8.07.2008

Fortunately... unfortunately

Fortunately, my mom has been here all week "playing with babies". (That's what she calls it when she comes to help me!) Unfortunately, she went home this morning and took all of her fun "grandma-ness" with her. Fortunately, I planned to occupy our morning at the library. Unfortunately, I forgot what its like to be outnumbered by your kids, even just by one.

Fortunately, I have a great new double stroller so both kids can ride. Unfortunately, Cohen doesn't really like to ride all that often and I lost him. I literally looked away for 2 seconds and he was gone. Fortunately, a librarian noticed my frantic search and helped me find him (climbing up and down the stairs, alone). Unfortunately, it happened again! He didn't want to leave SO HE BOLTED right into the elevator as the doors were closing! Fortunately, an old man stuck his arm in the door to keep it from closing. Unfortunately, he let it close after I'd gone inside the elevator to grab Cohen... thus leaving my 3 month old in his stroller on the 1st floor, while Cohen and I were on our way to the 2nd floor! Fortunately, the elevator had one of those "door open" buttons and we were all reunited!

Are you tired of the fortunately/ unfortunatlies? I could go on and on. I found the book Brad wanted. My library card wouldn't work cuz I had a fine. (I hate having to give money to the library!) I navigated us across the parking lot without Cohen getting hit by a car. The books fell out of the stroller and onto my foot as I was folding it up. I did eventually find the car keys. Jace cried most of the way home so Cohen yelled to drown him out...

You get the picture.

10 comments:

Mary Postert said...

If that story isn't good birth control for the rest of us, then I don't know what is.

Codie said...

Forunately, you made it through another day. Unfortunately, there is another day just around the corner. Hang in there.

KatieJ said...

Oh no! As if the library wasn't already such a creepy place to begin with, that doesn't sound fun. Grace and Emma take off like that when we go places too- it's scary and makes me so mad!

Aunt Nona said...

Funny funny funny! Reminds me of the time I saw reflected in the grocery store window a station wagon with little heads bobbing everywhere, and thought, "Oh that poor woman." You guessed it. Hooray for mirth.

Jennie said...

You forgot to mention that it was 50 gagillion degrees outside and everyone was probably hungry! I'm so sorry you had a rough time. I know what it's like. You pretty much described my outings for the past 2 years. Glad you had your mom come and help for a little bit though. :)

christy said...

Such is life...isn't it a treat sometimes!!! I wonder everytime I leave my house with all 3...why I have left my house at all!!!

Jamie said...

I am truly laughing out loud right mow and pray it can only get easier... but I doubt that prayer gets answered.

Raysha said...

Wow! What a day. Scary too. Hope you have some calm ones for awhile.

Emily said...

Wow. The fun I have to look forward to. Sounds like you are a survivor!

Lisa said...

Always remember you are a great Mom!! I'm so sorry you had a rough time.I'm glad every one was ok, and there were nice people around to help you!!Now that I've said that.. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! That was the funniest story I have heard in a long time. I'm sure you will laugh about it in 17 or so years.