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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Playing Mommy

So, I made it to Denver relatively safely. I got pulled over in Laramie Wyoming and got a $120 ticket for going 88 in a 75. Oops. That's a big one to bite. ): I lost my gas cap a few more miles down the road because I left it on top of my car. I was in this po-dunk town buying gas. Half the pumps didn't work and the ones that did were super slow. It took about 20 minutes to buy 10 gallons. The man at the pump came over when I got to about 10 gallons and told me to stop. So, I did. It really distracted me though, so I totally forgot about the gas cap. I got on the freeway on ramp, passed the hitchhiker, and watched out my rearview mirror as my gas cap bounced away. I had to get on the freeway, get off at the next exit, turn around, get off the freeway again, and then pull off the side of the road on the onramp I lost the gas cap. I was really hoping the hitchhiker got the idea that I wasn't looking to give him a ride, but that I was looking. We found the gas cap and were on our way.

Anyway, Matt and Kathy left at 5 am on Thursday morning for Hawaii. They won't be back until Friday afternoon. That's right ladies and gents, I have the kids for about 9 days! I'm currently half done with day 4. Anyway, I thought since it was mothers' day I would list the few things I've learned while playing mommy.

1- 18 month old kids will put anything in their mouths
2- Kids can go from clean to messy in .05 seconds
3- It's not as easy as it looks
4- Naps are amazing
5- Babysitting when you're sick is hard
6- I like adults too
7- Kids are very impressionable
8- Fruit Snacks are almighty
9- Kids do not like having their hair washed
10- Bedtime is a beautiful thing.


Michelle said...

Hey, M'Recia. I liked this post! Sounds like you're learning the basics. Too bad about that speeding ticket. Not to rub it in, but I've still never had one :).

bad opera said...

Once again you have found a wild and crazy job and they are so lucky because you are good at handling lots of stress! It was so great to see you at Utah State in your college environment. I miss you in the summer musical. We have some good memories, darlin'.

I love your observations about being a "Mom". I want to spend 9 days with you being my mom!!

Your friend, Kelly

Bonnie said...

Hey M'Recia! I just made a blog for MG's and I want to make you an author, so whenever something super cool or sweeeeeeeeeet happens with yo' man you can post pictures or stories or whatever, tell me what your email is and I'll make you an author!