strawberries and spg.

So I thought today would be fun...a little extra work but fun none the less.
I could not have been more wrong.
Let's start this off by clearing the air about something. I have NO NO NO sense of direction. Seriously. None. Blind, newly born kittens have more of a sense of direction than I do. At least they can find their way to their food source. I on the other hand, could be four blocks from a Wendy's and starve to death. Having asked for directions 10 times and written them down twice.
And I hate to be late. Hate it. Being late sends my lack of internal GPS even further into SPG (the opposite of GPS) as I get flustered and frustrated. Because I AM intelligent. I am. I graduated magna cum laude and everything. But there were no classes on how to get somewhere. Luckily.
We left the house with 15 minutes more than we needed to get to the orchard (according to mapquest). I still managed to get there about 30 minutes late. WITH a GPS...that was on...and working. I think the Tomtom was preying on my stupidity. It knew I was totally dependent on it. It sent me in the opposite direction than I was supposed to be going. And of course I had no idea. Until I was waaaaay off course. By the time I got to the orchard I wanted to punch the Tomtom in his faceface. Seriously.
Then we left early because this was Moses' attitude.
And Aaron was covered in sweat and screaming.
2 1/2 year old + 3 month old + 80 degrees +flustered mom = disaster.

You can file that equation away for when you need it.
And then to top it off...they charged us for our strawberries approximately twice as much I could have gone to Kroger and spent. In the AC. With NO children in tow. And gotten chocolate. Seriously.

So I am starting over right now at 2:39pm and celebrating the fact that instead of napping...Aaron rolled over for the first time just now. :)

Later taters.


Jessica said...

first of all, the picture of little aaron on your banner is adorable. what a beautiful little boy! second, your post made me laugh out loud ... because i can be the same way. third, i am sorry that your day was yucky. i hope your "starting over" works ... horray for aaron rolling over!

have a nice day!

number17cherrytreelane said...

you have a WAY better perspective than I might have!

MAXimum MESS said...

Awww....I remember when my mom made me go berry picking with her when I was little. I remember HATING IT!!! It was hot and I got sweaty and I was bored.Those are some sweet pictures, though. And cute new banner! What a great picture of your little guy.

About Us said...

Thanks for sharing this. I laughed out loud multiple times through it. It is so refreshing to read someone's blog that is totally honest about the beautiful and the not so beautiful things about being a mom.

me said...

i soo understand! like they say, if you don't laugh, you'll cry! i have had a similar day. and, i have thought several times about picking strawberries, too. even though i drive by the place daily, and it looks like it would be fun, i can't help but think it would turn out similar with my 3- especially the just turned 3 year old boy and the open highway so close. thanks for the laugh!

Karin Schueller said...

LOVING the new pic at the top. :)

I swear, there is something going on with the balance of the universe, because I had the same sort of day yesterday and so did several people I know. :( Were the strawberries at least yummy? ;) You are such a good mama for doing these things with your boys. It is always a hand toss how it will work out!

On the other note... ALREADY????? WHAT??? Aaron isn't old enough to roll over! :) He is a cutie patutie I tell you. And little Moses is cute even when he's covered in strawberry juice and whining, lol.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Hi! Just popped over from Joy's Hope - so nice to 'meet' you. You have a really cute blog and some adorable stuff in your shop - LOVE the JOY bunting and also the DREAM pillow. So cute :)

Jingle said...

I LOVED picking strawberries when I was little! And yes....they probably should have weighed ME before I left! LOL!

michelle said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and think it is super sweet. I am especially loving the Tech hat...go hokies!

BlueJShop said...

At least Aaron knows direction enough to roll over. :)

One of my favorite childhood memories is picking strawberries with my mom and sister. I don't think they overcharged back then, so it worked on many levels. :)

Have a great weekend!

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