Wednesday, March 25, 2009

on top of it

saturday called for a roadtrip since i was going up to san luis obispo for the previously mentioned cousin's wedding. ryan couldn't make it, so ava, seth and i recruited my sister for help on the journey. so, we set off in high spirits and things were going well. seth fell asleep early on and ava was singing the only line she knew from sleeping beauty's 'once upon a dream' over and over and over again ("i know you. once upon a dream, i know you. . ."). then i remembered i forgot pajamas to change the children into on the way home, making the transition from careseat to bed easy.

oh, well. we continued onward, admiring the ocean view and the green hills, due to all the rain. then i remembered that i'd forgotten a dress for ava to wear to the reception.

"what's she going to wear?" my sister asked.

"I have no idea." I said, grimly.

still, we soldiered on. then i remembered that i had no shoes except my heels. and no diaper for ava to wear on the way home. and amanda asked, "what did you bring?"

well, that's easy: my camera and both lenses. and guess how many pictures i took? zero. i was in one of the most picturesque places in the world and i didn't even manage one picture.

so we stopped at wal-mart and amanda, the lucky girl who brought her shoes, ran in to pick up a few items. and ava informed me that she'd had a potty accident in her carseat. with a cringe i got her out and changed her into the spare pair of panties that i keep in the diaper bag. then, standing in the driver seat, she informed me that she had to go potty. and then she went. all over my seat. like a horse. i must have looked a little stressed because she looked up at me and said, "sorry, mom. it's not my fault."

this is after we forgot ryan's temple clothes, had to go back and get them, forgot his socks and had to rent them at the temple and my temple recommend popped up as expired.

what a funny day. it is obvious to me that i am in need of help. somehow i became the mom i vowed i'd never be before i had kids.


Krista said...

Oh I am that mom too. This is like the time we took Kate camping and forgot the diaper bag. Out in the wilderness without a single diaper, extra clothes or blankets, or baby food. Brilliant.

The More the Merrier said...

This post made me laugh! The thought of Ava peeing like a horse on your seat just cracked me up. You know, in a "oh gosh that sucks and I hope that never happens to me" sorta way.

redstarmama said...

Once again our lives are in alignment. Greer has the singing Sleeping Beauty, and she sings that song CONSTANTLY. It used to be my favorite Disney movie. I'm not sure anymore.

We have had days like this, exchanging the pee for puke. Our kids are the worst pukers. It feels so good to laugh and cry at the same time, don't you think?

Fortunately the 101 is lined with Targets and Walmarts from Newbury Park to Salinas.

farfar said...

Its okay it was just one day. It was great to see you last weekend.

Aria Bethards said...

thanks for sharing so we can all have a good laugh. but i'm sorry you had to go through that. when it rains, it poors, right? those days make you want to cry when you're going through them, but make you look back and laugh down the road. i'm just glad to hear you're a normal mama...we all get to enjoy those days now and then. good luck on your next trip. :]

The Strong Family said...

i love reading your blog! a real mom with no pretentiousness! is that a word??