"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, March 10, 2013

i thought today was st. patty's day


last night i set up my entire house for st. patrick's day.
i was SO EXCITED:)
sean and i went to see les miz for the evening, 
and on the way home i told him we needed to stop by the store to get some st patty's day things for the kids to wear to church in the morning, and some other leprechaun garb i wanted to set out for the breakfast table.
we searched the dollar section at target for half an hour trying to find just the right things.
all the while i was thinking about how i am always such a procrastinator.
so we got home and i rushed to the cupboard to make sure we had green food coloring. 
then i dyed all of the toilet bowl water in the house and the milk green.
i proceeded to set out an elaborate leprechaun's scavenger hunt through the house, 
and sent pictures of it all to my family.
i even had sean and my in laws help me figure out the best spots to hide all of the clues and gold coins.
at 10:35pm we said goodbye and thank you to sean's parents, 
and sean and i sat around the table talking about how fun it was going to be the next morning.
at 11:09pm sean went up to brush his teeth, and i stayed down to tidy up the last few things downstairs. 
i saw a text from linsey asking why i was getting ready so early,
and i was so confused, but i was still trying to wash a few bottles and load a few dishes into the dishwasher, so i just skimmed the first and last message of her text.
i was all "hahaha all prepped for tomorrow!"
thinking, man, i guess getting ready the night before isn't so on top of things in linsey's book.
and then i was all, "man, i love that girl. always making me feel so put together."
so i went off to pick up a few toys that hadn't been put away, 
check all of the house locks,
grab some underwear from the dryer,
and fill up my water.
twenty minutes later i gave my work one last look, and plugged in my phone,
and finally went back to read through all of my texts one last time before bed, 
knowing i had skimmed and been in a rush before.
and 
then
i
saw 
this:
and my eyes got REALLY big,
and i pulled up my calendar on my phone,
and then i saw it.
MARCH 8TH.
and then i GASPED and yelled up to sean.
"SEAN!!!!! ST PATRICK'S DAY ISN'T TOMORROW!!!!! IT'S NEXT WEEK!!!!"
and then i was all,
"you're parents probably think i'm crazy!!! my parents KNOW i'm crazy!!! i can't believe no one said anything!!!!!"
all the while we were both laughing hysterically and how silly it all was,
and how embarrassed i would have been if we had made it all the way through the entire morning and to church wearing all of our green, and cooking our corned beef and cabbage a week early.
and then i texted this back to linsey,
knowing she had already gone to bed 
and would be reading it at some time during the wee hours of the night 
b/c she always gets up in the middle of the night at least once:
 and then this morning my mother in law texted me this:
and linsey texted me this:

and i just can't stop laughing about how i thought st. patrick's day was today.
and then i thought about how i can try to find that green bow tie and suspenders for the boys,
and a green footprint stamp for the leprechaun.
who knew procrastinating could be so great?!
have mercy,
i'm too tired.

4 comments:

becca said...

lol..well at least you were prepared evenif it was a week ahead of time glad to know i'm not the only one that let's time slip by

Amy said...

Hahaha! Seriously, you are one prepared Mama. Can't wait to see it all next week. And so glad you figured it out before it was too late.

December said...

HA HA HA Em!! That is too cute and funny! :) I agree, think of it as a dry run for this coming Sunday! :) Love ya! December

December said...

HA HA HA!! That is too cute and funny Em! I agree, think of it as a dry run for this Sunday :) You're such a fun person and a great mommy to your kids! :) Love ya, December