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Wednesday, February 03, 2010


That Sinking Feeling

As parents, it seems like not a day goes by when we don't get some sense of dread or disappointment. Thankfully, these feelings are usually minor. We get over them quickly, or at least with very little pain and suffering.

Here are my Top Five Sinking Feelings (that don't involved death, destruction, or body parts):

1. The most common one occurs while sitting on the toilet, usually after you've concluded your business, when you look over to see that there is no toilet paper on the roll. How many times do we have to tell our kids to replace the paper after they've used it up?

2. Standing in the grocery store checkout line, you've just unloaded a heaping cart full of perishables, the cashier is halfway through your items, and you realize you left your wallet at home.

3. It's lunchtime and your hungry kids are very happy because you're fixing macaroni and cheese. As the pasta softens in the boiling water, you reach into the fridge to find that someone used up all the milk at breakfast.

4. It's been a long day, you're dead tired, the kids went to bed on time, and your bed is looking mighty comfy. You lay your weary head down on the ultra-soft pillow and you just know that this will be the best night of sleep ever. And then, in the distance, you hear a soft sound, barely recognizable at first. There it is again, a choke followed by a growl, and then the unmistakable splashing sound of vomit being spewed about the bed and carpet.

5. Your toddler walks up to you with the biggest smile on his face, along with blue permanent marker on his nose, arms, and fingers. He wants you to come to his room to see his cool new artwork.

You have any "sinking feelings" to add to the list?


Blogger The Father of Five said...

Are you TRYING to give me nightmares???

1:25 PM  
Blogger Flea said...

Baking a batch of cupcakes for the school fete, then take the kids to school, see all the mothers walking in with their bakins and you realise you left yours still on the kitchen bench! ?

I can relate to so many of yours as well LOL.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Not ten minutes ago I asked to no one and everyone---am I the only person in this house that knows how to change a roll of toilet paper!!!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Idaho Dad said...

@Ed, I ask that one a lot. As well as, "doesn't anyone know how to put a new plastic bag in the garbage can?"

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

I don't know about you guys, but whenever I hear the song "Somewhere over the rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World", the words "global warming" and "pollution" comes to my mind. Weird eh. I guess those songs give me a sinking feeling.

8:16 AM  
Blogger brettdl said...

Whenever my son gets deeply involved in a project and something breaks or goes wrong, I can hear the scream/crying 3 seconds before it airs. If only there was a kill switch.

8:12 PM  
Blogger James (SeattleDad) said...

Preparing a nice meal and having to feed my son early, then finally getting to sit down to it ourselves only to have him immediately say he is done, and needs us to help him down and get his hands washed ect...

8:29 PM  
Blogger Crazy Homeschool Mama said...

the knock on the bedroom door when we were just about to go to sleep....ya to sleep *wink*

12:43 AM  

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