Sunday, March 15, 2009

Not Me! Monday I'm STUCK!

It's that time of every week where women (and men if'n you wanna I suppose) get together and share all the stuff we DID NOT DO in a fun little bloggy carnival started by MckMomma.
It's NOT ME MONDAY and you can read all about it right now!

This past weekend, I did NOT plan a couple nights away with two teenage girls at the coast in order to avoid having to plan a birthday party and all that goes into it. Good Moms actually plan parties instead of avoiding them. Good Mom's also BAKE pretty cakes instead of leaving it up to hubby to buy one on his way home from work one day.

I did NOT get so upset with my 13 year old before we left town when she was whining about having to do her chores (we're talking important stuff, like making sure the chickens have water!) that I threatened to march back to the car and REMOVE her luggage and just drive off by myself. I also did NOT say all of this in front of her flabbergasted friend either.

It was NOT me that spent an hour in the Christian bookstore to avoid the two girls that accompanied me to the Outlet Mall. Knowing they wouldn't come in there voluntarily to just "browse" didn't make me more inclined to just STAY there even longer either.

I did NOT secretly enjoy hanging out with the two wacky girls every once in awhile because it meant I could let my wacky side hang out too. It also did NOT mean that I could get away with buying more stuff at the candy store too.

I really did NOT do an entire blog post about the things I've learned from 13 year olds. She's only been 13 for a week, sheesh, who do I think I am, a genius?

It wasn't me that got stuck drinking a cup of coffee at Applebees while having a nice chat with my husband after he got home from his Men's Retreat. No... seriously, "stuck"... as in thumbs stuck together in the handle of the mug. It was like a chinese finger trap gone embarassingly awry... only it wasn't me. If it had been me, I would have panicked and struggled to figure out a way to get my thumbs OUT without my husband figuring out what was going on. I did NOT barely get my thumbs out of the mug-trap just in time for my husband to take HUGE notice AND for the waitress to stop and refill my cup at the same time. I did NOT choke back the hysterics while he TRIED (without success, I might add) to muffle his laughter. Please, I beg of you, only serve me coffee in a cup with no handles from now on, for I have the dumb.

That's it for my week... WAY too much to not admit to don't you think?!

Now, head over to MckMomma's blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. It's cheap therapy - cheaper than a light box during the rainy months.


Holly said...

I have had some of the same reactions to my 7 y/o's whining. We must be allergic to it. Have a Blessed week.

Beth in NC said...

Ok, I am laughing about your thumb incident. Ha.

I'm glad you survived the trip with your teen and her friend -- and even gleaned some knowledge from it at the same time. :o)

Happy NMM!

Katie said...

I thought you wrote " for I have the thumb." Um, yeah, I have the dumb too!

Ali said...

Thanks! Ahh..I remember being 13, what a fun and difficult time all at once ;-) I enjoyed your coffee mug story, that is pretty classic! Have a great day!

He And Me + 3 said...

My 9 year old complains about chores too..I would have done the same thing.
I would have freaked out about the cup of coffee too. I am so claustrophobic. ugh!

heidi said...

Good for you for makin her do her chores, anyway. Good mama.

How in the WORLD do you get your thumbs stuck?!?!

Hey - I desperately need to bump you on the Friday Freebie to the 27th. Is that ok with you??

Beth E. said... your thumbs stuck in the coffee mug...are you SURE you're not related to ME? ;o)

Great Not Me's!

MelArcile said...

Great list. Just don't tell your 13 year old all that you learned from her... :) The thumb story was funny. I think we've all had those embarrassing moments. Especially in front of our husbands. Thanks for letting my "clever" name suck you in this week!

Cathy said...

Very funny! How did you get your thumbs stuck?! LOL! Thanks for stopping by my place!

momof3darlings said...

OK seriously.....


Can I say how much I love you?? Serious and total love! LOL

I totally needed that laugh today! LOL

And I've taken a break from MOST memes too just because it got to be too much and I was stressing. EEK!

Tracy said...

Oh girl, you have me laughing out loud! So sorry about the thumb incident. That was an awesome-much-needed laugh moment, though...gotta say. Talk about keeping it real, girl. = )

Thanks for your prayers and sweet encouragement that y'all care for me even when I let all my ugly stuff show.

Thanking God for the gift of laughter He never fails to give me through you. ; )