Sunday, March 15, 2009

That's what we get. . .

. . .for sleeping in. Natalie was the first to wake up this morning around 7:30, so I told her to quietly go downstairs and turn on a movie until everyone else was awake. At around 8:30 I finally woke up and looked at the clock. I was amazed that none of the other kids had come in and that no one was bugging me for breakfast. I could hear the TV on downstairs and was glad to have another hour of sleep and so thankful that my kids were so obedient. . .until I came down to this. . .And because you can't see the pure chaos of it all, I include these as well.
I honestly was speechless, so I just took these pictures and went up to Brett who was still in bed, leaving the kids thinking they were getting off the hook. To make matters worse I was teaching in Young Women's today and had put off making a treat and handout until this morning (thank goodness I had prepared the lesson ahead of time). Luckily Brett said he would handle things and he headed down stairs. Brett asked what had happened and who did the kids blame? Tanner. Like they didn't see him get the cereal out, hear the crinkle of the bag, see him pour out the cereal in how many different places and then proceed to get another box of cereal out and pour that all over the place too? Come on! I am sure they get a lot past us, but honestly! So Brett gave the kids a talking to and sent them to their beds, while I started making a batch of Snickerdoodles. It took about 20 minutes to get everything vacuumed up and de-sugarfied (oh, how I regretted this morning buying those Cinnamon Toast Crunch!). Brett went up stairs to talk to the kids and let them off their beds, only to come down not even a minute later asking for the camera. Why would he need a camera? The kids are on time out in their rooms. Oh, because he found this when he went into the boys room. . .Yes, that is Spencer, standing on his bed. And yes, that is throw up all over the pillow below him. But to make it even better. . .. . .Tanner must have been standing next to the bed (see the throw up on his shoulder. It was dripping down his cheek too, poor boy). Luckily Spencer wasn't sick, he has just choked on some phlegm that made him gag. But honestly, that is what we get for sleeping in, especially on a morning when I am teaching. Thank you Brett for being such an awesome husband and cleaning up EVERYTHING this morning so that I could take care of things for my lesson. And next time, maybe we shouldn't sleep in once the kids are awake. . .

12 comments:

mostly sane mother said...

Wow! I have no other words! Oh, how I miss you guys!!!

Kari said...

That is one tough morning. You would never know by the great lesson you taught in Young Women's. Kids can do some funny things.

The Redford Family said...

Sorry but I can't help laughing. That is so crazy. My kids would do that same thing...kids will be kids. I am glad your husband is calm and could handle it for you. Mine would just get too mad!

Brooke and Aaron said...

I've had mornings like that too (minus the throw up) so I feel for you. I think you and Brett handled the situation well. You're so good with your kids. Your YW are so lucky to have you in there.

Michelle said...

I guess that's why they always ask the husband if he'll support the wife in her calling. It really means "will you clean up the puke so she can make cute handouts & yummy cookies?". By the way, I'm not usually a fan of throw up pics, but yours made me laugh :)

Cynthia and Steve said...

Too funny! I am glad I got to read about it and not experience it.

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Ruth said...

That's hilarious! Thanks for sharing! I'm sure I'll be posting something like that in the future for you to crack up over too! I hope you guys were able to laugh about it as you posted! The pictures are great! Tanner doesn't look like it bothered him at all. Was he smiling in that picture?

Khayyam said...

just one of those days. we've had a few interesting mornings after sleeping in. brett really is a great guy.

Kimmay said...

That picture of Tanner is worth money. If only he knew how disgusting it was, but he doesn't, and that's what makes it so adorable. :)

Cami Bruschke said...

Oh - I laughed so hard!! So was the extra sleep worth it??

Megan Bruschke said...

Oh my! I am speechless - but I am smiling! I think I remember you talking to me about the picture of Grayden having dumped cocoa krispies all over my bedroom - I think your morning wins! :-)