The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Monday, September 21, 2009

Things That Go Bump In The Day

  1. Taylor jumping out of bed
  2. The various objects Erik throws downstairs
  3. Erik's head against the floor after he falls off the chair
  4. Erik's head against the floor after Taylor pushes him
  5. The block that Erik then threw at Taylor's head
  6. The drawers of Taylor's dresser being slammed after he gets his 20th pair of underwear out
  7. An unbalanced load of laundry

Correction: A broken washer. Because my washer is obviously quite spiteful and bitter that I've been lusting over other washers, it decided to quit on laundry day. Not that I necessarily have a specific laundry day. Laundry day is whichever day I realize that none of us have any more clean clothes and I start using Taylor's emergency underwear that I have stashed away in the car. The saddest part about the whole situation is that the washer is most likely repairable. Why is that sad? Because if it wasn't repairable then I wouldn't have to decide between just buying a new washer or repairing this one. Is it cheaper to repair this one? Obviously. It's not like an '84 Honda Civic hatchback that you're holding together with duct tape and you're just praying it gets you through the week. In fact, I feel like I'm almost cheating on my washer since I'm trying to think of ways to validate getting a new one.

Maybe Kent will make this easier. Maybe Kent will say, "You know what, honey? You work so hard and you're 8 months pregnant and I just wonder how you do it all. You're practically supermom, and I think we should just get you a new washer AND dryer. You deserve it. Why don't you go and pick a set out? And stop and get a pedicure on your way home. And have I mentioned how thin you look lately? Why don't you eat another helping of brownies and ice cream?"

Hmmm... was the brownies and ice cream comment too much to hope for?


Sarah said...

Love it, you're hilarious.

And my vote is for repair. We've had the same washer our entire marriage (going on 10 years). I think it's a bad omen to get a new one if I don't need it--like then I'll be jinxed and it will break on me all the time. =)

Allison and Mason: said...

Haha! Of course not. We all have dreams don't we???

Julie and Scott said...

You are so fun! Seriously, tears in my eyes laughing! :) I hope you get your new washer sooner than later!

Jennifer said...

Woman, you crack me up!! We miss you lots!

Nicole Saunders said...

Well its certainly clear what your go-to junk food is. Its only mentioned in about 4 or 5 of your posts;)

mrsdocjf said...

You could just pray it catches on fire like mine did! Everything was new in our house except the washer and dryer... which were maytag (and the maytag man never has to make any repairs) anyhow the previous owner did say they were old (they did look great for being almost 20 yrs old). Shortly after moving in, and 3 days before the home warranty kicked in, I went upstairs and found smoke!!! Needless to say, we love LOWES and we now have a brand new washer... and just for the heck of it matching dryer! I say go for it and get a new one!

Millers! said...

You are so funny! I would fix it if its repairable!!! But go ahead eat another bowl of icecream, I am not even pregnant and I had two tonight while watching the Biggest Loser! LOL!

Linda said...

If you were to ask Steve, he would say get a new one. He doesn't often call the reapairman, it is brakes, it's his sign forsomething new. Kind of like his theory on cars, if it needs new brakes, time to get a new car. Get a new washer, that one used to be his moms.

mrsdocjf said...

Did I mention how much water and energy you save with a new washer and dryer???

The McFarland Family said...

Okay, I just had to stop in and say:

1) how on earth are ya'll? It's been WAY too long!

2) I cannot believe that Taylor is 4 years old already. I remember the summer that you were pregnant with him like it was yesterday

3) You're 8 months pregnant with #3?!!! You're amazing!

Craig said...

Wait. Cheapo Kent is actually going to make you repair the washer that he got for free that used to be my grandma's?

You have a credit card. I'm sure Kent loves surprises and coming home to happy wife. I say go new.