Monday, August 4, 2008

Today

Mondays always seem to be so stressful, but today was stressful to the max! This morning I was up and out the door with Josh, Hannah, and Joe with me at 820am. We went to Park Middle School where Josh had left his saxophone for the summer...*sigh*. We got his saxophone and then we drove to North Star High School where I dropped him off to practice for marching band. Then I drove across town to take Hannah and Joe to gymnastics. They had a blast and I got a little chatting time in with other moms (always such a good thing for me). Then we were off for home, where I fixed lunch and was again out the door to pick up Josh at 1230. I brought him home continued to make my lunch...sauteed cauliflower and broccoli over wheat noodles (I'm down 23 lbs now..woo hoo). At 145 I was out the door again to take Zack to work (Cold Stone..yes...very dangerous, but I haven't caved yet...only had some sorbet a couple times). I came home and read Zack's copy of Breaking Dawn (mine has not arrived from Amazon yet..)...then at 330 Matthew and Josh and I were out the door to take Matthew to get his cast on (he picked orange)...where we found out that there is a possibility they may have to go in and break his arm to straighten it out (a buckle fracture is bent, not broken)..his is too bent...*another sigh*. We are going back to check it in a week. Then we were off to take Josh back to North Star for more band practice (he has band practice all this week two times a day (can you say gas..gas...gas)..yet another *sigh*. We went from the High School over to Aaron's work (it's really close) to show dad the orange cast..then I got Matthew an ice cream and I splurged and had some onion rings..(my weakness). Then we were off to pick up Zack at work at 600pm. Next stop Walmart for a few items...then home again, home again jiggetty jig. I walk in the door and Joe runs up to me and this conversation ensues...

Joe: MOM, I CUT MY HAIR (much enthusiasm in his voice)
Me: Where? (I honestly could not tell where because of all those curls)
Joe: right here (a nice big chunk right in the front!)
Me: it's a good thing you are getting a hair cut tomorrow

A while later I'm down here checking my email and I hear Zack yell upstairs "Mom...Joe cut Hannah's hair too!" Now I'd seen Hannah and had not noticed any hair missing. Joe was downstairs with me our conversation went something like this....
Me: Joe, did you cut Hannah's hair?
Joe: Yes....
Me: Why did you do that? We just had her hair cut on Saturday.
Joe: Her hairs were growing again
Me: (stifling a laugh) Well, you shouldn't cut Hannah's hair or your hair! That is not okay!!
Joe: Will you not be my mom anymore now?
Me:...Laughing out loud now...Oh Joe, I love you..I'll always be your mom...
Now you might ask...where was Megan when all this hair cutting was happening...I wondered the same thing...she was right in the living room...watching Finding Nemo with Joe and Hannah...how miraculous that Joe could watch TV and cut hair at the same time without Megan noticing......and yet one more *sigh*. I found the hair in my bathroom and the scissors used??? Those tiny tiny scissors that come in the tiny tiny sewing kits!

I made bagel bites for dinner with some grapes...I'm so tired and I'm just waiting for bed time now...hope we make it through the rest of the night...








8 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow! You were busy. I'm glad your home now and now you can try and relax.
My brother chopped my hair off too.
Good thing hair grows back.

~Michelle Schafer said...

May 'the force' be with you. So far, no one here has cut their own hair, notice I said 'so far'. The neighbors have cut my kids hair, but my kids have not done anyone else's, yet. Barrett is a squirrley little boy and I never know what to expect from him!

I am thinking about you.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow. (AUGUST 5th!) Now you are older than me again! HA! I am sure that you will hear that from Aaron too! Double HA!!
I love you!

Deb said...

Gotta love kids to keep you on your toes! We haven't had any hair cutting incidents yet, cross your fingers. Good luck and congrats on the continuing weight loss!

Piano Mom said...

Sounds like one of those days! I admire your restraint in not killing someone! Tomorrow is another day! Good luck!

Alisa said...

Hey, Happy Birthday, Kim! I agree- that's quite the self control to laugh at unexpected hair cuts. Good for you!

P.S. onion rings are my biggest (food) weakness, too. Why do they have to be so good?

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!

Jacque said...

OK that is hilarious. I took a deep breath in when I saw Hannah's hair and then starting laughing hysterically. I'm sorry, as I commented in the other photo of Joe, Cory cut Chelsea's hair twice. I wasn't as nice as you. I think I actually cried. It is funny now, but back then it was devastating.

Lia said...

Phew. I'm tired now after reading that! I think I would have flipped if Nik had cut Kowhai's hair when they were little. I would be grumbling about band practice all the way there and I'm proud of you not having any ice cream. It's not my temptation, but onion rings sure sound good!!