three diapers WILL NOT last one and a half days and one night.

-Five little girls ages 6, 5, 5, 2 & 2 do not make for a fun trip to the grocery store to purchase afore mentioned diapers.

-Vacuums in left in doorways before going to bed and toes in the middle of the night DO NOT mix!

-Without water, plants WILL die.

-Eggs from dinner the night before do not wash off the pan as easily the next day.

-Clothes left inadvertently in the washer will sour by morning.

-Always go to the bathroom before you go for a morning walk.

-When kids jump on the bed before bedtime it probably means they won't go to bed for hours.

18 comments:

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Taking 5 kids below age 7 to the store... you nutty girl. Life is nothing if not an education, huh?

Nikkie said...

That trip to the store sounds like pure insanity! That diaper bit though, that cracked me up!

No Cool Story said...

I will endeavor to remember all these life lessons…except for the diaper bit, no worries there.

:D On the plus side, you are probably done learning for this week, right?, it's all coasting from here on

Gabriela said...

Wow, and like you said, "it's only Tuesday"! Live and learn I always say. :)

Nettie said...

Thank you for sharing your wisdom! And I'm glad your back! I love your sticheries! You must post how you do the tea dye thing. Hope your toes are feeling better!

Kristen said...

Every single word of that is true! Every one! I love it! :-)

aquamarine said...

It is a diaper epidemic! Okay maybe not that bad, but we ran out too! I tell you five diapers will not last 18 hours!!!

smartmama said...

ughhh to many lessons- wealways learn them the hard way

Valarie said...

I hope #1 and #3 were not concurrent, and that the week takes a dramatic turn for the better.

ShelahBooksIt said...

I took five kids to the store a few weeks ago. It was the insanest ten minutes of my life. One of the things I was there to buy were pg tests. After a couple of minutes of chasing down all of my little chickies, I didn't even dare show up at the register with pg tests!

Brandi Ginn said...

oh, it sounds like it's been a bad day. I have those ALL the time. Wish you lived closer I would've gotten the diapers for you.

Jettara said...

Sounds like some of the lessons that I have had over the years. But I seem to still be working with the vaccuum and toes one, but that is because my older kids leave it out. :)

itybtyfrog said...

Sorry you are having a ripper of a week! I hauled my 3 kids to the hardware store to buy 26 boards this week. I sometimes don't know why I leave the house! I hope your week is getting better!

Dawnyel said...

Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like you've had a crazy week. I hope it gets better! :)

handiemom said...

Can I just say "ditto" on everything? Especially the plants dieing without water (when will I learn?), leaving clothes in the washer (how many days is it?) and taking children to the store (torture, shear torture). And all this happened before Tuesday? You have my sincere condolances.

utmommy said...

I agree with Gabriela, Live and Learn. Sorry your week is so crazy. Hopefully it'll get better.

Gina said...

Yeah, I hate going to the store with just a baby, let alone 5 moving busy bodies! Sorry you had a rough day. I hope the week got better. Ah, it's finally the weekend... the yard work calls, ick.

Lei said...

I learned a lot of those very same things this week. I'm not even kidding!