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Band-Aid Braille (Photo credit: BWJones)

So what starts out as an ordinary few days does not finish that way. My youngest # 4, began the weekend looking like a sweetheart, with a few freckles across the nose and a swinging ponytail, but that soon changed.

I think the first crash was dashing through a small trail in a wooded area. A tree root was just high enough to trip up a youngster and down she went, wearing shorts of course. Her knees were smacked up.

Next was a wedding dance gone wrong. Someone pushes someone who then crashes into of course our kid. She hit the floor pretty hard and the tears were flying. A skin to the head was a result .

So some sleep and ice were required.

Up and at it the next morning. Girl takes a spill over a concrete parking barrier. Smacks up her knees and hands on the gravel and worse spills her candies. More ice, more band aids.

Next up….a spill off the monkey bars.

Next…..a lip pinched in a Polly Pocket car, I do not even know how this was possible.

Next….a arm scrap from a tray used for tea play time.

Next…a crash on the tarmac at school causing bleeding elbows.

And somewhere along the line this poor girl ended up with a bit of a swollen eye, from which incidence I can barely begin to guess.

Growth spurt, perhaps? Tired, perhaps? Bad Luck, definitely.

So we hope to begin a new day without the theme song Stuck on Band aids because Band aids Stuck on Me!!!




Lies (Photo credit: tq2cute)

I realized yesterday I lie all of the time. Now it is not huge whooper lies but apparently I am Pinocchio all over again.
Lie # 1. My husband was at home later  in the morning than usual yesterday. After a bit he says Sorry I guess I am in your way. I replied without even an eye twitch.
Oh, honey, it is fine.
Who are we kidding here? He was totally in the way. he was messing up our daily routine and in our way. REALLY GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN.
I asked my one daughter “Are you dressed yet?” She replies, Mom I already told you I was. So Lie #2 is Oh yes, I just wanted to know if everything was okay. WHO ARE WE FOOLING!! Get up, get dressed and get to school.
Daughter # 2 wants a different shirt, I have no idea where it is, at all. But I say Rats, I just put your shirt in the wash, it is still wet, you will have to wear something else. All said with a smile. WHAT! How about it is 7 am, you should have looked for your shirt last night!

I go running with a friend, which was awesome. But I was getting a little tired, so spoke up and said, I need to fix my shoe. THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY SHOE! I was just tired and lying, again.

AT supper a kid spills spaghetti sauce all over her shirt, starts crying. I say, Don’t worry I can wash that out.  Another lie, it will probably stain and I will either spend a gazillion dollars of stain removers or just throw the shirt away.

There was also the never-ending lie I will be right there! In a Minute! Just a SEC!
So is lying okay when you are a Mom? I think so. I also think it makes for a better world.
Let’s face it, I do not care what shirt you wear to school as long as your body parts are covered, it will not hurt you to wait for 5 minutes, and spaghetti sauce is not worth crying about.
So I am just going to keep on lying my face off, with the reasoning it makes everyone HAPPIER! And obviously I am getting pretty good at it, unless OMG everyone else is also lying!!