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Oh Lord, help me Jesus!!!!! This is "one of those days" mom and I took the 5 kiddos with us to Sam's Club (I know, what was I thinking?).

Couldn't get two words of conversation in to my mom without, from the backseat, "Mom, can I...?" "Mom, will you...?" "Mom, does it...?" or "Don't!", "Stop it!!!" (insert eardrum piercing Tiny Girl shriek here) "AAAUUUUGGGHHHHH!!!! Don't touch me!" (insert rustling, tussling, seatbelted in wrestling here) "Mo-om!!!! He/she won't stop touching me!" "Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, MOM!!!!!"

I think I'm gonna change my name.


  1. Oh Lord, I so understand!!!! I don't have five, just three (one of which has issues, LOL), so I can imagine how overwhelming it is.

    I took a trip to Ohio with the kids this summer, went beautifully, but I took the kids and one of their relatives (13, boy) to the beach a few weeks ago, and the beach was fine, but the road trip was BRUTAL. You know all those stress tips? I was not able to walk the dog or scrub the house, etc, but after a while, I had to tune it out using Lamaze breathing -- which I never bothered to even do while in labor. Yeah, it was a little, uhm, intense.

    I'm laughing about it today, but that night, I understood why some animals eat their young. ;)

    (((((((((( hugs )))))))))))

  2. Man, I remember when our kids are 10 months old and finally say MaMa and our hearts melt. THEN when they are three and older, everytime we hear it we want to stick our fingers in our ears and hum loudly. Wait...that's just me...*slinking away slowly*
    Hope you get to de-stress tonight!

  3. Great post! LOL I know the feeling except my kids are yelling daddy!

    Hope your having a good week!

    Love and Prayers,


  4. haha!

    This reminded me of my 19 yr old son, when he went to the grocery store with me...He dropped me off and went to park the car...

    I was in my shop mode, when I hear "Bing!" (this is my parent's nick name for me) I immediately turned around to see him grinning!

    He had been calling me to get my attention "mom" (oh 3 , 4, 5 times, but it wasnt until he said "Bing" that he got my attention.

    Yeah, with all the moms out there shopping...who knew, right?

    I love this post!

  5. Yikes! I've had those grocery trips, too...yet those are the days that I find myself gazing at them once they're finally asleep in absolute wonder, because they looks so peaceful and sweet...and everything melts away in that moment. Hope today is a better day for you!

  6. FOND memories... NOT!!!

    The utter insanity will end one day. Not soon enough, but it will end :)



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