Thursday, June 12, 2008

13 Random Things About My Week

1. We bought a new DVD player from Walmart, and when we got it home and opened it, there was someone’s old, used DVD player in the box.

2. Luckily Walmart easily lets you return things. Walmart employees do, however, treat you like a criminal when you go through the self check lane. Apparently, they were afraid I was trying to smuggle out popcorn chicken.

3. Today, Eli called me "Dude." It was bound to happen.

4. Eli has all of a sudden decided that it’s fun to try to scare me.

5. He’s annoyingly good at it.

6. I was supposed to review a Schlage lock for Mom Central. It arrived today. The only problem is that they didn’t send me one, they sent me 40. I’m still trying to get someone to come and take away all the boxes that are sitting on my front porch.

7. I don’t understand the universe. I was running late for a hair appointment, and on the way there, two buses stopped in front of me, one UPS truck, and a stalled car. Dude!

8. When I take the kids into a Hallmark store, they are not happy until they play every single musical card in the store.

9. I learned that people will practically shove me in front of them in line to get me and my kids out of the store faster.

10. The threat of losing all screen time and being grounded forever still won’t make Eli pick up his toys.

11. It will make him roll around on the floor (amidst all of the non-picked up toys) and whine, “I’m boooooored!”

12. Taking TV away from the kids is really more of a punishment for me.

13. Georgia can tell the difference between real milk and soy milk. When I tried to subtly switch her to soy milk, she loudly pronounced, “EWWWWW! That tastes yucky!”


Brenda ND said...

I'm glad there are other SAHMs out there. I share your view on number 9 and 12. It gets easier, but then you have to play with the musical cards at Hallmark all by yourself. It makes others wonder. Happy TT!

MoziEsmé said...

Playing all the cards beats playing the same one over and over, I would think. When do they grow out of that stage?

I knew there had to be some shopping advantage to having kids - getting rushed to the front of the line sounds good!

Sorry about the TV punishment for you . . .

I've yet to give Esme (my 14-mo-old) real milk, and she's already anti soy milk. So don't feel bad.

Lori said...

Awwwwwwww, memories...we didnt take our kids out much when they were little too much drama!! Happy TT:)

forgetfulone said...

I can totally relate in the grocery store - when mine were little that is. Now I avoid taking them because they can stay home for an hour alone! LOL

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

A-ha, so that's where my Schlage lock is! ;)

I love the progression of 10-12, we go through that a lot over here too. :)

DrillerAA said...

No. 1 is funny. I don't think I've ever had that happen before.
Great list. Have a wonderful T13

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I had to come back because my hubby just called - and we have 20 boxes of Schlage locks at our house... I couldn't stop laughing! :)

SandyCarlson said...

That stinks about the DVD player!

Lois Grebowski said...

How shady... putting a used one in the new box... Just shady!

I'm with Georgia on the soy milk...even the vanilla flavor tastes like a vanilla flavored green bean!!!!


Bubba said...

I remember my "scare mommy" phase...I moved from inner-city NY to a farm in northern NY...and found a snake that I just had to show my stepmom. It was just like the movies...her eyes closed...and she fell directly backward.

34 years later, I can still tell you it was worth the beating I got from dad.

Great list! Happy TT!

Alice Audrey said...

I'm with Georgia on the soy milk. I don't care what they say, it isn't a substitute.

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