Friday, February 4, 2011

Kinda Brilliant... but kinda NOT

so I took the kids to gymnastics 
and then had two errands I HAD to get done. 

gymnastics starts at 11am and gets done around noon.
then I had to go to a friends house that was a good 20 minutes away.

then I had to go to the beauty supply that was a good 20 minutes in another direction. 

and then I had to drive 15 minutes to get home 
so I could feed the kids lunch before Charlie goes down for a nap.

and if Charlie falls asleep in the car...

... well, then it'll be a BIG problem for nap time.

Charlie did great until we left my friend's house. 
he was hungry - and started throwing a fit. 

so what is a Mom to do?

well ... I saw these:

and these
(as they were still in the car - unopened - from our park trip)

I figured that at the next 'red light' I could reach back and give him some.
but as luck would have it - I wasn't hitting red lights. 

Charlie started crying and screaming even louder
and of course Claire starts chiming in with how she wants 
something to eat too ... 

so I did the only logical thing I could think of. 

I started throwing food at them. 

I'm not even kidding. I'm 5'4" and my wing span seems a bit stunted
so it's super hard for me to reach behind me and reach Claire's hands.
same goes for trying to reach Charlie. 

so handfuls of snacks flew behind me 
as I hoped the majority of them were landing on the kids ...

... or at least close enough for them to eat. 

so over-all I accomplished my goal.

Charlie stayed awake, the crying stopped, and they got some snacks. 

... but now I have to clean the car ...


Emily said...

This is the funniest thing I've read in awhile! I love it! Your kids will probably remember this too. :)

iColossus / Monster said...

But you know what? You're an awesome mom because you kept your kids fed and happy and awake and not grumpy, knowing that it was going to cause you more work after in the cleaning!!!!

CJ said...

This is hilarious! And sooooo REAL LIFE!!!! You are a wonderful mom!!!!

April said...

And this is why you're my hero. Hahahahahaha!!!
Seriously, that's awesome!

The Westerfield Family said...

Oh, this is hilarious! What a fun story.

Jenny said...

i'm sure your kiddos loved it. i just picture them trying to catch food with their mouths and hands. hilarious! :)

Sandy said...


Leah said...

Of course this cracked my up, something fierce!!!! I. Love. IT!! You had a tough situation and you handled it, quite efficiently!! You are one smart cookie, and seem to work well under pressure! LOL I would have loved to see those snacks flying through the air! :) Just glad they weren't thirsty though! ;)

Ellen said...

Thank you...I needed that today! ;)

Sunshine said...

LOL, I've done this for years to preserve the nap and my sanity break during car trips! ;) NO sleeping in Mama's car! We LOVE the sweet potato snack, too!

Elizabeth and Dan said...

That is so funny!

Anonymous said...

Very brilliant! Us moms have to do with what we have at the moment!

Lacey B. said...

That is AWESOME!!! Love it Rach!

Kimberly and Ed said...

Hee hee - I am always throwing snacks to Kyle to keep the "peace"!

dayangers said...

ohmyword... this post had me laughing out loud. Very very nice. Thanks for posting!

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