yeah, that was us

Once upon a time….

This mama realized that late afternoon is high-time to high-tail it out of the house
to the playground
or the store
or, some days, the library.

Once upon a time….

This mama chose the library
for her high-time high-tailin’ afternoon outing.
Away from the dishes,
and the hens,
and the floor (which she was sure still existed under there somewhere)

Once upon a time….

This mama needed to peeย at the library
during that high-time in the afternoon
Cuz the baby was doing cartwheels on her bladder
and Jem said he’d wait a minute
and the middle-one seemed content

Once upon a time….

This mama was stepping out of the potty
when that eldest crazy kiddo
pulled the fire alarm
in the library
and evacuated the whole provincial building.

So we ran away.


beautiful rare moment

10 Responses to “yeah, that was us”
  1. Dea' says:

    Note: Kay, we didn’t just run. First we stopped and got lectured and I asked if they needed us to stick around for anything. The one librarian is annoyed with us on a good day and was NOT impressed. The other is an old neighbour and was sure the alarm was too high for Jmiah to pull. I almost believed her…till I saw the little plastic alarm piece clutched in his fist. Oops ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Dea' says:

    Oh…and we don’t take this lightly! (sorry if I’m over-explaining, I just don’t want to sound all “oh well” about it, I realize it has some big costs and such!). His Papa suggested going straight to bed after supper, and perhaps some extra charity work. I explained that the 3-year old mind might not totally grasp that or connect it. For now, Jem is taking it pretty seriously and is convinced that if he ever does it again the “fire will come and it will be really hot….” Interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Sara L says:

    Oh a friend of ours son pulled that one too, you’re not alone. And this summer my nephew pulled on at a church just after a wedding… so embarassing! The alarm went on and on and on… it was one way to clear the church quickly! Oddly enough the fire alarm went off at that reception also, what are the chances! (it wasn’t us that time!)
    Yes, these adventures boys, who are so curious eh. But he probably had no idea what that red thing was on the wall or that he shouldn’t touch it.

  4. LaeAnna did that too, right in the middle of a church service. Luckily half of the 3hills fire dept was at church at the time and were able to phone ahead to cancel it =) those red boxes are just really enticing!

  5. Sheila says:

    Oh no! I think your little story about it is priceless… extra explanations needed. ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t let Jem get too freaked out over it…a simple “sorry” is all that should be required of a 3 year old….he was just curious.

  6. Dea' says:

    Haha, thanks Friends! It’s encouraging to hear that we’re not the only ones. And LaeAnna? really? Good for her! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh kids.
    (I’m still laughing that he thinks that a fire alarm BRINGS fire. Oh boy.)

  7. Katherine says:

    Oh Dee, I laughed really hard, is that bad? I am sorry for you, but kids will be kids right? Sometimes those things just happen and don’t feel too bad about it. It’s a good learning experience for Jem.

  8. Kmarie says:

    Tell Jer his good friend Philip did it TWICE and he turned out to be grade A material ( Is it bad that I am comparing him to meat?! Ha) Anyway, yes his mother likes to tell the story. You will too…and three year olds just want to see what happens. Adults ( like the Librarian which I have problems with too as she thinks my kids are hellions when they are just being kids) take things WAY to seriously. We base too many things on cost instead of seeing a child’s curious soul and how he was probably scared out of his mind. You are a good mother.
    I think it’s funny. Oh and Logan did that too. I really do think it is the ones whose brains are constantly going, smart, making sense of their world in practical ways. Oh you are going to have many more moments:) But I think most of them you will look back on fondly. But right now, I feel bad for the tired preggo mother that has to keep up:)

  9. Kmarie says:

    Lindsay! How is saskatchewan? I looked up the place you are staying- so cute. We loved the family newsletter! Hope you are doing well.

  10. Brenda M says:

    Dea, I’m still laughing, too! Read it twice yesterday and twice today, and it still just cracks me up. =) I think you need to dust off your career counselling/advisor skills in regards to the librarian.

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