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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Firefighting

Have you ever had one of those days, that drama seemed to fill your day? Today.. is mine. I have put out more fires this morning then a mother with 19 kids.

Fire number 1: Mary is having school pictures.. Mary is that adorable 12 year old in the picture above, Mary has mood swings. We are not talking your normal run of the mill mood swings.. on a rough day Mary resembles this:

So, when I suggested that we just pull her hair back into a half ponytail (a fine hairdo most days)we had a melt down that had me on the phone with the rectory pleading for a young priest and an old priest. After throwing holy water on her that led to this:

I convinced her (rosary in hand. I wasn't taking any chances) to let me just braid her hair in two seperate ponytails and I got a smile, and relief.. and I didn't have to have the priests over after all. Whew fire one is out.
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Fire number 2:
Stephanie is 18 and a pistol, this morning unable to find her ROTC pants (which I am 90% sure a brother has in his room.. shh don't tell) begged me to call the ROTC teacher and explain they were at the cleaners. ::hangs head:: I did it ok? The guy in charge is kind of a well douchebag (sorry I am not a fan of that phrase either but when the shoe fits).. so I spoke to him pinned it on someone else (Sorry Chuck!) And she has to find them and wear them on Monday. Fire is out.
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Fire number 3:
Mom got a letter in the mail that said she was in trouble with someone for something and she knew the bill was paid.. and I said Maybe they crossed in the mail.. No they didn't I just know it.. I said "did the check clear" Yes yes it cleared.. ok ..so let me call them. fine fine call but I know thats not the case. So I called got a really nice lady who told me that the letter was sent out by mistake (surprise surprise) And Mom's fire is out. Mom btw who is NOT allergic to calling me 50 times a day, is allergic to calling pretty much anyone else. Yep my mom is special :o)~ And I wouldnt have it any other way. But her fire is out.
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Fire number 4: I rescued Dora from a rather intimidating animal (ok it was a stuffed Dora and the animal is Sadie who's not intimidating at all but she is a chewer.. damn dog) But seriously does this face look intimidating to you?

I extinguished that fire before Emily found out.. cause I am just that good.
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3 comments:

DREW'S MOM said...

I'm exhausted for you! What a morning... Good luck with the rest of your day!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Sounds like my kind of day.

Beth said...

I'm not sure whether we're supposed to laugh with / at you or pray for you! Exorcisms before breakfast raises you to an entirely new mom level though! :)