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22 October 2009 @ 12:46 pm
I'm totally winning mother of the year.  
So if you other moms think you're in the running, just know that I've got it locked up.

I'm pretty sure I fell asleep right after Glee last night. Maybe even before it was over. All I know is that I was awakened this morning, by Abbey, doing her Lassie imitation of 'Timmy's in the well,' at 8:05 this morning.

My kids' school starts at 8:00.

They were up, by the way, I think playing in the bathtub. I don't know for sure, because I yelled for them to get dressed and get downstairs while I staggered in the kitchen for coffee. A record 15 minutes later, they were dressed, brushed, combed and in the car, me having shoved a granola bar at them for breakfast.

I also didn't know that the temperature had dropped 30 degrees overnight, so all they have are hoodies instead of real coats. I realized that I had a hair appt. right after I dropped them off, and didn't want to reschedule. So I had to go unshowered with yesterday's makeup and whatever mismatched clothes I'd yanked on - also with no coat.

Of course, Nolan calls and wants me to have lunch, too.

It was like a whole morning-long walk of shame. And all I did was fall asleep. Not even anything good.

So now I'm home, about to go soak in the tub and scrub my face, praying that I don't fall asleep again before I have to go pick up the kids from school. I'm getting them an alarm clock at the earliest point possible.

Good times. Gooooooood times.
I feel:: awakeawake
nbaeker: milk and cookies mggnbaeker on October 22nd, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
oh Carrie. We all have days like this.
Carrie Leigh: bitter lemonadecarrie_leigh on October 22nd, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Could be worse. *shrug*
Mala13oct on October 23rd, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
I second this.

'walk of shame' *giggles*
Jessica K Malfoy: alice in wonderland crazy hatterjessicakmalfoy on October 22nd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
*gasps* I too shove granola bars (or sometimes fruit snacks) at my kid as we're running out the door & yell "eat! Eat!" I also let my kid wear her hoodie with gloves & a scarf because its easier than arguing about the coat.

The walk of shame reference is hilarious. Last time I had a walk of shame it involved me running out of the college dorm at 645 am with no bra (it got lost) while the RA cleared his throat at me. Geez. Mortifying. Did you make up a good story for the hairdresser?
Carrie Leigh: sadjasoncarrie_leigh on October 22nd, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
WHY do kids hate coats? WHY?

I was too tired to make up a good story, but I've been going to her for years, so she's unsurprised by my quirkiness. Though while I was getting my hair cut, a clump of hair fell into the cup and I actually drank it.

I thought she was going to laugh so hard she'd pee on herself.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on October 22nd, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
And my last TRUE walk of shame was ca. 1995-ish. ;)
maureen: HP - draco downmaureen on October 22nd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
You handle your screw-ups with more grace than most of us handle the easy bits of life. Don't be too hard on yourself.
Carrie Leigh: Wondertwin power activatecarrie_leigh on October 22nd, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)


Thanks, sister.
WolfStarwolfstar07 on October 22nd, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Not even anything good.
Well, did anyone have the audacity to remark on your appearance?
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on October 22nd, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Not even anything good.
No. I did get some weird looks at the salon BEFORE she fixed my hair, though.
O Demanding One: Encourage: You're Wonderful!heyurs on October 22nd, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)

Aw!   *huggles*

dragonsangel68: Ewan Buggerdragonsangel68 on October 22nd, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
We all get to do this at least once *g* What I find amazing is what we can accomplish in that very small space of time while the adrenalin is still pumping and our brains are screaming 'late' at us ;)