Monday, November 17, 2008

The days of our lives......

Seem to be passing us by in a blur...I can't believe.....



and I can't believe it's been almost a week since my last post. I just haven't had a lot to say, not a lot to talk about.

I am feeling better...and the kids haven't gotten sick..knock on wood. I hope they stay healthy. What with the holidays coming, it would really suck for them to get sick...it would suck regardless, as I feel so helpless when one of them gets sick.


(Forewarning...You men may want to skip the next few paragraphs of this post, has it contains women's body functions, you may not care to know about)

So, last week, Friday...I took the kiddos with me to the gym, put them in the day care, while I worked out...they were fine with that, because after my workout, I promised to take them swimming. What I didn't take into account, was that Mother Nature had decided to bestow her monthly gift upon me earlier in the day, and like a dummy, I came to the gym "unprepared"...I realized I didn't have the necessary "replacement items" upon the drive to the gym, but..I thought, oh, well...I seen a "machine" that dispenses those necessary objects in the women's locker room, I had some quarters...everything would be fine. After my workout, I went to the restroom, realized..uh, oh....everything was so not fine...I went and got a quarter out of my handbag, went to the aforementioned "machine" and it took my quarter...my only quarter, and didn't give me anything...I had Max in the locker room with me, suiting up, so I finished up in the restroom, temporarily created a "toilet paper diaper" for myself, drug Max behind me and went back out to the lobby, to ask one of the girls, that works at the gym, what was wrong with the machine....she goes, "It actually let you put a quarter in it? Well, that's surprising, we don't stock those"...um, you don't what? You have got to be kidding me? I pay $45 a month to come here, you people can't keep sanitary items in the women's locker room? That is ridiculous! So, I proceeded to beg each girl that worked there for one, to no avail....3 girls, not a one of them had a damned tampon. I was screwed....I thought, there is no way I can take them swimming, Max started to cry, we went back to the locker room....I was in a conundrum...what to do, what to do...I didn't want to break the boys heart, so I wadded up more toilet paper, stuffed it down in my pants and went out to the pool, still in my workout clothes, I sat down in a chair, let them play in the pool...for almost an hour, I sat there, praying I wouldn't leave a huge mess everywhere...thankfully, the toilet paper held up, for almost that an hour...until GUSH!!!! Holy shit...I jumped up, wrapped a towel around my waist, and yelled at the boys, "We have got to go and we have got to go now!!!"...they didn't understand why I had to pull them out of the pool...I tried to explain, as subtlety as I could, why....Aaron kind of understood, and was really sweet about it, he was like that's fine Mom, I have swam enough....I want to get home and watch my show on t.v. anyway...Max on the other hand, was not happy with me....I drug him off to the locker room, while Aaron went to the men's to change back into his clothes. While in the restroom, I thought to myself, I am not going to be able to make it home, without a huge mess....I was so mad at myself, I came out of the restroom and there was a new woman in there, getting ready to change her clothes and I approached her, with a pleading look and begged her, Please do you have a tampon? She did! Hallelujah! She was very sweet about it, we chatted for couple of minutes and I went back to the restroom part of the locker room, where Max was standing, now keep in mind, he really didn't know what was going on, he just knew Mom needed "something", and was desperate to have it...he seen my face, the tampon in my hand, he knew I had finally gotten what I needed...I told him to stand out side of the stall, I would be right out, and while in there, he goes, "So, Mom...did you get your coupon?"...I lost it..I laughed so hard, I could barely breathe....

That kid can say some of the darnedest things...I thought that was too cute not to share with the rest of you women out there. I am sure all of you , at one time or the other have had to deal with the same thing...Have you ever had to approach a stranger, ask for a sanitary item? Been caught without one? I swear, I will never let myself get caught in that situation again. My glove box of my car, now contains tampons, my desk at work, my purse will never be without one again. That was so embarrassing..especially since I was alone, with my two little boys, who I really don't care to explain the "birds and the bees" to at this point.

Ok..moving on...let's see, one day last week, I set up an account on face book...look for me, add me as a friend if you want....I am under Donna Hatke....I signed up basically to try and reconnect with my older boys a little more, as they have Face book accounts...and also, to try and find/locate some of the people I went to high school with, people from my hometown of Williamston, South Carolina....I found a couple...and surprisingly, one of my favorite bloggers, Raquel...found me! Hi, Raquel! I think I like it a little better than MySpace.....

Saturday, I slept in until around 9 a.m....that was as long as Max would let me sleep, before he started his demands of being fed...he gets up at the crack of dawn...and usually, he is ok for an hour or so, watching cartoons, playing with his action figures/army guys, until he can't stand it and has to get me up.
I spent the afternoon, syncing Aaron's Ipod and my Ipod, deleting songs/adding songs, etc....Hubby had worked the night before, so I tried to keep the boys as quiet as possible, so that he could get some sleep....After he woke up, we all showered and dressed, he took us out to eat at La Scala's....a wonderful Italian restaurant in downtown West Lafayette....the food was amazing...the boys actually behaved themselves...we had a nice evening. After Max went to bed, hubby went to work, Aaron and I stayed up and watched a movie on the computer together...

Sunday...we went to the movies..we seen this...


I was a little concerned about it being too graphic for the kids, but it was rated PG 13....so, I figured it wouldn't be too bad....and it wasn't. I wasn't 100% thrilled with it, due to some of the language...but, the boys know not to repeat some of the things they heard. Why can't they make a movie without having to curse so much? Anyway, Aaron loves James Bond...and had been begging me to go see it, Max was indifferent....he just wanted to go to the movies..because it meant popcorn/candy...that's all he cared about. Anyway, the movie was action packed...and loud...my Gosh, was it loud. Max had a hard time staying quiet...he got bored with it quickly...so, after two trips to the bathroom with him, a lot of shushing, we finally got through the movie and headed home.
I made some homemade chicken and dumplings for dinner...we ate, cleaned up and spent the rest of the evening relaxing...

Now, it's back to work...and I am in for a long, long week. I do have some consolation though...after this week, I only have to work two days next week, then I am going to SC to visit my Mom and brother for the Thanksgiving Holidays...I can't wait.

Hope you all have a good week!

Dixiechick...out!

4 comments:

Flat Coke and Flies said...

The coupon for a tampon was priceless---your kiddo is hilarious!!!

Glad you enjoyed 007, I wanna go see it!!

I'm on facebook, I will try to find you.

Toni said...

The tampon situation is so horrible. I have had that happen, too, and prayed for a giant hole to swallow me up but...no luck.

Glad you're feeling better!

I am going to get a Facebook acct. soon as my girlfriend has been BUGGING me to do it!

Sicilian said...

Dix. . . . what an exciting tale. . . it is funny to me because I raised girls. . . I wished I could get into my space or facebook .. . . I guess I already figured out that calling my kid is easier than trying to get a comment from them. . . I am soooooooooo excited that you get to go south for the holidays. . . . bet you get some cornbread dressing and pecan pie. . . .
Ciao

DIXIECHICK said...

Flat, thanks for adding me, yes, Max is definitely a funny little kid!

Toni..I know, I was mortified and so angry with myself...but, all's well that ends well, I guess. Yes, please do get a facebook account, so I can add you!

Sicilian..seems like my two older boys are way too busy to call me on the phone...when they do, they don't always have a lot to say. But, with Facebook, I can kind of keep an eye on them, see who their "friends" are, etc...