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one of THOSE days


The dog threw up on the freshly vacuumed floor.

Carly yelled at Josh.

Josh yelled at Carly.

I yelled at Carly.

I yelled at Josh.

Eric forgot to put the garbage on the curb. Again.

Josh didn't put up the flag on the mailbox so the bills didn't get mailed.

2 drinks got knocked over by the dog.

1 bag of popcorn got spilled.

Carly climbed up on the counter.

Carly played in the sink.

Carly changed clothes at least 4 times, I stopped counting.

Carly ate prunes and liked it.

Eric yelled at Josh.

Josh and Carly talked to their grandparents on the phone about how rotten they were.

Josh didn't flush the toilet. As usual.

I washed 1 load of laundry.

The dog jumped on Josh. Repeatedly. Josh was mad.

Josh yelled at the dog.

Josh blew a raspberry in Eric's face.

Eric was mad.

Eric yelled at Carly.

Poppa yelled at Carly.

Carly cried.

A lot.

Today was not a fun day.

But now I am going to go sing some songs, read some books and send the kids to dream land.

Tomorrow we start the dance again.


AMS said…
Isn't that a NORMAL day at your house? It is at mine :)
Heather said…
Yeah, those day are crummy. Today is gonna be better!
Anonymous said…
Tomorrow will be a double bonus day with Carly eating all those prunes :)

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