Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The petting zoo lady and me
One day I was at the zoo with my kids. We proceeded to go to the stinkiest part of the whole zoo - the petting zoo. As I watched my kids chase goats and deer all around a small cage, I looked over and saw a worker quickly sweeping up the goat poop. As fast as she would get it swept up, 40 other goats would poop. It was a never ending battle. She just swept and swept and they just pooped and pooped. At that moment I felt a strong bond with that woman. I said to her, "You know, your job and my job aren't that much different. I feel like all I do all day is sweep up the goat droppings, just to have 10,000 more droppings fall somewhere else." She looked at me like I was stupid and speaking Chinese and went back to her work. But I'm not stupid. It is true. It's the truest analogy to motherhood I have yet found. Here is my week in pictures.
"Mom! The play room smells like barf!!"
After some searching I found the culprit. Leaking 2 day old rancid sippy cup. Perfect.
"Has your mother seen what you did?"
Thanks Cody for chopping your hair down to the nub. You are a fantastic kid!
"Who gave Lizzy a pen??"
"MMMMMmmmm. The laundry smells minty."
Who sends a full pack of gum through the wash? Jeff, do you have any ideas?
"She can't stay in nursery. What if it's pink eye?"
I'm pretty sure it's "blood eye" but ok. She's great in class. (And by great I mean the DEVIL) I'll take her.
I have no pictures of Jeff in the ER all morning Sunday.
I give up. The crap is going to have to pile up. I'm going to take a long, long nap.