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Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung?!

I keep hearing that spring has sprung, but what if everyone is wrong? What if spring actually exploded? How exactly does one differentiate between a spring that has sprung and one that has exploded? Don't worry, I took pictures.
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Spring started this week by exploding at breakfast. This is a meal I normally skip, but on Tuesday I was so hungry I was ready to start gnawing on the computer keyboard. I decided to head into the kitchen for a bowl of cereal while I was on the phone. I was trying to be efficient and get everything ready so that I could dive right into my cereal the moment I got off the phone. Except some evil genius put the open bag of cereal back in the box upside down. How do you even do that without spilling all the Cheerios inside the box in the first place?
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Of course when I pulled the bag out I dumped Cheerios all over the counter. I'm pretty sure that this type stupidity is the reason I usually skip breakfast.



Later that day I discovered that spring had also exploded here...



And here....




At this point it really just felt as though I'd lost control of the household. I hadn't put it all together. If today is the first day of spring, then all of these events were exploding in anticipation of today, the first day of spring. After a long and dreary winter, spring was not going to be sprung -- with all it's pent-up goodness spring was going to explode.

Thursday I woke up prepared for an all around crappy day. DH has been out of town and, frankly, the weather around here has really sucked. It's like we live in the land of perpetual rain and gloom. I'm constantly soggy, my shoes are soaked, I'm trapped in the house... So you can imagine my surprise as I looked outside and saw the makings of a stunning day.

I hopped out of bed, suddenly chipper, and went straight to the 'fridge for my daily diet coke. I drink two of those things a day and the first one is finished by 9:00 AM. I was just about ready to crack it open when one of the kids called for help with a braid. I left my Coke on the counter and went to assist.
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I returned maybe five minutes later and found everyone happily munching on cereal. I opened my coke and... kerpow... diet coke explosion... all over the kitchen... all over me. Usually I take pictures of this stuff because we like to laugh at our stupidity after the fact. Today, no one suggested we get the camera.
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I looked over at the kids and, I swear to you, they looked like cartoon characters with their mouths hanging open and their eyes bugging out. And then one of them says, "Um, mom? Abby knocked your coke off the counter when she was getting her bowl." And then Abby chimes in with, "Yeah, but it didn't spill!"

Really? Thanks for the warning.

I was torn between tearing someone's head off and hysterical laughter so I mopped myself off, changed my shirt, piled the kids in the car and headed to the school where I was volunteering to help with the third grade play. I don't think anyone even noticed my funky hair. I'm not sure if that should bother me.
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The day proceeded uneventfully after the Diet Coke incident. I was busy and actually getting quite a bit accomplished. My daughter's class that is putting on the play needed a giant tin can to use as a prop. I stopped by the market on the way home from school and found a perfect tin can - full of ravioli.

I decided to have ravioli for lunch so I could take the can to school the next day. The ravioli was heating as directed in the microwave when the doorbell rang... Apparently two minutes, 30 seconds is waaaay to long to microwave ravioli.

And it was then that I finally realized that this year
spring had not sprung -- it had exploded.
Happy first day of spring!!


49 comments:

Megryansmom said...

Wanna borrow my SPECIAL cup? I can put a little Captain in it. Happy Spring!

Becca said...

KathyB you are too funny. It sure does seem as if spring has exploded in your house! Enjoy your first day of Spring.

Becca

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Anonymous said...

Do you want to go back to bed and start over? Love MOM

Susie said...

Ummm...yeah...I think it has exploded. You need some Calgon:-)

Ink said...

Oh my! Well, at least it's exciting around there, right? ;)

Juls said...

...oh my, certainly seems like spring has exploded... that kind of stuff happens in our hood all the time.

Gibby said...

Yikes! Something has exploded, but I am not sure it is spring! I would liken this to a very mingent day, wouldn't you? At least it seems as though you have a sense of humor about it. I would have become very, VERY crabby, thus taking it out on the girls, reinforcing my title of Mean Mommy.

And hello to Anonymous Mom!

P.S. I love that your girls failed to tell you about the Diet Coke falling. That is classic.

ck said...

Nothing ushers in warm weather better than wedging your finger under the tab of a cold can of coke and cracking it open.

I celebrate that kind of spring all year round.

Usually not on my clothing, though.

Mama Wheaton said...

Maybe you should do something to release your winterness, soemthing explosive, then it might be over and your house will stop erupting?

mycynicalpov said...

Hhahahahaha. Oh boy. Upside down cheerios--maybe that's another talent that your kids possess! :)

D said...

Lesson #1: always cover the ravioli with a paper towel before turning the microwave on.

Sorry about all the explosions. Things have to get better from here on out, right?

tlc said...

It's good to see that I'm not the only one who takes pictures of disasterous mishaps!

...Thanks for checking out an "old" post (if you can say that about a 3 week old blog). And thank you for the compliment! I like the way you write too. Everytime it's your "turn" on my daily rounds of blog reading, I get a little twinge of excitement to see what fun reading you have in store. LOVE your blog:-)

LadyFi said...

Oh - gah! I've been having one of those days too, but it's still not really spring... help!

Daisigirl said...

I have heard that Diet Coke is the "New Black". Your poor girl! You had better go treat yourself to a nice spring pedicure after a day like that! :0)

Minxy Mimi said...

LOL, Happy Spring!
It exploded in my house months ago!!!

Fiona said...

LOL that last picture had me laughing out loud! Every season seems to explode around here... very cute post!

blueviolet said...

Bottles of champagne explode too and I think you need some of that!

I think I would have just shut the microwave door and went straight to my bed for a nap.

K said...

Spring has been exploding around here.

This was a great post.

Kristina P. said...

Oh my! I think things are slightly different in a kidless home. Except the laundry explosion.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

HUN,,,something exploded but I dont think it was spring!!!!! hehe another great post!!!

Helene said...

Awwww, Kathy, sounds like you had a rough day!! I think you need to get back at your kids somehow over the whole diet coke can explosion. I love how they said it didn't spill....yet, they failed to mention that it even fell off the counter in the first place, thus causing the explosion all over poor unsuspecting mom!!

The whole microwave thing....that's when I usually just close the door to the microwave and act like it never happened.

Kristen said...

Hi from SITS! Your blog is hilarious!

Nana said...

That explains why my house looks like a whirlwind hit. It's just spring.

Yaya said...

Oh my gosh! What a week! Totally sounds like the luck I have....

zelzee said...

Count your blessings it's not FALL.........

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Well now.... haven't you had a lovely day? tee hee..... that microwave really took a hit, did it blow the door off of it? Sure looks like it.

LOL
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

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Keely said...

lol! Hey, at least spring ARRIVED, right? ;)

angie said...

TOtally dying here. Spring has definitely exploded for you. It's come in like a lamb for me. Knock on wood. :)

forever folding laundry said...

Can you tell Spring to please stop throwing Lego's around my boys' room? It's getting a little old....

~Keri

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Well you just had a whopper of a day! I think every season explodes in my house...I would really like that to stop...soon!

Laura said...

Just stopping by from SITS to say hi. Hope you have a great weekend enjoying Spring!


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bernthis said...

OMG I'm sorry but that is hilarious. I'm laughing and yet I feel badly and yet I don't because it is too funny

Jen said...

this is hysterical! I am sorry that spring has exploded on and around you but I am so glad it did.

Anne said...

Oh dear! Hopefully after a few days spring will settle in at your house! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Debbie said...

Isn't it amazing that if a day starts like that, it will be like that all the darn day? We should just go back to bed!

faemom said...

Let's hope this includes an explosion of warm weather, sunshine, and flowers.

ScoMan said...

I guess that's the purpose of Spring cleaning.

Ann's Rants said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and don't worry, spring vomited all over my house too ;)

Lani said...

funny post:) happy Sunday!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I am glad to see that you have laughter by your side through it all. It is the only way to get through a day like this, let alone the journey called Motherhood.

Well done, my friend!

-Francesca

Undercover-Princess said...

Do you buy stock in calgon, by chance?

Ginger said...

Geez. You do have some exploding demons! :) I'll do my best exorcism, but I'll need a few things, namely a bed to not get out of at 3:00am.

Thanks for stopping by de-comp! Come around anytime.

Grand Pooba said...

Aahhh! Okay I was laughing throughout this whole post, until the ravioli covered microwave, that made me cry!

Yes, spring has exploded!!

Suzy said...

I never clean my microwave and my mother always does it for me and says, how can you live like that? And I say, Uhhh, it's a microwave with a door on it AND I LIVE ALONE.

Suzy said...

I never clean my microwave and my mother always does it for me and says, how can you live like that? And I say, Uhhh, it's a microwave with a door on it AND I LIVE ALONE.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm just glad I'm not the only one stuff like this happens to! :)

Donnetta said...

Holy moly - it really HAS exploded. Maybe you should ask the groundhog to start over!

CynthiaK said...

What would we do without a solid sense of humour? Seriously. This is why mothers of decades past were medicated. Or drunk. (weren't they?) We, on the other hand, have that release of all releases - the blog. (and digital cameras)

And hey, look who gets Bing Crosby right out of the gate! Nice work!