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Saturday, June 16, 2007

I may not shower for the next 6 months

How not to start a deployment-

1. Leave your children alone near an open box while you take a shower, especially if:
A) Said box contains sheets of styrofoam- you know, that stuff made from thousands of little tiny balls of styrofoam that have been pressed together?
B) Your children have toy tools, including a saw, which can cut up those styrofoam sheets.
C) You have TWO ceiling fans in the room that can blow the aforementioned thousands of tiny balls of styrofoam into every conceivable (and some inconceivable) nook and cranny of your room.

I had to vacuum my walls, ya'll.

2. Ponder why so much steam is coming from your pot of boiling water. Yelp (and attract the attention of your children) when you realize it is smoke coming from the fire underneath your burner. Proceed to teach your panicked 4-year-old what to do if the fire was actually a big one and how to call 911.

3. Escape your styrofoam-laden house to go to storytime at Barnes and Noble. Storytime is replaced by a play about dragons and fairys. Terrify children with the large, costumed "baby" dragon. Stay and watch the play due to an inability to move caused by your left arm rocking the overtired baby's stroller, your lap being full of scared 4-year-old, and a scared 2-year old cowering behind your back and strangling the life out of you.

It's going to be an interesting 6 months.


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Oh my. Oh my! Wow - what a day. The vacuuming the walls part - I can say that is one I have not done before. Yet.

Bless your heart!

Bethany said...

Oh my Christy! Let me give you a big, southern, bless your heart!

Mikki said...

So far so good huh.. LOL.

Glad to see you still have your sense of humor ( even though it's mostly sarcasm- LOL).

Just think, one day when your DH is home, he'll find said styrofoam pieces in his undie drawer and you can tell him all about this day. :-).

Praying for you!!

Joy said...

So you do use "y'all" now! The South is winning you over?

That stryfoam stuff is evil. I thought our adventures with it being ground into the carpets were bad but I think your kids are way more creative to use tools.

Carmen@littlecooksinthekitchen.com said...

OK, that's hysterical. It sounds like my house - except I only have a 2 year-old and a 9 month old. But I could definitely see the styrofoam thing happening here.

I've only read a little of your blog, but I like it and your header is adorable. I'll be checking back in throughout the deployment to see how things are going!

Allena said...

i'm so sorry! what a horrible day. my dh used to be in the army (he got out over a year ago) i know the first couple of weeks if not months when he left were the hardest. I know it's hard so i wanted to say hang in there!