Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The kids are in Middle School- Can we Throw out the Bottles?
As I left for work this morning I noticed a strange thing hanging from the storage rack in the garage.
It took me a minute to realize this THING was a Stroller. I kind of remembered my hubby taking that out of my trunk within the last 6 months.
Perplexed my eyes landed on the nearest object in the garage which was a bike that recently had training wheels on it.
As I drove to work, I looked down, and in the plastic box on the floor where I keep my umbrella, spare change, headphones and various phone chargers is a Wipie Box Container - WITH WIPIES.
At work I glanced over at my picture frames and realized that my kids are aged 3,5 and 8 and under in all of the photos.
As I walked into the house tonight, I smelled STEAK grilling but saw that my hubby was also making corn dogs for the girls.
At this point I am starting to panic, and I opened the kitchen drawers like a maniac. I found a couple of baby spoons in the back of the utensils, another WIPIE container WITH wipes in it, plastic silverware in the shape of animals, the kind of cups that come with the built in straws, a medicine dropper and various plastic wear with: Blue Clue's, Strawberry Shortcake, Peter Rabbit, Incredible Hulk, and Cinderella on them.
I then opened the little closet at the top of the basement steps where I keep lunch boxes and miscellaneous bags, and to my dismay I found THE BAG. The bag that has a FULL portable wipie container, Water Babies sunscreen, two pairs of tiny sunglasses, three tiny hair clips with bows on them and several happy meal type toys.
Not to mention the baby blankets still folded in the linen closet, the picture only books on the bookshelf, the cloth diapers I use to dust with, the body pillow in my sons top bunk that I told him he would love for comfort but was really comforting me that it stopped him from rolling out of bed, NOT TO MENTION the SPIDER MAN sheets STILL ON HIS BED (Yes, I wash them every week but I was just now "SEEING" them for what they are.)
1. When did the kids grow up?
2. Why haven't I been paying attention?
3. Can I get in trouble for not updating my 13 year old's sheets?
4. I thought I was such a HIP and COOL, MODERN MOM!
5. Do they really HAVE to grow up?
I suck. I'm pretty sure I told my daughter to WIPE OFF the other day (meaning use a wipie)