Saturday, April 5, 2008

Someone needs an attitude adjustment!!

Yesterday, I was desperately trying to function on two hours sleep. My daughter, Kendall, had been up ALL night long due to her "itchy Chicken Pops." And when I say all night, I mean ALL. NIGHT. At midnight, I decided I needed her to sleep, so I gave her Benadryl. Well, lucky me. The 'side effects' on the back include drowsiness OR excitability. Just guess which one my daughter had! Yep, so she was up. Just up. And I was tired. AS. ALL. GET. OUT. I don't function well on tired, just so you know.
At 11:30, Kendall and I went to pick up Nolan from school. They wanted Taco Bell. Fine-on ONE condition. I get a nap when we finish lunch. OK. We drive past Mr. Pickle's Sandwich shop. We see the dancing pickle (see photo and picture him groovin')

Now, on any other day, this pickle is hilarious. We drive by and laugh. But on this day, not so funny. ON this day, I roll down my window and say loudly (just in case he can hear underneath all that foamy polyester crap) " THAT dude needs to get a serious life!" Yeah, you have to remember my audience is a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. Classy, mom.
Next stop, Taco Bell. I go around to go to the drive-thru. There are literally 15+ cars in that line. The line is looping around to the grocery store parking lot. It FIGURES. I carefully examine the few cars ahead of me and take a mental note that they are indeed ALONE. So, I say (out loud, mind you). YEAH, how many of these people are just TOO FREAKIN' lazy and how many of us ACTUALLY have a kid with chicken pox and CANNOT go inside??" Before anyone can answer me, I see the woman in front of me (who just pulled up to the speaker) OPEN her door to place her order. She opened her door, people...I mean is she just an inexperienced drive-thru orderer or what?? Regardless, I had something to say about it. I say, "WHAT A MORON! Who the crap opens their DOOR in the drive-thru to place their order?? IDIOTS!" This is when my 5-year-old chimes in, "Mom, maybe her window's broken." Wonderful, so now I am raising an optimist.


On a good note, I DID get my nap when we got home. The ninja went upstairs and played quietly in his room while the "Chicken Pops" girl and I took an hour and a half nap. I am better today. Talk to me; I promise not to rip your head off!

9 comments:

Leeann said...

Wow. You WERE on one! LOL I would have loved to be a fly on your wall...
Glad you are feeling better.

andrea j said...

LOL! I can't function on little sleep either. My MIL told me her kids always had the excitability effect with Benadryl too. (so it makes me nervous to give it my boys).

What a crappy day for you. I would have been way frustrated about the taco bell line too...drive ups are great for those of us with kids. {although I have to tell you, I open my door because my window is BROKEN!!} That's a good thing that you are raising an optimist :)

Yay for getting a good nap too!

jenn said...

I'm glad you got some sleep. You sound like you get as cranky as me when you miss your beauty sleep!

TheVasquez3 said...

Bwaaa Hahaha...omgoodness! i am dying here laughing.

poor you, i hope your nap puts you back on the road to being a cute fun girl. but i think "Crabetha" is just as fun...punchy, but fun! love it!

we all have our days...

Crazymamaof6 said...

wow i had to GOL(giggle out loud) you were in rare form. tired is not a good look for you. and by look i mean attitude. SO GLAD you got a NAP! i totally had to be a door opener for the drive thru. the people at sonic knew it was me, everytime i came through. multiple times a day. when we finally got it fixed they were so suprised to see me. since they didn't hear the annoying beeeeeeeeeeeep while i ordered. RAD.
those kind of mom days suck. hope you are back to normal now.

SuperCoolMom said...

ARgh! I get like that too. The kids were probably just glad they weren't your targets - Mine learn real early to lay low when I'm like that. I even bought myself a crab pin. I used to wear it as a warning to one and all!

So, just wondering, but if you had it to do over again, would you willingly expose them to CP, and yourself to this quarantine and nursing? or is that vaccine starting to sound like a good idea about now?

Believer in Balance said...

Oh, that totally sucks! I can't stand it when my kids are up in the middle of the night. I know, such a bad mommy thing to say, but oh so true. I'm glad you got a nap!

Huckdoll said...

I so feel your pain, girl. Functioning on anything less that six hours of sleep is just plain ridiculous. Unfortunately, ever since I had my little hellions...I mean angelic daughters...those two hour nights happen far too frequently. Hope you're rested up.

PS. I regards to your comments today, no...no you're blog is not one of 'those' :)

Cecily R said...

Um...I have to open the door to order at the drive thru. My driver's side window is broken and taped shut. SO. There's that.

Sorry about the pops. Gracie is a bouncy benedryl girl too. Blast!