Thursday, April 24, 2008

One of THOSE weeks...

Once again, my hat goes off to single parents. This has been a tough week...and as hard as I try, I can only be in one place at a time. Roger took the big boys on a fishing trip last weekend. So, I was responsible for several activities on Saturday, and getting everyone to church on Sunday. Not too bad. He got home Sunday evening. We had ball games and I had a meeting on Monday night. He then turned around and left for a conference at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday. So, it began on Tuesday... Tuesday morning I heard Zane calling for me...and it was one of those calls that you know to come a runnin'!! Well, the kids had gotten up and thought they'd help me by running the dishwasher. Of course, it doesn't matter that I had already run the dishwasher, so the dishes were already clean. It's the thought that counts! Well, they couldn't get the dishwashing detergent open because it has a childproof cap. So, they used dishwashing LIQUID instead. Well, but the time Zane called me, there was quite a souffle of bubbles all over the floor and coming up out of the sink drain. All the kids came running...and I could tell they were wondering if I was going to "loose it". No, I didn't loose it...actually, we all had quite a laugh. Thankfully, it wasn't hard to clean up...
These last 3 days has been a whirlwind of piano recital, tae kwan do, young authors, youth group, baseball games...add to that school every day, keeping up with laundry, and various cleaning... it's been busy. I was in the car today for 2 hours and 20 minutes! That hasn't happend in a long time... Roger comes home tonight and we're excited!



If I had been on top of things, I would have gotten a picture of the bubbles before I cleaned it up. The entire dishwasher was filled with bubbles. So, I just left it open and the bubbles began to go down. Then I ran the dishwasher rince cycle.

7 comments:

Bekah said...

I too commend single parents! Jason comes home tonight and I can't wait!

Melissa Flaming said...

Snaps for the Single Parents!! Jarrod will be out of town every weekend until June! Add to that my kids going back to school the beginning of May and my piano students and working at Dillards...Oh, Trish, I feel your pain. Glad you could laugh. :)

Jarrod said...

Wow! That gave me a good chuckle and I too am glad you could laugh. We've all had those moments when the kids are looking at us to see our reaction. Thank God we don't lose it every time! Way to go!

Shan said...

I feel the same way about single parenting. I'm just not woman enough to wear all the trousers! Hat's off indeed!
And the dishwasher....classic stuff. I like how your thinking like a blogger with the camera ready. ;) You know we appreciate the visuals.

WendyJanelle said...

Yep, I appreciate the picture. It's good to know I'm not the only one who uses those divided plates. You know, who wants their corn sliding into their potatoes?

At least the kids were trying to help! I still have to gently remind my son EVERY morning to start unloading the dishwasher. Isabelle does her half immediately.

I'm glad Roger is back and things are running along normally again!

And it was GREAT to see you last night! :-)

Shan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISH :D :D :D!!!!

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better....
When I was 16 I house sat for a family friend. The day they were supposed to be coming home I decided to try and have the house super clean for them. I loaded up what dishes I had dirtied and looked for the dishwasher detergent. I couldn't find anything that looked like that, and since my house had NEVER had any other dishwasher other than my sisters and I, I figured a tablespoon of Dawn would do the trick, right?
Well, so now you know that I CAN imagine what your floor looked like. It was AWFUL!!! I was just fighting the bubbles to keep them from making it to the carpet in the living room! :0)