Saturday, January 12, 2008

Could ANYTHING Else Go Wrong???????

It's a nice, beautiful, calm Saturday. Yes, in a perfect world. But this is the McClellan household!! Let me set this up a little.

The kids are playing gleefully outside while Robert builds the tree house. The mother (i.e. ME) is joyfully preparing a dinner of grilled chicken and roasted potatoes! The baby is happily bouncing in the johnny jump-up, gumming Cheerios, while watching mommy prepare dinner. Perfect scene...RIGHT??!! So I'm peeling the potatoes into the sink. No biggie! I like to clean up as I go..running the disposal and cleaning the sink and counters off. I've started the grill and oven to get everything going in sync so that it all comes out at the same time!!

Robert returns from downstairs a little peeved and says, "I'm a little concerned - the disposal just ran all into the GARAGE!!" and opens up the cabinets under the sink. From where I'm sitting, all I see is remains of idaho and sweet potato skins splattered all over the inside of the doors and cabinet. Ok, so it leaked a little and we need to clean it up. YEAH RIGHT!!

Robert gets under there and tries to figure out what's causing the disaster. He runs the water and it stops up. He turns on the disposal.........................EVERYTHING SPEWS OUT AT HIM!! So much that he has to SPIT into the sink afterwards to remove the liquid that made it INTO HIS MOUTH from under the sink!!! Not to mention his was SOAKING wet!!

Ok, he was NOT happy. I, on the other hand, couldn't help but giggle a little. We had 2 choices, laugh or get really P*SSED!! And I chose to laugh.

So we pull out everything from underneath the sink.

I'm trying to do whatever I can to help Robert. Needless to say, I wasn't paying enough attention to what the older 2 kids were doing. UNTIL..........


I hear glass break....WHAT THE !?!*?!*?!?*!?!

Landon "mistaken" a LIGHT BULB for a BASEBALL.......uh, OKAY!?!?!?!? He THREW it across the den!!! You tell they look the same??

Ok, so maybe a little.....BUT, this is the mess it made. Where he found the spare light bulb, I'll never know.

I sent the kids to sit on the couch until I can clean it up.

Notice their TOTALLY GUILTY faces - yeah, caught ya' in the act, huh, you little sneakers!!! So I'm vacuuming up the glass after I sweep it and guess what.....I BLOW 2 FUSES out downstairs! Good NIGHT!! So I run downstairs, flip them back on, and continue to clean up the glass. Poor Robert has everything cleaned up and fixed in the kitchen by the time I clean up the other mess.

Then I go and check on the chicken on the grill and realize the gas has run out. So I have to pull half cooked chicken off the grill and throw it in the oven to finish cooking!!!

You've got to be kidding me!!

People, this all happened within SEVEN minutes!!! It happened all so fast I'm not sure we could have taken another 'blow' to the evening! It was just one crazy thing after another!

But once everything was cleaned up, we finally got everyone fed, pajamas on, and IN BED!

Hallelujah, AMEN!!!

Just another "normal" weekend at our house!! :-)


  1. Bless your heart!!! I am glad you could laugh about it all. What a crazy night!

  2. Linds! Your sister is over here and we read this together...dying laughing and continuously going OMG...OMG! That is too funny! Laughing was the good thing to do!

  3. Whoa! That's a busy 7 minutes!
    Yeah, our garbage disposal is out of order at the moment because my son put one of our glass salt shakers in the sink, Channing didn't know, and he chopped it all up. Now the disposal won't work, and of course, we have no idea how to fix it! Lovely, right?!

  4. Oh my dear goodness- what a crazy evening! I'm glad that everything worked out for you guys & I hope the disposal is working well again, I would be lost without that thing.

  5. I would of laughed too!!! It's is alot better than having a ruined night all mad and frustrated.. Crazy night for you guys.. Miss ya'll.. Amy


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