Wednesday

This is Where I Consider Changing the Name of My Blog

Sometimes, I don't want to be THAT family.

Take Monday, for instance. I took my toddler to the doctor because she had a scary-looking dime-sized ulcer on her face, near her eye.

As we sat in the packed waiting room, I tried in vain to contain my busy girl.  She was everywhere. All at once.

Just as she was about to push the Handicap button on the door again, my sweet friend Cheryl, walked out of the office.  We stopped to catch up on what brought us to the doctor's office.

Parenting tip:  Don't turn your eyes off your toddler, even for a second.

Because when I turned back around, I found my daughter and the contents of my purse in the middle of the floor, in the middle of a busy waiting room.

And do you know what she was unwrapping?

An emergency Maxi-Pad.

Oh. Yes. She. Was.

Just as she way eyeing a place to stick the giant 'sticker,' I grabbed it and shoved it back into my bag. 

My dear friend laughed.  (She knows we're THAT family and sticks around anyway).

I've never been so relieved to hear my child's name called back to the examination room.  I needed a place to hide.

Unfortunately, my daughter took the best spot.


Oh, and she has Staph. But I'm looking on the bright side because it's not the flesh-eating kind.

52 comments:

P.S. He loves you... said...

your a true blogger you took a pix and it fits this post to a perfect T!

Lauren said...

hehe I heart you Kristin :)

Land of Lovings said...

I agree, I love that you took a picture!

And, you know, seeing you blog about life as THAT family with a good sense of humor gives the rest of us hope that we can do the same!

I promise, you're not alone as THAT family! And, if it makes you feel better, my daughter did something similar at a family event. Only she stuck them on her feet and walked around in her new "slippers" before I realized what she was doing. Classy!

Tammy said...

It's just non-stop side splitting fun here!

EmandZachsmom said...

You are amazing. My daughter walked up our stairs the other day with maxi's stuck to her shirt. 5 of them. Look mom I'm absorbant! Yes she is 3.

Bubba's Sis said...

LOL at all these maxi pad stories!

Hope that staph infection heals up SOON! You could always cover it up with a maxi...

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I am so right there with you.

(Can't even begin to count the times *those* products have surfaced to embarrass me.)

The Apron Queen said...

One time the kids took a whole box of pantyliners & stuck them all over one of the windows. I did not notice it for days. Unfortunately, the neighbor did. :)

I need to do a we are THAT family tree society with that little story.

Lisa J said...

You never, NEVER have a dull moment in your life do you???? I hate to even laugh for I know you must grow weary at times, but all I can think is...thank goodness it is you and not me!!! Sorry!

Julie said...

Thank you for the laugh. I so needed it tonight. I'm thinking I can only laugh as hard as I am because I've been there. Ugh! We are THAT family in our area. Sigh.

Joy said...

Oh you poor Momma!!! That would be mortifying...

Crystal said...

Oh my gosh. That was wonderful. I'm sure you were less than thrilled but it sure made for a GREAT story. I hope her Staph heals up quickly. (Since Noah is immune-suppressed he gets it all the time but luckily it's not the flesh eating kind either!!)

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

There is NEVER a dull moment in or outside your house huh?

Cute photo though ...

mamajil said...

Max pad stories are the best!!My little boys once were arguing over a box of panty liners....one was insisting they were shoe insoles...Thus the reason he had one stuck to the bottom of each of his feet....The other one was insisting they were "those things girls wear over their eyes at night" (mask)....these are the same 2 that found a box of tampons under the sink and after examining one decided that they would launch these "cotton rockets" at each other in the den...Yeah we are that family too!!

Hope the staph goes away quickly!!Cute picture!!:)

kristen@nosmallthing said...

:) I like reading your stuff because at least I feel like I'm not the only one...

Hope the staph goes away real quick. Yucky stuff.

Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, too funny. I think all of us moms have had days like that--you just make them sound funnier when they happen to you. :-)

Bless her little heart, having to deal with the staph infection. Hope it heals up quickly! -Julia

Domestic Spaz said...

Goober thinks my tampons are his own personal cotton rockets and the applicators are rocket launchers. He discovered that they would fly across a room at a young age and I've had to hide them ever since.

BTW, I think that might be the cutest picture ever. Look at those little feet!!!

Tina said...

OMG, we had the same Monday! Only mine was the first time at a NEW doctors office. I was beyond embarassed by the way my son acted. Including rolling on the floor, chasing a none existent tail, and biting (yes biting something he NEVER does) his sister, not once but 4 times. I am amazed I didn't drop to my knees and thank the Lord when they called my daughter's name. When I came back out, and older women actually said God Bless You to me. Seriously, I could've crawled inside myself and just died.

Lu said...

Oh goodness! That was too funny!

Double the blessing said...

Oh I am sorry that was the funniest thing. Staph sucks! I am sure the dr told you but make sure you wash EVERYTHING. It can linger for weeks.

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I have a friend whose daughter decorated the bathroom with them during a family party. A rather large family party.

And I caught my daughter (5 at the time) WEARING a maxi pad. I think we're THAT family, too! LOL

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I have a friend whose daughter decorated the bathroom with them during a family party. A rather large family party.

And I caught my daughter (5 at the time) WEARING a maxi pad. I think we're THAT family, too! LOL

marky said...

poor toddler..hope her staph heals quickly!
I know all about finding that place to hide!

Mrs. N. said...

LOL!! So been there...so most likely going back there today! Ugh

gina said...

You give the rest of us a feeling of not being the only THAT family- thanks. :) Hope your daughter heals quickly!

Bina said...

Well, at least she wasn't running around with a tampon in each hand, like my son did to me one time when he was little.

Yea.

Tara said...

I enjoyed your blog today... and the one you wrote at the internet cafe! Good insights!

The Glamorous Life said...

Oh you are so THAT family. You know the one with the kid playing with maxi-pads.....I know who you are.

Ashley @ mrs007.net said...

I could have written this! Maxi pads and tampons are so fun to play with! My older daughter once asked why I had an enormous band aid in my purse. And she just had impetigo a couple weeks ago. Yay for school germs. I was totally a mess! I mean I googled it and I saw a great big picture of Amy Winehouse with the same skin condition. Ack! Nightmares for days! Thank goodness for antibiotics!

Patois said...

Oh, you could change the name of the blog, but you'd still be THAT Family. Definitely.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

You had me chuckling - but not about the staph. Hope she gets better soon!

LifeatTheCircus said...

One of the things I love most about your blog is that you let me know I am not alone. My doctor can back me on this...we have SO been there!

nancyk said...

this too shall pass, and believe it or not, you will miss these little opportunities in humility. And when your daughter is a teenager it will be your turn to embarrass her by simply breathing. Every family is THAT family, we're just not as willing to throw open the curtains and let everyone see. God Bless You and your sweet family. i'm praying for a speedy healing for your creative little girl.

Misty said...

What a day... doctor's visit, Maxi-Pad, and staph. Not a good combination. One item alone could ruin a day but combine all three and you get a good laugh. (sorry about the laughing part!) I once tried to write a check at the grocery store with a tampon so I feel your pain.

Becky in East Tennessee said...

I just came by your blog today via the Cafe Inspiration that a friend forwarded to me. OMG! You are awesome! You are so inspiring and I wanta be like you. I read back as far as my time will allow and have certainly bookmarked you to return back to as well.

I even referenced you in my blog because you inspired me so much. THANK YOU JESUS for bringing you to me!

{i}Post said...

Only die hard bloggers take pics in the doc's office. Of course, if you were me, you would've taken a picture of your daughter with the maxi pad BEFORE you shoved it back in your bag!

AGSoccerMom said...

My darling girl child said a few years back, when she saw a tampon in someone elses purse they were digging for something she piped up
"oh mom look she has first aid supplies too". Yep I told her that once. Bummer about the infection, hope it clears up soon and no one else gets it.

Toknowhim said...

Visiting your site because I read your post at the Cafe today... I so 100% understand your post. I feel like God has had me on a similar path in the last few years... I can so easily get caught up in a million things that just don't matter, and I don't want that to happen anymore...

Blessings!!!

Kim said...

oh my goodness!!
This is going to be something that happens to me in the future.
Love your blog

Valarie said...

Oh this sounds like something Little Logan would have done!

Bless her heart! This is the second thing of staph I have read about in the blog world! Where is it all coming from??

Nancy M. said...

I feel for you, girl! My son keeps finding my tampons and totes them around. He even unwrapped one.

Mrs. S said...

Oh poor child! And poor mommy! My son was chewing on a (wrapped) tampon once....not cool. Luckily it was in the privacy of our own house BUT I wouldn't put it past him to take one out of the diaper bag (my ER stash).

Muthering Heights said...

I hope she gets better soon!

D... said...

I feel your pain! I hope the staph heals soon. Whew that it's not the flesh eating kind!

My son totally humiliated my daughter one time. He was unpacking the groceries when he came across some. He asked: Where do these panty straps go? Or something to that effect. I can't remember the exact wording. But I do remember my daughter's face as she snatched them out of his hands.

vicmac44 said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter's face, hopefully it will heal soon.
I just love your blog! You have the funniest sense of humor! I know about those little ones and how they can get into things.

Colleen said...

Oh Lordie! That girl (or THAT girl?). So funny. Sorry to hear of her infection - bah!

I had an absolute MELTDOWN of a day last week (you know I blogged about it!) when I absolutely knew I was THAT Mom. Its good to know we're all in it together!

The Girl Next Door said...

I am in blogger Heaven reading this - and so glad you took the photo. Sorry she's sick but glad she'll get better.

Niobium said...

Love your family!

On Mother's Day, in church, I realized that i had forgotten to make out my check before the service. As I dug around in my purse for a pen, my preschooler distracted me. After a short conversation with the said preschooler, I suddenly realized that I was sitting there holding my checkbook in one hand and a tampon, (that I mistakenly grabbed for a pen), in the other hand.

My face turned bright red as I wondered how many people around me had noticed that I was holding a tampon in my hand.

Then I got the giggles and spent the rest of the worship service trying not to snort!

Cathy - Mommy Motivation said...

ROTFLOL.

It'll take me a while to recover from my fits of laughter. :)

THANKs!!! *snort*

crredwards said...

Oh gosh, we're *that* family too and while I usually don't mind (being half a bubble off plumb myself), there are times I want to fall to my knees and wail "Why can't we be normal for juuuuuust oooooone daaaaaaaay?" My kids have robbed the post office, performed lascivious dance moves in the middle of the grocery, and molested my breasts in public -- and usually I'm okay with all this. It's just... well, I think sometimes how it might be nice to be a family you'd want to use in a commercial for air freshener or minivans or vacations to Disney.

Sigh.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Are my dtr and your dtr friend? Mine pulled out my tampons just before my last appointment and said, "MOMMY! WHAT'S THIS?" Why can't I fit under those kids table anymore? That's where I wanted to hide. My girlfriend said she loved your blog and sent me over. I'm glad she did. You crack me up!

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