Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What happens when you cross-

Me with an outside water hose and


Ethan with an inside sink sprayer???
A BIG FAT MESS!!!

Here is the story- I had just finished mowing the lawn front and back, so I was ready to go inside and take a shower- I was very dirty- and hot, and sweaty and sticky- in 97 degree heat! I thought, before I get all clean- I'll water my flowers in the back yard. I turned on the hose and saw Ethan up on the kitchen sink washing his hands and I sprayed the window from the outside to scare him. The kids get a kick out of me doing this, because the water doesn't actually get on them and they think it is funny! After I see him having a good laugh I go and start watering my plants. TEN MINUTES LATER... I'm done- and I go to turn the hose off (which is in front of the kitchen window) , and I see ETHAN with the water sprayer TRYING to "spray" me through the window!! INSIDE THE HOUSE!!! I instantly shout out NO!!! And run inside and don't forget- I'm dirty, sticky, sweaty, etc... and that doesn't match well with a NOW flooded kitchen- from the counter tops spilling onto the floor. So, my bare feet and dirty hands are now trying to clean up a wet kitchen- so now there is mud everywhere too! It was GROSS! I was in TEARS!!- Literally-- I was so mad- because I had just cleaned my entire house and was finishing up a quite productive day from outside and come to find my kitchen underwater- mixed with my dirt.
Usually I wouldn't be THAT upset- but it seemed like something had happened everyday for the past week that made me cringe and I guess it was just building up! I mean- I didn't even get mad when I had mopped up the floor and splat goes a 64 oz. diet coke Chet left out on the counter, which the kids then moved to their little table, to which Minnie then could reach and pulled over and spilled it on my mopped floor- THEN, after that was mopped up- Ethan dropped a brand new HUGE jar of applesauce all over the floor- which glass broke everywhere and applesauce splattered everywhere too- and THEN, after THAT was mopped up- I open the fridge and one of the handles from inside the fridge broke off and my Worcestershire sauce fell on the floor and broke and that spreads faster then anything else I have EVER seen! It is like a mini flash flood when that thing breaks and spills! (it is the 2nd time to have happened- now I have to go buy ANOTHER thing of Worcestershire sauce.) - So- I guess slowly things were building up- and I needed to cry when I saw my kitchen covered in water and dirt, and bits of grass, etc...

On a LIGHTER note:)

The winner of my giveaway IS: Cassie!! (Erin picked the winner by choosing a number between 1-6 and she picked 5)

Congrats- and a power pod is something to charge your iPod in your car. So, e-mail me at bertieranger4 at gmail - and I'll get your address and you can let me know what you want:)

12 comments:

Rhonda said...

oh man! Poor thing. I would have cried with the first spilled coke! That is a pretty funny story though. Your kids are just too adorable!

Mom of 2 Cuties said...

I agree, you are a lot stronger than I would of been..I would of run away by now:)

Jenn W said...

Poor Bertie. I can't stand it when things happen like that. These are the exact reasons why I try not to clean!!

Melynda said...

Bertie, I would have lost it long before you did. You're so patient.

spenceandcass said...

I totally understand the whole crying thing. Spencer thinks that I'm crazy that I get so upset when things like that happen.......but then again.....he's not the one that does the cleaning. I am somewhat of a clean freak. Hey thanks for the power pod. I like white if you have it.

spenceandcass said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I like your new blog background. Where did you find it?

herofanfamily said...

Ouch!Flooded kitchen, not my idea of a fun afternoon project. I'm not sure I like the sayong of "When it rains it pours", but it does seem to be true in many cases. Kids will keep you on your toes that is for sure.

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry, that sounds so frustrating. You are such a patient and fun mom, at least you are teaching them to have fun.

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry, that sounds so frustrating. You are such a patient and fun mom, at least you are teaching them to have fun.

Kaylynne said...

Sorry for the bad week. It is exactly why I don't keep my house as clean as I should. I HATE (and yes I mean HATE) cleaning only for it to be a mess 5 minutes later. You are a good mom for not yelling all week long with each disaster.

Jill Hunt said...

You sound like such a fun mom. Sorry about the mess but I can totally see my Joshua doing that too.

Shanna said...

Oh! The life of us moms! I hate those days but sadly I can relate!