Sunday, May 3, 2009

Saturday is Errand Day!

Remember when Saturdays meant getting up late, relaxing, maybe watching a movie, cartoons, or doing nothing for a few hours? You know, a hundred years ago before you had kids? We do too. But now, we’re in errand mode every weekend because there is always a million things to pick up or get fixed.

The Saturday usually starts with the dreaded “list” of all the things we have to do and things we have to get. Then it becomes an intense courtroom negotiation, where I try to plea bargain us down to just Target and the food store.

This Saturday, we went to Bed Bath and Beyond to replace a rusty cookie sheet and a bathroom rug that was disintegrating right before our eyes, Aaron Brothers to get frames for pics of the kids (understandable), and Staples to get envelopes to send out the pictures of the kids and two new phones to replace the ones that barely worked. We had one phone in the bedroom where the 9 and the 5 stopped working. Before we had kids, rusty cookie sheets and old phones would have been out the door quicker than Jon from Jon and Kate Plus Jailbait, er I mean Eight.” On a side note, I find it absolutely hilarious that there is actual paparazzi in Pennsylvania, and that they are stalking a guy with a reality show whose only claim to fame is that he didn’t really understand the consequences of fertility drugs. Take that, Paris Hilton.

But anyway, there’s just not enough time to do everything, and stuff falls through the cracks. So we load the kids in the car and try to get everything done before one has a meltdown. Our record is about four stops. Sure we could go for five, but why push it?

We ate lunch at Carneys which is a railway car restaurant that serves burgers and dogs. I was very disappointed that there weren’t actual Carnies behind the counter, but what are you gonna do. By the way, it’s overrated. Food is quite meh. But the kids love eating in a train. I guess. The initial thrill wore off for mine in about two minutes. But then again, maybe they were looking for the carnies too.

One thing I’ve learned, is that there is always going to be a million things to do. You just can’t get crazy about it. So what I’m saying is, when one button stops working on your phone, you probably need new tires.


Badass Geek said...

I hate the To Do list. It never gets any shorter no matter how hard you work at it.

Aunt Becky said...

I'm a little depressed about the Carnies. Honestly. I think you just ruined my day. What has this world COME to?

Soxy Deb said...

LMAO @ Take that Paris Hilton.

My to do list for tomorrow begins with a trip to Target. Is this on everyones list? I'm beginning to think so.

I'm over from Aunt Becky's and would be proud to read your book. I'm an avid reader and a member of a book review blog.
If the offer is still open for readers, let me know!!

baseballmom said...

Mommy Wants Vodka said you have a book out, and would like reviews...I read your posts and they are FUNNY! I'd love to review your book!

Anonymous said...

they sell picture frames at BB&B. it'll save you a trip next time.

here from becky and happy to review your book.

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