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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chubby little kid butts

On most days I can look at my life and I can see the situations in which I find myself, and I can appreciate the humor (or stupidity). Sometimes it's cute and sometimes it's hilarious, and occasionally it's shocking.

And then other days? I don't appreciate anything... It's just. not. fun.

Yesterday was one of those days.

* I was yanked from my peaceful slumber at 4:00 AM by a daughter who had a bad dream and she scared me so badly coming down the stairs that I couldn't go back to sleep after the nearly fatal heart attack I'd just suffered. This was actually kind of funny, but I'm too busy being a grouch to tell it right.

* I sat by the pool playing lifeguard for 5 hours.

* I got eaten alive by mosquitoes (which honestly never happens).

* I was hot and sweaty and cranky from chaperoning in the pool all day and somehow I got bamboozled into having a a sleepover at my house. And I have this thing where I give my all during the day. 110%. But after 8:00? That's MOMMY TIME. Sleepovers often cause me to forgo MOMMY TIME and over-shoot my bedtime. Did I mention I was up at 4:00 AM?

* I had nothing to feed the sleeping-over-child for dinner except A LOT of watermelon (really, there was some other stuff, but mostly it was watermelon).

* And hubby is traveling. Everything is always harder when you have to go it alone.

I was crankily parading around in a funk while pretending that I was happy when I waltzed by my computer that was playing it's random-picture-screen saver-thing-a-ma-jig, and I saw this:


That makes me happy.
Even on the worst days...


56 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That picture is hilarious!

I'm sorry you had a rough day!

♥ Braja said...

Priceless :)

ScoMan said...

A moment of joy can appear in the most unlikely of places on an otherwise miserable day.

Isn't that profound? I don't know where it came from. Maybe I should listen to more Cuban music while I blog.

jinksy said...

Just makes me uncomfortable on her behalf - or do I mean her behind's behalf? :)

Laoch of Chicago said...

4am is an ungodly hour to be starting the day!

Tsquared417 said...

Perfectly said. I'm sorry you had a rough day. It's always WAY worse when you got it alone. :)

ck said...

Wait, is that a bathing suit?

I hope you hold onto that shot. Something tells me it will come in handy later...

Hit 40 said...

Both the boys had night frights for quite a awhile. If this is what is going on, it could be some time until it goes away. We found they slept better if we slept on their bed a little while at bed time and let them talk out all things rolling around in their heads until they started to drift asleep. If we skipped their bedtime cuddling, they would wake up freaked out at 4 am.

Something is bothering her that she needs to talk about.

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, that is a darn cute picture. I HATE sleepovers at my house. The kids sleep in the family room and I have to tiptoe around them all morning. Blech.

Megryansmom said...

Hilarious picture, however you just ruined that poor girl's chance of ever being Governor of Alaska.

Lindy said...

That has got to be uncomfortable.

I totally agree with the Mommy Time - no more questions, no more food, no more anything after 8.

The Good Cook said...

Gosh - is there anything cuter than a baby's butt? Glad it fixed your day. Being grumpy makes me soo grumpy...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I need to take a page out of your book and deem 8pm and beyond as "Mommy Time". I need some of that. :)

Sorry you had such a rough day yesterday...and yes, spying that picture would make me happy even on the worst days, too. Hope you have a better day today! :)

The Good Cook said...

ps. I'm with you on the 8:00 pm Mommy Curfew.. wine for me - no whine for you is what I always say.

The Rambler said...

This helped put a smile on the face :)

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

sorry you had a rough day but man that pic is hilarious!!! And it will so come in handy one day...you know for blackmail or something hehe..but for now glad it popped up on your screen and brought a smile to your face!!!

evenshine said...

LOVE it. (And, ouch!)

confused homemaker said...

sorry the day was rough, it is harder going it alone. and oh my that looks too funny & more than a little painful, LOL

Tina said...

Oh boys, days like those are the pits! But what a great picture...how can you not smile about that?!

Gibby said...

Love it!

You must be a really good mommy, because after that day if my dearheart would have asked for a sleepover, I would have replied with a resounding NO, served cereal for dinner, and tucked everyone (meaning, my kids only) into bed by 8PM.

LadyFi said...

A little mud on the butt is always soothing, I find...

Hope tomorrow is a less grouchy day.

(I do urge you to be careful though we shots like this due to terrible Internet peeps who might use this picture for their own terrible ends...)

Nikki said...

SO cute! lol Made me smile.

Anyway, I typically look back on my unfortunate days and laugh. Like last night I was dying in pain because I was sick, but looking back I can think of so many humorous things about it...

I'm thoroughly convinced that the best way to live is through laughing at your shit-days instead of staying upset.

Ink said...

Tee hee! Cuteness.

Sorry you had a frustrating day!(((((KB)))))

If it makes you feel any better, rough day = good blog post!

for a different kind of girl said...

So, so adorable!

i am the diva said...

ADORABLE!!!

it's always harder when you're going it alone...

Suzy said...

I want to ask her how that thong doesn't drive her crazy.

Danielle said...

I HEART baby butts!!!!

blueviolet said...

Awwwww...that even makes ME feel happy.

Riddle Girl said...

I love the "Silver Lining" to your day. (Or should I say "pink lining"?!)

Kudos to you for moving forward with the sleepover.

Cheffie-Mom said...

LOL! Love it!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Dang! Those little sandy cheeks even made ME happy! I'm sure she'll love it if you include this shot in her wedding montage at the reception :-) Priceless!
Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Heck that picture would make Scrooge happy. So cute.

I hear you about sleepovers. I rarely let me girls have sleepovers until they were old enough that they didn't need me to supervise their activities too closely and could fix their own breakfast. I'm not a morning person, and I refuse to get up to make some other person's kid breakfast. I don't even make my own kids breakfast. Sleepovers are just more work for mom. Once again, you are a saint. I'm nominating you right now!

Kristen said...

haha that is hilarious! I am sorry you had a rough day!

WhisperingWriter said...

Funny picture :)

You're nicer than me. I'd have said no way to the sleepover. I can't deal with other people's kids an entire day. I can barely deal with my own.

Sue said...

aww, So very adorable. and nightmares stink! For you and your daughter! ;)

Lisa (Jonnysmommy) said...

I have been cranky all week as my toddler continues to push his limits and that made even me smile! Oh wow....so classic!

Jen said...

yeah that makes me happy too.

CynthiaK said...

Oh, that's a great photo. I can see why that would bring on a smile in no time flat.

Hope the smiles continue for the rest of the evening! And, kudos to you for hosting another child! You are the best mom ever!

Parenthood For Me said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. There is always something to be happy about even when your day sucks. Great pic.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Kids have the cutest little chubby cheeks! Glad you cheered up a bit. :)

Zeemaid said...

oh I love baby bums too. That's probably why I drive my kids crazy chasing down their cute baby butts and giving them a little squidge.

Shan said...

Heck, that even made ME feel better, haha. Thanks for sharing.

Helene said...

Oh man, that is definitely a picture that would make me smile, even when I'm crying out of pure exhaustion. That happens to Bella quite frequently with her bathing suits and she always says, "Mommy, my butt must be hungry...". Totally gross but it always makes me laugh.

Sorry you had a rough day....hope tomorrow is a better day!!

passions and soapboxes said...

Some days are just bad. Your a grouch and that makes you feel worse. It happens to all of us, in fact I anticipate it happening to me tomorrow. Up at 4am and babysitting and carpooling all day for my grandkids.You will have to come pull me out of my funk then.

countryfriedmama said...

There's nothing like a good tushy shot on a bad day.

Michele said...

Yeah. Just, yeah.

peewee said...

THAT pic made my day too!!! I am still laughing. I am envious of your kid sleepovers and pool time. Grass is always greener....I'm totally moving next door to you!

Kim said...

That is so doggone CUTE I can't stand it! Love the sand on the hands and bum!

DebraE64 said...

Way TOO Cute!

forever folding laundry said...

This pic MADE my evening. Love it! Avery's little tush in a bathing suit is my favorite thing ever. Glad I'm not the only one. :)

~Keri

Missy said...

Sorry for your bad day, but that pic is too cute! That makes it all worth it! Yeah, I know, easy for me to say! How is it we get suckered into sleepovers? Do we not learn our lessons?

Sapphire said...

cutie!!!
so with you on Mommy time!
Ugh! Do we really have to do sleepovers?

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I've got an almost identical pic of Reagan in a black bathing suit with her cheeks hanging out. Why is that?!?!

msprimadonna67 said...

Impossible not to smile looking at that picture!

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