Friday, June 22, 2012

Generally, things are a big freakin' production.

I just have to run to the store to grab a few things...with the kids.  Do I have the wipes, a diaper or two, a sippy cup, some crackers?  You never know what we will need in that short trip.  And if I forget, you can bet your ass that I will end up needing it.  It's a big freakin' production.

Time to hit the pool for the day.  Do I have regular diapers, wipes, swim diapers, all 3 bathing suits, 3 changes of clothes, cover ups, a sun hat for the baby even though she won't wear it, goggles, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, underwear?  Got it all.  Let's head to the car.  Oh crap, I forgot to put on my own bathing suit.  Let's all get back in the house so I can get changed.  I go upstairs while the 17 month old stands at the gate at the bottom of the steps and screams.  By this point, I am sweating so bad that I can hardly get my control top, one-piece on without it sticking to me.  Nothing short of a crow bar and pliers are necessary to get it on.  Finally dressed and ready to go.  Head back out to the car and get the kids all buckled in.  Oh crap, I forgot the drinks or bag of endless amounts of snacks that the kids will request.  Run back in and get it.  Again, I am ready to go.  Pull out of the driveway.

Oops, did I let the dog in?

Pull back in driveway, get out of the car and go back in the house to check.  Unlock the front door and find the dog staring me right in the face.

Now we are finally on the road.  It's a big freakin' production.

Let's all go out to dinner tonight.  Great idea!  I am not one to turn down dinner where I don't have to cook.  Get all 3 kids looking at least somewhat presentable.  Shoes on and ready to go.  Grab wipes, a diaper, and sippy cup for the youngest.  Get to the car.

Should I bring some crackers or a snack for the baby?  Probably.

I run back in and get them.  Now we are all set.  Pull out of the driveway.

Did you lock the side door? 
Not sure? 

Pull back in and go check.  The door is locked, of course.

We are off to dinner...after another big freakin' production.

This was my day yesterday.  It was a great day, really.  But it was exhausting.

Can you relate?


  1. I definitely feel your pain! LOL!

    Found you on the blog hop! Happy Friday!

  2. Right on the money baby. Me. Me. Me. Freaking Me.

  3. Nailed it. Me every morning getting the kids and myself out the door at 6:30 a.m.

    ~The Real Houswife of Santee

  4. I feel like a big cry baby because I only have one child to deal with, but sometimes I am so exhausted by the time we actually leave the house that I don't even want to go anymore! It's amazing what tiny people can do to your mind, your schedule and your energy level! I wrote a blog about leaving the house one morning that is similar to your experience. You might want to check it out so we can have a good laugh at ourselves! It's good to know we aren't alone at least.

  5. COMPLETELY relate! Usually, I say, "Let's go" and then end up last in the minivan beacuse I have to do EVERYTHING they didn't do to get ready to go!

  6. You are so right - it's all a BIG production. Happy to have discovered your blog!

  7. Can totally relate! Especially to the part about running back in the house. Never ending!

    stopping by from Finding the Funny

  8. Ha! Yeah, babies make it all a big freakin' production, no doubt!

    (Thanks for linking this up over at #findingthefunny last week!)

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