|One of my BEST days of being a mother...my birthday picnic in October 2011 at Vivian Park, Provo, Utah.|
|Busy church activities sometimes took over my life...sometimes.|
|Me on a much better day...|
|The hubs and I.....He is still my best friend.....even after THIS experience!|
When I got there I ran inside, terrified, with my heart in my stomach, praying all was well. I bumped into a fireman that goes to my church and asked him what had happened. It is comical now, but at the time, not so much. My 6 year old had put some of the playdough in his ear and the kids tried getting it out. But it just went in deeper. When they couldn't get it out, they (the 9 and 11 year old) decided to call 911 to ask how to get playdough out of somebody's ears.
Yeah. A real emergency, playdough in the ears. I couldn't even believe it. I learned later that my 11 year old daughter had told the police, "My mom is at a church meeting." So the officer had taken her in his squad car down to my church and paraded around asking where I was!! Yeah. I know. It just gets better. So not only in my neighborhood was I TOAST, but now also at church. Complete humiliation! It was a really bad night for a mom, as you can just imagine.
The "REAL funny" part comes later when all the hoopla had left my house. I had pulled all the curtains. The kids had gone to bed and I was sitting in the dark crying. And my happy-go-lucky husband shows up. In a real good mood, I might add. He'd forgotten HE ALSO had a church meeting. He was a high counselor in our church and also had a 7:00 pm meeting he'd forgotten AND neglected to tell me about. He rushed to his meeting assuming that the kids would be okay for an hour too. So we both blew it. Parents of the year, yeah.
|My fun hubs....he always could make the hard things easier somehow.....|
|At Halloween this year with my 3 granddaughters....MUCH more fun!|
BUT........ I can tell you with complete conviction, looking back,
IT IS ALL WORTH IT.
|Cuz look what I got!|
|The college grad playdough pusher.....yes I've gotten over it...it took a lot of therapy.......just kidding. Who could afford therapy?....I had good friends. And that's the best a mom can ask for.|