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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Not Me Monday: Take Two


Last week’s Not-Me-Monday was so much fun that I thought I would give it another whirl. Here are my “never in a million years, not me” confessions...

During one of his more frequently occurring tantrums, I did not look at G and wonder where my sweet and adoring son had disappeared to. I did not feel overwhelmed by his behavior at any point in the week and certainly did not telephone a close friend to ask whether I am the only parent on Earth wondering how to cope and if boarding school is an option for 2 year olds.

I did not eavesdrop on a conversation that took place among several Moms at a local park last week. In addition to not eavesdropping, I also did not slightly choke on my water when one of the mothers complained about having to give her nanny the day off, which forced her to reschedule her volunteer activities and her housekeeper. As she continued to add to her litany of complaints, the woman did not mention that life keeps her so busy that “she didn’t even know that Angelina Jolie had twins”. Upon hearing her final comment, I did not reply, much, much louder than I intended, “What is wrong with you? Do you live under a rock?” I was not completely mortified when not only the mother, but also her friends, turned to look at me. Apparently, my voice does not carry well across a loud and busy park.

I was not in the kitchen with my daughter, who was crying because she was out of Cheerios, and my son who was singing his version of the Mary Poppins’ classic, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”, at the top of his lungs, when my neighbor telephoned to tell me that her kids do not have lice. I did not have a mild heart attack as she attempted to explain the difference between capsules, which is what her kids do not have, and actual, living lice. I did not have to shlept my kids into the car, drive to the local lice checking salon, and feed my son copious amounts of sugar so that he would sit still while one of the “specialists” examined his head.

There is actually more to the now very entertaining lice story, but you'll have to check back on Wednesday to read the details in their full glory. Until then, there you have it. All the things that I did not do last week.

Looking forward to reading the stories from others who participate in the Not-Me-Monday carnival!

-Francesca
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18 comments:

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Oh no she did Not. Nanny? Housekeeper? Seriously? I motion to have a "real" mom park. Wait... that makes me an elitist like her... dang it. There's no winning here. Well way to NOT say anything; give yourself a high five from me!

Blessings, Whitney

foreverfoldinglaundry said...

OK, I am DYING about the lice!!! That is so funny, although just thinking about it makes me itch!

Stacy said...

I would love to have a nanny and housekeeper.I'd be happy with just one.

Just the thought of lice makes my head itch.

Melissa said...

Oh, how terrible to have to give the nanny and the housekeeper time off and actually have to spend time with her kids..... awwww, poor woman!!!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Thanks for the comment!

Who's Angelina Jolie? Just askin'....LOL.

Ordinary Mom said...

I did not almost choke while reading your story about NOT evesdropping! A housekeeper would be so nice wouldn't it?! I am looking forward to your lice story! Oh my excuses to knock on his door have gotten ridiculous! I think I may do another post dedicated to his hottness!

Kameron said...

God for you for saying something. God forbid she would have to spend time with her children!! Oh and I give my staff days off from time to time too. ;o)

ben and erin said...

do you mean to say that you don't have a nanny or a housekeeper?! :-) love your comment to her!
hope everything goes ok with the lice. i had to deal with that 2 years ago and i still have nightmares about it. seriously.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I know, I hate it when my nanny takes a day off. Totally throws of my spa schedule.

DESJ and Company said...

lice make me hyperventilate.
I'll have to check your blog another day to find out what happened.
I'm itching now at my desk. Great Not Mes...

Junita said...

Man when nannny number one takes the day off it really puts the pressure on nanny number two -

Flssgrl said...

Hey there...thanks for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments!!! You were exactly right...a power ranger and a dinosaur the friendly blue polka dotted kind :) I love to spy on the neighborhood..which is I so enjoyed your eavesdropping not me declaration...I too often eavesdrop...drives my hubby crazy in a restaurant because he will be talking away and realize that my ears are elsewhere :) I will be back to hear about the lice :(

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. At the end of the night, I did actually have a nice time and believe it or not... no one jumped out at me so I was relieved to say the least. I wrote down your pumpkin cookie recipe (that sounds yummy)

heidi said...

Well? ARE boarding schools an option for 2 year olds????

Sienna's name actually came from a bottle of wine. Only, the name of the wine only had one 'n' and we liked it better with 2. So, we named her Sienna and tell her we named her after the color. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Liz said...

I almost didn't make it past your first not me - I am there - many many times recently I have called my very good friend (with a 12 y.o son) to ask if she is sure this is normal 2 y.o. behavior!!

LOL about the park - I don't know what i would have said but I don't doubt that it would have been heard as well I'm sure!!

McDowell Family said...

Be proud you spoke up at the park...I would have done the same thing! Just think - you gave her a great story to tell her "friends" later!

Great Blog

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

hhmmmmm boarding school for 2 year olds - gonna have to look into that one :)

Pepper said...

Nanny? Housekeeper? Geez. Good luck even finding a decent babysitter around here!

We did NOT have a lice scare last year, either. No, we didn't!