The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, March 02, 2009

Not Me Monday

Another Monday, another Blog Carnival... if you haven't felt the cathartic cleansing of participation, then git yer booty to MckMama's to confess your own "Not Me's". But not until after you've read mine!

My whole family is not in on the "Not Me" act. My brother does not EVER make suggestions for things I should confess here. He wouldn't do that because of course, he would know that would be very RUDE of him to point out my flaws. So of course, being the great brother he is, he wouldn't do that... but let's move on. His wife, who actually isn't RUDE, did NOT e-mail me his suggestion this week (while looking at my Disney photos on-line) and he did not say that I should add "I did NOT take 4,000,000 pictures in the "It's a Small World" ride." And I actually did NOT take all those millions of shots in that particular ride because I was taking requests from the peanut gallery. I did not have a very excited 7 year old sitting behind me yelling (very loudly I might add) "Mom, take a picture of that one. Ooooh, take a picture of that! Oh, oh, take a picture of that girl. Did you get that one?" You get the, um, picture.

I did NOT hear myself say this, "If you touch him one more time...", "I asked you to stop... ", "If you cry you will not get that... " and then realize, "Hey, it's not me... it's the family next to me and it sounds EXACTLY like the conversation I just had with my own kids." :)

I was not happy to know that our family is normal. And I did not say all those things to my kids at least once each last week and then sort of smile involuntarily when it was not my kid laying on the ground begging for a balloon. I didn't mean to, NOT ME!

I did not curse this woman, who kept sticking her little point and shoot into MY shot!

And of course, if it weren't for that pesky little safari tour guide, (who, I might add, was way too peppy for all us parents who had been with dragging our kids around the Magic Kingdom for four days) I could have gotten alot better shots. She was so insistent about keeping our arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times and remaining in our seats... I mean, you'd think there were wild animals about or something! Ugh...

I have NOT finished all our dirty laundry from last week. I didn't say it was folded and put away. In fact, it is most certainly NOT laying in a big pile on my bedroom floor and my dog absolutely, no way, positively did NOT make it his bed last night. I mean, that would be wrong on so many levels, especially since he hasn't been bathed in at least a few weeks.

We did not have the most fabulous and laziest weekend known to man. I don't know the last time that I have spent a weekend where I did not eat one meal outside of this house, but this weekend we did and it was NOT wonderful to lay around in our jammies with all four kids watching movies every night until we all fell asleep. I guess none of us were ready for the "togetherness" to end.

I did NOT have a wonderful time at the Magic Kingdom, I was not totally proud of all four of my kids for their individual contributions to the week, I was not a little sad to see the week end and us have to go back to our regular lives, and then I also was not happy to be home sleeping in my own bed without six people in the same room. None of that happened, no way!

And now I am not totally stressed about the fact that the END OF SCHOOL is almost here... can you believe it? and I have SO much stuff to do and dangit, I have to go now, because, well, there's alot of stuff that I have to do...


11 comments:

mommaof4wife2r said...

Point and shoot lady needs a life!!! and i love when the whole fam gets in the NMM deal...sooo funny! great not me's...and i'm glad that you guys did NOT have a great time, in spite of 4,000,000 pics!

Tiger & Kar said...

Ha! Love the point & shoot lady and love this post! Wonderful, as always

Tanya said...

I love all the fun you are not having right now. I also love your happy bright blog, I'm following you.

purejoy said...

fun post. great vacation. sweet memories. rude point and shoot lady.
ruder yet tourguide. i mean how hard is it to allow people to get a stinking good shot!!
hope the laundry fairy visits you this week!!
blessings from tennessee

All Things Family said...

Ohhh..that point and shoot thing would have done me in! I probably would have said something loud and very RUDE, or moved into HER shot! I love Animal Kingdom!

Kristi said...

Loved the Magic Kindom with my family, we went after picking up our second son while waiting ICPC, what fun, Can not wait to go back. The point and shoot lady would have killed me too. Love all of them (NOT ME"S), See you around Mckmama's.

Kristi

carma said...

darn that point and shoot lady ruining a perfectly good hippo - er Rhino picture :-)
carma

EJ and Grace said...

rude brother: "Ouch! That kinda stings."

seriously? said...

You see some of the most "amazing" parenting styles in the Magic Kingdom and usually it is me or someone just like me doing something I would NEVER do. :) Great NOT me's. :)

Suzanne said...

I just wanted to say I love your picture in your blog header! You DO look like a fast-moving mama! Too funny!
My husband and I decided everyone else is normal, we are not!

Rissa said...

Glad you guys have fun at Disney World..how about not me'ing (or something like that)something really funny or crazy that your brother did.. He might join in on the carnival on his own if ya do that... ya think??