Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Crazy Cakes!

Little "M" begged me to lift her up to sit on top of our mailbox.  At first I was a little reluctant because it's almost 5 feet tall and well you know.  Well after I placed her up top I smiled and said, "Now how ya going to get down?"  She looked @ me and said, "Oh Mom it's EASY CAKES".  Now I've never in my life ever said anything that resembled "easy cakes" but I thought it sounded brilliant.



So pretty much there were no easy cakes to be found @ the zoo yesterday as I thought I was my own kind of brilliant to take all 5 to the zoo by myself. I was pretty convinced that it would be all happy happy joy joy as we basked in the glorious sunlight while observing nature @ it's finest all caged up.  (I'm only a 50/50 fan of the zoo)



A deep rush of anxiety began to fill my whole body as I almost lost one who wandered off to climb the Serengeti tower. The anxiety never really left and came on strong again when the above culprits completely erupted like Mount St. Helens back in '80. It was all quite comical actually but I needed to get out of there quick before all of my pressure that was building went off like a whistling hot tea kettle. I beelined it as fast as I could to the car, in fact I think I made record time so that's why I probably missed what was going on with the car parked next to us.....

Picture this, triplet girls the same size and age as my boys. Their owners came over and exclaimed, "Do you have triplets too?" "Why yes, yes I do & twins as well."  Well after comparing a few stats I soon realized that not a one of these people actually birthed these girls. They were in fact just the grandma, the uncle & the nanny. As we bid farewell I seriously thought now that's "easy cakes". Then the next thought of mine had to of been the icing on top of the easy cake when I realized that my cake was actually "CRAZY CAKES". Here's the thing, I really did almost feel part crazy as I realized my easy cakes were no where to be found that day.  Well today the crazy lingered longer but as it wore off a bit I realized, yes I must invite a helper next time I venture out like that and yes I am so lucky to be able to be the one to be with my kids, not grandma, not uncle, not nanny.

I need a massage & a hot tub now.

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17 comments:

Mike and Debbie said...

oh man....where's a nana when you need one??!!!!

Annie said...

Ms. Easy Cakes is grounded! I hate getting scares like that. Yes, you are crazy and should be grounded too. No more leaving the house alone for a while. You need your sanity. I wish I was there to be your helper.

Whitney said...

you did what!? For heavens sake. You are a brave one.

Heather said...

Oh my! That was so funny, and good for you for even attempting the outing! I'm still sore from bringing my super heavy one year old to the dr for a fractured finger on Monday!

Stacey Crewse said...

You make crazy cakes look like easy cakes! :) I love when I have the greatest idea of the day like go to the zoo alone haha:) etc.... and have it totally backfire and of course while leaving in a rant I ask myself What was I Thinking, never do that again?!!?? But the sad or good thing is We WILL! You are not alone dear! I agree with Whit, you are a Brave mama!!

sherry said...

I hope you got your massage and hot tub, you deserved it! I won't even take my ONE 3 year old and ONE baby to the zoo by myself. I can't imaggine three and two. I don't go unless school i s out and my older girls can help out. It is much easier with a couple extra sets of hands.And a few extra sets of eyes when someone goes missing!

momof3girls said...

Girl, go run your bath water and enjoy soaking in that tub! you deserve it!

Courtney Vance said...

Ha ha, now I know why you were thinking of me the other day when you were at the zoo. You are crazy cakes! I'll be you're escort when we come down in a couple of weeks. (It's the 15th-18th)

Shannon and Carey said...

I know the feeling of panic. Your pits start sweatin' and you look for the nearest exit all the while trying to keep it together (and that's when people wanna admire the twins!). Been there. Sometimes you have to get out and brave the world all by yourself. Some days it goes beautifully, other days.....well not so good. Lucky, yes that we are able to stay home with our babies.
-Shannon in Austin

Rebecca Frame (soon to be a Clark-) said...

I am impressed that you can get breakfast on the table with 5 young babies...let alone a trip to the zoo...you should be compensated with some sort of award! Brave Woman!!

Mary said...

Little "M" is like a little Tom Sawyer girl with her bandaid falling off and her messy hair! She's so cute! So next time I go down there lets go to the zoo together! And I'll keep that little pipsqueak under control! phaha just kidding...no but seriously I will!

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

one good thing about being out of the blogging world for so long is being bombarded with lots of wonderful posts. as i just did with yours.

your dresser turned out amazing!

i'm turning into your biggest fan, i think!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

K. It has been quite some time for me, since I have visited your wonderful blog! And now I want to swear about it! Look what you did to that little desk/cabinet! BEAUTIFUL!!! You are amazing! And I love easy cakes. We will adopt that phrase at our house!

Hayley said...

What a cute story! I knew exactly what you meant when you described that frantic feeling to get the heck out of there, and I only have one little boy! I also know just how striking/poignant/adorable it is when your child says something you don't expect. Adorable!

laura said...

I'd LOVE some recipes for quinoa! I've substituted it for rice in a few recipes but I haven't done anything too creative with it. I'm just excited that my family likes it too! My email address is laura.longboardlarry@gmail.com Thanks so much!!

lacey jean said...

you have no idea how surprised and excited I was to get your comment! seriously, it was meet-a-celebrity excitement!

I was a seminary teacher in the fall of 2008 but some things fell through (I'm 21, no mission or temple experience) and with the economy where every business is on a hiring freeze ... now I'm job searching again.

I was a nanny for a long time before teaching seminary. I think that's why I love your blog so much. I love the way you handle, think about, and talk of motherhood. and heaven sakes: without a nanny! you really should write a book.

by the way - it's way too unfair that you've had twins and triplets and still look as gorgeous and skinny as anyone I've ever seen!

thanks for your comment!
- Lacey

Cheryl said...

Next time you feel like going to the zoo call me. I love the Zoo! We used to take Carys when she was a baby and we would have 5 adults and one baby. Isn't it great that everywhere you go your kids have so many friends! Thanks for help at the party! It was a blast!!