Monday, June 29, 2009

Not me! Monday!

I regularly read a blog by a wonderful woman who posts every Monday with her list of NOT ME! Mommy moments. Here's the blurb from the beginning of her post:

"Are you feeling guilty for pretending not to notice as your child sucked toothpaste out of the tube? Feel like a slouch for wearing your husband's big, baggy t-shirts all day? We'll don't! Not Me! Monday was born out of my desire to admit some of my imperfections and reveal a few moments I'd rather forget. You may find it therapeutic to join in and do the same thing!"

So for the past few weeks I've wanted to join in the fun and post about my own Not Me! mommy moments. Only I always forget them, or maybe I just try to forget them as the week goes by. So this week I've decided I might as well sit down and try to remember some of these moments to share with you all.

Such as...

I definitely did not give Grace cereal and milk on Saturday morning only to have my loving husband point out to me later that the expiration date on the milk was last Monday. Because of course I pay more attention to those kind of details than that!

And speaking of paying attention to details, I most certainly did not forget Grace's bathing suit and swim diaper 2 days in a row over the weekend forcing me to scrounge around and see just what I could throw her in the pool in.

I certainly didn't let my refrigerator get so bare that today for lunch we ate pasta shells with butter and shaky cheese. I also did not let the kids eat oyster crackers for snack. I certainly did not let Grace eat 2 pieces of icecream cake (and nothing else) at a birthday party on Saturday afternoon fully knowing that evening she'd be going out for icecream with my parents. Why would I do that? That would be crazy. And unhealthy.

So what did YOU not do this week?

3 comments:

Shelly said...

Hilarious! I don't pay attention to those dates either sometimes and then wonder why things taste yucky! lol

http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/not-me-monday-pools-cake-ghost-to-boot.html

Anne Basso said...

Sounds like a typical week in my house!

You're in good company, I promise. =)

All My Monkeys said...

I figure those dates are just a warning or a suggestion. If it doesn't smell or hasn't changed color/consistency then it's all good, right?