Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Sometimes we do things without thinking about them. Sometimes we do them all the time and don't realize it......until we embarrass ourselves doing them.

My 17 year old daughter had a boyfriend. She said she broke up with him because she wants to be single during their senior year next year. He's so cute I told her I would just adopt him instead. They are still really good friends, in fact he was at our house tonight.

Usually when I come home from anywhere I walk through the garage door and run to the bathroom usually chanting urgently, "I needa pee pee!" Tonight I walked in and my hubby was waiting with his arms open waiting for a hug and I hand him the grocery bags except he didn't catch them so they landed on the ground and I squeal, "I gotta potty!"

He said, "Can't you give me a hug first?"

I start running down the hall shouting, "I have a turtle!" Well, you can imagine what that means. C'mon, doesn't every family have a code word? I usually only share that kind of information with my family. Except when I came back out, there was Ali's friend that is a boy, but not her boyfriend, sitting there in my living room. I didn't know he was here even though his car was parked out in our driveway. Also I walked out of my bedroom (after releasing the turtle into the sea) in my pajamas singing at the top of my lungs, "Tonight's gonna be a good, good night..." (Black-eyed Peas) and I notice him sitting there. I quickly fold my arms and stop singing and hide in the kitchen. Maybe that's the real reason they broke up.

The sad part about this little routine of running to the loo every time I come home (like Pavlov and his dog) is my nine year old has taken note. I came home and found my toilet lid down with a note on the lid, "Dear Mommy, I went to Lauren's house to play. Love, Mimi." I found another one today. At least she knows I'll find them.


Cheeseboy said...

That is stinkin', killer awesome! That would be the perfect place for my wife to leave me notes for two reasons: 1. I would for sure read it. 2. I am always looking for reading material in there.

Leenie said...

ROFL! That would be a true test of the sincerity of a boyfriend. Not just a potty dance but a potty run with a song to finish. And considering the condition of public toilets I can understand the procrastination. You GO soon as you get home.

Donda said...

That is hilarious! And, FYI...turtle is not a codeword...just like dropping the browns off at the superbowl...we all know! LOL

Fiona said...

hahahahaha!!! I can just see it!!

Holly said...

You are SO FUNNY!! Tears again... WHO NEEDS THERAPY when they can just READ YOUR BLOG??? LOL! ((HUGS))

bingham 5 said...

Oh My Gosh! Too funny - I actually know your Ali, I zumba with her and am joey's church leader! So, that makes this even funnier!!

by the way, my code is dropping off the cosby kids at the pool

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

Oh my heck!!!!! I can't believe how hilarious you are!!!!
I hope you made it in time. I can't decide which was funnier, you hubby standing there without a hug or your 9 year old sticking his notes on the toilet seat.

If I really want to get your attention I'll leave a message with what get the most attention....and it won't be your hubby!

Saimi said...

Haha, I love reading your post! I can always count on learning something new...Like a turtle? Never heard of that one before!! Hahaha and what a awesome place to leave a note! Genius!

Cluttered Brain said...

I have a turtle?

I love the song you started belting out.
"tonight'd going to be a good night..."

I am SO glad I met YOU AT CBC! You are just a darling!

Anonymous said...

So funny! The code word here is, "move it! Mom's gotta GO!" Along with some pushing and shoving. ;-)

Unknown said...

ah yes... the turtle.

I can't wait to embarrass my children... I guess that makes me mean. :)

Nancy said...

I love that that is maybe why they broke up. Haha. But even more than that I love that your little one knows you well enough to know where to put a message so you won't miss it. That is awesome.

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Lisa said...

We call them "peekers". In that they PEEK out to see if it's safe to release, or they're at their PEAK. Either way. Turtle is hysterical and I love that she put the note on the toilet!

Charlotte said...

My husband must be your long lost twin as he is the same way. Only it is called groundhogging it in our house.

Once he came out of the restroom proclaiming the virtues of what he had done inside and I had two sisters and all their friends standing there. It was so good, we still laugh about it 12 years later.

So, yeah, long lost twins you two must be.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh girl, you're killin' me! LOL!

My husband has the opposite problem. Every time we LEAVE the house he suddenly has an urgent need.

Drives me crazy.

See Mom Smile said...

HAHAHA! i love the post-its on the toilet! I have not heard the turtle reference before. Around here it is a
"prairie dog"!