Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Snapshot of My Life

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Have you always wondered what it is like to have seven children, but you don't have that many on hand?

Easy! Just follow these steps to simulate a few moments in the life of a mom of seven.

  1. Go into the bathroom and close the door. Have someone bang on the door after exactly 13 seconds saying, "MOMMMMMMY! I colored a rainbow. SEEEEEE?!?!" Have the person make lots of noise shoving the rainbow picture under the door.


  2. Arrange for your home phone to ring during this time and have someone answer it and shout, "MOMMMMMMY! It's a lady from the bank! Do you want me to tell her you're on the POTTY?!" Make sure the phone receiver is not covered so the "lady from the bank" can clearly hear.


  3. Next, have someone on the other side of the door ask if you will braid her hair. She has the rubber bands.


  4. Cue barking dogs.


  5. Have 3 or 4 participants hoot and holler outside the door and shout things like, "WOOHOO! Look how high I can bounce on Mommy's bed!" and "WHEEEEEEE! I can go higher than you!"


  6. Then, arrange for a loud THUD! to sound outside the door followed by loud wailing and someone saying self righteously, "That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"


  7. Have someone shout, "Are you fixing lunch, Mommy? What are we having for lunch?"


  8. Cue crying baby. Have someone inform you the baby is crying.


  9. To make it purely authentic, have someone try the doorknob every few seconds while chanting, "Mommy, the door is locked," to the tune of "Ding, dong, the witch is dead".

16 comments:

Brenda on the S OR Coast said...

What a startlingly accurate description!

My other favorite is when I am in the shower and they come and ask me for things... as if I have the stuff they want in there with me...

At least it's never boring! =)

Genny said...

Your #1 had me cracking up! Found your blog through Rocks in My Dryer. Glad I stopped by.

The Estrogen Files said...

Well now, I get similar results with just four. Do I REALLY have to go up to 7?! (grin)

Karen said...

I was going to say exactly what the other comment said. You don't need 7 kids for this; this sounds just like my life and I only have 3little people! Thanks for the laugh!

Danielle said...

Are you sure you weren't describing my life? I love it when they ask you what you are doing (isn't it obvious), and then say they will wait for you to finish. This ofcourse means that they park outside the door and ask you if you are done yet every 3 seconds! People say one day we will miss these days.... =)

Holly said...

Heh Heh. Again, I wish I could not relate, but I can.

I am trying to communicate that Mommy's shower time is HOLY. It can only be interrupted by someone bleeding in an emergency fashion. Small scrapes don't count. Lego crises don't count. Wanting to watch a movie does not count.

I already take the QUICKEST showers in the world...surely they can wait! :)

Love ya, friend!

Kara said...

Hilarious! If things are really quiet and no one is paying attention to me, I just walk into the bathroom close the door and wait a few seconds, they all come running:) It works every time!

Leah said...

Sounds just like my house, with only 4 children so far. Why is it that the instant Mommy needs the toilet, someone wants to have a long conversation through the bathroom door? And heaven forbid I try to shower! NO WAY can I lock the door, because amazingly "mommy's shower time" always coincides with "everyone-needs-the-toilet time".

These are interesting times in our lives. "This, too, shall pass." :) I am in no hurry for the time when they've all moved out and the bathroom is all mine, though.

Miche said...

Hahah! You had me laughing so hard I started crying. Im getting ready to add my second here in the next few weeks, so I am slowly working towards that kind of fun chaos. Take care!

Rachel said...

sounds very familiar...My husband often asks why I just don't lock the door. I don't know which is worse. Banging on a locked door or all your children parading into the bathroom to join you.

Sheila said...

Yep, it's par for the course, even with a mere five children. I'm off to the shower now, and it's 1:29 p.m. Hopefully I'll be alone...(seeings how Daddy's at work - ha!) :)

Lisa W. said...

Ha ha ha! So funny! I have six and this sounds VERY familiar! :) Hee hee!

Happy face said...

It doesn't take 7 children! I have 3 too! As for locking the door---I have 12-year-old boys. Yes, I lock the door! :-)

Rebecca R. said...

You have such a hilarious way of writing out what happens in everyday life--I always know I will get a laugh when I visit your blog! I especially liked the part about someone letting you know the baby was crying--happens here, too. I guess they think we are hearing impaired! LOL I can relate perfectly, though, as I have 7 children myself--oldest will be turning 10 in about a month or so, and the youngest is only 7 weeks old today!

Nikki said...

OOOH!! I feel your pain!!!

TammyIsBlessed said...

That's hilarious. I can totally relate, even with "only" 4!

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