"Mom! Mom, Brooklyn's locked in the thing! Wake up! Brooklyn's locked in it!"
"Huh? Whaaa? Who's where?" I tried to shake the fog from my sleepy brain. Brooklyn's locked up somewhere? It hit me and I fully awoke with a jolt, sitting upright in bed. I ran out to the kitchen to see Jackson standing by the kitchen sink, pointing to the cabinets underneath. I heard a slightly muffled, "I stuck here, Mommy!" coming from the cabinets.
After searching for a minute (I think it was only a minute, but at the time it seemed like 10!) for the magnet to unlock the latches, I freed poor Brooklyn from the kitchen cabinets.
That's how my day started. I wouldn't expect anything less. I mentally blocked the details of the rest of the day from my brain. There are benefits to being delusional. If I remembered every little thing that happened on a daily basis, I’d surely end up like this…
I do know that they found plenty of constructive things to do while I was working though. For example, Brooklyn did a little art work…
Clayton played the maracas with a couple coffee cups until one of them broke.
Later in the day, Jackson stepped on the piece of the mug that chipped off and cut his foot, leaving a trail of blood across the floor.
Lexi tried pulling a tooth out. Too bad the tooth wasn’t ready to come out. Instead, Lexi freaked out to the ninth degree and bled all over the place.
We got a stupid snow storm yesterday too. Thursday the kids were outside playing baseball in t-shirts because it was 50 degrees here. Yesterday this…
I kicked the kids out of the house and locked the door behind them the kids went out and played in the snow until Joe came home and saw that Austin had his good drop cloths out in the snow for some reason. Knowing Austin, he was making a kind of sled, or fort, or perhaps an engine made of canvas that runs on snow.
At one point, during the day, I went to the pantry to get cocoa powder so I could make Clay the hot chocolate he’d been whining about for the last 5 ½ hours. I opened the pantry door and screamed because for some reason Lexi was hiding in there while munching on a half empty container of potato chips.
The whole world came crashing down a little later. I, because I’m stupid and don’t learn, blew up a globe beach ball for the little kids and handed it to them with the instructions, “Only ROLL this ball. ROLL it across the floor to each other. If I see you throw it, I will take it away.”
“But can we throw it up in the air and catch it again?”
“No! Only ROLLING."
“But can we gently toss it up like this?”
“NO! You can only ROLL it!”
“How about if we do this?” He started bouncing it off his knee.
“YOU CAN ONLY ROLL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I screamed like a psychopath.
Naturally, I saw it go flying through the air mere seconds later.
It was promptly confiscated which brought screaming and crying that could be heard all the way to Constantinople, er, uh, Istanbul.
They polished off an entire container of peanut butter cups.
Lexi’s glasses were broken.
Yep, that was my fun for yesterday.
Today, I discovered this on Clay...
It's an Easter basket with a couple eggs.
It says, "Clayton or Spaz"
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