Sunday, October 12, 2008

Not Me Monday - 4th edition

One of the many things I like about the "Not Me" carnival hosted by MckMama is the ability to record the real, candid, unusual, and not always fun moments that are our lives in short snippets. This week's list focuses mostly on this past weekend.

I did not take a picture of the entire congregation of my church on Sunday. There is no proof. None whatsoever.

(Thanks for the sending me a copy Dwight)

I did not have to remove my screaming and I mean screaming children from the front of the church this morning when they refused to be quiet 3 minutes into our church's 150th celebration.

I did not make Sam sit in time out for the rest of the two hour service in the rec room below the sanctuary.

I did not wait until 9 pm the night before I needed it to make a slide show of the past 4 years of Sam's life and the past 2 years of Julia's.

I did not eat 17 different kinds of chili on Saturday and then have to remember which three I liked the best so I could offer my input in the chili cook off hosted here at the park.

Brian did not choose to bring three kids back to the house (including our boss's daughter who we had just met) rather than trying to explain how to tally the votes for the winner of the chili contest to one of our co-workers.

I did not call the Sheriff in to patrol the campground after I got a report of an unsupervised toddler screaming for his mommy after dark. The mom had not left her child in the camper to watch a movie while she went off to be with her friends. Once I called on her irresponsible decision, she didn't make it worse by lying and saying she had just checked on him 15 minutes ago.

I did not watch Julia climb up a part of the playground that I usually never let her climb by herself because I wanted to not be the over protective parent for once. Can you see where this is going?
She did not get to the top, stand up straight, and proceed to fall backwards 5 feet to the ground...and land on her head.
I am not replaying those moments over and over in my head.

My baby boy is not turning 4 years old on Monday. How could that be? Where did the time go?


  1. Oh my goodness...a woman left a kid in a camper?!! Sry for the's just the Social Worker coming out in me! Great not me's and the trees in the background of your pic look beautiful!

  2. I can't believe that she left a toddler alone and then said... well I checked 15 min ago and expected that to be a viable answer... gesh!

  3. That mother is unbelievable. Ugh. Leaving that poor toddler all alone. That makes me really really sad.

  4. Your blog is adorable! Found you on MckMama and wanted to drop in and say Hello!

  5. I have done the same thing at the park with my son and..well, they survive, don't they =) Great post!

  6. Happy Birthday to your little man..

    Wow, thats a lot of people in the picture..

    What program do you make your slide shows on?

  7. Toddler in a camper,'s sad to hear that, and also knowing that there's a lot worse things that parents do to their kids as well. Ugh.

    Are your innards okay after eating SEVENTEEN different kinds of chili??? LOL.


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