Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Day In the Life

10:30 a.m. in parking lot of library....

S: Mommy will you hold my stuff?
Me: Why can't you hold it?

12:00 p.m. at restaurant waiting for my friend to meet us. S is coloring and I am looking at my watch wondering why my friend is late, not realizing S is studying me..

S: She'll be here in a minute just chill out!

6:00 p.m. Lobby of funeral home as we attend visitation for a friend's relative who passed away....

E is doing recently learned cheerleading jumps as elderly people try to sign the guest book for the family.

S is sucking peppermints, spitting them out and wrapping them in the funeral directors' business cards. At least twelve.

I am trying to desperately keep five kids quiet(three mine and two J's) while people are trying to grieve. Meanwhile, the two "good" friends I'm waiting on are in a very animated conversation with "Uncle Dave" and "Aunt John" if you know what I'm saying. And I probably said the sentence "NO you cannot go see the dead body" two or fifteen times...and quite loudly on occasion.

8:00 p.m. while trying to get S to read a Bible story and say some sort of bedtime prayer....

Me: S what Bible story do you want to read?
S: Not Jesus only the Israelites
Me: OK, let's read about Moses
S: Not like Moses..ONLY the Israelites
Me: Well, let's just thank God for our day.
S: Thank you for Mistah Andy (her Sunday School teacher), my sisters and the cat.

We have a dog.

I'm going to bed.



Nicole O'Dell said...

LOL too funny! I love it!

Pia said...

I knew as we were on the sidewalk with 5 prissy little girls 'bee-bopping' to the entrance of the funeral home that things were about to get interesting.
I looked at J and L and said, "I feel a blog coming on!!!"

Jen B. said...

I wish Mr. Andy was MY Sunday School teacher!

PHH said...


If you'll come and actually sing in our class we'd love to have you. P and I are not the best soloists. Oh, and you have to like graham crackers and frosting from a can to really get the bible stories...

Lauren W said...

Having been at funerals with your girls, I can only imagine.

Sherry said...


Just Us Chix said...

I love SUT!

Paul B said...

Hey...I don't understand WHAT you mean when you said "Aunt Dave" and "Uncle John"...Will you explain it please!