Monday, October 13, 2008

A Scary Incident and NOT ME MONDAY!!!

It’s that time of the week again for my “therapy, get it off my chest” session…. Go over to MckMama’s blog and read some other good NOT-ME’s.

*I did not cry when my babysitter cancelled on me on Saturday night; apparently because I didn’t call her all day to confirm the time. I did not pout about it because I really wanted to go out and have “girl’s night out”.

*I did not think something not-so-nice about another t-ball mom when I slipped on the bleachers and grabbed onto her & her husband’s backs to hold myself up and she turned around and gave me an “if looks could kill” look.

*I did not miss Joe, like a young school girl, even though he was only gone out of town for 24 hours….not me, because I’m Miss Independent!!

*I did not continue to buy scratch-off lottery tickets over and over again (at the prompting of the boys) even though I should’ve just stopped while I was ahead; actually shouldn’t have even started in the first place.
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*I most certainly did not give Angie a spanking in Target, in front of all the other Grand Opening shoppers, because she was throwing a fit about not wanting to stay in the cart

NOW, about my SCARY incident yesterday……… My dad usually takes the boys (Angie is not quite old enough yet for these outings) out to do something on Sundays; the Sundays that they aren’t with their dad. Yesterday, Cj and Joseph went with him to see “City of Ember”, which by the way, they really liked; and then we all met back up at Gamps and Grama’s house for swimming and dinner. Cj and Ethan are good swimmers, Joseph can swim, but isn’t really confident enough and prefers to wear swimmies, and Angie can’t swim too well and always wears swimmies. The kids were having a great time swimming, but the pool was cold so Joseph got out, took his swimmies off and wrapped up in a couple of towels (do you see where this is going……?). Well, the kids wanted to “make a movie” so I grabbed my camera and started recording them. Ethan wanted to do a cool jump into the pool and Joseph got so excited that he jumped right into the pool after Ethan….yikes, remember he didn’t have the swimmies on anymore…. It was like slow motion; right as he was jumping in I screamed. Now, let me first tell you that I was still in my clothes….I didn’t really feel like swimming today, so I just hung out at the side watching them. Once he hit the water I yelled out to Cj or Ethan to grab him (since they were in their swimsuits and right by him), but my motherly instincts kicked in and I just jumped right in. He wasn’t too far from the side of the pool and he was actually “dog-paddling” some, so he was able to keep his head right above the water; but his chin was in the water and he was scared and crying. I quickly grabbed him and got him to the side of the pool and we both sat there and cried….I really tried not to let him see me scared and crying because I didn’t want to scare him more, but I couldn’t contain myself.....it scared the crap out of me!! Oh, and by the way---my cell phone was in my pocket when I jumped in, so needless to say, the cell phone is KAPUT!!! Obviously, that was the least of my worries, but it is now going to pain in the butt getting a new one….oh well!! After that happened, Joseph was done with the pool, so we all just went in, got warmed up and dressed and had dinner. We did end up having a really nice evening and once Joseph got on the computer (Gamps & Grama have cool computer games that the boys love to play), I think he forgot all about it….but not me, I couldn’t (still can’t) get it out of my head. I know the outcome ended up fine, but I can’t stop thinking about what could have happened…uugghhh, I hate that!! I’m sure that has a lot to do with why I was up until 1am and why I didn’t sleep well last night!!!!



To lighten up the mood, here are a few pictures of the kids swimming..... before "the incident"


1, 2, 3...jump.....


I told you it was cold in the pool...(i don't know if you can tell in this picture, but Joseph's lips were purple; of course that didn't stop the kids)

Gamps telling the kids "Make sure you don't get wet" (i know, i know---he has a dry sense of humor)

I let Joseph take this picture, after the incident, to help cheer hin up....it is a cute picture (that's Ethan behind the mask)



Cj and Gamps playing Chopsticks


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20 comments:

momof3darlings said...

OMG that is SO scary! I would have flipped too....with the cell phone tucked safely in my bra. ;0)

Loved the blog!

Noele Marie said...

Been there with the tantrum in Target!
Great list!

The scary pool incident would have freaked me out too. I'm glad he's fine and forgot about it by dinner.

MamaJoss said...

Oh those boys...what they will do to their mommas!! Glad everyone is ok. Love your blog...I'll be bcak for more :)

Allmykids123 said...

Spankings and Target go hand-in-hand.

Your blog is adorable! Found you on MckMama and wanted to drop in and say Hello!

Michelle said...

Water and kids always make me nervous. I'm glad everything turned out all right!

Oh my goodness, I am on my fourth word verification!!! Nice that they just keep getting easier.

Not the Norm said...

I so just jacked La in Target yesterday because I wouldn't buy her this stupid doll..you're not alone. I'm glad you baby is fine, and try not to worry about the coulda shoulda wouldas.

**Also, Thanks for the cool comment you left**

Rhonda said...

I have sooo been there!

Read this:

http://adayinrhondaslife.blogspot.com/2008/07/letter-to-stupid-lazy-lifeguard.html

Only my daughter didn't quite get over it and our fearless little wonderbug wouldn't go back in that day, nor the other two days we tried!

He And Me + 3 said...

I hate taking my kids to Target...something about that store makes my kids act up too.

Ordinary Mom said...

I have never kept buying scratch off tickets over and over again with my son cheering me on! Wow what a scary thing that happened. I'm so glad it had a happy ending!
Great post!

Sara said...

Very scary incident. Handsome boys you have and a beautiful girl!
Loved your not me's!
Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Cassandra said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have never had to spank one of my kinds in the middle of a store! NEVER!!!

I can totally relate to the pool story! Last summer S-man did the same thing & I went right in after him, clothes & all! Glad it worked out for you too!!

Munchkins and Music said...

That looks like so much fun! We have snow on the ground right now, and I'm missing summer seeing your pictures. :)

Mama Amber said...

I loved all the not me's!

That is soo very scary about your pool incident. Kids and water have always scared me, but thank god he's okay and your motherly instincts kicked in!

Love your blog... I'll be following! :-)

Weeksie50 said...

Oh my word. How scary.
I would have flipped..

Megan said...

Next time...grab on to that t-ball mom and pull her down!! :0) I love the lottery and am convinced one day I will win. (that's what I keep telling myself!) I was once a lifeguard and had to save a girl quite like you did..except the parent wasn't great like you watching their child, she didn't notice until I had gotten the girl out of the water.

Martha said...

Thanks for checking out my "not me!"s and leaving a comment!

I would cry also if a babysitter canceled on me!

The pool incident would have been so scary. I'm glad everyone is okay!

jenn3 said...

That is scary. Just be glad you were right there and it was only a bad scare. Yikes! And it's great how quickly kids can forget a scare like that, but don't you wish the adults could too?

Diva Ma said...

What a day! That would have scared the mess out of me as well. But boys will be boys! It's their job to scare moms half to death!

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

S C A R Y!!!!
I would have done the same thing!!!

Glad it was okay though!!!

I miss Steve like crazy too, when he is gone :)

angie said...

Gotta love public tantrums and babysitters that cancel at the last minute. You must live somewhere warm to still be swimming.....:)