Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Woe is Me Moment...

....actually, I just thought I'd share this story for all mom's out there, and well, to anyone who has had to care for little ones. If you don't care to read all this, feel free to scroll down!
We had an A-typical evening last night. It was our last soccer practice AND a Scouting night. Tim was home sleeping and getting ready for a night shift so I was solo mom for our activities, no biggie, I do that all the time. The fun starts when we get home. It was late and all of us are tired. Late, meaning it was after 8:30 when got home and the boys are usually in bed by 8pm. Oh, and the baby didn't nap, so he is reallllly cranky. When we come in the big boys go straight upstairs to get jammies on, Nicholas is standing in the laundry room and says, "mommy, I pee'd!" He soaks the carpet, his clothes, his coat since it was on the floor were he was standing. Ugh! Now I have to do a load of laundry at 9 pm. The night continues....I get them all in bed by 9. Ahhhh, I settle down on the couch with a glass of wine and the DVR all to myself after I put the load of clothes in the wash.
About 30 minutes later I hear incessant coughing (Joshua had been sick over the weekend with cold-like symptoms). I know he is up out of bed as I'm walking up stairs I hear SPLAT. He is inches from the toilet and manages to throw up all over the floor. So, now I'm scrubbing a bathroom floor and changing his clothes and then end up having to strip his bed and put clean sheets and a blanket on his bed. It's 9:45 and I have to change out the wet clothes to the dryer, fold the towels that were in the dryer from yesterday, AND start another load of laundry. I sit back down on the couch for 2 minutes and then hear Nicholas crying for me. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? He was fine, just needed a little back patting to get him back to sleep, since he was over tired. He was just restless. It was one LONG hour and a half, with much more house work than I cared to do at 9 pm at night! It's tough being a mom, I tell ya! lol!
Okay, so now on to my card. You might think it a little odd, but it did turn out rather cute. It is a Halloween Anniversary card.
A friend I've met over in the MFT forum is celebrating her 3rd Anniversary and she posted a little challenge on her blog with some awesome blogcandy! Her Anniversary is on Halloween, hence the theme of my card. Here's a detailed shot.
If you want to play along, here's the link to LaToya's blog. Thanks for stopping by today. I've got a cute soccer card to share tomorrow! Hugs, Lisa

12 comments:

  1. I wish you a wonderful evening of relaxing tonight, Lisa. You deserve it! Very cute Halloween anniversary card, BTW!

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  2. Oh no!! My little guy was up sick last night too- taking him in today but thankfully no throwing up, I am hoping it isn't strep (again). I hope you are able to get some relaxing in today and let the laundry sit in the dryer. Cute card and I love the funky anniversary take on it!

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  3. Oh you poor thing don't you just love when everything happens all at once. Awesome card love it.

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  4. OH you poor thing! Yes, being a mom is by far the toughest (and most important) job we'll ever have! Some days are just like that- exhausting. Thanks heavens for stamping to keep us sane! BIG HUGS your way! Great Halloween anniversary card BTW!I love the boldness of the black Lattice piece on there!!

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  5. OH you poor thing! Yes, being a mom is by far the toughest (and most important) job we'll ever have! Some days are just like that- exhausting. Thanks heavens for stamping to keep us sane! BIG HUGS your way! Great Halloween anniversary card BTW!I love the boldness of the black Lattice piece on there!!

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  6. So sorry Lisa that it was a rough night for you and your little ones. Nothing like late night laundry! ;) I can totally sympathize. I hope he's feeling better soon and that you don't have any more late loads to wash in the near future!!

    FABULOUS card!! I love the layers and all of the elements and textures. Fantastic job!

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  7. Oh no! What a rough night! I was up at 2:30 changing a wet bed, but it was nothing compared to your evening! Hope today is better and that you can enjoy your evening!
    Cute card, clever idea!

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  8. Seriously, why does everything happen at night? Whenever my kids get sick, it's at night!! Hope tonight is a little more relaxing!!

    LOVE your card....so cute!

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  9. what a great card! And a rough night too - I sympathise. I love my boys to bits but am sooo glad my hubby is taking a day off tomorrow to help (baby has been ill for 2 weeks now).

    Victoria
    x

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  10. well, all I can say is that they will grow up and you will miss all this someday!!! (not much help at the moment I know!) hope everyone is feeling better now!

    I love this fun Halloween anniversary card - that ruffled ribbon is super!

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  11. Oh my word! When it rains it pours! Isn't it always like that? Hope your evening is more relaxing tonight. Love the card!

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  12. Awww sorry about the rough night with the kiddos! Your card is amazing!!! Thank you so much for joining in my challenge!! I adore all the detail on this!! I really love it!

    Hugs,
    LaToya

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Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!