Thursday, May 6, 2010

Somebody Help Her!

You know how it is when you try to do too many things in too little time and you suddenly turn into a klutz? If you don't, bully for you. If you do, imagine adding a therapeutic glove to your right hand and instructions not to lift anything over a few pounds with it and you have the recipe for true klutz-dom, which is becoming an all-too familiar scenario for me.

Today I went to Costco after my lymph appointment, then had to pick up Brandon at his school at 4:15, get home and unload the car and then drive to 7-11 to meet a photographer with Natalie at 4:30 for her senior photo session. I called ahead and asked the kids at home to be ready to help. I didn't arrive until 4:25, but Dan and Nat came rushing out, as instructed. We made a great team, until the last load, which included a giant bottle of orange sauce, which I dropped onto the floor instead of the counter. It was not a shatter-proof bottle. It was 4:30.

I snatched up the bottle and got it into the sink, about half full. Then I decided to do the same thing with the kitchen rug, since it contained about half the orange goo. But in the process, I sent a huge streak of the goo up the cabinets and across the counter. It was 4:32.

At this point I'm just trying not to swear. Orange goo is everywhere, (did I mention that I spent the entire morning cleaning just yesterday?), I'm supposed to be gone, I haven't even had a chance to go to the bathroom, and I'm wearing a blasted glove that doesn't allow me to just grab a rag and clean up the blasted mess.

The three kids are all frozen, waiting for me to explode I think. Nat, of course, doesn't want to come anywhere near my mess, since she's just dolled herself up and is supposed to meet with the photographer ten minutes ago. So she calls out, "Somebody help her!"

Then my little, loveable Brandon steps over the mess, his arms outstretched, and gives me a hug.

And who could ask for more help than that?


Laurie said...


EVO SIX said...

Oh this is so sweet. Not of course the experience but the inspired little son that knows exactly what you needed. Thank goodness for him.

Kimi said...

I was reading in horror when all of a sudden I read the last bit and teared up instantly. Sweetest story ever!

Suzanne Reese said...

Thanks all! Lovin' is sure his specialty.

Lisa said...

Nice post and well written :-)


Latasha said...

Sounds like my normal day lol. Having children is wonderful exspecially when you get the "it's okay mommy hugs" ;-)