Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The "To Do List" is growing

Bri lost the other front tooth (which she pulled by herself again because she's convinced she does it better than I do) and looks so darn cute, I could just pinch her every time I see her. I keep stopping her in the middle of things and saying, "Smile at me!" She'll be sick of it soon, I'm sure.
I left a few items off my list in the last post...

1. Shop for food, then come home and cook it. Apparently these people actually expect to be fed on a daily basis, and more than once a day- so try not to forget that... If the phrase, "Mom forgets to feed us," comes up during the homestudy interview, it may not reflect well.

2. Don't forget to scrub the sidewalk chalk off the walks outside before the SW comes- at least where "MIKE IS A POOP!!!!!!" is written over and over in bright, beautiful colors. OR... Pray for a really good rain.

3. Threaten Gently instruct children not to write any other colorful phrases on the sidewalks. Make them Suggest they write things like, "Mom Rocks!!" and "I have the best Mom in the world!!!!"

4. I noticed (too late) that in Sunday's post I spelled tic (as in facial) like tick (as in bug)! HA! Something like this would normally drive me nuts, but this time... Not so much. There's no time for such needless worry right now. NO TIME, I TELL YA! Better start asking Betty to proof all posts before they go out.

5. Stop crying.

6. Write myself a note on a post-it to stick on computer screen reminding me not to make jokes about wanting to be a professional drinker while I'm trying to adopt a child. ...Probably not the smartest thing. Never know who's reading (The funny thing is- I don't even drink. No, really. I don't).


8. Remember to threaten remind Darrell that just because he may want to kill divorce me after my behavior in these next few weeks, there's no need to mention that to the SW.

I don't know what I'm so worried about. I'm sure everything's gonna be fine... Everything's gonna be fine. Everything's gonna be fine. Everything's gonna be fine. Everything's gonna be fine. I'm going to vomit.


Elaine said...

Everything is going to be fine! Also, I love the "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" look. It is so danged cute.

Jennifer P said...

Hi! I've been following your blog for quite some time, and I just had to come out and say your last two entries have cracked me up! DH and I are are starting over again with our adoption plans since VN fell through. I so feel your pain! We are now updating our home study to go to China.... I may just see you in the psych ward - maybe the dr can write my letter too while i'm there! Good luck and keep up the posts!

Jennifer P

char said...

I have to say how cute Bri looks. I love the way her eyes are closed when she's giving a big smile.
Perhaps the kids could also write some physics equations or constants on the sidewalk to show what a great teacher you are, too!

Chandra said...

Everything IS going to be fine! But you can't help but worry in these situations. It's insane how much we try to edit ourselves in this situation, but how could we not someone is judging whether we should be allowed to parent a child! It will be over soon.