Fellow Moms (and Dads), This One is For You

dear moms (and dads),

today i am here to give you a warning. but first, let me tell you a story....

saturday morning i got up very early to make some cinnamon rolls for our ward (church) easter egg hunt and breakfast. i had recently bought a 10-lb. bag of flour because i wanted to get into baking more fresh breads and yummy goodies. so i made the cinnamon rolls, went to the program (which was so fun, by the way, pictures to follow) and had a great time. but by the time we got home, i was TIRED!

so i got the boys settled watching a show in my room, and then fell asleep on my bed.

when i woke up, e was there on the bed. i didn't notice anything strange with him, but i did see that w was not in the room. i asked where he was, and e said downstairs.

well, i'll let the pictures show you what i saw when i went down to find him:

flour mess footprints

flour mess2

flour mess1

covered in flour2

covered in flour!

examining the flour mess

explaining the flour catastrophe

explaining whose fault it is (obviously it was all w's fault...he says)


and i suppose i have to give them credit for wanting to help clean up. e got out the broom and dustpan (while tracking flour into the pantry to get them) and here you can see w trying to scoop it up off the floor and put it back into the bag (that has the dustpan sticking out of it). so i can't be mad, right?

the funniest part is that when i woke up and saw e on my bed, i didn't even realize he had flour all over his clothes! that must have been a good nap!

and my proud mom moment of the whole catastrophe? when instead of yelling, i instantly thought, "where's my camera??"


so to all of you moms and dads out there, just know that on saturday, you were doing a WAY better job than me!



Janine said...

Awww Laurel! We all have a story like this. For some of us it involves scissors & bangs, for others it's vasoline & dollies. No matter, it's just a day in the life of a mom.

Because you took photos...you rock!

Barlow Family said...

Ha ha, love it. They must have been looking at pictures of everyone in UT at the Festival of Colors. They just missed the colored chalk part.

no_idea said...

I'm so glad you preserved this family memory! You will treasure the story always.

Joseph & Tracy Larsen said...

wow! That is hilarious! You are such a good sport. I think I would've locked myself in my room and cried!

Caroline said...

Yay for taking pictures! This moment needs to be memorized :) don't the look cute with all the flour LOL

Sara said...

My mom has pictures to prove a similar story also. When I was little I dumped a bag of flour into my sister's playpen and we proceeded to play in it while my mom napped. I have to give your boys credit for trying to clean it up. :)

Jessica said...

This is great!
My kids were really quiet one morning a few months back... (bad sign)
I went to the kitchen and found every last egg in our fridge on the floor. They had yolk everywhere - I am SO glad I took pictures instead of going nuts!! They are priceless.
These pictures are priceless as well... and now you have an excuse not to bake - no flour!!
Love you,

Brandie said...

Okay, this is just the cutest thing evah! Love these photos.

Sarah (mom of the freakin' year!) said...

This is priceless! I am the same exact way. I have far too many pictures of the kids getting into trouble. If that makes for a bad mom then I certainly take the cake!