let me set the scene.
we host a small group bible study in our home each sunday night.
10 adults and 14 kids when they all show up.
people begin showing up at 6:15.
i start cleaning and cooking around 4:3o every sunday.
halfway into making some cheese dip
i realize i don't have as much cheese as i thought.
i ask my neighbor and take her $4 worth of cheese (which i will replace).
i go back and continue cooking and cleaning.
also the KU game is on so i am getting help only at time-outs.
(he said he cleaned while i took a long nap so he is spared my anger)
i do the dishes, wipe the counters, vaccum and cook simultaneously.
it's now 6:10.
annie walks into the kitchen covered in yellow paint.
yelled asked "what did you do?!"
she was nervous but answered "i paint in da cwraft woom"
i said "talby go see and give me a report."
talby came back with big eyes and said "mom...it's BAD!"
besides the tv also the rug, the ottoman, a chair, the ironing board,
a suitcase, a cabinet and of course the floor were all wearing yellow paint.
i asked talby to run a bath for annie.
i wiped up what paint i could...which wasn't much.
got to the bath and she'd filled it all the way up with ice cold water.
annie is screaming from guilt and from anger over the cold bath.
i drained it half and added hot.
i stuck back annie in the bathtub and said "DON'T GET OUT!"
we put lauren in charge of finishing that problem.
it's now 6:17.
i look outside and 2 cars are in my driveway.
i am sweaty.
the cheese dip is not made. :)
talby yells through the downstairs bathroom door
"mom...there is no toilet paper"
i remember at that moment we are now completely out of toilet paper.
i take a moment to breathe.
i tell my guests what has happened and we laugh.
i send craig to another neighbor's for toilet paper.
i make lemonade and the dip.
annie comes down clean in her jammies
and what else can you do but forgive and put the paint up so high
she can never get in it again?
naughty naughty baby.