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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ripley's Believe It or Not: Motherhood Edition

Come one!  Come all!   Here we have the odd and unbelievable happenings unlike any you've seen before.  Enter, if you dare!

First, we have two spectacular spectacles.

My five-year-old Evie handed me my glasses with a remarkable tale, "I just found these like this." Yet, when I probed further and explained to her I would be rewinding my super spy camera to see what really happened, she confessed to the artful bending. 

And these are my seven-year-old Dani's glasses, or at least they were Dani's glasses.   This inexplicable damage occurred with suspicious timing...just after the warranty expired.

Now prepare yourself for a spine rattling case of deja vu.  Last week, my daughter broke a bowl on our filthy kitchen floor.

Then! The very next day, my husband had an identical mishap. Same type of bowl.  Exact same spot.  And the floor was still filthy.  Eerie.

There's more! You've probably seen the unexplainable crop circles, but have you seen this!
The creator of this unusual makeup circle is still unknown, but we are taking fingerprints.

And finally, a frightful mystery.  Smashed egg--on the couch!  It was a team effort between my 3-year-old and 1-year-old little guys.  But where did all the shells go?

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Planning to prevent further mysterious happenings.

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At August 4, 2011 at 7:01 AM , Blogger RoryBore said...

yep...looks like life in my house. I was just thinking what a great post it would be to follow them around all day and take pictures of the mishaps.
but I don't think my cell phone camera has enough memory :)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 7:06 AM , Anonymous Jaime said...

It looks like you are having quite a week! You may need to have some mommy time, like a massage or mani/pedi.

 
At August 4, 2011 at 7:07 AM , Blogger Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I couldn't help but laugh at the glasses. My son broke mine last week. Thank goodness they were able to fix them.

 
At August 4, 2011 at 7:31 AM , Anonymous Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

I'm laughing WITH you, right? These are great!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Mommy Inconsistent said...

LOL! Aaaah, the mysterious happenings in a house where itty-bitties reside. I know them all too well. Great post!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Sandy -- As Told By Mommy said...

Hahahahaha! You are so funny!! You made me laugh with the way you presented these mishaps! Hope these mysterious happenings stop soon! ;-)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 8:45 AM , Blogger m&msmommy said...

Oh my goodness, your posts are hilarious! :) Doesn't it figure the glasses incident happened AFTER the warranty, UGH!!!!! :)

Glad you can see the "funny" side of all of this...the egg on the couch MAY have set me on the over edge! ;)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Rachel said...

Its funny later, usually not in the moment. I like your documentation.

 
At August 4, 2011 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's a clear case of house possession. By little people. :-)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Rachael said...

Hmm, perhaps you do need to set up that super secret spy camera! ;)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

That glasses thing isn't unusual...it happens all the time at my house! It's just a matter of time before everyone in our household will have some sort of vision correction. The eye doctor is one of our best friends. I think we put some of his kids through college!
Sandy

 
At August 4, 2011 at 9:38 AM , Blogger GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Lucky you! Your kids are so much fun.... oh wait all kids are :) I think the Lord makes them cute so they can survive the first few years of life

 
At August 4, 2011 at 9:43 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Your glasses look just like the ones I have...minus the bending! The egg on the couch looks like it must have been difficult to get out...I feel your pain!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Caffeinated OC Mommy said...

Oh my goodness Darling! I know about the glasses, I know about the broken dishes, and I even know about the egg on the couch, but your makeup? Touch my makeup and I won't stop until I have a full report with all suspects involved and possibly a tickle torture chamber... Blowing kisses... xoxo

 
At August 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Amy said...

Oh... those crop circles.-- They mesmermize me!!! :) As does the egg in the cushion. Whaaat?? lol

 
At August 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger diane rene said...

looks like my house!
gotta love it ... or go insane, right?

 
At August 4, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Mikailah said...

Wow! Sounds like you have your hands full! :)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Oh man! I have a love/hate relationship with this blog post. I love the post. I hate the messes. (At least at my own house. And I wouldn't wish them upon you either.)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM , Blogger Help! Mama Remote... said...

Omygosh!my daughter has broken atleast 4 pair of my sunglasses but they never look like that. LOL

 
At August 4, 2011 at 1:27 PM , Blogger kt moxie said...

I think your bowls are on a suicide mission. And your kids have invented a new recipe involving eggs and upholstery!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 2:07 PM , Blogger Texas Type A Mom said...

Oh my goodness - I'd be going insane! It definitely looks like the kids are trying to mimic each others behaviors. Bummer about the glasses being out of warranty.

 
At August 4, 2011 at 2:16 PM , Anonymous Heather said...

Oh my!!! I was laughing with you, right up until the egg. At least my egg problem was simply broken eggs in the fridge and what looks like a partially eaten carton. I don't get these kids!!!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Johanson Family said...

You crack me up!! Too funny!! the randomness is priceless!! I need to invest in a super spy camera system!!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Merrill said...

Oh my goodness! I'd be the one flying over the cuckoo's nest at that point! :) I had a student do something similar with glasses one time...and the mom blamed me! Oy!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 6:22 PM , Anonymous Carrie said...

While not funny for you, this gave me a chuckle after a long day :) I cannot imagine cleaning an egg off the couch cushion. Please share how you tackled that! I too wear glasses and I'd be mortified beyond words if my frames weren't bent like so - God bless you for your patience. Thank you for visiting my site earlier!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 6:35 PM , Blogger Tatiana said...

holy cow, your glasses look like they've taken a ride in the garbage disposal!
How do you keep your sanity with all those lil ones turning your house upside down?

 
At August 4, 2011 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Optimistic Mom said...

OMG! Thanks for the laughs. You know my motto, Life is Hard, Laugh Anyway. Hopefully you were able to find the humor somewhere.....well maybe tomorrow. ;)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 7:09 PM , Blogger A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul said...

wow...very mysterious! Just a few things I have to look forward to with mine! :)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

Sounds like you've got your hands pretty full right now. What's up with the mangling of the glasses??

 
At August 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

WOW! Now the egg thing...that is hilarious! As well as the makeup!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Sandra's Fiberworks said...

Well, we have gerbil poop all over the floor now when we let Boch and Rosey out for "exercise," but I guess that's no mystery (especially as we're quick to sweep it up before Daddy gets home..)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 8:44 PM , OpenID yummychunklet said...

Ah, love how kids believe things adults say...spy camera. Genius!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

You poor thing ... but I love the spy camera idea :)

 
At August 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

oh no....what a drag. I'm glad that you can "laugh" about it...or at least post about it. Your kids would fit right in with mine!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM , Blogger LeAnn said...

Smiled on this one; I remember similar cases to solve.
Blessings to you!

 
At August 4, 2011 at 11:23 PM , Anonymous Babblin' Brooke said...

That DARN 'Nobody'!!!! He (she?) visits our house on a regular basis. Too bad 'Nobody' is invisible. Grrr! Your adventures really are so hilariously similar to ours.

 
At August 5, 2011 at 12:30 AM , Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Sounds like you've got your hands full there!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Jen said...

Oh my goodness!! Good luck with all of your mishaps..and OMGoodness, how are you going to get the smashed egg out?

 
At August 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

lol I feel your pain! The egg...I probably would have lost it over the egg...

 
At August 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Blogger An Irish Italian Blessing said...

You poor thing! I think the makeup culprit hit my house because my compacts mysteriously look the same way!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 11:46 AM , OpenID laci512 said...

Oh no!! I saw my niece, who is 7, yesterday and noticed that she wasn't wearing her glasses. I asked what happened to them and she explained to me that she was playing in her baby sisters swing and thought she should take her glasses off so she sat them down on the floor and continued to play then was jumping out of the swing and landed on the glasses. My sister-in-law turned around and got onto her. Apparently Karlee didn't realize that momma was standing right there and had told her that baby sis got ahold of them. Sure blame the kid who can't talk. Opps!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Connie said...

OMG. THIS WAS HILARIOUS. I especially like the makeup circles...and am very intrigued by where the egg shells are?!?! :D

So sorry about the glasses...GREAT IDEA ABOUT THE MOMMA SPY CAM!!! :D Gotta remember that one!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

There is so much going on at your house. The crop circle left me giggling.

Have a great weekend!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Daily Mom said...

Oh my gosh! What a mess...where did the egg shells go? Into the couch cushion cracks?!?

 
At August 5, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Sharde said...

i laughed out loud multiple times while reading this post! :) seriously. i hope things start being a little less weird around your house this next week! have a great weekend :)

the style projects

 
At August 5, 2011 at 4:38 PM , Blogger I'm Jennifer. said...

Wow, you seem to have more than your fair share of mishaps! I would have been P.O.'ed about the glasses and the egg...you seem very calm about it all though!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Hilarious! A bummer and yet very entertaining material. :)

 
At August 5, 2011 at 8:42 PM , Blogger Kimberlee said...

Oh. My. Word.
Now that's "A week that was".
Thank goodness it's over.
Cheers! It's Friday!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 9:18 PM , Blogger The Zany Housewife said...

Wow. I mean, I have NOTHING witty to say whatsoever. I'm floored. And I thought my kid/husband wre messy. Your family is definitely creative messy. lol.

p.s. I wonder if the kids munched on the egg shells...should make for an interesting bathroom trip. I DON'T want to see a picture of that.

 
At August 5, 2011 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

What a trio of events! This is one of the posts you will be glad you have when your kids are grown and these "adventures" are faded memories. Thanks for sharing!

 
At August 5, 2011 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Hopes said...

This is hilarious!! Sounds like it's time for a mommy treat! Some kind of pampering is definitely in order!

 
At August 6, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

Well at least eggshells have calcium!

 
At August 6, 2011 at 3:41 PM , Blogger The Bat Cave said...

Oh my, looks like you'll never have a boring day!

~Robin

 
At August 7, 2011 at 10:21 PM , Blogger Bees With Honey said...

Wow, it looks like the little people who live in your house are just as devious as the little people who live in mine! LOVE the photos :)

 
At August 8, 2011 at 11:28 PM , Blogger LoJo said...

what a fun blog! I am not a mom, but a reader, nonetheless! Where did you come up with all your ideas?

 

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