I'm the kind of person that can look at a disaster in my house/life and remind myself that in 5 years or so the current situation will be damn funny.   The story of it will get told and re-told, going from being a nightmare to an oral heirloom.  I call them Magic Mommy Moments.

Here are a few of my favorites:

The 80 serving container of instant hot chocolate with marshmallows.  My two oldest sons were toddlers who REALLY liked those little marshmallow pellets.  One day I decide that I'm going to go potty by myself instead of dragging them in the bathroom with me.  I was in there 3 minutes tops. I came out and in the kitchen are two boys in diapers picking marshmallows out of a huge pile of hot chocolate mix on the floor........

One day my ex & I were arguing over his lack of child support.  He was supposed to give me $90 that week but he didn't.  He was getting really mad at me, so I invited him to finish up outside so the kids wouldn't see, or hear what I was about to say to him.  Apparently I was not far enough away from the house!  Later on we went to the grocery store and cute precious son #2 says to the cashier  "Do you wanna know what my momma calls my daddy today?'    "She calls my daddy a fucking asshole!"  I'm telling you I wanted to die!

Once upon a time I wanted to take my kids out to Chuck E Cheese's, so I told them to go clean up & find their shoes so we could go.  I had to do a few things around the house first and I figured it would take them at least 20 minutes to find their shoes.  No problem, right?   Wrong!   My neighbor is screaming, I hear him through the windows.  So I drop what I'm doing and run outside to see why.  My car is at the end of the driveway, almost in the road & he's half hanging out of the car!!!!!!    My oldest son was behind the wheel of my car!  He put the car in neutral & started rolling down the driveway - towards a ditch.  My boy figured his brothers would "never" find their shoes, so he went out the fire escape & decided to drive to C.E.C's himself.   My neighbor (bless him!) saw the car rolling and jumped in the window to stop it.   Needless to say we never made it out that day. Instead I switched bedrooms with the boys & I have never left my car unlocked since that day.     As a thank you to  my neighbor, I introduced him to one of my girlfriends and they are still married today.  At their wedding, he told everyone this story!

 

 

 

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dylan...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM That is a good way too put it is Magic Mommy moments! Cute stories

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stefa...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 5:54 PM hahahahahahaha!  You are priceless.  How old was your oldest son when he tried to drive the car?  I'm reminded of the time at Walmart when my cute 3y/o (at the time) makes a loud farting noise with his mouth in front of a bunch of strangers and says, "Eww!  Mommy, you pooted!"  HE SET ME UP!  haha.

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Abomn...
Feb. 7, 2008 at 2:36 PM um.  i'm 33 and the other day... i emptied the single-serving envelope of swiss miss with marshmallows onto a plate and picked out the marshmallows.  then i asked my daughter is she wanted a cup of cocoa when she got home from school...and made her marshmallowless cocoa.  what? i didn't want it to go to waste!

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