6.22.2007

I get a free pass

Yesterday, my husband tried to ask me nicely not to leave open bananas laying on the counter when I leave with the kids for the day. Something about attracting large numbers of flies. Something about please and he’d really appreciate it. Whatever. I’ve given myself a free pass on any and all criticism for the next two or three days. Because, for real, that’s my reward for running the house by myself for five weeks. Yes, the carpet's very dirty. Yes, the laundry is out of control. But everyone’s alive aren’t they? And the house didn’t burn down, did it? Let’s keep our eyes on the prize here, people.

Although, seriously, our carpet is insanely dirty. My three year old gave my one year old a container of orange jello-y stuff and he walked around the house slowly spilling it everywhere. And there was a marker incident in the living room. And dining room. And someone threw up in the hall. I’m thinking a dog but who knows.

10 comments:

Michele said...

This made me laugh out loud. I dont know why. I think it was the vomit comment. You totally get a whole book of free passes.

Joy, of course! said...

Ah yes my dear, this I know. I have been struck by a bit of the "don't say anything about the way I am raising the children or keeping the house because I am doing the best I can by myself these days and I am barely keeping it together" bug myself.

Hurray for husbands being back home again! I hope you get your cuddling and crying and the break that you need.

Did you do your title banner at the top of your blog. It's wonderful. I have been fishing for someone to pay to do mine.

a happier girl said...

Thanks. The mandatory cuddle periods have been going really well. And he made pork chops with stuffing for dinner last night. His stuffing is the best I've ever had.

And yes I did make my very own title banner. I'm glad you like it. I'd totally offer to make you one for free if I had more confidence. Not to mention ability. It took me just short of forever to get mine working. Oh, the horror of trying to figure out html by yourself.

Liesl said...

Sounds like dog vomit. We've got some on a baseboard downstairs. The way you know is dogs slink off silently after puking, while children come running out yelling, "Mommeeee! I threw up!!!"

I'm glad your husband home again and the world is back in order :)

a happier girl said...

Very true. My daughter announces everything. I'm looking forward to calmer more relaxing days.

Christy said...

I am so glad your Hubby is home, and things can go back to normal (well as normal as it ever gets). His dinner sounds mouth watering too.

And oh, I think yu should get that free pass for more that a couple of days...maybe weeks :)

a happier girl said...

Thanks. I'm going to do my best to extend my free pass as long as I can. We'll see how it goes. Regardless, my universe is a happier place since his return.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea how I linked to your blog, but you are stinking hilarious!! Love your attitude, and long live the free pass :)

Mom in WA

Anonymous said...

passes are cancelled, back to work. carpets are clean and war will errupt if bannas are left unattended again

a happier girl said...

I see my beloved husband popped by for a visit. Him being the anonymous pass canceller. Dude is funny. Delirious but funny.

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