I think this is every mama’s worst nightmare.? I have not cut my daughter’s hair in over a year.? It grew pretty long (shoulder length).? I was busy busy on the computer and the kids had gotten pretty quiet after being in the bathroom to wash marker off of their hands.
All of a sudden, I hear from my son “Mommy, Leeah is using scissors”.? I SHOT up from my desk and ran to the bathroom to see my daughter with scissors in her hand and a good portion of her hair chopped off.?? I was SCREAMING!!
The funny part is that she cut her hair and cleaned up after herself while doing it.? Here is what the garbage looked like when I walked in.
And this is my darling daughter crying after I screamed at her.? Her hair is so dark and thick that you really can’t see much of the destruction, but she cut huge chunks out of the sides of her hair.
It took me about an hour of cutting (and keep in mind, I am not a hairdresser by any means).? I can use a buzzer to cut my sons hair, but not much else.? My daughter actually fell asleep sitting up because it took me so long.? LOL? And moms, yes, my 3 yr old still uses a bobo on occasion.? It was the only thing that would calm her down, and I was pretty desperate.
Here she is about to get into the tub.
So what do you think??? Did I do ok??
It all started this past Tuesday when my daughter started throwing up.? She is 3 years old and not at the point yet where she can hold it back till she gets to the bathroom.? I washed her sheets several times over the course of the week due to her throwing up in bed.? It was HORRIBLE!
I thought it was over after a few days and actually thought it may have been caused by her being lactose intolerant.?? She had been drinking her brother’s regular milk the day before she got sick.? Since my mom had been planning on visiting this weekend, I told her to go ahead and come because my daughter seemed much better.? My mom drove up from NJ on Thursday to spend a long weekend and celebrate a late Christmas since we didn’t get to see her over the holidays.? All was great until Friday afternoon, when I got a call from my 4 yr old son’s preschool that he had just thrown up all over the floor in his class.
Uh oh….. My mom was kind of upset, because the last thing she wanted was to get sick.?? My husband picked my son up from school who threw up all over his car on the way home.? And once my son came home, I started to feel queezy myself.? I let it go because I thought maybe I was just THINKING I was sick, but not really sick.? That happens to me a lot, especially after cleaning up throw up and feeling like gagging.
Well, sure enough, an hour later I was in the bathroom with diarrhea and then an hour after that I was throwing up.? My mom decided to pack up and leave that night hoping that she wouldn’t get sick herself.? I was praying she would be OK.
So, for the entire night on Friday, I was back and forth from bed to bathroom until I had nothing left.? It was the sickest I had been in a LONG time.
Saturday morning, the phone rang, and it was my mom.? She sounded horrible and said that she was sick too.
Well, it has surely been a rough weekend for me and my family.? Thank God my husband has not gotten it.? He was able to care for the kids and the baby while I was sick in bed.? I even got a full night’s sleep last night (almost 12 hours straight).? I have not slept that much in one time period for quite a while.? I really needed that rest and the downtime.
I am looking forward to a new week.? I have sooooo much catching up to do.? But stay tuned, because I am offering another great blog graphic giveaway!? For those of you in need of a 125×125 ad button…I think that is what I am offering next!!
Just wanted to give you guys a laugh!
I cannot take credit for this awesome Organizational Tip.? My mom was the one who shared this with me a couple years ago.? She is my mentor and also an organizational genius!
I have always dreaded Winter with small children.? It is so difficult having to bundle them up with coats, hats, scarves, and mittens.? And then once you get to your destination the kids take them off and they get thrown somewhere and many times lost – never to be found again (especially the gloves). I kinda wish they made them on strings like how they do for babies.
Anyway, once we get home after an outing, the hats, gloves and scarves get thrown all over the place.?? I used to have a big basket that I would put everything in.? But eventually when it was time to go out again, there would always be a glove missing.? I would go crazy trying to find it and then finally give up and let the kids go out without any gloves at all.? (I know…bad mommy I am…)
So, when my mom shared this idea with me, I was thrilled!
Has anyone ever seen these plastic chains with clips on them that you can get from the Dollar Store?
Well this was my answer to keeping our winter gloves organized in their matching pairs!? Here is a picture of our gloves hanging in our entryway.? I have three separate chains hanging on hooks that are attached to a mirror I have hanging on my wall.
As you can see each pair of gloves has its own clip.? When we come in the house I get the gloves hung up right away so they are always neat and organized.
What do you think of this idea?? I love it!!
photo credit: Winstonavich