Friday, May 30, 2008

If You Give a Gwen a Muffin

If you give a Gwen a muffin, she will sit nicely in her booster chair until the phone rings.
As you tear apart the couch trying to find the phone under the cushions, Gwen will climb down from the table with her muffin, leaving a trail of crumbs behind her. 
As you are repeating your debit card number for the third time to your family dentist's account specialist, you follow the muffin trail into the sun room where Gwen has mushed the remainder of her muffin into an empty pillowcase.
Seeing the pillowless case reminds you of the caseless pillow that you allowed your drooler to sleep on last night in your rush to put the kids to bed before your favorite show, "So You Think You Can Dance."
You decide that this particularly warm and sunny day would be perfect for line drying all the household bedding so you decide to strip the beds. 
As you are stripping the girls' bed, you notice that a section of their freshly painted wall appears to have been "textured" with......boogers.
As you gather the girls together to determine the creator of the "booger wall," you realize that it is 12:15 and they are all still in their pajamas.
Seeing the girls in their pajamas reminds you that you still aren't wearing your much needed bra and that you are expecting a delivery today.
Out of the corner of your eye, you see the UPS man coming up the driveway, so you frantically throw open the mud room door to grab a coat to cover your sagging breasts.
As the mud room door opens, you remember that you had precariously stacked 3 laundry baskets full of random clutter here before last night's company arrived without much warning.
As the laundry baskets spill to the floor around you, you consider hiding upstairs with the girls till the UPS guy just leaves the package at the door.
You are then reminded of a recent sermon on the 10 commandments and decide that you don't want your kids to see you "lying," or being even a tidge deceitful.

To Be Continued........or not.


Nikki said...

Sounds like a fun morning! I'd like to hear the rest.

Sabrina said...

I see you are stalking another one of my friends. I can share. The cupcakes I made for my birthday... I am a cupcake making addict! If I lived closer i would make some for you and the girls!

Karin said...

Hilarious! Earlier, then I left a note about the notebooks, I was also going to reply to the comment you left on my fort post--about loving the clean-up/clutter posts, needing to clean up your bedroom, etc. But I figured I should find a more appropriate post so searched for "clutter" on your blog and found this one. So glad I did. Gave me a much needed laugh today! And oh, how I can relate!!!

Yeah, if you have bedroom mess woes, you really should take some pictures. A friend and I sometimes email each other our before-during-after pictures -- it's a good motivator for us. We take a picture, set the timer for 5 minutes, take another, etc, til that one area is done. Amazingly, it often doesn't take us more than 15-20 minutes!!! It just seemed like it would.

Speaking of which, I should probably go clean up my mess in the living room. Seems huge, but would probably be gone in 10 min or less if I just got started! : )