Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Calgon Needed!

Oh boy--my stress level is over the top!

I'm pretty sure I'm actually "losing it."

Here's how my day started: First,the usual chaos--getting the kids dressed/breakfast/out the door...Within about five minutes before I was going to take Gooser to school I was brushing his hair and decided that it was looking too long and unruly--so I decided to give it a trim (???).

So there he was standing in the kitchen in his coat and I took the kitchen shears (???) and attempted to trim about an inch off the bottom.

I butchered it.

It was AWFUL!!!!! It was long, it was short--it was all over the place. He ran to the bathroom and started crying. I realized I couldn't send him to school in this state so I called the school nurse and basically said that he needed a personal day. I knew I had to take him to a professional to repair the damage that I had done.

A little later in the morning I was doing my workout and I saw out the window that they were putting up the "for sale" sign on my lawn. This sort of freaked me out! I think it made the reality of the craziness with this real estate transaction really sink in. My trainer looked panicky and immediately tried to give me a massage.

After the workout, I managed to take a shower because--and this is really gross so prepare yourselves--I hadn't showered since Sunday. Because Pickle won't nap! And I never have time!

Oh--I left something out--while I was working out, Gooser got into the Krazy glue that I had left on the counter (I was trying (unsuccessfully) to repair an egg cup.) He got it all over his hands and all over the counter--but it could have been worse.

Interestingly enough--there was a "Krazy glue incident" with Teddy right before we moved into our current house--so maybe it's a good sign? Yeah--that's what I'm telling myself--it's a good sign!

So then it was off to take Gooser to the local kid salon for an Extreme Makeover.

The lady was understanding as I explained my stupidity and begged her to keep his hair as long as she could because that's the way Gooser wants it.

I was pretty happy with it when we left the salon, but later I was looking at him in the kitchen and I realized that he is now sporting the exact same haircut as Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men.

"Heads or tails? Call it."

He looks cheerful enough enough in that picture, but later he said "Mommy, I looked in the mirror and my hair still looks bad."

The rest of the day involved an emergency trip to the saxophone repair shop, an emergency trip to Walgreen's and a last-minute frenzy of packing and loading the Pod as it will be picked up in the morning. I think I permanently injured myself moving the air hockey table.

If you have any spare Calgon--please FedEx me some!

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25 comments:

Susie said...

You really are losing it! Take a deep breathe and slow down. I am managing a case of moderate anxiety and that is what they tell me. The theory is, if you slow down, you will get more done because you won't be back tracking as many mistakes. It really works!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I hate days like that! I hope today is much more relaxing.

Missy said...

Whew! What a day you had. You poor thing. But in the end it sounds like everything is okay. Hopefully today will be much better!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Oh no!
Take a deep breath.....
Take a looooong shower.......
(I put Merrick in his pack and play in my bedroom with nickelodeon on and a snack on no nap days.)
Take in a good glass of wine.
WA-LA! A new you!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

I bet the haircut was retaliation for the DVD's - poor kid! LOL

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JANE said...

Oh Jennifer, I so feel for you!!! I promise if I were closer I'd be running that Calgon over right now!! But I am soooo glad to know I'm not the only one not being able to take showers due to a certain little person, LOL!! Hang in there Girl!! And his hair looks fine, let him wash it and mess it up a bit and he'll like it too!!

Jessica said...

Oh no! I hope today is much more peaceful. :)

Marilyn said...

If I lived next door to you I would come over and help.
I swear, I would.

Gooser and Wy have the same haircut :)

Mimi said...

Gooser's hair will grow & your days will calm down...someday!

Good luck!

Nicknjill said...

Aw Jen Gooser still looks cute. I hope your days are getting better. If you need to get away just hop in your car and drive on down here to Decatur!

Jen B. said...

Gooser's new cut is adorable! I love it!
I hope things settle down a little bit for ya... sounds like you need a night out & some strong margaritas! (that's what I need anyway!)

Ronda's Rants said...

Be good to yourself! I can't see my Pilates teacher EVER giving me a back rub!

CaraBee said...

Just keep thinking, nothing is forever. The hair will grow. The house will sell. All will be right with the world again. I promise.

Jen said...

Oh I will be sending that Calgon quick!
I think that Gooser looks really cute.

Aubrey said...

Ok, you made me laugh with that Javier Bardem pic but be assured, Gooser's hair looks MUCH better than that. LOL

Deep breaths. Slow down. It wall all be OK!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh you poor thing! Poor everybody!

If it makes you feel better, I haven't showered since the laptop incident. No time. I stink.

Hang in there. If you do totally lose it, I'll join you wherever you are.

I can't believe you used the kitchen shears - bwaaahaaaahaaaa

Kristin said...

I am tired just from reading that post. HUGS. I hope that tomorrow is a better day. Gooser is way cuter then that old gut. Hair grows back. Take a deep breath and maybe a stiff drink.

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my goodness.... that really is a bad day... but hopefully the night will be better... maybe you'll get your calgon moment!!!

Gooser still looks adorable...

Allison said...

I hope your stress goes down a little once you have your open house. Deep Breaths!!!! ;-)

Aleta said...

I think he looks cute with the new haircut. But wowza, did you have a day and a half. You had my blood pressure going up, just reading about it!!

Drama Mama said...

i just laughed at those Pictures of yours so hard...I cried. Too funny!

Becky said...

Yep. Don't touch the scissors mom. I have learned that lesson the hard way too! ;0

noble pig said...

OMG I am laughing so hard...how did you find that picture...he's still adorable but the similarity is hysterical....sending Calgon and wine.

Shannon said...

Oh, sweetie! I sure hope you gets some Calgon :)

Things will calm down soon!

Z's Mom said...

OMG...I seriously got exhausted just reading that....you poor woman....I just want to hug you!