While we were out last week, Colby (2) did not get stuck outside of an occupied bathroom when he needed to have a bowel movement. If he had, then, being the experienced mom that I am, I would have had a fully stocked diaper bag with us and would not have left it at home in the closet. If I had left the diaper bag at home in the closet then I would certainly have had my emergency stash of wipes and a change of clothes in the van. I mean I just blogged about how to be prepared when you are on the go, so I certainly would not be out with a child in need of a change and not a single helpful item in my possession!
When I closed the door to the dishwasher it did not make a frightening noise, belch smoke, and emit an awful odor. When my husband came home he did not find, melted plastic, glass, a toothpick, and a popsicle stick jammed into the bottom motor of our poor, abused dishwasher. Remember my great tips about having your children help with chores? You may want to rethink assigning a 7 year old boy as primary dishwasher loader.
When a friend of mine told me that she only reads two blogs, mine and Voddie Baucham’s, I was not completely honored to be placed in such company. I did not have to immediately tell my husband and obviously I did not perform a couple of dance steps while telling him. Nope, we certainly do not LOVE Dr.Baucham’s teaching on the family. Hee hee, just me and Dr. Baucham in my friend’s blog reader! Whoot, whoot!
When I discovered an empty mouthwash bottle, nicely cleaned out with holes punched in the lid, I did not take it in stride. When I realized that it was being used as a home for a bug, I was not curious. So when I recognized the type of bug being housed in the bottle I did not begin to hyperventilate. I have nine children, so I’m prepared for many things. However, when I realized that the bug in the bottle was a … a… are you shuddering? Did you guess? It was not a ROACH. My child did not think that a ROACH would be a good pet. My child did not keep a ROACH on our deck ensconced in an old mouthwash bottle, and my child was not feeding the ROACH food scraps that they saved from their own meals. I am an understanding and loving mother so I certainly did not immediately order the death of the beloved “pet”. Shudder! Shiver! Gasp!