Monday, June 29, 2009

A day in the life....

Being a Mom is so glamorous, isn't it?! Today, has been one of those days, so I thought I would share. If nothing else, you other Moms can relate! :)

We had Dixon stay with his Vet. while we were out of town this weekend, so that left the task of going to get him today on me and the girls. Now, for those of you that don't know, I drive a Honda Civic...so, I will give you a min. to get a mental picture of Me, the girls and their big car seats and my 90lb dog sitting in the FRONT with me. Okay, got it....Anyways, we leave here around 11 to go pick him up. This is a trip that should take no longer than 1 hr. 10min.

Five minutes into the trip, Abby needs to pee and it's another 20min. or so to the vets, so I don't want to risk telling her to hold it, so here we all go into Casey's (a local general store) to use the bathroom. Back on the road, we finally make it to the vet. Now, I am thinking, 'oh, we will just be in and out, no need to put Olivia in the stoller, I will just carry her!' We get in the office, get Dixon and Abby needs to pee, again. Now, I say this EXCLUDING those of you from here that we LOVE, and you should know who you are :), but 75% of the people that live in this general St. Louis area are, how can I put this nicely...a$$holes! (and, yes, that is putting it nicely). So, everyone watches me drag my 90lb. dog and my 2 small children to the bathroom and no one offers to hold Dixon for me, so off we all go....into the little bathroom. Anyways, I get Abby off the pot and onto washing her hands (which is a 20min. process). She manages to pull all the paper towels off of the roll, but at that point, I didn't even care, because I was mad that no one had offered to stand with my dog, so whatever! haha! Then, as I am wrestling Olivia, because holding her is like holding a greased pig these days (all she wants to do is get down), she leans over and I guess the pressure on her stomach helps bring up what she just ate and she spits up ALL over the floor. And, you guessed it.....Dixon starts licking it up! OMG! REALLY!? So, now I am frantically trying to pry Abby away from the sink, while trying to get the dog out of the spit up so I can wipe it up (good thing Abby had pulled all the towels off the roll now-ha!), all while trying to not drop Olivia. We finally make it home 2 HOURS later!

The rest of the afternoon contains the REAL good stories, but I won't share them in detail, because some of you might have a weak stomach, so I will just tell you that it involves my entire bar being covered in squeeze yogurt and Olivia ALMOST eating a turd! And, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen! :) haha!

7 comments:

The McAfee Pack said...

i wish i was a fly on the wall! i often think that about me and my ventures with my boys! fun, i tell ya'!!! fun!

The Cantlons said...

Seriously, I would give anything to just observe you and the girls for a week or so. I think I would have rock hard abs from laughing so much! It is stories like this that scare me away from a 2nd child right now. You are WAY more patient than I am! Love you!

The Ott Family said...

Wow! This is really funny stuff. I guess in all your spare time you should begin writing a book about the adventures of Abby, Olivia, and Dixon. I'm sure it would be a top seller! I feel this way sometimes with a 6 month old. What in the world am I going to do when she starts crawling?! She, too, is like holding a greased pig!! Can't wait to see you guys in August!

Fideles Five said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe not one person offered to take the dog! Oh, motherhood! And to think there are those out there that say being a stay-at-home mom is easy! Ha!
Bless your heart!

Dawna said...

I look forward to reading your blog because I know occasionally I will get a good laugh. Hope today is a little less exciting.

The Harrell Family said...

Andrea.. I just LOVE your stories!! They are too funny! I have a feeling that I'm going to have some stories like yours before long!!

The Pitmans said...

kudos to you for surviving these stories everyday and still keeping a smile about it all!!! you are one brave mom!

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