Monday, May 10, 2010

Can I Have A Do-Over?

Most of my day went really well. Josh and I have, for the most part, wrapped up homeschooling. I got up and ready this morning (no shower though) and had Drew to reading class on time.

Since the boys will be in private school next year, I'm listing all the homeschool curriculum I have on and have already sold two books!!

Drew did great at speech and so I took the boys to Carvel for an ice cream. $11 and change for two single dips in waffle cones and one single serving in a cup. That's DOUBLE what it costs at Braum's and, frankly, Braum's is a LOT BETTER! We won't be going back there anytime soon. I was FLOORED!

Then we get home and I'm starting to get something done (Captain Pampers wanted to be held most of the morning afte rwe picked up Drew so I literally ate my lunch with him in my lap sleeping). Not a biggie... in walks Andy. He's mad because I make a habit of leaving my key in the car (because they'd been lost by the children more times than I want to admit. Since leaving it in the car, it's never been lost. Well, the boys went outside to blow up a bottle with vinegar/baking soda (Drew calls this doing a "spearmint".) They come in and forget to shut the garage door. Andy's mad and starts going off on me (in front of the kids, mind you) about how irresponsible "I" am for leaving my key in the car and the garage door open. I'm just begging someone to come steal my new car. I'm sorry... It WAS shut when I walked in.

I was so mad because Mr. Perfect has NO ROOM to talk about anything like that but I bit my tongue because you don't discuss anything like that before kids and #2, I didn't deserve that tone. Seriously. I was mad and hurt. What a poop!

I get Drew ready for his game while Andy goes to the bedroom to change shirts or ... do whatever HE needed to to get himself ready and I go to the car. I get my key, the diaperbag, and basically clean out the entire car and seriously think twice that I should lock the doors. Andy apologies to me AFTER both boys are outside which I don't think is right because they need to hear HIM own up to his behavior. But, his apology to me, honestly, was no good because when you say, "I'm sorry." You should leave it at that. If you put a BUT in that sentence... it basically negates the entire apology because it means you're trying to weasel out of an apology. You're either sorry, or your not. Seriously, it's not rocket science.

So that irritates me.... they're at Drew's game. I'm here with Captain pampers.

I came into the bedroom to nurse him as he just woke up... the dogs jump on my bed... and one pukes... right on my freakin sheets...


Now, I HAVE to do laundry. Dinner.

At least it'll be quiet here (assuming Ben doesn't go into colic melt down mode like he was last night (crying from 8-10:30 pm)

Grrrr.. I want a do-over of my afternoon.


ModernMom said...

Oh Sweetgirl, you deserve a do over! Hope the rest of the week is better.

MaryC said...

Let me know if you need someone to help you bury the body. I'm just sayin'...

Keli said...

I'm sorry you had a sucky afternoon. Hopefully tonight and tomorrow go better for you!!

(And I totally agree with you that Andy should apologize in front of the boys. With no "but" after the "I'm sorry". I get that one a lot too.)

JoeyRes said...

Captain Pampers - that's pretty cute! I hope the rest of the day went better.

chksngr said...

Do Over GRANTED! :-) I'm with Mary...I'll dig the hole...jus' sayin'!! Hey...are you slinging Bengi? I use a baby wrap and carry Noah when he wants to be held...its so much easier than trying to do everything one worth the money I spent!!!

Frugal Vicki said...

Oh, you definitely deserve a do-over! And I completely agree with you....I will not accept an apology that includes a but in it! Grrr.
I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day!

brandt! said...

i don't like "i'm sorry" ... because i always question loudly in my head "are you really?" ... i know that's my issue .. if you're going to say sorry, you better NEVER do it again (only to say 'sorry' again ... that's the pessimist in me!
Do over granted!!