October 13, 2009

Columbus Day


Yesterday, my kids didn't have school. I had big plans to spend the day making pilgrim hats and
desecrating Native American burial mounds when my son ruined all of my fun.

"Columbus wasn't a pilgrim," he pointed out.

Unfortunately, none of my children are yet able to grasp the concept of "close enough."

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In other heartwarming news, I got all the way to the grocery store check-out line this morning before my one-year-old tried to put my sweater label into his mouth, alerting me to the fact that I was wearing my shirt inside out and backwards.

24 comments

Lindy said...

This only proves that when kids open their mouths, only greatness and non-embarassing things come out.

Right?

Right!?

golden girl said...

you could have discussed how Columbus was like a "pilgrim" in that he brought deadly diseases to the native peoples, or something like that. take care.

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

I once wore two different shoes and didn't realize it until I got home from the store. Of course, that was when I had two six-month-olds, so I don't think I noticed much of anything back then, except how unbelievably tired I was.

Stressed said...

Kids are awesome at making you feel comfortable in public. Especially when someone near you is different than them!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

and that's when you say - it's the new style!

Too Many Hats said...

They got Columbus Day off - mine didn't! It's hard when your kids are old enough to know things.

Christa said...

I woke up this morning and I swear someone re-dressed me in my sleep because my shirt was backwards and inside out as well!
Atleast I didn't go anywhere... but I have done that before. My neighbors girlfriend still talks about the day I turned my shirt around in their driveway.

togetherforgood said...

My mom once walked from her house to the church (just next door, but across a parking lot) before she realized her skirt was tucked into her nylons. I think the inside-out and backwards shirt isn't so bad compared to that. :)

Aly Caff said...

Well I was vacationing in Pennsylvania on Columbus day with BIG plans to see the mint, and Edgar Allen Poe's House and to buy some 2 dollar bills!!! Until, of course, we showed up and found out that EVERYTHING was closed!!! I didn't even know Columbus day existed!!! My whole day was ruined!!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Oh no! I've done that before too. I wore a sweater (or was it a t-shirt?) backwards and inside out once too. Argh. Hope your day picks up! :)

Emz said...

Well then, it sounds like, if you'd have had leggings on and big black sunglasses --- the paparazzi would have been all over you [in stead of you son].

mamacoreenie said...

Nice! I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one who leaves the house with clothes on inside out. It always seems to be on those days that I feel like I have it all together too...then I realize my clothes are on wrong.

Vicky said...

I LOVE it when you show us your "human" side, HA!!!

mom of six said...

You would've fit in perfect here in Paris as today was "backwards" day at school! We are playing our cross town rivals in football this weekend so we are dressing up each day!

stewbert said...

I did that sweater/shirt inside out and backwards thing recently myself. Only, I didn't notice while I was at the store. No, after I'd run my errands and picked up my daughter from school, she asked about it. awesome.

Ritz Family said...

I have done the inside out & backwards shirt walking into the elementary school in the morning:-) I didn't realize it until I came home and use the restroom and looked into the mirror. I'm a little slow in the mornings!

Lisa said...

Love it! I once put my gym shorts on inside out and didn't realize it until I had been on the eliptical for 20 min. :)

Rose Belle said...

I was cutting the new tags on my 4-year old's new clothes when she asked me if she could help. I said sure. I was distracted by an incoming phone call and when I hung up, my daughter was cutting the clothes inside labels. I asked her why did she do that and she said "because (pointing to the label) make me itchy". Kids...so smart nowadays...

Malea said...

Kids can be so right sometimes. man!

Liz said...

Years ago when my daughter was little, she put about a dozen of the little Goody BRIGHT colored barrettes in my ponytail. I forgot about them and went grocery shopping with them all in there!

journalofamom said...

haha! I hate when that happens!! Did you end up making anything fun for Columbus Day? Even after all the fun spoiling?

kellyjean said...

You're hillarious! ROFL, I'm wondering if you mean to be hillarious or plain and simply realistic (OR, to my hope, both!) I'm so glad I found your blog. Do you have any idea how you are helping moms to not take things so seriously? Much appreciated!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

One time, in the middle of what I thought was a riveting lesson on introductory paragraphs during my student teaching assignment in a 7th grade classroom, a student raised his hand and said "Mrs. Davis, are the buttons supposed to be on the back of your sweater?" They weren't. Take heart, it happens to all of us :)

Audrey Hammer said...

During my last pregnancy, I got to my doctor's checkup and learned I was still wearing my pajama tops and no bra.

I had put a sweatshirt over the PJs when driving to school and totally forgot I wasn't really dressed until I took off the sweatshirt to have my blood pressure taken.