Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And I thought it would be simple...

Do you ever think "I'll just do _________ real quick..."
I need to start remembering that nothing is "real quick" when my kids are involved.

The other night Brittany and I decided that we would take the kids on a quick walk.
We wanted to walk over to the grocery store and return a redbox that we had rented before 9:00 p.m.
(we didn't want to pay for an extra day).

So, it went a little something like this:
7:45 p.m. - "We should go for a walk..." Good idea!  So we start gathering everything that is "necessary" to take with us when we bring the kids on a walk.  Brittany and I changed into sweats because it was freezing outside!
8:00 p.m. - We started getting the kids in sweats and beanies and slippers and layers, etc.  We tried putting Uggs on Saxon and he told me that his toe hurt. I tried putting socks on him first to make him feel better.  It didn't make him feel better.  I suggested a bandaid.  He suggested a bandaid with neosporin.  We tried again.  His toe was still too sore for shoes.  He settled on wearing Brittany's Uggs instead.
8:15 p.m. Bridger has to poop
8:20 p.m. -"WIPE ME!!!!"
8:25 p.m. - We finally make it downstairs with the blankets, the pillow pets, the sweatshirts, the beanies, the portable DVD players, the sippy cups, the snacks, and all 3 kids.
8:30 p.m. - Loading all of the kids in.  Bridger lost a slipper.  Dalton threw off his beanie.  They didn't want the movie that we brought for the DVD player.  Saxon has to arrange his blankets in a certain way (the fuzzy one of the bottom, the quilt on top...) Bridger is thirsty...again...
 
8:45 p.m. - We finally start walking down the road and Saxon says "I'm all wet!"  What do you mean you are all wet!?  He spilled his sippy all over his blankets.  Great.
9:00 p.m. - Back on the road.  The redbox is late. sigh...I should have known better than to think that I can get anything done "quickly".

What adventures have you had lately?

7 comments:

  1. You are really nice to bring portable dvd players with you for your kids! And it's true. Anything with the kids is a huge production and takes ten times as long haha.

    Bekah
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  2. This post cracked me up! It's SO true...with kids, everything is a production haha :)

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  3. haha... isn't that the truth. Everything takes so much longer than it used to. :)

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  4. Haha. So true.
    Littlemudpies.blogspot.com

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  5. Haha - love this post! This is my life, but I only have one so far! It seems like just as we are getting out the door her spits up all over the place, has a dirty diaper, or I leave and then realize that I've forgotten the diaper bag or his bottle. Sheesh - I used to think I was high maintenance!

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  6. That is so awesome that you wrote it all down! It's so true, quickly does not exist anymore for us moms! haha

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