Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lacey's Response

If you haven't read the last post I made, STOP! You MUST read it first.

Here's what Lacey had to say:

Oh, Becca... It's time you cross the street and see things as they truly are...!!!

Take that porch furniture for instance... the very same for which I began sanding and refinishing back in August - nearly everyday, for weeks...(still not sure WHAT I was thinking...) still not stained nor finished. And what prompted such an undertaking? A wonderfully artistic 6 year old who painted her name across it with caterpillar guts. (Who knew caterpillar blood was BLACK, and to be feared more than the dreaded Sharpie...)

And while I'll admit that my front yard was indeed tidy last night, you fail mention that it was also lit up like Kmart in leftover blue Christmas light glory.

Oh, and the cops have indeed visited my house... WITH my 4 year old in hand... 'jus sayin.

But the true comedy of it all were your observations of this morning... I nearly peed myself at the irony.

For it was MDO day for us as well, and we too, were running late. Why? Who really knows... could have been Noah's desire to wear his pants backwards today, and the ensuing meltdown justifying pocket accessibility. Or perhaps Zoe's last minute hair washing by means of a handful of baby wipes necessitated by her avant garde stylings a la oatmeal at the breakfast table.

But who am I kidding, I'm perfectly aware that I was the weak link today. For instead of showering and dressing, I chose to lay in bed in my PJs and read until the last minute, allowing myself 8 whole minutes to dress in yesterday's taco sauce stained jeans, throw a hat over yesterday's curls, double up on the deodorant, and rip apart my closet in search of a pair of boots big enough to contain my swollen left foot from last night's curtain hanging snafu.

And if it appeared as though I was smelling roses on the way to my car, you can be assured it just my evaluation of whether I did indeed remember to brush my teeth.

But the real kicker to all this...?

We make it to the MDO church at precisely 9:01, and discover that no one is there. For it's still Christmas Break till Tuesday... awesome.

Things are rarely as they appear, dear neighbor.

But don't think you'll ever see me outdoors without my sunglasses... truly a necessary appendage.


Ingram Family said...

I am pretty much in love with both of these posts. You are both amazing moms and I don't know how either of you keep it together with 3 kids. I can hardly hold things together with my two, who are not toddlers anymore. You are both an inspiration to me, although not so inspiring that I desire to have a 3rd child. :) Thank you both for the enjoyable read.

Cinda Boshart said...

Lacey, I'm Becca's mom and I like you. Thanks for calming Bec's insecurities :-) I'm sure you're doing just as great a job as Becca is at being a wife, mom, friend, daughter.... You both definitely gave some cheer to two old parents who are suffering with leg cramps this evening. God bless you!

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Mandy said...

I think you guys should start a series of regular back-and-forth posts... this mommy of three preschoolers can relate. hilarious.

The Kopers said...

Love it. I think we all know a "perfect mommy" to compare ourselves to and fall short - but I know that if we knew more, we'd see we're all the same - just trying to get through the day!