So many mom fails, wife fails, etc these past couple months it is hard to pick out a few since I don't want to list them all and overwhelm anyone.
I guess I will start with the mom fails that are the most recent since that is so fresh in my mind still.
1. Menu Planning. Ha. That's funny. I am flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to dinner these past couple months. I had EVERY intention of getting back on the bus but it left without me; every week. Good intentions don't write the list or do the grocery shopping. Tonight. We had hot dogs.
2. This is an old one but sticks out in my mind. Halloween. Kaylyn was a princess and we had the most perfect sparkly pink glittery shoes that matched with her dress. I saw them a few days before Halloween. You think I would put them up somewhere so they are easily accessible. Nope, not me. Come Halloween, they are no where to be found. I mean nowhere. I tore our house up looking for those darn shoes. She ended up wearing her black and pink slip on shoes, that were old and ratty. Nice, huh. And then to top if off, when we did find the shoes, they were in the backyard (that is not where I had seen them previously and I have no idea how they got out there but they did).
3. I bribed my two younger kids with a promise of a piece of candy the other day. And I didn't even have any candy to give them. They fell for it. It was important that I get at least one of them to do the task that I needed done. I bet you are wondering what it was? No? Hmm, well this might be a little TMI but I found myself going to the bathroom with no toilet paper. I asked nicely several times for them to get a roll of toilet paper out of the other bathroom. They refused. I was desperate. The promise of candy worked. All ended well. (They forgot about the candy a few minutes later when I turned on Sponge Bob Squarepants to distract them.)
4. We went and got our Christmas tree yesterday. We bought it from a corner tree lot. No cutting it down on a tree farm for us. It was so cold yesterday. Sorry, I like to be able to feel my hands and toes. And even looking at the tress and finding one that we could all agree on at the corner lot, it still took us 10-15 minutes. My hands and toes thanked me when I got into the warm car. And when we got home, we decorated it but nothing else. If you didn't see the tree tucked away in the corner you wouldn't know it was Christmas at our house. (In my defense, I do plan on getting a few more decorations out, but only a few.)
5. I had a flat tire about a year ago. Ok, I am exaggerating a bit. I had a flat tire about two weeks ago. I am still driving on the spare. I really need to take my other tire in to get fixed and put my original tire back on. Every time I have a chance, I would much rather do something else then go and sit at the tire shop for an hour. And now with the bad weather, everyone is heading there to get snow tires on, so I would probably wait several hours. No thank you.
Alright, I think this has been enough fun for one post.
Do you have any confessions? Mom fails? Wife fails? Care to share. I am feeling kinda lonely. And remember, we will not laugh at you but rather with you.
I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. ~Fritz Perls