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Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Friday, July 24, 2009

Always Something................

First for the record I would just like to state that one year ago almost to the day I asked Dan if he would mind taking the glass doors out of Ryanne's room; for one thing with a little one they are ALWAYS dirty and also I wanted to hang a cute curtain there instead when we did her room make over. Dan said no because they were expensive doors, they looked nice (ya' right minus the nose and hand prints right?) and he didn't want to have to store them, have them get broken only for her to want them back as a teenager. Case closed.
Fast forward present day. My friend and I decided to get together today so the kids could play and swim and hang out before we left for our trip. We had lunch, we went swimming, the kids were playing while we visited and talked about the upcoming school year etc. Then all of a sudden as the kids are "cleaning up" I hear a crashing sound. I ask Ryanne what the noise was and she very calmly says,"my mirror mom." I'm thinking its the wood framed mirror hanging over her dresser that has possibly fallen and no big deal right? Well, maybe in someone else's house but not mine. I walk into her room (barefoot mind you) and see one of her closet doors laying face down on the floor. I think to myself,"self just pick it up and put it back on the runners its safety glass after all." Well I don't remember when it dawned on me that I was standing in a pile of glass with tiny shards of it sticking out of my feet but it eventually became clear to me that "safety glass" is only safe when it stays upright and the entire door does not come crashing down on top of a play tow truck. Yes my girls have tow trucks in their rooms. Thank you God for two things; one, my friend was here when it happened because no way would I have ever been able to lift it out all by myself and two, that I am reading those self help parenting books my friend loaned me cause I kept my cool and did NOT freak out although I had a few choice things floating in my head that I wanted to say. I was really grateful the kids moved out of the way and nobody got cut (except my feet) and that now I get my cute curtains. ha,ha!! ;)
After everyone went home I asked Ryanne how the door "just fell" and she said and I quote,"well mom, I was getting this game and climbing the inside of my closet when everything just started coming down." Including Ryanne apparently along with the door.
*big sigh* Please pass my blog onto anyone who is pregnant with their first child. Anyone who said parenting would be easy and boring. Anyone who's kids have moved onto college and they are bored because frankly I have enough excitement in this one house for them all. :)
(I forgot to take pictures in between picking glass out of my feet and yelling at the kids to get out of the room)

9 comments:

Stacy Y said...

awww man... just one more thing to clean up/take care of .. like ya don't have enough already. Ry's just keepin ya busy...one day we will all have rest...in like 10+ years ;-)

Rhonda said...

Oh my!
When she asks for the doors back as a teenager, you can remind her what kind of child she was ;)
I'm glad no one got seriously hurt.

Christy said...

Stacy 10 years? Really? She'll be 15! That would put her learning to drive! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

oops! I guess it could have been far worse huh? Post a pic of the curtains you hang :)

Brigitte said...

I have those days too. Just this morning all of the clean blankets, towels and pretty much everything in the bottom reachable drawers were thrown all over my upstairs. I think it took me 2 hours to put it all back together. :) sigh! They say we will miss this someday. I wonder? Have a nice trip. Plus you should read about my hair appointment last night www.sweetperspective.blogspot.com

jo said...

Hey thanks for not mentioning which friend of your was over and which friend of ry's was over to "help" with the avalanche of glass! hahhahaha. we will laugh about it we will!

Eileen said...

So glad everybody is safe!!!

Crystal said...

What?! You forgot to take a picture when you were sitting in glass? How could you ;)~

I'm glad you're okay. xo

christy p said...

I am soooo glad that no one was seriously hurt. Ryanne and Emily are two peas in a pod!!! (((HUGGING YOU))))