So today was Sunday and that can only mean three things: Sunday School, Mass and cleaning the house.
Today is a list of triumphs and failures and this list was just from today. Pay attention and maybe you will feel better after reading about my Sunday.
1) My biggest joy and triumph was my awesome husband. He woke me up this morning and instead of killing him, he lovingly asked if I wanted to turn off his Sunday alarm. Yes people, today was the kids last day of Sunday school for the year!
➡Triumph because now I can sleep in again.
2) And as quickly as I celebrated, my husband turned around and said, ‘yeah, but there goes an hour and a half of free babysitting.’
➡ A sad failure and realization that my kids are all mine every Sunday until the fall.
3) Joe realized we didn’t get the kids Sunday school teachers a thank you gift so I was going to pick one up before I picked up my kids in the late morning. As I am driving them to Sunday school, I realized that I don’t know any of their teachers names. There are six teachers and I couldn’t even tell you a ‘it sounds like.’
➡Parental failure that you hope your kids will never inherit from you.
4) I thought I would just ask the kids who their teachers were so I could write their names on the cards. Emily and Vincent knew all their teachers and then Nicholas was like… yeah, I have no idea.
➡Damn, he picked up my parental fail from number 3 real quick.
5) As I am leaving Sunday school, I am high fiving other parents that I don’t know and I am screaming how this is the best day ever while in the church parking lot.
➡I look at this as a parental win because I made other parents feel good. However, they reluctantly high fived me and I wonder if it was the lack of babysitting thing or the fact that I looked like a psycho.
6) Usually all three kids are crazy at mass and all I want them to do is to pay attention. Today, two our of the three fell asleep on me. Why is everything so black and white? Why can’t we just have a low key mass where no one is playing with human nails or snoring on me?
➡Parental win. At least they were quiet and not crawling with disease this week. (Read Church Escapades: the Lost Files, if you are confused.)
7) We are doing spring cleaning and I decided to knock down a wasps nest in the middle of the day. I wanted to get it down but I was also fearing death. Emily was with me and I told her to get ready to outrun the wasps, you know, just in case.
➡Parenting win because I told her to put down the pruning sheers before she had to outrun the wasps. Safety first.
8) We are having a party for Vincent next weekend and I am supposed to make bbq pulled chicken. I went to put the chicken in the crockpot only to realize that we didn’t have any bbq sauce. Being lazy, I didn’t want to go to the store so I just pulled out all our McDonald’s sauces. There is bbq, sweet and sour and szechuan sauce on my chicken. If anyone asks, I am calling it the McDonald’s special.
➡A resourceful parenting win if you ask me.
9) I took Emily and Nicholas out for new shoes because their shoes are getting too small. Emily kept saying that she wanted Sketchers. I assumed it was because Nicholas already has Sketchers and then we are leaving the store empty handed and Emily says, ‘man, I really want Sketchers because of the memory foam.’
‘Uhh, where did you hear that?’ -me
‘Oh, I heard it on tv.’ -Emily
➡Clearly a parenting win because she already knows what she wants and the tv is doing a good job babysitting my children and the tv costs nothing to watch my kids.
10) Vincent was upset he wasn’t getting new shoes and I told him that I was going to let him pick dinner and I would get him some Chinese food. He was so excited!
➡Parenting win because Joe and I decided we wanted Chinese an hour before and Vincent thinks it was his choice.
Until next time,
➡Always remember that life is full of triumphs and failures and we never know who is having what type of day. Always high five that stranger and act psycho in that parking lot. Maybe you will make someone’s day a little brighter.
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