Thursday, March 12, 2009

I love my children, I hate a can of Pam OR the day Kevin almost died

It was 4 pm and I was feeding Logan upstairs on my bed when Kevin and Ryan came in with very wet looking hands. I asked what it was and Ryan said that Kevin was playing with the Pam spray!

I ran downstairs and was met by the super-shiny, hair-greased-down, non-stick Brenna. Kevin had completely sprayed her down! As I stepped onto the tile floor (which covers most of the downstairs) I realized I was sliding around. After closer inspection I saw the entire tile floor was covered with a fine, greasy mist. I peeked around the corner, past the kitchen and into the living room where I saw that our new leather couch had a very shiny appearance and the base speaker was in matching apparel. Ryan also informed me that Kevin gave the CARPET (YES CARPET) a nice spray down too!

Ok, so I know I should have love and patience and understanding but I just lost it. I was exhausted from being up all night with Logan, it was near the end of a hard day and I had a disaster to clean up. It was so bad I didn't even know where to start.

I stood in the middle of that greasy floor and yelled. I yelled at Kevin for making the mess, I yelled at Ryan for watching him make the mess, and I yelled at Brenna for being messy (Yes, not very rational I know). Then I just bawled. I think that scared the kids the most and Kevin started crying. I called Jeff and told him that I needed help or he might be a kid short when he came home that night. Jeff and his mom Julie came over right away to help. Jeff took the kids upstairs to bathe them and Julie tackled the floors and furniture. I was sent upstairs to hold Logan.

I had the carpets cleaned the next morning because you could see shiny footprints on the tile floor everytime someone walked across the carpet and back.

I have no idea why Kevin did that. He's really not a mess maker. At least I can laugh about it now. Brenna sure did look funny with her greased-down hair and mega shiny face. Just not funny at the time since I was in no mood to pull out the camera and take a picture.

8 comments:

Christy and John said...

Oh my gosh I would die! I cannot believe that. I would have lost it too. That is completely normal!

Kevin and Ruby said...

Ok, the title really put me on alert. I was really scared there for a minute. To answer your question, yes, the toddler (the youngest one, ha!) really is a lot of work. I would like to be more hands on, but instead I find myself on the rocking chair nursing and calling out warnings. Discipline goes down the drain when it is doen from the chair.

Robertson Family said...

Ahhh... I KNOW that I would have gotten mad immediatly... it is just my nature! Then I would give loves after all was said and done. What a mess... it totally doesn't help when Ryan comes to tell you after the fact. Julie is the best don't you think. I'm glad that Jeff and Julie were able to come to your aid quickly! Love you!

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

you poor girl!!! isn't it weird what you don't think to put away until something bad happens with it? When we get back from our trip I'm putting the PAM way up high :) I'm glad you had some rescuers come and that you didn't kill kevin. :)

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

it's a mixture of pics from paso robles, highway 46 going west from hwy 101 to the 1, and san luis obispo area. we found heaven. you wanna come???

Julie said...

That is the craziest story!! Of all the things to make a mess with! How the heck are you surviving life with 4? I can't imagine...

Sarah said...

Oh man, Alisha, I would have done worse, I'm sure. You poor thing. I'm so glad you had some people to rescue you.

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