Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Corn Dog Story (reason #6,433 and 6,434 I am a bad mother)

So on the day of the torrential downpour and flooding across the city (Saturday), I loaded the heathens into the family gas guzzler and headed towards Mont Belvieu to drop off the Walking Attitude with my MIL...I had originally attempted to get rid of all of the heathens by splitting them up amongst the many grandparents...my plan did not work...oh well, one is better than none.....

So, it wasnt raining THAT bad when we left the house, no where near flooding or anything like that. By the time we got to my MIL's house, it was coming down much harder..we hung out a while but the rain did not cease....I decided we were going to leave anyway as I had a plan to stop at one of the drive thru Starbucks on the way back as I was jonesing for some caffeine and chocolate(# 6,433)...

Once on the road, it was obvious pretty quickly that it was raining REALLY hard, I had trouble seeing, my wipers need replacing, there was high water in many places....I dont really worry about that as I can get through it all...but still not a great idea to be out in this...

I decided to forego the detour to get to a Starbucks..and stopped at a Sonic along our route instead (they have a pretty yummy Java Chiller Mocha) I relented and got some food for the remaining heathens in addition to the drinks. After our Sonic stop, we headed back out..it was still pouring and I hit many areas of high water...I did drive much slower than usual, as many of you may know my tendancy to drive above the speed limit the majority of the time, rain or not...we finally made it back home where I again passed much high water as many of the streets around our neighborhood flood, but ours does not....

Haden ate most of his lunch, Christian did not, he was being picky that day...it was a corn dog for petes sake..what kid doesnt like a corn dog and fries...

Fast forward to Monday morning...I load the kiddos in the car and head to drop them off at their respective destinations...after dropping Haden off at school, I head to the sitters and hear some smacking coming from Christian in the back..I ask him what are you eating and turn to see him finishing off the corn dog (#6,434)..I freak and tell him to drop it, which he does, but not after he has eaten a two day old hot dog..ughhhhh...great, wonderful..I dont know what he can pick up from that, but whatever it is I am sure he will get it...so I fess up to the sitter what he has done and ask her to keep a look out for the projectile vomiting and diahrrea I am sure is on its way....

sigh...I laugh and cry at this story, I cant decide what to do....

I really DID mean to clean out the truck this weekend as it is my week to drive in the car pool..but of course, I did not...and lucky for all....Christian has exhibited no signs of becoming deathly ill from the nasty ass corndog...ONE good reason for the mass amounts of preservatives in our food....

#6433 - taking children out in bad weather in order to satisfy my own wants
#6434 - leaving food in the truck for my children to eat at later date

2 I dont hate comments!:

Paisley Petals said...

Oh my.

*Lisa* said...

I thought EVERY kid liked corn dogs and fries until I met mine!