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Friday, January 23, 2009

FAILED AS A MOM

Yeap...this is exactly what I looked like as I woke to my 9 year old telling me that he was about to miss his bus. I failed as a Mom this morning. Horribly! I can't remember - ever in my life - over sleeping for something. (Well...maybe for high school once or twice back in the day) To put it mildly - I'm embarrassed and kicking myself this morning. UGH!
I woke at 5am to a horrific nightmare again. This makes about the third one in a week. Nightmares like the ones that take your breath away as you are woken from a dead sleep. Ones that cause you to not be able to catch your breath for about 3 days following. One of the nightmares being that my Dad and Cathy were killed in a tragic car crash, the other that our house was on fire and I couldn't get to Brennen upstairs, and another that someone was in our home - in the middle of the night. This morning was the third one that woke me and I'm over it. I can't quite figure out what is going on but I've been praying heavily about it. I've gotten very little sleep all this week because of them. This morning I woke at 5am to one of them taking my breath away again and just decided to turn my alarm off and get up for good. I normally try to be up by 6am as it is in order to start getting myself ready and then get the kids ready to catch the bus. I poked around the house for about 45 minutes, still trying to catch my breath after the nightmare and finally determined that I would go lay back down beside Kenidi for a bit before having to wake her and Brennen for school. I knew I was WIDE awake and that there was no chance I'd fall back to sleep. I thought I'd snuggle with her for about 20 minutes before having to get us all up. Welp...guess what? I managed to fall back asleep during that time. Yeah...I suck stink as a Mom this morning.
Once awake and frantic, I emailed both of Kenidi and Brennen's teachers to alert them that they'd be late. Then, I called the bus transportation for their school and let dispatch know that Kenidi wouldn't be on the bus. Brennen had officially just missed his so it was too late to call his driver. Those two crawled back in bed together and watched Blues Clues while I grabbed a quick shower. It was either take them straight to school at that moment looking like Godzilla had just taken over my appearance or make them a few minutes later by grabbing a shower before having to cross that threshold into the school hallways. And yes...they were a few minutes later because I didn't dare go sign them into that school, TARDY, looking like a crack head with my hair standing on end and mascara all under my eyes. (why does left over mascara do this at night? anyone know? Drives me nuts!) Thank my Mom for this attribute in me. She has taught me that we can't leave the house without a shower first. Even if your water broke, you are in labor, and/or dying all at the same time. WE DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT A SHOWER - EVAH! Oh yes, I've done it. On numerous occasions honestly. However, guess who I saw each time I left the house without a shower first? E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y that I ever went to school with from kindergarten on up. You know it happens. We've all been there. Lookin' like crack heads without showers and we ultimately run into someone we went to school with, dated, hated, etc., from our past. BLLLLLLLLLLAHAAAAAAAAAAA!
So...here I sit...freshly showered...embarrassed that I overslept due to a nightmare and caused my kids to be late to school. You bet I'm getting the Mom of the year award for this one. I'm sure of it. Best part about it...as I signed the kids in 35 minutes late and TARDY to class...I pass the principal in the hallway coming from Kenidi's room. Might I insert here how much I love their principal? YES, love her! Apparently she had just been in Kenidi's room and wondered where she was. As I saw her coming down the hall, I wanted to crawl in a hole and die. All of a sudden I felt a sin coming on. Ever seen that t-shirt? It says across the front "I feel a sin coming on." Yes, my first thought was...lie. Just lie. Tell her that the car wouldn't start. That the water pipes busted and they had no water to shower. Maybe even something like the dog ate Moms alarm clock. HA! Just kidding. You guys know me too well. Yeap, I confessed. Brent said I probably sounded like a 10 year old telling the principal of the school that I made my kids late because I had a nightmare. HA! Now that I think about it, I probably did sound six ten. Then, I got into Kenidi's classroom and got to talk to her teacher for a sec. She asked me if Kenidi had a Dr. appt. or something this morning and that is why she was late. Nope. I confessed again. I can't lie people. Just can't! Thanks for feeling my pain this morning Alison beings that you had also been up - since 4am. Misery loves company right? At least your baby is still in your belly and you can't make him or her late for school yet like I did this morning. HA HA! Yes friends...Kenidi's teacher found out recently that she is pregnant with her first child. YAY! We are so excited for her. However, I did write her that same day that she told us and told her that she was not allowed to fall so madly in love with her newborn baby that she ultimately decides to become a stay at home Mom and quit teaching. Brent and I told her that she needs to be there and keep teaching at least for the next 5 years until Kenidi goes to middle school. :) We will not stand for her becoming a stay at home Mom. Ha ha! Love ya Alison! When I drove away this morning I thought to myself, boy..."she was just glowing today." Pregnancy glow no doubt. Either way, you looked great!

So...I'm off on a rabbit trail here and need to get back to point. Case in point is...don't ever lay back down after having a nightmare when you have to get up in another 30 minutes anyway. Trust me...you can and you WILL fall back to sleep. Anyone else want to join me for the Mom of the year banquet I'll be attending now?
BLLLAAHHHHHHH.
Ang
PS...It's going to be another 45 degree day here in Indy today. YAY! I'm so giddy about the warm up that I'm just beside myself. I therefore...am going to put on my bathing suit coat and grab my beach towel camera bag and go shoot for a bit in an effort to catch my breath and find peace to my already jacked up day. In the meantime, enjoy the song of the day here on my blog. Simply the best by Tina Turner. You know...for the best mom in the world award?? ;)

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11 Comments:

Blogger Kristin said...

LOL! You are too funny! I always enjoy reading your blog. I'm the same way about not being able to leave before taking a shower. I just can't do it...it would be too scary! (for everyone else!) I think you did good considering you weren't even an hour late!

Hope Monday morning goes better and that your nightmares go away!

Have a great weekend, Angie!

Kristin

1/23/2009 11:04 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, Angie!!!!! That was one of your funniest post..like you would say..EVAH!

I just had this image of you in my head walking down the school hallway w/ your hair messy and w/ your jammies on!!! LOLOL!!

Okay..don't be too hard on yourself!! I'm sure that happens to alot of moms!

And on a serious note...I'll be praying for you regarding your nightmares!! Just keep on rebuking the enemy! This is just spiritual warfare, girl!!!!!! You are already victorious in Christ!!!!!!!!!

1/23/2009 11:23 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

Oh, our mom guilt is so intense! haha. I have had a few godzilla moments. :-)

Your kids probably thought it was fun. I know I always did! Anything to break up the routine here and there. lol


Hope the rest of our day gets better. I know how traumatic this can be for my OCD girl. ;-)

1/23/2009 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm catching up on the blog while I eat my HUGE lunch... Too funny! Thanks for the compliment~ I may have actually just been delirious from sleep deprivation and not really glowing ;)Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for the sweet comments!
~Alison

1/23/2009 12:47 PM  
Blogger Katy S said...

Angie, had that morning on Tuesday! Yeah I awarded myself all day, and while I was cleaning up dog poo off the floor that I got to come home to, since I was in a hurry and didn't notice she relieved herself in the living room! I can't lie either, so when I walked in and the school administrator had a table set-up in the foyer, I spilled my guts about why we were late. Love that start to a day! Hope the rest of your Friday gets better

1/23/2009 12:48 PM  
Blogger Jill at Woodsy Ivy said...

That is too funny! I have to confess, my son was late to school today too. Because he said his stomach hurt. And because secretly I was thrilled to have an excuse to be lazy and not have to drive him to the end of the driveway to get on the bus. It's just one of those days, girlie. No harm done. You're way ahead of me, though. It's almost 2 and I still haven't found my way into the shower yet. I think I need a nap first. ;-)

1/23/2009 1:45 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Don't beat yourself up... You are a GREAT Mom and an honest one too! Hope your day goes better...sometimes they start bad but end good....praying for you one of those....smile!!! Speaking of "smile" LOVE the cute smiley on the lawn. "Sweet" neighbors!

1/23/2009 2:59 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I crack up when I read your posts; I can't wait to meet you...who wouldn't want to!

So glad you all made it to school safely; sometimes we drive faster when we know we are late.

I am sure the principal was understanding. Your so funny though how you were gonna make something up.

1/23/2009 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

Oh honey that was so funny! Do you remember the time you missed the bus and I didn't want anyone to see me without a shower. The top on the corvette was off and we didn't have time to put it on right so we laid it on top of the car and thought we were driving slow enough to make it, then all of a sudden it was gone! Just took up flight! We got out to look for it, I mean how far could a glass top go in a seconds time? There it was right behind the car on the street right side up, not even a scratch on it. Heavenly intervention to say the least. I am proud of you for not telling a lie. xoxoxo

1/23/2009 4:08 PM  
Anonymous My3Princesses2008 said...

Oh that was hilarious,
but i can sympathize with you cause the same thing happened to me on tuesday ..I had a very bad nightmare the worse to date I believe which I hope I never experience again ...I am writing this and tears are rolling the my face cause this seemed for real ..I can't even imagine it!!!My horror was that my eldest daughter (Georgia) she just turned 9 yrs old , that she was abducted and we couldn't find her anywhere looking for her all over ...And the end result she wasn't found...I woke up crying and just terrified to death....WOW that is all I can say ..to make the long story short tuesday was the first day ever any of my girls went to school late I mean "eva" hopefully last.....

So i guess i can join you for that AWARD

Hugs Nicky

1/23/2009 6:24 PM  
Blogger The Amsler Family said...

Uhhh...maybe we shouldn't do lunch...I am THE QUEEN of leaving the house not showered with day old mascara...i just cake some more on!!! HA Just kidding about lunch! can't wait to meet you...maybe I'll even shower

1/24/2009 10:30 PM  

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