Friday, December 19, 2014

You know you should have left the Christmas concert when...

...your 15 month old twins had just sat through the hour long program like perfect angels and you were feeling on top of the parenting world! Immediately then is when you should have left.

Not after your 40 month old has taken a tumble while running across the stage and as you are holding him, mouth bleeding and screaming he has to pee right now, you notice out of the corner of your eye one of your 15 month olds fall down the crack at the back of the stage. You really want to take your 40 month old to the bathroom to clean up the blood and avoid being peed on but you are not sure you should leave while your 403 month old husband is having trouble fishing your 15 month old daughter out from behind the stage and you don't even know where your 15 month old son is. Oh there he is scaling a stack of chairs. Thankfully, you see a friend, shout to her to watch your 15 month old climbing pro star and make a mad dash through the people, all gasping, hands over their mouth, did you see that baby just fall behind the stage?! 

Ya whose baby was that? Parents these days!

And while you are in the bathroom hiding cleaning up your 40 month old, some kind lady, who has teenage twins, comes in to see if you both are alright. So nice. Although now you have to emerge from the bathroom, where you were, blissfully, only responsible for the health and welfare of one child, back into the crazy, 4 children, 2 of which are twin toddlers, world of responsibility.

It takes all your will power not to run out the door with your one child!

Should have left the Christmas concert when...


6 comments:

Allise said...

Oh man! I don't know how you do it! At least having four kids and two of them twin toddlers makes for great blog posts! Thanks for sharing 😂 made me giggle.

Anonymous said...

Oh lord, I was laughing at this while at the same time cringing for ya... glad you survived while at the same time I was thankful that I was able to dodge the Christmas concert/twin toddlermyself thing this year... here's hoping for a better time next time! It's bound to be easier next year right??!! lol ;)

Christine

Amber said...

Where were all the random teenagers who flock to small children to shepard them around while their parents relax?? (Maybe it's only in dreams where that happens...)

Gillian said...

Never trust a 403-month-old. Especially one with a beard.

Vanessa said...

Its ok Kimberly... knowing when to leave a pleasant situation doesn't develop until 408 months old... you and Clayton will get there soon! :) And hiding in the bathroom is a phase I'm sure you will grow out of ;)

Anonymous said...

I had a good chuckle imagining the situation! Love the 403 and 408 month old ages! I was quickly multiplying out Shayla's year age by 12, thinking Kimberly has that too big, then I seen the word "husband".... he,he
Way to go; not letting 4 wee ones stop you from doing what ya' want to do!
Note to self: send the small calf halters back with Kimberly and Clayton... they might make use of them! he,he
Love Mom :)