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Did I really just say that?

okay. these are the words that just came out of my mouth: "girls. you can jump on the bed. but PLEASE put the knitting needles on the floor."
Do you ever do that–say something to your children in your "mother-voice" and then a few seconds later, reflect on what you just said and realize how absurd and funny it is? Yup. One of those moments.

Well, my plan was to show you my new project today, but I’ve had another little idea of something I want to add to them. So, today will just be partial mystery shots.
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*(and for the record, I always use both hands when I cut, and I do keep my thumbs out of the way.)*
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And if you’re up for something gross…this is what we dug into yesterday. Hannah, are we doing this right–because really it felt like an archeological dig site. My husband is missing his wedding band (I think it’s gone, folks.) and I couldn’t throw the bag away until I had searched it. No ring, but six cents, a Barbie band-aid, a few paper clips and lots of dog hair. Again, those knitting needles came in handy.

okay. these are the words that just came out of my mouth: "girls. you can jump on the bed. but PLEASE put the knitting needles on the floor."
Do you ever do that–say something to your children in your "mother-voice" and then a few seconds later, reflect on what you just said and realize how absurd and funny it is? Yup. One of those moments.

Well, my plan was to show you my new project today, but I’ve had another little idea of something I want to add to them. So, today will just be partial mystery shots.
P1010003_15

*(and for the record, I always use both hands when I cut, and I do keep my thumbs out of the way.)*
P1010005_11

And if you’re up for something gross…this is what we dug into yesterday. Hannah, are we doing this right–because really it felt like an archeological dig site. My husband is missing his wedding band (I think it’s gone, folks.) and I couldn’t throw the bag away until I had searched it. No ring, but six cents, a Barbie band-aid, a few paper clips and lots of dog hair. Again, those knitting needles came in handy.

14 comments on “Did I really just say that?”

  1. Okay, I’m intrigued. What could they be?! I do love jigsaws! Good effort with the vacuum bag and I wish you luck on finding the ring. If I retainer (I was 7) can be found in a fast food dumpster, there’s hope for you (I’ll spare you the details… I just cringed writing that sentence!).

  2. i will say it again, those cutting pictures just scare me. i am tooooo klutzy for anything that serious. remember the microplane? yeah. i wish you would have emailed me, it would have been much easier to screen it through your colander or something like that. that is what we do, uh, with real screens built for archaeology, not colanders. but you get the idea. good luck on the hunt!

  3. My favorite absurd mother comment came from my friend who, seeing her toddler daughter out of the corner of her eye, said calmly, “Alison, don’t lick the dustpan,” and went on with her conversation for a minute before she registered what was going on.

    You were right to keep the knitting needles away from the jumping.

  4. hmmm…woodworking is something I’ve never tried…looks really fun…no no no don’t need anymore hobbies! 😉

    can’t wait to see your project. And I hope the excavations prove successful!

  5. I can’t wait to see what you’re creating here!

    My brother-in-law lost his wedding band… the day after the wedding. Hours before the reception. It did turn up though… hope yours does!

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