Not Me Concert

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my faults, failings and quirks by denying them.

Last Sunday after our worship service and fellowship meal (think no nap and a tired 8 month old) we headed to the University to listen to one of the students in our church perform as part of the symphony orchestra.

While finding our seats I hoped to acquire an end seat in the likely event that I needed to make a quick exit with Bella. Instead Bella and I ended up sitting 4 seats from the end and those seats were quickly occupied by four affluent and genteel strangers.

Toward the end of the concert, in a desperate attempt to keep Bella happy and avoid a scene, I scrounged in the bottom of diaper bag and found 6 old Cheerios. I did NOT proceed to feed those old Cheerios from the bottom of the diaper bag to Bella. No way, not me!

I did NOT rejoice in the success of my effort as we were able to calmly and peacefully walk out of the concert with the rest of the crowd.

What didn’t you do this week?

Go on and laugh. Having ten children gives us lots of opportunities to see the funny side of life.

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7 Responses to Not Me Concert
  1. Lisa h
    March 14, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    This weekend I did not let my 4 year old sleep in until 10:30 so I can have a easy morning. I did not bravely have a group of 20 teenagers in my home for a bday party. This weekend I did not make a surprise visit to my inlaws house so they can have a surprise baby sitting job to take a break. And finally this weekend I did not over spend on next years home school curriculum although I’m suppose to wait for a conference. 🙂


  2. Michelle
    March 14, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    Hi Kimberly,

    I did not eat chocolate chips out of the bottom of our diaper bag last week at church. I did NOT reason that since they were Ghiradelli dark-chocolate chips that they could NOT go to waste. :-). As a friend approached, I did not pretend it was just the kids who were digging out chocolate chips and eating them!!!


  3. Christy
    March 14, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    I did NOT let my sons lay on the couch and watch too much TV during the last two weeks, while we dealt with fevers, congestion, ear infections, vomiting, and diarrhea. I also did NOT let dishes and laundry pile up.


  4. Valerie
    March 14, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    I did NOT just eat a huge spoonful of raw cookie dough while reading your hilarious blog post! And seriously, cheerios are good for months in the bottom of the diaper bag! 🙂


    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    So nice to know the diaper bag is such an ideal environment for Cheerios . 🙂


  5. carrie thompson
    March 15, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    I did not sit here reading a blog while my husband was taking a moment to “er um” discipline our children over some things that happened this morning- and I DID NOT laugh out loud at your blog during such discipline!


    Suzanne Reply:

    LOL! That’s awesome! Inopportune, but awesome!


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