Monday, April 05, 2010

One day.

Yesterday was crazy.
We went to early service which is always a bad decision.
Late service is the only way to go, for our family.
Egg hunt.

Ridiculous amounts of candy.
Me scolding a 13 yr old relative in front of her parents. (awkward!)
But I'm tired of her bullying my kids.
Badger killer. (well, he shot it anyway. Then the badger ran down into his hole. If it starts stinking, we'll know he's dead I suppose.)

Nearly ran out of gas on the way home.
Stopped at a station and found out there were large amounts of rocks and grass in our gas tank.
In. Our. Tank.
Bad Baby strikes again.
"Did you put rocks in the car?!"
"How did you get the gas cap off?!"
"Turned it."

Grumpy husband.
Hormonal crying Beki.
Bad Baby starts running a fever.
Which is probably a good thing because I couldn't be too mad at a sick kid.
Two big kids sensed the tension and knew to just stay hidden away, playing Webkinz.
Unusuable car now.
We'll take it to the shop when we get time.
It was a crazy day and I was so thankful when it ended.

Today's Monday, but I'll take a Monday anytime over that kind of Sunday.


Tara said...

Oh my Beki! Sounds like your day was an adventure. Love the collage of pictures. Your kiddos are too cute.Gotta love 'em, the good, the bad, and the ugly! Hoping today is better for you.

Wendy said...

Yes, that was a bad day. But I still love you. That makes up for everything, right? Beki? Right? Hello?

Unknown said...

Yikes! Glad to hear you made it through to tell the story.

I've found myself lecturing a child or two only to find the mom approaching... (usually she just says 'you tell 'em, sylvia~)

hope your day is better today, and I hope your gas tank issue is resolved as cheaply as possible! ;)

merlin said...

Well, given that everyone is still alive today I think that you should call that an accomplishment and celebrate. Everyone is still alive, right?
What a wicked Sunday you endured. As someone who has never set good boundaries and taken a lot of being bossed around and walked all over, subsequently taught my kids to allow the same to happen to them, I applaud you for saying it is not ok how your kids were being treated. We all need healthy examples of appropriate times to say "that is not OK" Sadly we parents, trying to be polite and pc, often set the wrong example and fail our kids. I think you deserve a fabulous treat for speaking up and being a great role model.

Annie said...

That is a rough day! What's funny is just yesterday my husband warned me that my bad baby is trying to do the same thing to my gas tank! So far he hasn't been sucessful, but he'll try again - I know him too well! I think our babies could be fast friends :)

Julie Harward said...

I'm sorry your day was so stressful...I can relate. we had 8 kids! I love all your pictures though...have a good week and come say hi :D

Love the Decor! said...

I'm sorry your day was so bad but the way you right it has me cracking up. You have a way of making even a bad day sound funny.Hopefully today you can laugh and know that today is a better day!!

Erica said...

your day sounds like my week! here's to a GREAT monday and a FABULOUS week! :)

Laura said...

how did you know my husband was grumpy all day on Easter? Oh wait...were you talking about YOUR husband???

Thrilled that Jesus has risen...even more thrilled that Easter is over.
Can you say ONE TOO MANY EGG HUNTS????????????

Brittany said...

:) sounds like a pretty good easter! I loved all your pictures you have such a beautiful family!

Brittany said...

:) sounds like a pretty good easter! I loved all your pictures you have such a beautiful family!

Kelly said...

Yikes! Quite the day! I hope you can get the car fixed without it costing too much!

Melanie said...

Saying a prayer for you and your family for calmness!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

You need a "take me away" moment, so I'm sending you topical breezes, a sandy beach, the sound of the surf crashing gently at the break, a chaise lounge, a Mai Tai with extra fruit and umbrellas and a tall bronze, sun kissed hunk to fan you so you don't sweat. :)

Hope you like it!

tara said...

oh goodness, big hugs to you Beki, that was some sort of day...phew wee...and how can you even be mad at that cute little face? :0

The MacDonald Family said...

Ok, I'm sure it wasn't funny to experience all these things but reading them is histerical!! Love your "straight to the point" writing. I'm a bit of a long, drawn out, make you fall asleep reading, kinda writer - hence this comment! :) Happy Easter!

Vanessa said...

Awww bad baby? Him? Never ;-) I am starting a list of things to do before I have a little one. I have now added locking gas cap to my list. I really hope you can get the rocks and grass out of the tank!! I so look forward to having Easter eggs hunts. Those were soooo much fun when I was little! God bless you Beki. I just love reading your blog :)

Christina said...

Sometimes I think the devil works overtime on a day like Easter Sunday! What a day! I can't imagine about the car.
My daughter heard our church's sunrise service in her room (we live a block from the church)-I think that's the way to go as far as early services. :)
I do hope that the rest of your week is peaceful!!

Tia Colleen said...

Oh Beki :(

At least your pictures turned out beautiful.

Melinda said...

Oh, Goodness!


rentz said...

But he's so stinkin' cute in the pictures! I tried not to laugh, but I couldn't help myself. Sorry...

Lori Allberry said...


The End.



Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Thank you guys!

Merlin, that means a lot to me.
I don't do well with confrontation and I end up a blubbering nervous shaking wreck. But I will always turn into a mama bear when it comes to my babies. :)

gina said...

oh my gosh! ((hugs))

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Like the bullet point style of your writing on this post; really lends humor to a not-so-funny story. Hope you're calmer today and the car is back in ship-shape.

Unknown said...

oh dear...dear...dear...dear...