Monday, June 22, 2009

Not Me! Monday!

Not Me! Monday was created by MckMama, and you can head on over to her blog to see what the rest of the world has NOT been doing this week.

Oh, and baby Stellan was discharged from Children's last night and is home safe where he belongs. He is still having SVT, but they are trying to control it from home, since a hospital is no place for a baby to thrive.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday!

We bought two big Costco bags of candy for Emma's birthday pinata. There was one with chocolate and one with non-chocolate hard candy. We did NOT decide to open up the chocolate bag, just to test and see if everything was OK. Having that bag open for a week prior to the party did NOT mean that we snitched from it all week long. We have more self-control than that! The four and a half pound bag of assorted fun sized chocolatey goodness was NOT depleted to a handful of peanut M&M's and Almond Joys by the time the party came around.

I am the queen of multitasking. I think breastfeeding twins for a year made it possible for me to do just about anything while feeding a baby. This week, I was feeding Drew when I had to go potty. But I did NOT go to the bathroom, flush, wash my one hand (since, you know, the other one was holding the baby,) and then, curious to see if all the birthday candy I ate made a difference, I did NOT hop on the scale and weigh myself, then freak out because I had gained 15 pounds overnight. Because I was still holding/nursing a baby.

We went to Birch Bay for the Sand Castles event on Saturday. Now, I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, I know about overcast summer days, especially on the water. So I most certainly did NOT get caught up in making sure the kids were dressed warm enough for the cool windy day, and completely forget sunscreen. My sweet five month old did NOT get a sunburn on his little bald head, and the kids did NOT get red cheeks and noses. Nope, I am a much better mother than to forget a little thing like that!

I did NOT let my kids get soaking wet in the tide pools since it was a dreary, overcast, chilly day. And I most certainly did NOT just strip them and let them ride home in the car without pants instead of putting their sandy legs into the clean ones I brought.
I did NOT find my twins sitting on their changing table this week. They had NOT taken their own wet diapers off, and Grant had NOT put his in the diaper pail and even turned the handle to make it go into the bag. They are NOT telling me, "Hey, Mom, we're ready for potty training! How 'bout you get on that one, K?"

And I did NOT tell them to cover their "pee-nis" before I took the picture, since I knew as soon as I saw them, that this was going on the blog.

Due to me getting the stomach flu this week, I did NOT put off our father's day project of finger paintings on canvasses. We did NOT wait till the last minute and do it Saturday night, with Marty home taking apart the cribs in the boys' bedroom. Emma did NOT tell Ben, right in front of Marty, "Ben, are you ready to finger paint?" blowing the whole secret.

What did you NOT do this week?


Snow Mommy said...

I did NOT make a car salesmen search the whole west coast to find me the perfect, NOT me!

Natalie said...

Glad I am not the only one who did NOT forget to bring the sunscreen this weekend.

DJan said...

I just joined your blog, yesterday. I woke up in the middle of the night and thought of a new post, with the title (get this) of "Tied Up in Nots." We moved to Bellingham from Boulder, Colorado last year, and have loved it here. Check out my blog if you want to know more about me, but I have really enjoyed the parts of yours I've read so far.

DJan said...

Thanks so much for your comment about Still Alice. Please let me know what you think of the book! You see that the author responded also, and she let me know how she found me (if you don't already know).

Blessings from Bellingham to... Birch Bay? Your blog is awesome!

Love my babes said...

LOL about the instant 15lb weight gain! But also the quickest diet ever when you put Drew down. LOL you are so cute! I have NOT ever nursed a baby on the toilet either. I have also NOT ever taken incriminating photos of my little boys. heeheehee