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Not the best way to start a morning

By Tara Zandra | October 24, 2007

My day started off with Tabitha yelling “Mom! The toilet’s overflowing!” These things never happen when Chris is here. I stripped off my pants, ran down the hall to my bathroom, leaped onto the top of the toilet and located the valve to turn off the water. At which point I had to reverse my actions to get out of there without stepping in the copious water. Thankfully yesterday was laundry day so every towel in the house was available to be used to sop up the water. This bathroom has carpet, but there’s no padding and it’s not nailed down for this very reason. It’s a tiny bathroom but sopping wet berber is still heavy as an anvil. I folded it to the best of my ability, made sure the hall and dining room were clear of children, opened the sliding glass door and went back to grab the carpet and get it out of here with minimal drippage. I then returned to the bathroom to mop up the remaining water off the sub-floor. During my antics, Tabitha deemed it necessary to ask me a question about a Girl Scout vest to which I replied, “I’m in my underwear lugging around a wet carpet, I really think it can wait.” Not to be outdone, the little one asked me to get a bin of toys down and promptly burst into wails when I told her “not now.” Once I was re-panted, and had reassured the big one that it was in no way her fault, I attempted to calm Daisy by filling her cup with milk and sitting her on my lap. We were peaceful. Until she sneezed without taking the straw out of her mouth. You’d be surprised how far that milk splattered all over my desk, computer, and filing cabinet.

We’re going to the mall to recouperate.

Topics: Life, The Kiddies |

3 Responses to “Not the best way to start a morning”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    October 24th, 2007 at 11:25 am

    LOL! I’m not laughing at your pain, I’m laughing because I’ve lived it. I don’t know why kids always think that it’s a good time to ask for things when you’re *clearly* dealing with an emergency, but they do.

  2. DD Says:
    October 24th, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Personally, hot dog sneezes are the worst.

  3. DD Says:
    October 24th, 2007 at 11:52 am

    BTW, I’m sure that’s way grosser than you can imagine being a vegetarian so I’ll substitute banana sneezes, especially when a little piece somehow gets wedged in the nose.