One of the things I try and hope to do on this blog is be authentic and real. Whether sharing my heart, our story or the ups and downs in this journey of life. Now as I am three months into this adventure of motherhood I think it’s important to do the same.
You may find yourself laughing or nodding your head, but hopefully in sharing it’s a way to provide some camaraderie. Also to know that it’s okay if you don’t always have it altogether and are light years behind the Joneses. The days that start with 3 cups of coffee and end with a glass of wine or two!
So welcome to our ordinary, everyday life. Which is also sometimes a bit crazy!
A few weeks ago we purchased the empty lot behind our house. The realtor was coming over on a Saturday morning for us to sign the paperwork. A bit of humble pie when the doorbell rings and she pulls up in her Cadillac 25 minutes early!! I just got out of the shower and my husband was still in his pajamas flipping pancakes! At least our kids were dressed and presentable, too bad they couldn’t sign for us while I hid in embarrassment!
Most recently I had forgotten to clean the oven out from the previous meal. Rushing to get supper together I turned it on to 375. I just about had everything prepared to go in when out of the corner of my eye I saw a flame in the oven. I didn’t panic until I opened the oven and saw how large it was!!
At the same time the boys came in the kitchen and their reaction was slightly different than mine. No, it is not neat or cool. No, we don’t want the fire to be as big as the house or get any larger! And no, we do not want firetrucks at our house!! Well now I am well versed on the instructions for the extinguisher. Thank you Jesus, I didn’t have to use it!
The boys seem to continually find my hair on the floor no matter what room they are in. They make sure to show me and each time express that mommy’s hair is everywhere! Perhaps it’s time to run the vacuum or at least maybe a bit more frequently. Either that or I am balding at 30!
Feel free to comment and share one of your own stories, I would love to read them!
Gretchen NC says
Haha! I’ve got a million of them. Just this morning I thought I was being super mom trying to bake my own bread….Erin except I didn’t turn the oven off before leaving for work. Yea, that burned…..
I’m pretty notorious for burning food actually. Especially rice. It was so bad that our au pair one day was eating my rice and said, “something is different….wait! The rice is not burned!” Sheesh.
Another goody is that I am having a tough time keeping up with the laundry. It’s pretty bad actually. So my poor 2year old who is potty training and pees himself a lot is pretty much always running out of underwear and so our au pair has to put my 4 year old daughter’s underwear on him. Poor kid. Actually he often has to wear princess shoes or shorts or pajamas simply because he growing way too fast and I can’t seem to getting store fast enough for new clothes. This is what is is to be right after a first born girl. Sorry son!
Everyday Ann says
Haha, oh no! It seems whenever I am trying to make something special it usually ends up burning! I can relate with the growing way too fast, their pants look like capris in a matter of a weeks time.
Cool that you purchased the empty lot. Last week I came home from work super tired at 9pm (thank you tax season) to put a pizza in the oven. Only I hadn’t cleaned the over from the pork roast at Easter, shortly there was some smoke coming from the oven and because our apartment building is hooked up to the fire station, the fire alarm went off and we had the firemen and firetruck here in 10min. so embarrassed to have them over so late at night for my silly unclean oven. 🙁 and the pizza wasn’t even done yet!!! That same night I open our mail to find out our car insurance is dropping us for two at fault claims in the past year…ugh, what a day!
Everyday Ann says
Oh my goodness, I guess my fire wasn’t too bad then. Although the boys would have loved to see firetrucks at our house!