Saturday, May 19, 2007

Take a deep breath...Your going to need it.

I'm sure after this many of you will be wondering why or how you are my friend. Or you'll be strongly considering getting out of it.
Last night I was shopping in Vegas with a girl friend. I took my Mary Poppins bag to fit my tennies in because my feet WOULD be sore within the first 15 min. (My husband calls all of my shoes 15 min shoes). Needless to say ten minutes into the outlets I was hurting, sweating, and hungry. I got myself a green tea and a water bottle. I take a few sips of the water and shove it in my bag to join my bathroom, red pumps, Heather's birthday present and everything else in that thing.....15 minutes later I realize my whole hip is wet...Hmm, I must have a bad case of swamp a**. It is after all 100 degrees here! No. My 32 ounce water bottle was empty! My (new) white purse was soaked along with everything else in it. Including Heather's gift certificate to Krumpets that is 2 weeks belated!!!! I am already the worst bff ever but now it is ruined and no good. I realized at that moment my game was not on point. I like to refer to it as "game" even though I am married, stretch marked and sattle bagged to the max.
The best part is my not cheap white fabulous leather purse was now tie dyed! I had so many great things of all colors in my purse....Know of a good leather cleaner?
I am a walking talking disaster to say the least. My car is a wreck. I thought it would be so cute to give Gabby a little container of Cheerios today. She just loves to reach into things and pull out a Nummy! She did great for a bit and I'd laugh at her little munchers reaching in and pulling out the cereal and shoving in multiples at a time (sounds like her mother). 2 seconds later she is waving the frikin thing around and I get a swift hit to the cheek from a cheerio. I still have the Cheerios everywhere! Her swim bag.... still in the back of my car, at least 2 pair of shoes, DVD cases she chews on in emergency situations! Uh, I swear one day I will be like Kailee and Brianna. If they saw my home (a.k.a city dump) or car right now I think it would cause permanent damage to them. I am sure those 2 friendships would be severed.
I could go on for days about my lacking charisma! I am such a pathetic head case. I think to myself, wow. Pull yourself together. My fabulous husband doesn't seem to mind. My house will be a total wreck but I always manage to make my bed. It drives me bonkers to see an unmade bed. It gives me issues to wash my sheets. I just bought 2 sets so I never have to walk past a plain uncovered ma tress. Problem solved. Why can't I manage to keep a tight ship around here. My last house was always like a page from a magazine. Clean, vacuumed, dusted, moped for heavens sake! Maybe I managed to clean it because I liked it and Everything I owned fit in it! My crap is stored in my garage and I have to climb heaps of rubbermaids just to get anything outta there!
I am brought to one last point. At the end of the day, I am happy! I am high off life. I really feel like I am the lucky one. I am in love with my husband who is absolutely amazing and I realize I get to work on feeling like this forever! He reassures me that I am the one he wants to be with now and later and in the next life. I get to watch Gabby grow, learn, and discover what life has to offer. Even if is isn't always good, you realize what is good once you felt the bad. I get to have more babies and keep my family forever. I don't care if my house isn't the cleanest or my car isn't the cleanest. I don't even care what Gabby is dressed in half the time anymore. As long as she feels how much I love her I am truly being fulfilled.
Lastly, I think of the quote from Rosanne Barr and I suddenly feel completely justified in my lazy funk... "When my husband comes home, if the kid(s) are still alive, I figure I've done my job." I saw that on Morgan's blog and felt completely at ease.
I hope nobody made it to the end of that! Good night diary.

19 comments:

The Cavallaro Clan said...

Yeah I get to leave a first comment. You must have scared everyone else away. just kidding. The whole part about getting hit in the head with a cheerio and everything a mess sounds just like me. No wonder why I like you. Just wait until I post about a day in my life SCARY!

Lotz Family said...

I made it to the end! I loved it, haha, sounds like my life! No matter how dirty the house is, or what a rag-a-muffin Kate looks like, I am still 100% happy.

kailee wright said...

I thought you were perfect. so it makes me feel good that you are some what normal. haha I really think kids make you realize what is most important in life, and I am so grateful for that. Good post.

Jocelyn said...

Linds, what I great post!! Seriously! Almost brought me to tears! I may not have kids, but in some crazy way I relate! Thanks for posting that...I think I might have needed it!

Camie said...

I think we all agree you are the universal woman. If we can't let loose in our own houses where can we? I feel like I am always trying to keep a firm grip on other areas in my life such as church, social, etc. I need to have a place where I feel like its not the end of the world if the dishes go undone for a couple of days. I love how as moms we can live in total choas but as we are walking out the door for an appointment or meeting and a toy wacks us in the head, we are screaming at our husbands to remember so and so...but then we close the door and we have pulled it together just in those last few seconds. Thats what its all about...thankss for sharing your disasters, they are what make us human and keep us humble to say the least! Plus you always look like you have your game on.

Camie said...

whose diary are you reading now???!

Lindsey said...

Cam, I made the diary comment at the end because I always tease Emily about her "dear diary" posts
NOw I am doing it.

Marla, I KNEW we were meant to be friends! Lets hear about a day in your life.

Kailee, you just made me laugh out loud1 You can't pretend you're not perfect. Me? haha. I am always a total wreck:)

Joanna Goulet said...

I can't really relate to the child thing but I can relate to your purse story and I'm so sorry to hear about it. My heart droped when I was reading the part where you said it looked all tie died I hope you can get it fixed. I would see if a dry cleaner can do anything for you. I wish you the best of luck with that.

Michelle said...

Wow, k first of all, I haven't read your blog in a few days and now you have like five new posts. So I spent plenty of time reading up. But the cherios comment topped it off. That seriously made me laugh cause that is the kinda stuff that seems to happen more often than i'd like. Reagan thinks she needs to throw everything. I ask her to bring me her shoes so we can put them on and I get them thrown at me.

Rachel said...

What a great post! Sounds like my life to a T. I am glad I am not the only one with a messy car and house.

Brandi Schall said...

Yes, Linds. do not despair! You have seen evidence of my domestic skills twice on my blog! It's hard to get the motivation to stay on top of things, especially with a little one that goes and messes it up 5 seconds after all your hard work. I have to constantly remind myself that I need to stop and play with my kids, enjoy them and love them. It's not going to matter what the house looked like today 20 years from now, but my kids will remember what I did with them always. I think you are doing a fabulous job as mommy and wife.
And I am really sorry about the purse. I hate when great things get ruined!

Lindsey said...

Thanks Brandi, that is so true!!!

Kassy Lee said...

LOVED it!!! Amazing post, and I feel ya girly! The funny thing I have had the purse thing happen to me, but it was at the store by myself with Kenton and Kodi, Kodi was about 6-7 mo old she was screaming I gave her a bottle she didn't want it I threw it in my bag and a full formula bottle ALL over :) I had to pay the cashier with soaked $. Anyways that doesn't really matter, I feel the same in that I don't want to breal my back and be a Natzi about a clean house I would rather soak up this baby time while it is still her. Enough out of me... great post

Lindsey said...

Kass, that is awful! I also had wet money :)
I am so glad so many of you can relate!

I knew Bre would be too ashamed to comment! She is sickened by this post ;)

Brianna said...

Thanks for making me feel like a tard about being so anal! Just kidding. Like I said before...its the only area of my life I can control right now so I take what I can get! My computer shut down in the middle of our convo. LAME. We are having someone come fix it this week. Anyway I guess I'll talk to you later when its fixed or we may just have to text for the next few days.

Lindsey said...

Bre, you're not a tard. You're my hero!

Emily Blais said...

oh linds, you make me laugh. I am sitting here at 11am on my couch tv on in my pj's in front of the computer while a disaster is surrounding me. do you think I have any motivation to clean it up? NO WAY. I know how you feel, but not really because you are always perfect. you are always put tpgether, as is gabby. so if your life is a mess, you hide it well, but even more than that, who cares if you have messes around you. it builds character :) k, I should clean up my dang house....just 5 more minutes! :) I love you linds!!

Morgan said...

That is the funniest blog ever!! I laughed my way through the entire thing. I am sorry about your leather purse...that really does blow!

Isn't that quote so true?? Some days I am amazed that my children are still alive...even though CLEARLY a bomb went off in my house. That is my only explanation sometimes to why it can be such a disaster!

Cassidy Legg said...

LINDS!

I was going to call you about that. Didnt you get it done on the 21st? She is amazing huh.... 3%..... word of mouth.... I am sure you heard all about that huh :) I am not in Hawaii yet. Not unil June 3rd.... I am just slacking!